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David Bowie & Enda Walsh's Lazarus extends at NYTW

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Due to popular demand the New York Theatre Workshop has announced a three-week extension for the upcoming world premiere of Lazarus, written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh and directed by Ivo van Hove, which will begin previews at the New York Theatre Workshop on 18 November 2015, before an official opening on 7 December. Originally scheduled to conclude its limited engagement on 27 December 2015, the show will now play its final performance on 17 January 2016.

Inspired by the 1963 novel 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' by Walter Tevis, the drama feature songs specially composed by David 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.

The cast of Lazarus includes Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall (Thomas Newton), Tony nominee Cristin Milioti (Elly), Michael Esper (Valentime), along with Krystina Alabado, Sophia Ann Caruso, Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Bobby Moreno, Krista Pioppi, Charlie Pollock, and Brynn Williams.

Further members of the creative team have yet to be announced.

- by Tom Millward

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