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.
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.
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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This production includes: strobe/flashing lights, haze, & gun shot. The use of cameras, cell phones, & other recording devices during the show is strictly prohibited by law, except when used for accessibility services. No weapons permitted on the premesis. No outside food or beverages, electric scooters, e-bikes, or battery-powered transportation devices, except when medically necessary. All items are subject to inspection and must fit on your lap or completely under your seat without blocking any aisles.
June 17th, 2023
November 26th, 2023
Recommended for ages 14+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.
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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
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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.
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's disco pop musical comes to Broadway 10 years after its hit Off-Broadway premiere. The Broadway Theatre becomes an immersive dance club, where the audience grooves along as the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos's reign unfolds around them. Find out more about tickets to Here Lies Love on Broadway.
Here Lies Love on Broadway is playing at Broadway Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, United States, 10019.
The running time of Here Lies Love on Broadway is 1h 30m.
The recommended age for Here Lies Love on Broadway is Recommended for ages 14+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater..
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Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and big beat musician Fatboy Slim wrote Here Lies Love. Byrne wrote the music and lyrics and came up with the concept, and Slim wrote additional music.
Some of the best-known songs in Here Lies Love include the title song, "The Rose of Tacloban," and "Just Ask the Flowers." There are 25 songs in all, and the show is entirely sung through.
Here Lies Love is recommended for ages 14 and up. On the dance floor, parties often get separated as the audience moves around, so parents and children could be separated. The show also contains themes of political unrest and death.
Imelda Marcos was First Lady of the Philippines from 1965-86. She and her husband, former President Ferdinand Marcos, are largely remembered for their martial-law regime and various other political controversies. Here Lies Love tells the story of her rise and fall from power with disco music, a nod to her large presence in the New York disco scene following her rule.
The Here Lies Love musical is based on an album of the same name. The album came out in 2009, and David Byrne and Fatboy Slim adapted it for the stage in 2013.
Standing tickets place audiences on the ground-level dance floor, where they stand the whole time and move around the room at different points during the show. Seated tickets are for the traditional theatre seats in the mezzanine level. Learn more about the experience of Here Lies Love from the standing and seated sections.
Alex Timbers directs Here Lies Love on Broadway. He is also credited with developing the show. He also staged the Off-Broadway premiere in 2013, and his other Broadway directing credits include Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
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