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Full Casting announced for David Bowie's Lazarus Musical in London
Complete casting now announced.
Full casting has now been announced for the upcoming London premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's new musical Lazarus which runs at the King's Cross Theatre from 25 October to 22 January 2017 with an official opening on 8 November 2016.
Gabrielle Brooks, Sydnie Christmas, Richard Hansell, Amy Lennox, Maimuna Memon, Jamie Muscato, Tom Parsons and Julie Yammanee will be joining previously announced cast members Michael C Hall, Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso, who are reprising their roles from the original New York Theatre Workshop production.
"Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Lazarus focuses on Thomas Newton as he remains still on Earth - a 'man' unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might set him finally free."
Dexter star Michael C Hall stars as Newton, the character famously portrayed by David Bowie in the 1976 film adaptation, reprising his role from the original New York Production.
Lazarus is directed by internationally renowned creative Ivo van Hove and features designs by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D'Huys, video design by Tal Yarden, sound design by Brian Ronan, choreography by Annie-B Parson and musical direction by Henry Hey.
The score to the musical features a collection of songs from Bowie's back catalogue as well as three new tracks including “No Plan”, “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You”. It was also announced this week that the original off-Broadway Cast Album will be released on 21 October, featuring three of Bowie's final studio recordings.
Lazarus is produced in London by Robert Fox and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment by arrangement with Tristan Baker and Oliver Royds.