Home Theater Broadway Exclusive: David Byrne’s Amazing “Here Lies Love” Finally Coming this Spring,...

I told you all about David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim’s “Here Lies Love” back in 2014. It was a sensation at the Public Theater off Broadway in two separate runs.

Now I can tell you that “Here Lies Love” is coming to Broadway this spring for the first time. It will open at the Broadway Theater, where most of the seats are being torn out to make away for this brilliant immersive musical.

That’s right: there will be some seats, but mostly the audience stands and moves with pieces of the stage as the actors are on top of those pieces. When I saw it at the Public I thought it was the most wonderful, innovative thing I’d ever seen. I think Broadway audiences are going to crazy when they see it. Look for many Tony Awards because this show is what Broadway needs and must have to stay alive.

Byrne and Fat Boy Slim wrote the show about Fernando and Imelda Marcos’s rise to power. The great great great Ruthie Ann Miles played Imelda at the Public. I hope she’s returning to her first role. She went on to win a Tony as Featured Actress in “The King and I” in 2015. I have no doubt she could pick up Best Actress in this production. And as always, Alex Timbers stages this show. And the show itself will sweep the musical category.

I’m psyched. PS Wear sneakers, you move around pretty quickly.

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