David Bowie’s Lazarus Opens Next Week And We Can’t Wait
Back in January, the world lost David Bowie. It was devastating to his family, and the people of London (Brixton in particular) mourned the death of an artist and an icon. We were able to celebrate him through the music he left behind, his final album, Blackstar, and now his show Lazarus.
After an Off-Broadway run last year, fans will finally be able to experience Lazarus when the show opens on at the Kings Cross Theatre on 25th October, at the new purpose-built venue. A new theatre and new show for a timeless artist.
Inspired by Walter Tevis’ book The Man Who Fell To Earth, the show focuses on Thomas Newton, as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die. His head soaked in cheap gin, haunted by a past love, we follow Newton as he encounters another lost soul, one who might finally set him free. Michael C. Hall, star of Dexter, will reprise the role of Newton, joining the incredible Amy Lennox, fresh from Kinky Boots, as Elly.
David Bowie’s classic music features throughout the show (“Heroes”, “Life On Mars” and “Changes”) including three new songs. In a recent interview on the Andrew Marr show, Michael C. Hall described how the cast album (released on 21st October) was recorded the day after Bowie’s death was announced. “It was a very sad day, an eerie day and an awe-inspiring day, just taking in the accomplishment that he had managed turn his final chapter into art.”
Award-winning director Ivo Van Hove described working with Bowie on Lazarus to NPO Radio 4. “Bowie was still writing on his deathbed, you could say. I saw a man fighting. He fought like a lion and kept working like a lion through it all. I had incredible respect for that.”
Lazarus opens next week, but you can check out this amazing performance now of the titular song by Michael C. Hall.