Kristin Chenoweth Is Attached to Play Meryl Streep’s Role in a Death Becomes Her Stage Musical

When do we get a musical version of The Post? Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

In a development strategy roughly defined as “be as camp as possible,” the Universal theater group is working on a stage musical adaptation of Death Becomes Her with Kristin Chenoweth in the role played by Meryl Streep. While the project doesn’t have a composer, book writer, or director as of yet, according to Playbill, the project has attached Chenoweth (Wicked, Pushing Daisies, various extremely high notes heard elsewhere) as Madeline, the self- and age-obsessed Broadway star. Finally, we may get to see more of the film’s fictional musical adaptation of Sweet Bird of Youth titled Songbird!

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Death Becomes Her Stage Musical