David Bowie’s Musical ‘Lazarus’ to Premiere in London With Michael C. Hall
David Bowie's last musical Lazarus is set to premiere in London later this year. Michael C. Hall from the television series Dexter will once again lead the musical's cast.
Lazarus will premiere on Oct. 25 at the King's Cross Theater and will officially open on Nov. 8. The performances are scheduled to run until Jan. 22, 2017, according to Playbill.
Aside from Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso and Michael Esper will also reprise their roles from the original production which first debuted in New York in 2015. The other cast members for the London production, on the other hand, will be revealed at a later date.
Like the first production, the musical will be directed by Ivo van Hove, who also helmed Rent and A View from the Bridge, BBC reported.
Lazarus is the last musical that Bowie co-composed with Enda Walsh before his death on Jan. 10, 2016. It first opened on Dec. 7 last year and was extended until Jan. 20.
Bowie wrote Lazarus as a sequel to the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, which was written by Walter Travis. In 1976, he starred in the book's film adaptation and played the protagonist Thomas Jerome Newton.
Lazarus still tells the story of Newton, an alien who arrives to Earth as an immortal and gets caught up in his issues with a former lover. Like in the original New York production, Hall will portray Newton while Caruso will play as his muse. As for Esper, he will return to his role as Valentine.
Tickets for the London season of the show can now be booked through the Lazarus Musical website.
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