Lazarus, the musical written by David Bowie, is to open in London later this year following a sell-out run in New York. Lazarus is written as a sequel to the Walter Tevis novel ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ and is one of Bowies last works before his death in January 2016.
Lazarus originally ran at the New York Theatre Workshop from 7th December 2015 to 20th January 2016, and tickets for the entire run were sold out within just a few hours of going on sale. Directed by Ivo van Hove, Lazarus was written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh.
Now Lazarus will transfer to London and open at The Kings Cross Theatre on 25th October, initially booking until 22nd January 2017. Three of the cast from New York have been announced to reprise their roles, with Michael C Hall playing ‘Thomas Jerome Newton’, Sophia Anne Caruso playing ‘Newtons Muse’ and Michael Esper playing ‘Valentine’.The New York production included an inserted video segment with Cabaret star Alan Cumming, however, no information has been released regarding whether this video insert will be re-used in the London production and further casting is also yet to be announced.
Lazarus features a number of David Bowie songs including ‘Lazarus’, ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘This is Not America’. It will also feature three new songs especially written for the musical, they are ‘No Plan’, ‘Killing a Little Time’ and ‘When I Met You’.
So will tickets for Lazarus in London sell out just as quickly as they did in New York? Well they are expected to sell out as London theatre-goers get their first chance to see one of David Bowies last works, as well as some of the big stars who will appear in the show when it opens this October at the Kings Cross Theatre.