David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Smash Hit Musical “Here Lies Love” Begins Friday Late Night
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“A life-giving, roof-raising, booty-shaking blast of joy”
DAVID BYRNE AND FATBOY SLIM’S
SMASH HIT MUSICAL
“ H E R E L I E S L O V E ”
BEGINS FRIDAY LATE NIGHT PERFORMANCES
THE LATE NIGHT DISCO BEGINS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
New York, NY – David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, directed by Alex Timbers begins Friday late night performances on Friday, September 12 at 10:30 p.m. at the Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, NYC). In addition to the late night performances, there will also be 7:00 p.m. performances on Fridays. This replaces the current Summer Friday schedule of 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. performances which play until Friday, September 5.
Performances for Here Lies Love began on April 14, 2014 with an opening night on May 1, 2014 at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, New York City) in an open-ended commercial run. The principal cast from the 2013 world premiere of Here Lies Love returns, including Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino.
Within a pulsating dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Here Lies Love is neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but an immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to celebrate Imelda’s meteoric rise to political prominence and subsequent tragic consequences of her well-documented abuse of power.
Under the direction of Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love played a critically raved-about, sold-out run last year at the same space, which was extended by popular demand four times. Here Lies Love was conceived by David Byrne, and features lyrics by Byrne, music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Tickets for Here Lies Love range from $99-$129. For more info, visit www.herelieslove.com.
Here Lies Love is a 90-minute theatrical experience. Set within a dance club atmosphere, audiences will stand and move with the actors. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended. Dancing is encouraged. The current performance schedule for Here Lies Love is as follows, Mondays through Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Beginning Monday, September 8, the performance schedule is as follows, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.