Michael C. Hall to star in Bowie's Lazarus at NYTW

The New York Theatre Workshop, under artistic director James C. Nicola, has announced that Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall will star as Thomas Newton in the upcoming world premiere of Lazarus by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, and directed by Ivo van Hove.

Previews will begin at the New York Theatre Workshop on 18 November 2015, before an official opening on 7 December.

Inspired by the 1963 novel 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' by Walter Tevis, the drama will feature songs specially composed by Mr. Bowie for this production as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs.

Lazarus centres on the character of Thomas Newton, famously portrayed by Mr. Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg.

Further creative and casting details will be announced at a later date.

Michael C. Hall was last seen on the New York stage in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.' His other Broadway credits include 'The Realistic Joneses,' 'Cabaret,' 'Chicago,' and 'Skylight.' He is perhaps best known for his TV roles on "Dexter," which earned him a Golden Globe win and 4 further Golden Globe nominations and 5 Emmy nominations, as well as "Six Feet Under," which also earned him an Emmy nomination.

- by Tom Millward

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