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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love to Run on Broadway This Summer

The immersive disco musical about Imelda Marcos sets Broadway dates, a decade after its premiere.

Ruthie Ann Miles (center) and the cast of Here Lies Love at the Public Theater in 2013.
Ruthie Ann Miles (center) and the cast of Here Lies Love at the Public Theater in 2013.
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Here Lies Love, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's immersive disco pop musical inspired by the life of Imelda Marcos, will come to Broadway this summer. Previews will begin on June 17 at the Broadway Theatre, with opening night set for July 20.

Conceived by Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads, and featuring a score by Byrne and Fatboy Slim (as well as additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo), Here Lies Love won 2013 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Music, Lighting, and Projection Design, as well as the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical.

The Broadway run will once again be developed and directed by Alex Timbers and choreographed by Annie-B Parson, completing a decade-long collaboration on the project which took them from concept album to the Public Theater to the West End. Once again, the productions will have sets by David Korins, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Justin Townsend, sound by M.L. Dogg and Cody Spencer, and projections by Peter Nigrini.

Timbers's staging will transform the Broadway Theatre into a dance club, where audiences will stand and move around with the actors. A wide variety of standing and seating options will be available throughout the space.

Complete casting is still to be announced. The original off-Broadway run featured Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda, alongside Conrad Ricamora and Jose Llana.

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