'Here Lies Love' sets Broadway closing date

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.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Here lies Here Lies Love. Here Lies Love has set a closing date of November 26 at the Broadway Theatre. At the time of closing, the show will have played 183 total performances.

Here Lies Love is an immersive disco-pop musical, which transformed the Broadway Theatre into a nightclub where audiences can experience show seated or standing on the dance floor. New York Theatre Guide's four-star review reads, "This rollicking, form-breaking musical party is well worth an RSVP."

The musical, created by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim and directed by Alex Timbers, tells the life story of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos and features Broadway's first all-Filipino cast.

The cast of Here Lies Love includes Arielle Jacobs as Imelda Marcos, Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos, Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino, 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, and Danielle Troiano.

Before coming to Broadway, Here Lies Love premiered at The Public Theater in 2013, also with Llana and Ricamora. The show later played an encore Off-Broadway engagement and a Seattle run, and plans to open productions in Japan and Australia.

The Broadway production will also be filmed for the New York Public Library.

The producers said in a statement, “Every aspect of our production brought new life and fresh ideas to Broadway, from the innovative music of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the beautiful choreography of Annie-B Parson, the masterful staging by our visionary director Alex Timbers, and the jaw-dropping set, lighting, sound, and projection designs by David Korins, Justin Townsend, M.L. Dogg, Cody Spencer and Peter Nigrini, and among the most dazzling collection of costumes ever seen on Broadway created by Clint Ramos."

“As the first-ever fully binational producing team, we are deeply proud and honored to have brought this pioneering theatrical event to Broadway," the statement continued.

Photo credit: The cast of Here Lies Love on Broadway. (Photo by Billy Bustamante, Matthew Murphy, and Evan Zimmerman)

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