Opening this summer, Here Lies Love based on Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s 2010 concept album of the same name about the rise to power of former Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her fall in the People Power Revolution. A previous iteration of the musical played on Broadway in 2013 and 2014.
Performed at the Broadway Theatre, the musical will transform the venue into a dance club environment where the audience will stand and move with the actors. Once again, Alex Timbers will direct, with Annie-B Parson as choreographer. Timbers and Parson also worked at Byrne’s American Utopia Broadway show, which closes in April 2022.
“As a group of binational American producers — Filipinos among us — we are happy to bring Here Lies Love on Broadway!,” the musical’s producers said in a statement. “We welcome everyone to experience this unique piece of theater. The history of the Philippines is inseparable from the history of the United States, and as both grow, we can’t think of a more appropriate time to put on this show. See you let’s go to the dance floor!”
Here Lies Love officially opens on Thursday, July 20, with performances starting on Saturday, June 17. Sign up for first access tickets at official website.