The stage musical adaptation of the 1992 film comedy Death Becomes Her will make its pre-Broadway debut in Chicago this spring, producers announced today.
Starring Tony nominees Megan Hilty (Wicked, TV’s Smash) as “Madeline Ashton” (Meryl Streep in the film) and Jennifer Simard (Company, Once Upon A One More Time) as “Helen Sharp” (Goldie Hawn in the movie), the world premiere of Death Becomes Her will run at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre from April 30 – June 2, 2024.
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Check out the teaser trailer for the production below.
The musical comedy features an original score by Noel Carey and Julia Mattison and book by Marco Pennette. Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) directs and choregraphs. The design team for includes Derek McLane (Sets), Paul Tazewell (Costumes), Justin Townsend (Lights), Peter Hylenski (Sound), and Paul Kieve (Illusions).The Chicago staging is produced by Broadway In Chicago and Universal Theatrical Group.
Based on the Universal Pictures film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by David Koepp and Martin Donovan, Death Becomes Her follows actress Madeline Ashton and author Helen Sharp as they experiment with a youth-and-beauty potion that also grants eternal life.
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