David Bowie's Lazarus, Starring Michael C. Hall, Extends World-Premiere Run
After its initially announced run sold out in a matter of hours, New York Theatre Workshop has extended its production of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's new musical Lazarus for an additional three weeks. The show will now run through January 17, after beginning previews November 18. Opening night is set for December 7.
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 (A View From the Bridge) directs.
Leading the company are the previously announced Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dexter), alongside Tony Award nominee Cristin Milioti (Once), Michael Esper (The Last Ship), Krystina Alabado (American Idiot), Sophia Anne Caruso (The Sound of Music: Live), 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).
The work centers on Thomas Newton (Hall), 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 will not appear in the stage production.
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