David Bowie's Lazarus Opens Off-Broadway Tonight

News   David Bowie's Lazarus Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
 
Following previews that began Nov. 18, the world-premiere production of Lazarus, by Tony-winning playwright Enda Walsh (Once) with music by David Bowie, officially opens Off-Broadway Dec. 7. The cast includes "Dexter" and Hedwig star Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti (Once) and The Last Ship's Michael Esper. 

Lazarus, which features new songs specially composed by Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs, is scheduled to run through Jan. 17, 2016, at New York Theatre Workshop following an initial sell-out and extension.

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Michael C. Hall will star in <i>Lazarus</i>
Michael C. Hall will star in Lazarus

The Off-Broadway production is helmed by Obie winner Ivo van Hove, who returns to NYTW following his acclaimed staging of Scenes From a Marriage

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David Bowie Musical Lazarus Will Be Sad, Shocking and Full of "Itchy Violence" The cast also includes 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).

The production features scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld; costume design by An D'Huys; video design by Tal Yarden; sound design by Brian Ronan; choreography by Annie-B Parson; music direction by Henry Hey; dramaturgy by Jan Peter Gerrits; stage management by James Latus; and casting by Telsey + Company.

Lazarus is inspired by Walter Tevis' best-selling 1963 novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth," about a human-looking alien who comes to Earth seeking a way to bring water back to his dying home planet. It was also adapted into a film in 1976 starring Bowie in the lead role of Thomas Newton.

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