David Bowie's Lazarus Musical Records Cast Album

News   David Bowie's Lazarus Musical Records Cast Album It was a bittersweet Monday for the cast of David Bowie's Off-Broadway musical Lazarus. As the rest of the world was hearing news of his death from cancer, the cast was in the recording studio preserving his first and likely only musical score on an original cast album, according to the New York Times.

The album was recorded Jan. 11 for release on a label and date to be announced.

The recording also comes just days after the Jan. 8 release of Bowie's last album, "Blackstar," which includes "Lazarus," the title song from the musical, a collaboration with Tony-winning playwright Enda Walsh, scheduled to run through Jan. 20.

"Blackstar" is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and more. Visit DavidBowie.com for more information.  Lazarus' star, "Dexter" and Hedwig actor Michael C. Hall, performs "Lazarus" in the sold-out show. He recently appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to perform the track. Watch the clip below:

You can listen to Bowie's "Lazarus" on Youtube here. Lazarus features new songs specially composed by Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs; the musical is currently running at New York Theatre Workshop through Jan. 20. Inspired by Walter Tevis' best-selling 1963 novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth," the story follows Thomas Newton – played by Hall – a human-looking and lovelorn alien who has been abandoned on the planet.

The Off-Broadway production, which officially opened Dec. 7, is helmed by Obie winner Ivo van Hove and has received numerous extensions due to high ticket demand.

Read More: The Secret Behind New York Theatre Workshop's Fastest-Selling Production Ever, David Bowie's Lazarus 

Along with Hall, the cast includes Cristin Milioti (Once), Michael Esper, 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 national tour), Charlie Pollock (The Wild Party) and Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie).

For more information, visit NYTW.org.

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