http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-fatboy-slim-here-lies-love-cast-recording-thought-provoking-pop-laden-fun-broadway-world-2014-07-08July 08, 2014|0 commentsDavid Byrne & Fatboy Slim's "Here Lies Love" Cast Recording "Thought-Provoking Pop-Laden Fun" (Broadway World)
The original cast recording of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Here Lies Love is “thought-provoking pop-laden fun,” says Broadway World. "With the range of musical styles encapsulated on the recording," says reviewer David Clark, "every track sounds fresh and original. Progressing through the dual-disc album, the listener is kept guessing as to what will come next and is constantly and pleasantly surprised ... Here Lies Love is one of the best albums I’ve had the chance to experience since I began reviewing music for BroadwayWorld.”Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsfatboy slimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-fatboy-slim-here-lies-love-open-london-october-2014-07-01July 01, 2014|0 comments
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."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsfatboy slimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-here-lies-love-cast-performs-child-of-the-philippines-good-day-ny-2014-06-30June 30, 2014|0 comments
Ruthie Ann Miles, who plays Imelda Marcos in David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love, and her co-star Conrad Ricamora, who plays Ninoy Aquino, were joined by a few of their fellow cast members to perform "I Am a Child of the Philippines" on Fox 5's Good Day NY this morning. Miles and Ricamora also spoke a bit about the musical, which is now playing at the Public Theater in New York City. You can watch the segment here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video Televisionfatboy slimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-here-lies-love-one-of-new-york-most-exhilarating-musicals-washington-post-2014-06-19June 19, 2014|0 commentsDavid Byrne's "Here Lies Love" Is "One of New York’s Most Exhilarating Musicals," Says Washington Post
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love premiered at New York’s Public Theater in April of last year and returned this spring. The Washington Post's chief theater critic Peter Marks returned to see it, too, exclaiming: "It was a revisit that confirmed it as one of New York’s most exhilarating musicals–far sharper than any of the musicals that opened uptown in the Broadway season that just wrapped up." Ruthie Ann Miles, who plays Imelda Marcos, is "superb."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsfatboy slimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-here-lies-love-exceedingly-seductive-popmatters-wondrous-world-2014-06-03June 03, 2014|0 commentsDavid Byrne's "Here Lies Love" "Exceedingly Seductive," Says PopMatters; "Takes One to a Wondrous World"
The cast recording of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love, featuring the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the musical starring Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos, earns a nine out of ten from PopMatters. The 2010 song-cycle recording "was a magnificent achievement," exclaims PopMatters, "by turns catchy, clever, and insightful." And still, the newly released cast album "is even better." It "takes one to a wondrous world," says the site, citing Miles's "sumptuous singing," and concluding: "the music is exceedingly seductive."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsfatboy slimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-here-lies-love-cast-recording-out-now-2014-05-06May 06, 2014|0 comments
The cast recording of David Byrne’s Here Lies Love is out now on Nonesuch Records. The recording features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim as performed by the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the Here Lies Love musical starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos. The cast recording features seven new songs written specifically for the musical. CDs include a 80-page full color book with lyrics, an introduction by Public Theater director Oskar Eustis, and two essays by Byrne. Here Lies Love "will leave you walking on air," raves the Daily News. "The return makes the musical-theater scene beam brighter and smarter with contagious joy."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsfatboy slimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-here-lies-love-wins-5-lucille-lortel-awards-2014-05-05May 05, 2014|0 commentsDavid Byrne's "Here Lies Love" Wins Five Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Here Lies Love, the musical featuring music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, which took home five Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway last night, including Alex Timbers for Outstanding Director and Ruthie Ann Miles for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. The company took home the most awards at last night's ceremony. Nonesuch Records releases the original cast recording this week.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsfatboy slimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-here-lies-love-cast-recording-out-april-22-nonesuch-2014-04-02April 02, 2014|1 commentsDavid Byrne’s "Here Lies Love" Cast Recording Out May 6 on Nonesuch; Public Theater Production Returns to Stage April 14
Nonesuch Records will release the cast recording of David Byrne’s Here Lies Love on May 6. The recording features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim as performed by the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the Here Lies Love musical starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos. Pre-order in the Nonesuch Store for an instant download of the track “Child of the Philippines” (heard here). Here Lies Love returns to New York’s Public Theater this spring with performances beginning April 14; opening night set for May 1.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsfatboy slimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-fatboy-slim-here-lies-love-earns-obie-outer-critics-circle-awards-extends-run-2013-05-22May 22, 2013|0 commentsDavid Byrne & Fatboy Slim's "Here Lies Love" Earns Obie, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Extends Run to July 28
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have won the Village Voice Obie Award for Music/Lyrics for Here Lies Love; the ceremony was held at Webster Hall in New York on Monday and featured a performance from the cast. Here Lies Love has also won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, which will be presented tomorrow at Sardi's. The musical, which opened at the Public Theater in April, has now been extended a fourth and final time to run through July 28. Director Alex Timbers is featured on the latest episode of Studio 360, which you can listen to here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsfatboy slimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrnes-here-lies-love-opens-nyc-public-theater-must-see-event-of-the-season-2013-04-29April 29, 2013|0 comments
The new musical of Here Lies Love, which explores the life of Imelda Marcos, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne and music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, has opened to rave reviews and Outer Critics Circle and Drama League award nominations. "Boogie on down—and you must—to the glittery new dance palace at the Public Theater," implores the New York Times, to hear this "insidiously infectious set of songs." Vogue calls it "a life-giving, roof-raising, booty-shaking blast of pure joy from start to finish." The Daily News exclaims: "Finally—a new musical that’s so exhilarating and such a great time that it’s easy to recommend it without hesitation." The New York Observer declares Here Lies Love "the must-see event of the season."