Sunday, May 15

David Bowie's Lazarus heading for London

A special temporary London venue is to  be built specifically to house David Bowie and Enda Walsh's new musical LAZARUS, which premiered last year Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop where tickets for  the entire run sold out within hours.

An 800-seat theatre will be constructed as part of the King's Cross Complex, which the show will move into either late this autumn or early next spring, following some "tweaking and fine-tuning" and hopefully with its Michael C. Hall who starred in New York. Robert Fox will produce.

Lazarus is a musical with music and lyrics  by David Bowie. It was first performed at the end of 2015, and was one of the last works completed before his death on 10th January 2016. The musical is a sequel to Walter Tevis's novel The Man Who Fell to Earth; Bowie previously starred in the 1976 film adaptation of the same name, directed by Nicolas Roeg.

The New York cast of Lazarus directed by Ivo van Hove (Hedda Gabler, More Stately Mansions, Obie Awards) included Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, "Dexter") as Thomas Newton, Tony Award nominee Cristin Milioti (Once) as Elly, and Michael Esper (The Last Ship) as Valentine, as well as Krystina Alabado (American Idiot), Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether), Nicholas Christopher (Whorl Inside A Loop), Lynn Craig (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Bobby Moreno (Year of the Rooster), Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening Nat'l Tour), Charlie Pollock (The Wild Party), and Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie).

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