'Lazarus', which opened in New York in November 2015, will come to London's Kings Cross Theatre in October.
David Bowie’s musical ‘Lazarus’ is coming to London for a three-month run later this year, following a successful opening period in New York.
The production, which was one of the last projects that the late British singer completed before his death in January this year, first opened in November 2015 in New York Theatre Workshop. It was part of a burst of creativity at the end of Bowie’s life that included his final album Blackstar, released just two days before his passing.
On Monday (July 25th), it was announced that ‘Lazarus’ will be running at London’s Kings Cross Theatre from October 25th to January 22nd, 2017.
The late David Bowie's musical 'Lazarus' is coming to London in October
Co-written by Bowie and Irish playwright Enda Walsh, the play is based on the Walter Tevis novel ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’, which was famously adapted into a movie in 1976 starring Bowie himself as the lead character, a humanoid alien stranded on Earth after being driven from his home planet by drought.
The stage version, 39 years later, took the source material and added original Bowie songs to make something much weirder. It got good critical notices when it opened nine months ago, with one typical review from the Guardian describing it as “unapologetically weird… and oddly intriguing”.
Directed by Dutch maestro Ivo van Hove, it stars ‘Dexter’ and ‘Six Feet Under’ star Michael C. Hall in the lead role, and he’s supported by Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso. Tickets are already available and can be purchased here.
Meanwhile, the exhuming of Bowie’s musical archives continues apace, with the recently announced news that a scrapped album known to fans as The Gouster, which contained material that became 1975’s Young Americans, is to see the light of day.
It will be part of a box set release called Who Can I Be Now?, covering material from 1974-76 after his iconic 'Ziggy Stardust' / 'Aladdin Sane' phase and before his ‘Berlin trilogy’. The collection is released on September 23rd.
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