David Bowie‘s musical Lazarus, which the rock legend co-wrote in the months prior to his January death, will head to London in October for a four-month run. The musical’s stars Michael C. Hall, Michael Esper and Sophie Anne Caruso will all reprise their roles for the London production, with director and Bowie collaborator Ivo Van Hove returning to bring Lazarus to King’s Cross Theatre.
Lazarus – based on Walter Tevis’ The Man Who Fell to Earth, the 1963 novel that spawned the 1976 sci-fi epic starring Bowie – features Bowie hits alongside three still-unreleased songs and one track that ended up on his final LP Blackstar, “Lazarus.” Bowie attended Lazarus‘ opening night performance, his last public appearance prior to his death on January 10th; the show’s New York run ended January 20th.
Lazarus opens October 25th at London’s King’s Cross Theatre and will run through January 21st. Bowie co-wrote the musical with Once playwright Enda Walsh. The musical was a sequel of sorts to The Man Who Fell to Earth, with Dexter star Hall assuming the Thomas Newton role from Bowie.
“Lazarus focuses on Newton as he remains on Earth, a man unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love,” Van Hove said of the musical before its Off-Broadway premiere. “We follow Newton through the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul might set him free.”