Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic)
infuses lush melodies into Death Takes a Holiday, the new musical
version of an earlier European play about Death (here played by Julian
Ovenden) taking a weekend off to find out why people cling so passionately
to life. He finds out why, when he meets and falls for a young Italian
noblewoman (played by Jill Paice) in the Roundabout Theatre Company's
Off-Broadway world premiere, directed by Doug Hughes. Thomas Meehan co-wrote
the libretto with the late Peter Stone.