Rockin' Broadway Turns a Talking Head

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David Byrne, founding member and principal songwriter of Taking Heads, is the latest creative to take note of the new sound that has rocked Broadway from Spring Awakening to Rock of Ages to American Idiot.


He is making plans to join in, recently admitting, “I’m working on some musical-theatre kind of thing,” meaning he’s hoping for a future for the earlier disco opera/song cycle that he and Fatboy Slim wrote on the life of Imelda Marcos, the shoe-happy former First Lady of the Philippines. It’s called Here Lies Loves, and some of its music was heard in a Carnegie Hall concert in February of 2007.

Byrne is discussing the project with The Public Theater which has been the home for adventuresome, cutting-edge music from Hair to Passing Strange.

— Harry Haun

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