David Bowie Lazarus musical coming to London
The much-talked about David Bowie Lazarus musical is finally opening in London, folks!
News of the musical has been floating around for a little while now, but we finally have a concrete date for the show premiering in our nation’s capital.
This October, Lazarus will start its run in London, with a collection of new songs and classic Bowie tracks reworked.
Lazarus, one of the last pieces of work completed by the late David Bowie, is a musical co-written by Bowie and Irish playwright Enda Walsh. The show is based on the book and Bowie-starring film The Man Who Fell To Earth.
Lazarus’ producer Robert Fox originally anticipated an early 2017 premier but the starman smiled down upon Lazarus and the musical will now hit the stage in London on 25 October.
Watch Christin Milioti sing David Bowie’s Changes during Lazarus – The Musical
Bowie fans in the US were lucky enough to see the show before those of us in the UK when the original production premiered in New York last November.
The musical’s title, Lazarus, is taken from the track of the same name from Bowie’s acclaimed final studio release Blackstar which was released just two days before the musician’s death.
Michael C Hall, the star of TV’s Dexter, is set to reprise his role as Thomas Newton. Joining him will be Sophia Anne Caruso and Michael Esper.
The musical will act as a sequel to The Man Who Fell To Earth, picking up the tale of the titular alien who fell to earth, Thomas Newton, played by Hall.
Lazarus will be playing at London’s Kings Cross Theatre between 25 October 2016 and 21 January 2017 with David Bowie Lazarus tickets expected to start from £15.
Check out the official David Bowie music video for the song Lazarus