David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s hit London production of Lazarus will be available to stream over three days in January.
Starring Michael C Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter), Lazarus is inspired by Walter Tevis’ classic sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth and follows the character Thomas Newton over several days.
Newton is an alien who arrived on earth in search of water for his dying planet only to be captured, experimented on by the Government, and then prevented from returning home. Forced to live in a purgatory existence, Newton is given a glimmer of hope with the arrival of a mysterious young woman.
Directed by Ivo van Hove, with book and lyrics by Bowie and Walsh, the production features lighting and design by Jan Versweyveld, sound by Brian Ronan and Tony Gayle, choreography by Annie-B Parson, costume by An D’Huys and musical direction by Henry Hey.
The musical features new music by Bowie as well as re-orchestrated Bowie classics Absolute Beginners and The Man Who Sold The World.
Lazarus received its world premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop in November 2015, transferring to London’s King Cross Theatre in October 2016. The New York production was the final project Bowie worked on before his death from cancer in January 2016.
The filmed UK production is released to commemorate his birthday on 8 January and the fifth anniversary of his death on 10 January 2016.
Lazarus will be live-streamed for three performances only in multiple time zones (GMT, AEDT, EST, PST) from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 January 2021 via dice.fm