Listen to the sample below:
The song is performed by "Dexter" star Michael C. Hall in the world-premiere musical, which 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. 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; following an initial sell-out and numerous extensions, it is now scheduled to run through Jan. 20, 2016.
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The cast of Lazarus also includes Cristin Milioti (Once), The Last Ship's 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).
The song "Lazarus" will be featured on music icon Bowie's newest album, "Blackstar," set to be released Jan. 8, 2016. The single "Blackstar," which is not featured in the musical but will be on the anticipated album of the same name, was released online Nov. 20 and has already garnered over four million views. Watch and listen to the song below:
For more information on Lazarus and how to get tickets, visit NYTW.