‘Death Becomes Her’ Musical to Open on Broadway This Fall

Death Becomes Her,” a musical comedy based on the zany 1992 film about two warring women who turn to a magical potion in their quests for eternal youth, will transfer to Broadway this fall.

The musical is now in previews at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago, where it is scheduled to open on Sunday and to run until June 2.

The Broadway production is scheduled to begin previews on Oct. 23 and to open Nov. 21 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, where a revival of “Sweeney Todd” closed this month.

The show stars two gifted musical theater comedians, Megan Hilty, best known for television’s “Smash,” opposite Jennifer Simard, last seen on Broadway in “Once Upon a One More Time.” They will play roles originated on film by Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn.

The stage production will also feature Christopher Sieber (whose comedy chemistry with Simard was last seen on Broadway in the 2021 revival of “Company”) as the man they both desire, and Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child) as the potion purveyor.

The “Death Becomes Her” musical is being directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a Tony Award for choreographing “Newsies”; the book is by Marco Pennette, who has written and produced television shows including “Ugly Betty”; and the score is by Julia Mattison and Noel Carey, who have written and performed in a variety of comedy projects.

The lead producer is Universal Theatrical Group, which is the stage division of the movie studio behind the “Death Becomes Her” film.

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