Here Lies Love, the immersive disco pop musical based on the rise and fall of Filipina first lady Imelda Marcos will premiere on Broadway in Summer 2023.
Opening at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street), Here Lies Love will begin performances on Saturday, June 17, 2023 ahead of an official opening night on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers (direction) and Olivier Award nominee Annie-B Parson (choreography) reunite with David Byrne (concept, music, and lyrics) and Fatboy Slim (music) to bring Here Lies Love to Broadway, continuing a ten-plus year collaboration on the project. Tom Gandey and J Pardo contribute additional music.
Here Lies Love is a groundbreaking musical about former Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos’ astonishing rise to power and subsequent fall at the hands of the Philippine People Power Revolution.
The show’s staging at the Broadway Theatre will transform the venue’s traditional proscenium floor space into a dance club environment, where audiences will stand and move with the actors. A wide variety of standing and seating options will be available throughout the theater’s reconstructed space, with more details to be announced soon.
The producers of Here Lies Love said, “As a team of binational American producers––Filipinos among us––we are thrilled to bring Here Lies Love to Broadway! We welcome everyone to experience this singularly exuberant piece of theatre. The history of the Philippines is inseparable from the history of the United States, and as both evolve, we cannot think of a more appropriate time to stage this show. See you on the dance floor!”
From its world premiere at The Public Theater in 2013, Here Lies Love has enjoyed popular and critical acclaim. It has bee called “ingenious” by The New York Times and “an ecstatic and dynamic party” by Time Out New York.
The show returned to The Public in 2014-2015, debuted at London’s Royal National Theatre in 2014, and most recently opened at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2017.
Here Lies Love is produced on Broadway by Hal Luftig, Patrick Catullo, Diana DiMenna for Plate Spinner Productions, Clint Ramos, and Jose Antonio Vargas.