PHOTO CALL: Death Takes a Holiday Cast Performs at Barnes and Noble

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The cast of Death Takes a Holiday joined Tony Award-winning writers Maury Yeston and Thomas Meehan Oct. 18 to celebrate the release of the PS Classics original cast album of the lushly-scored musical at the Upper East Side Barnes and Noble.

The cast, including Kevin Earley, Jill Paice, Rebecca Luker, Matt Cavenaugh and Mara Davi, offered highlights and signed copies of the CD.

Two-time Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Yeston (Nine and Titanic) and multiple Tony-winning librettist Meehan (Annie, Hairspray, The Producers) joined the cast for a signing and discussion. The musical also has contributions by late librettist Peter Stone (1776).

The world-premiere cast album, produced by PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker, was released Oct. 11.

Here is a look at the appearance:

The track listing for Death Takes a Holiday is as follows:

1. In the Middle of Your Life / Nothing Happened
2. How Will I Know?
3. Centuries
4. Why Do All Men?
5. Death Is in the House
6. Alive!
7. Life's a Joy
8. Who Is This Man?
9. Life's a Joy (reprise)
10. Shimmy Like They Do in Paree
11. Roberto's Eyes
12. Alone Here With You
13. Something's Happened
14. Losing Roberto
15. What Do You Do
16. More and More
17. Finally to Know
18. I Thought That I Could Live
19. December Time
20. Pavane
21. Finale: Grazia and Sirki

Death Takes a Holiday draws on Albert Casella's Italian play about the Grim Reaper taking human form to see what all the fuss is about this thing called life. He ends up falling in love with a beautiful woman at an Italian villa that is filled with world-weary characters.

Earley, who succeeded British star Julian Ovenden in the role of Death/Prince Sirki, owing to Ovenden's vocal illness, is heard on the album, along with Linda Balgord (Contessa Danielli), Matt Cavenaugh (Eric Fenton), Mara Davi (Alice), Joy Hermalyn (Cora), Jay Jaski (Lorenzo), Simon Jones (Dr. Dario Albione), Rebecca Luker (Duchess Lamberti), Patricia Noonan (Sophia), Jill Paice (Grazia), Michael Siberry (Duke Lamberti), Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton), Don Stephenson (Fidele) and Max Von Essen (Corrado Montelli).

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