Here lies Broadway! Here Lies Love, the acclaimed disco pop musical by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, is set to premiere on Broadway this summer. Performances begin June 17 ahead of a July 20 opening night. Here Lies Love is based on the true story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her fall from power amid her country's People Power Revolution. Of its Off-Broadway premiere in 2013 at The Public Theater, The New York Times raved, "'Here Lies Love' is rich with candied melodies that stick to...
Here Lies Love on Broadway Tickets
Here Lies Love on Broadway Information
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's hit musical makes its Broadway debut, immersing audiences in its disco pop world. Check back for information on 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.
Check back for information on Here Lies Love Broadway tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
June 17th, 2023