As previously reported, Tony Award-nominated Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Peter and the Starcatcher director Alex Timbers will stage the 80-minute production that promises a "fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience." Here Lies Love begins performances April 2 towards an April 23 opening night. It was originally scheduled to conclude May 5.
It has music by David Byrne of The Talking Heads and DJ Fatboy Slim, with lyrics by Byrne. A starry concept album of the same title was released by Byrne in 2010.
Jose Llana (Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song) and Ruthie Ann Miles (Avenue Q, Band Geeks) took part in a summer 2012 workshop presentation of Here Lies Love at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The two will repeat their work for Off-Broadway audiences.
The cast will also feature Renee Albulario, Melody Butiu, Natalie Cortez, Debralee Daco, Joshua Dela Cruz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Jeigh Madjus, Ruthie Ann Miles, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Conrad Ricamora, Trevor Salter and Janelle Velasquez.
Here Lies Love will have set design by David Korins, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by M. L. Dogg and Cody Spencer, and projection design by Peter Nigrini. Annie-B Parson will choreograph.
For tickets phone (212) 967-7555, or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.