Here Lies Love announces complete cast

The Public Theatre have extended their world premiere production of Here Lies Love for a second time, the musical will now run through to 2 Jun 2013.

Here Lies Love, concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, opens at the Public's LuEsther Hall on 23 Apr 2013, where it began previews on 02 Apr 2013. The musical was originally scheduled to close on 05 May 2013.

Directed by Alex Timbers and choreographed by Annie-B Parsons, Here Lies Love features Ruthie Ann Miles (Imelda Marcos), Jose Llana (Ferdinand Marcos), Conrad Ricamora (Aquino), Renee Albulario, Melody Butiu, Natalie Cortez, Debralee Daco, Joshua Dela Cruz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Jeigh Madjus, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Trevor Salter and Janelle Velasquez.

Here Lies Love deconstructs the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her meteoric rise and subsequent descent into infamy.

Prress notes desribe the musical as "neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but a wholly immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda's near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the true tragic consequences of power and responsibility.

The creative team features set design by David Korins; costume design by Clint Ramos; lighting design by Justin Townsend; sound design by M. L. Dogg and Cody Spencer; and projection design by Peter Nigrini.

Ruthie Ann Miles (Imelda Marcos)

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