New musical comedy ‘DEATH BECOMES HER’ to open on Broadway in November 2024!

DEATH BECOMES HER, the drop-dead hilarious new musical comedy based on the 1992 Universal Pictures film directed by Robert Zemeckis, will open on Broadway later this year following preview performances at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli, with a book by Marco Pennette and an original score by Julia Mattison & Noel Carey, DEATH BECOMES HER will begin previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Wednesday 23 October 2024 ahead of an official opening night on Thursday 21 November.

The production will star Tony Award nominees Megan Hilty (Wicked, “Smash”), Jennifer Simard (Company, Disaster!), Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, Company), and Grammy® Award winner Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child, Chicago).



Madeline Ashton is the most beautiful actress (just ask her) ever to grace the stage and screen. Helen Sharp is the long-suffering author (just ask her) who lives in her shadow. They have always been the best of frenemies… until Madeline steals Helen’s fiancé away. As Helen plots revenge and Madeline clings to her rapidly fading star, their world is suddenly turned upside down by Viola Van Horn, a mysterious woman with a secret that’s to die for.

After one sip of Viola’s magical potion, Madeline and Helen begin a new era of life (and death) with their youth and beauty restored…and a grudge to last eternity.

Life’s a bitch and then you die. Or not!



DEATH BECOMES HER features scenic design by two-time Tony Award winner Derek McLane, costume design by Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Tony Award winner Justin Townsend, sound design by Tony Award winner Peter Hylenski, illusions by Rob Lake, hair and wig design by two-time Drama Desk Award winner Charles LaPointe, make-up design by Joe Dulude II, fight direction by Drama Desk Award winner Thomas Schall, with music supervision by Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell, orchestrations by three-time Tony Award winner Doug Besterman, dance & incidental music arrangements by Tony Award nominee Sam Davis, music direction by Ben Cohn, casting by Tara Rubin Casting, production stage management by Rachel Sterner, and general management by 321 Theatrical Management.

DEATH BECOMES HER is produced by Universal Theatrical Group (UTG), overseen by Jimmy Horowitz (Chairman of Business Affairs and Operations, NBCUniversal), and led by Chris Herzberger (Senior Vice President, Universal Theatrical Group). UTG’s Vice President of Creative Development and Production, Lowe Cunningham, oversees on behalf of UTG.

For more information, and to book, please visit: deathbecomesher.com

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