Michael C Hall starred in Lazarus, a brand new Off-Broadway musical created by global superstar David Bowie and Tony Award-winning playwright Enda Walsh (Once). Originally premiering in December 2015 at the New York Theatre Workshop, this surreal and fantastical musical received its London premiere at King’s Cross Theatre (South Entrance) in November 2016 and opened to rave reviews.
Inspired by Walter Tevis’ best-selling 1963 novel, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lazarus is the follow-on project from the film of the same name, which starred David Bowie. Focusing on Thomas Newton, a “man” left on Earth and unable to die, Lazarus follows Newton as he turns to cheap gin and images of a past love. When an equally lost soul arrives in his apartment, Newton finally believes that he has the chance to be set free.
Lazarus features a mind-blowing back catalogue of Bowie’s greatest songs, including “The Man Who Sold the World”, “Changes”, “Absolute Beginners”, “Life on Mars?”, “Heroes” and, of course, “Lazarus”, amongst many more. A thrilling combination of some of the world’s greatest songs and a jaw-dropping technologic musical, Lazarus is not a musical to be missed.
Dexter starred Michael C Hall reprises his role as Thomas Newton, alongside Sophia Anne Caruso (Blackbird) as Girl and Michael Esper (The Glass Menagerie, American Idiot) as Valentine. Michael C Hall has various credits to his name, including the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, Cabaret and Chicago. His performance in Dexter earned several Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations.
Further casting included Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots) as Elly and Jamie Muscato (Bend it Like Beckham) as Ben, with Gabrielle Brooks, Sydnie Christmas, Richard Hansell as Zach, Maimuna Memon, Tom Parsons as Michael and Julie Yammanee as Maemi.
Directed by Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge), Lazarus featured design and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys, video design by Tal Yarden, sound design by Tony Gayle and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Having opened for previews in October, with an official opening on November 8th 2016, Lazarus ran until January 22nd 2017.
Suitable ForLazarus is a must-see for any David Bowie fan, featuring a huge amount of the musician’s greatest hits. Anyone who enjoys a non-traditional musical will thoroughly enjoy this!
Lazarus is recommended for those aged 12 and up.