Lazarus, a new musical by David Bowie and Tony winner Enda Walsh (Once) will be part of the 2015-16 season at New York Theatre Workshop. It will begin performances in winter 2015.
Inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lazarus features a host of new Bowie songs, as well as new arrangements of previously recorded tunes. Walsh pens the script and Ivo van Hove (Scenes From a Marriage) directs.
The work centers on Thomas Newton, an extraterrestrial who lands on Earth while looking for ways to send water to his drought-plagued planet. Bowie famously played the role in Nicolas Roeg's 1976 screen adaptation, but he is not expected to appear in the stage production.
As previously announced, the off-Broadway mainstay's season will also include the new play Fondly, Collette Richland, a collaboration between dramatist Sybil Kempson and the troupe Elevator Repair Service. Directed by John Collins, the work follows a couple summoned to an Alpen hotel with several mysterious guests and workers, only to return home and find that everything has changed.
Additional titles and information about the productions will be revealed in the coming months.
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