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First look at Broadway-bound “Death Becomes Her,” Billy Porter’s special Tony & Brandi Carlile’s surprise appearance

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already closed), but even while the spotlight is still hot and the Tonys have yet to land in their recipients’ hands, all eyes are on next season.

If only they could stay in their sockets. Subscribe to our newsletter for your front-row seat to all things entertainment with a sprinkle of everything else queer.Death Becomes Her will be among the next crop of movie-to-musical adaptations, but we’re hedging bets that this one will last “Now and Forever,” just like Cats.

The original 1992 black comedy starred Merryl Streep and Goldie Hawn as lifelong frenemies on the quest for eternal youth. The musical pairs Megan Hilty (NBC’s Smash, Wicked) and Jennifer Simard (eight Broadway shows, including the recent Britney Spears jukebox musical, Once Upon a One More Time and Hello, Dolly!

starring Bette Midler) as Madeline Asheline and Helen Sharp, respectively. Director and choreographer Christopher Gatelli will likely bring queer sensibility to the proceedings and expect flamboyant costumes by Paul Tazewell (currently represented on Broadway by Tony front-runner Suffs).

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