By Robyn Collins
One of David Bowie’s last artistic ventures, his musical, Lazarus, is set to open in the UK this fall reported NME.
Bowie talked about writing musicals and plays back in 2000. “When I was a teenager I had it in my mind that I would be a creator of musicals for the West End and Broadway, and people would do my songs,” he told UK broadcaster, journalist and author Jeremy Paxman.
The live show, which opened in New York late last year, is based on Bowie’s 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth, in which Bowie played the genius extra-terrestrial Thomas Newton.
The New York production, co-written with Irish playwright Enda Walsh and directed by Belgian director Ivo van Hove, starred Dexter and Six Feet Under actor Michael C. Hall.
Hall and co-stars Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso will reprise their roles in the UK prodcution, which is scheduled to run at the King’s Cross Theatre in London from October 25, 2016 to January 21, 2017.
Bowie passed away in January following what an official statement described as “a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.”