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 Michael C. Hall – a human-looking and lovelorn alien who has been abandoned on the planet.
The Off-Broadway production, which officially opened Dec. 7, 2015, is helmed by Obie winner Ivo van Hove; following an initial sell-out and extensions, it is now scheduled to close with a sold-out benefit performance Jan. 20.
But with scalpers getting $1,000-$2,500 for tickets to the remaining performances, producers are taking a second look at the show, which is doing well despite mixed reviews.
The Post quoted an unnamed Broadway producer who said, "I thought the show was brilliant...but it’s pretty inscrutable. No one thought it was commercial until this week."
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).
Columbia Records released an audio sample of David Bowie's title song for Lazarus.
Listen to the sample below:
The song is performed by "Dexter" star Hall in the world-premiere musical, which features new songs specially composed by Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs. The song "Lazarus" is featured on music icon Bowie's newest album, "Blackstar," released Jan. 8. The single "Blackstar," which is not featured in the musical, was released online Nov. 20 and garnered over four million views. Watch and listen to the song below:
For more information on Lazarus and how to get tickets, visit NYTW.