Read our four-star review of Here Lies Love on Broadway, an immersive disco-pop musical featuring songs by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.
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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's hit musical makes its Broadway debut, immersing audiences in its disco pop world. Filipina TV and music star Vina Morales guest stars from September 22 to October 22 only. Get Here Lies Love tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
What is Here Lies Love about?
The Broadway Theatre becomes a club for Here Lies Love on Broadway, where the audiences get to stand and dance among the performers as they act out the story of Imelda Marcos, former First Lady of the Philippines, through dance music. The musical follows Marcos from her younger days, when she aspired to be in politics, to the height of her power alongside her husband Ferdinand, to the later years when the tide shifted and her once-closest friends led the calls for her removal during the People Power Revolution of 1986.
Here Lies Love was an instant hit upon its Off-Broadway premiere at The Public Theater in 2013. Following rave reviews, the show returned for an encore run at the Public in 2014 but hasn't returned to New York since. But at long last, its highly anticipated Broadway premiere arrives, with the original creative team reuniting: songwriters David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Tony Award-winning director Alex Timbers, and choreographer Annie-B Parson.
Byrne, Parson, and Timbers previously collaborated on Byrne's Tony-winning theatrical concert American Utopia, which played two acclaimed Broadway runs in 2019 and 2021. He previously wrote music for Everyday Rapture and Twyla Tharp Dance on Broadway, but he's best known as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee as the former frontman for the Talking Heads.
Who is Fatboy Slim?
Fatboy Slim makes his Broadway debut with Here Lies Love in New York, building on a decades-long musical career in which he popularized the big beat genre and collaborated with dozens of artists. One of those, beginning in 2008, was Byrne, as part of the Brighton Port Authority, a musical project Slim co-founded.
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Floor Standing on the dance foor amid the action, at the center of Here Lies Love's nightclub-style setting. Dancing is encouraged. You'll be guided around the performance space throughout the 90-minute show. There are no seats on the floor. Wheelchair tickets are available on the floor. For stationary wheelchair locations, please see Floorside Seating. All coats, bags, and personal belongings must be checked.
Floorside Elevated seating alongside the dance floor, with two rows of chairs located directly above the action happening right in front of you. You'll enjoy the show from a point of view that was designed specifically for this experience. Accessible seating is located in Floorside Sections 1 and 2.
Front Mezzanine A traditional theatre seat, while still close to the action. The performance extends up to you from the dance floor just below, with actors performing throughout the entire space.
Rear Mezzanine A theatre seat with a panoramic view of the action. The most traditional, familiar experience for theatergoers.
Cast and creative
By: David Byrne
Songs by: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
Director: Alex Timbers
Choreography: Annie-B Parson
Cast list: Arielle Jacobs (as Imelda Marcos), Jose Llana (as Ferdinand Marcos), Conrad Ricamora (as Ninoy Aquino), Vina Morales (as Aurora Aquino through October 22), Aaron J. Albano, Melody Butiu, Moses Villarama, Jasmine Forsberg, Reanne Acasio, Jaygee Macapugay, Julia Abueva, Renée Albulario, Aaron Alcaraz, Carol Angeli, Nathan Angelo, Kristina Doucette, Roy Flores, Timothy Matthew Flores, Sarah Kay, Jeigh Madjus, Aaron "AJ" Mercado, Geena Quintos, Shea Renne, Angelo Soriano
Design: David Korins
Costumes: Clint Ramos
Lighting: Justin Townsend
Sound: M.L. Dogg and Cody Spencer
Other info: Projection design by Peter Nigrini, music direction by J. Oconer Navarro
Latest Here Lies Love on Broadway News & Features
The immersive musical, which puts audiences in a disco nightclub setting, tells the story of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos's rise and fall from power.
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's now-critically acclaimed musical at the Broadway Theatre began more than a decade ago as a history-inspired song cycle.
The Filipina actress and singer will make her Broadway debut with a one-month guest engagement in the role of Aurora Aquino, currently played by Lea Salonga.
The Filipina American actress discusses landing the dream role in the disco musical, working with David Byrne, and her “complicated relationship” with beauty.
This cast is the first of its kind in Broadway history, a milestone that is “long overdue but so so special,” says one actor in this immersive disco musical.
The David Byrne and Fatboy Slim musical begins performances tomorrow, June 17, at the Broadway Theatre 10 years after its world premiere at The Public Theater.
The David Byrne and Fatboy Slim musical about the rise and fall of Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos features the first all-Filipino company in Broadway history.
She joins fellow principal cast members Jose Llana and Conrad Ricamora, who reprise their roles from the Off-Broadway premiere production at The Public Theater.
The Tony Award-winning actress, who is also a producer on the musical, will perform in the production at the Broadway Theatre for five weeks only this summer.
The actors will reprise their roles from the Off-Broadway premiere of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical, which will play the Broadway Theatre in June.
The musical premiered off Broadway in 2013.