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Photo credit: Cast of Lazarus (Photo by Johan Persson)

David Bowie ‘Lazarus’ musical available to stream in January

The King's Cross Theatre production will be streamed globally.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The musical Lazarus, which David Bowie helped develop will be available to stream early next year, it has been announced. The production will stream from 8 Jan. 2021, which would have marked David Bowie's 73rd birthday.

Inspired by Walter Tevis' 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth, Lazarus centres on Thomas Jerome Newton, an extraterrestrial who suddenly finds himself on Earth. Now on a new planet, the alien has to navigate a new way of life, while encouraging his home planet to emigrate too.

Lazarus features music by David Bowie, including "When I Met You", "Killing A Little Time", "Life on Mars" and "Heroes". Ivo van Hove directs the musical, which originally premiered in New York in 2015.

Lazarus transferred to London's King Cross Theatre the following year, with the original cast also performing in the London production. Michael C Hall plays Thomas Newton, with Michael Esper as Valentine and Sophia Anne Caruso as the Girl. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said: "You may not always be quite sure what is going on - sometimes it feels hallucinatory... but it is never less than musically and visually stunning." 

Audiences can watch Lazarus online from 8 - 10 Jan. 2021. For more information, read here.

Photo credit: Cast of Lazarus (Photo by Johan Persson)

 

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