New musical 'Death Becomes Her' to open on Broadway

Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams, Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, and Christopher Sieber will play the principal roles in Christopher Gattelli's production.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

It's alive! The new musical comedy Death Becomes Her will open on Broadway this fall. The show will open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 21, with performances beginning on October 23.

Death Becomes Her will star Tony Award nominees Megan Hilty (Wicked), Jennifer Simard (Company, Disaster!), Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, Company), and Grammy Award winner Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child, Chicago) in the principal roles they are currently playing in the show's pre-Broadway run in Chicago.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli, the musical features a book by Marco Pennette and an original score by Julia Mattison and Noel Carey.

Death Becomes Her also features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Peter Hylenski, illusions by Rob Lake, hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe, make-up design by Joe Dulude II, fight direction by Thomas Schall, music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, dance and incidental music arrangements by Sam Davis, and music direction by Ben Cohn.

Based on the 1992 film starring Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn, Death Becomes Her follows Madeline Ashton (Hilty), the most beautiful actress ever to grace the stage and screen. Helen Sharp (Simard) is the long-suffering author who lives in her shadow. They have always been frenemies — until Madeline steals Helen’s fiancé (Sieber). As Helen plots revenge and Madeline clings to her fading star, their world is turned upside down by Viola Van Horn (Williams), a woman with a mysterious secret.

Check back for Death Becomes Her tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard in Death Becomes Her. (Photo by Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

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