Doug Hughes to Direct Peter Stone-Thomas Meehan-Maury Yeston Musical Death Takes a Holiday
In the musical, it's just after the first World War and the loneliest of souls arrives at an Italian villa disguised as a handsome young Prince, and for the first time experiences the joys and heartbreaks of life. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, the mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death. The musical is based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella, rewritten for the American stage by Walter Ferris.
The production will feature musical direction by Kevin Stites. The cast and design team members will be announced at a later date.
Hughes won the Tony Award, among numerous other honors, for Doubt. He is currently represented Off-Broadway by The Whipping Man, and his many other New York credits include Oleanna, Mauritius, Inherit the Wind, Defiance, Flesh and Blood, and Frozen.