Recent Hedwig and the Angry Inch leading man Michael C. Hall will head the cast of the new David Bowie-Enda Walsh musical Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop. The musical begins previews November 18, with an opening night 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 (Scenes From a Marriage) directs.
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 is not expected to appear in the stage production.
Hall's Broadway credits include Chicago, Cabaret, and The Realistic Joneses. He is best known for his Golden Globe-winning, five-time Emmy-nominated performance as the serial killer Dexter Morgan on Showtime's Dexter, as well as his Emmy-nominated role as David Fisher on HBO's Six Feet Under.
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