David Bowie's Lazarus, Starring Michael C. Hall, to Be Screened at Kings Theater
Sophia Anne Caruso and Michael Esper costarred in Bowie's off-Broadway musical.
The acclaimed 2016 London production of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus, starring original off-Broadway cast members Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso, and Michael Esper, will be seen on a big screen.
Shot live during its run at the specially built Kings Cross Theatre, the filmed version of the musical will premiere at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre on Wednesday, May 2, at 8pm. The evening will feature the score played live in its entirety by the original seven-piece band that backed Hall and the company at New York Theatre Workshop in 2015.
Written by Bowie and Walsh, Lazarus was inspired by Walter Tevis's novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, and starred Hall as Thomas Jerome Newton, the character Bowie portrayed in the 1976 film adaptation of that book. Directed by Ivo Van Hove and produced by Robert Fox, Lazarus opened December 7, 2015, at New York Theatre Workshop before moving to London for a run November 8, 2016-January 22, 2017.
Featuring nearly 20 of Bowie's songs, arranged for the production by Bowie and Henry Hay, the film edition also features Caruso as Girl, Esper as Valentine, Amy Lennox as Elly, and Jamie Muscato as Ben. The original Lazarus band comprises musical director, arranger, and keyboardist Hay, keyboardist and guitarist J.J. Appleton, drummer Brian Delaney, saxophonist Lucas Dodd, bassist Fima Ephron, trombonist Karl Lyden, and guitarist Chris McQueen.
A later cinema run has not yet been announced.