“Here Lies Love,” a musical written by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, is set to arrive on Broadway this summer.
The 90-minute show chronicles the life of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos. It will be directed by Alex Timbers and choreographed by Annie-B Parson.
“Here Lies Love” will be produced by Hal Luftig, Patrick Catullo, Diana DiMenna, Clint Ramos, and Jose Antonio Vargas.
“I read that Imelda Marcos loved going to discos and that she had a mirror ball in her New York apartment and turned the roof of the palace in Manila into a disco,” Byrne said in 2013 ahead of the musical’s initial run at the Public Theatre, according to Rolling Stone.
He added, “Here’s a kind of music that’s hedonistic and transcendent, that transports you to another world, and to me that captures some of what a powerful person is feeling. So it seemed like a natural soundtrack to this particular megalomaniac’s story.”
(Photo: Raphael Pour-Hashemi)
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