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David Byrne & Fatboy Slim's "Here Lies Love" to Open in London in October

  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    David Byrne & Fatboy Slim's "Here Lies Love" to Open in London in October

    David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love, currently playing at the Public Theater in New York City, will open in London this autumn. The National Theatre is producing the musical, which will be the first production in its Dorfman Theatre. 

    As with the New York production, the building will be turned into a dance club with lights, sound, and drink, reflecting former Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos's love for disco and club music served as the inspiration for the musical. Here Lies Love tells Marcos's story, retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Alex Timbers, director of the New York production, will helm the London production as well.

    Rehearsals for the National Theatre production begin in September, with previews beginning 30 September. The official Opening Night will be on 14 October, and performances are scheduled to run through 8 January, 2015.

    "I’ll be there, on the floor, for most of the rehearsals and previews," says David Byrne. "Probably singing along (to myself—though sometimes I get carried away). I suspect Norm [Cook (Fatboy Slim)] will be there sometimes, as well. There will be seats on a balcony we’ll construct, but I recommend getting on the dance floor with the crowd (and some of the actors)."

    Tickets to the National Theatre production of Here Lies Love go sale to members later this week and to the general public on 18 July. For details, visit nationaltheatre.org.uk.

    Here Lies Love premiered at New York’s Public Theater in April of last year, was extended four times, and returned to the Public this past spring; for tickets to the New York production, click here. Nonesuch Records released the original cast album, which includes an 80-page full color book with lyrics, credits, and two essays about the creation of the piece by Byrne. To pick up copy, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love, currently playing at NYC's Public Theater, will open in London this autumn. The National Theatre is producing the musical, which will be the first production in its Dorfman Theatre. Previews begin 30 September; the official Opening Night is 14 October. Performances are scheduled to run through 8 January, 2015. "I’ll be there, on the floor, for most of the rehearsals and previews," says David Byrne. "Probably singing along (to myself—though sometimes I get carried away). I suspect Norm [Cook (Fatboy Slim)] will be there sometimes, as well."

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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love, currently playing at the Public Theater in New York City, will open in London this autumn. The National Theatre is producing the musical, which will be the first production in its Dorfman Theatre. 

As with the New York production, the building will be turned into a dance club with lights, sound, and drink, reflecting former Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos's love for disco and club music served as the inspiration for the musical. Here Lies Love tells Marcos's story, retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Alex Timbers, director of the New York production, will helm the London production as well.

Rehearsals for the National Theatre production begin in September, with previews beginning 30 September. The official Opening Night will be on 14 October, and performances are scheduled to run through 8 January, 2015.

"I’ll be there, on the floor, for most of the rehearsals and previews," says David Byrne. "Probably singing along (to myself—though sometimes I get carried away). I suspect Norm [Cook (Fatboy Slim)] will be there sometimes, as well. There will be seats on a balcony we’ll construct, but I recommend getting on the dance floor with the crowd (and some of the actors)."

Tickets to the National Theatre production of Here Lies Love go sale to members later this week and to the general public on 18 July. For details, visit nationaltheatre.org.uk.

Here Lies Love premiered at New York’s Public Theater in April of last year, was extended four times, and returned to the Public this past spring; for tickets to the New York production, click here. Nonesuch Records released the original cast album, which includes an 80-page full color book with lyrics, credits, and two essays about the creation of the piece by Byrne. To pick up copy, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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