HERE LIES LOVE Cast Recording Release Pushed to 5/6
The Public Theater's production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, has been recorded and will be released on May 6. The album was previously scheduled to be released today, April 22, just one week into its open-ended commercial run at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, New York City).
Here Lies Love features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, with lyrics by David Byrne. The recording-featuring the 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-is being released by Nonesuch Records and will be available digitally or as a two-disc set (which will include a 52-page full color book). Pre-orders are now available at www.nonesuch.com.
For tickets and information on the return engagement of Here Lies Love, please visit www.herelieslovenyc.com. Joey Parnes Productions and EMURSIVE (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati, and Randy Weiner, principals) are bringing the commercial production back to The Public Theater, by popular demand.
Here Lies Love was just nominated for a leading eleven (11) Lucille Lortel Awards including Outstanding Musical, and is the previous recipient of theObie Award for Best Music & Lyrics and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, among many other honors during its celebrated 2013 world premiere engagement.
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 are on sale now and range from $99-$139.
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 go beyond Imelda's near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.
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.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus