Lazarus was David Bowie’s final project, first staged in New York in late 2015. This will be the Australian premiere of this groundbreaking musical. Lazarus features 18 David Bowie songs including Changes, Heroes and Absolute Beginners.
Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis – the movie also starred David Bowie, 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.
“A show that defies definition. It’s aesthetically ravishing, musically profound, and emotionally devastating.” – Broadway World
“Lazarus was a dream come true for David Bowie, for decades he had spoken about writing a show, and when it was announced off-Broadway in 2015 the entire season sold out in a few hours,” said Executive Producer Rachel D Taylor.
“When I read the script I found it incredibly moving, especially knowing that it was one of his final projects. And seeing songs like Heroes and Changes come out of the story was just spine tingling. It’s rare to find a musical like Lazarus.”
“I am so excited that The Production Company will bring this groundbreaking show to Melbourne,” added Chairman Jeanne Pratt. “I think it’s going to be a great event for Melbourne and a must see for lovers of David Bowie and musicals alike.”
Lazarus will be staged for a strictly limited season in the Playhouse at Arts Centre Melbourne: 18 May – 9 June 2019. The Production Company’s Season 2019 will be launched on Tuesday 19 February 2019. All cast and ticketing details will be available at that time.
Image: David Bowie – photo by Gavin Evans