Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!

The Public Theater's production of David Byrne, Fatboy Slim and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love opened last night, May 1st at the Public Theater's LuEsther Hall for an open-ended commercial run. The principal 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. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from which were taken at the show's opening night party at Gallow Green at the McKittrich Hotel!

Here Lies Love was just nominated for a leading eleven (11)Lucille Lortel Awards including Outstanding Musical, and is the previous recipient of the Obie 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.

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 celebrate Imelda's meteoric rise to political prominence and subsequent tragic consequences of her well-documented abuse of power.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
David Byrne

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Colin Hanlon

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Alex Timbers

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Justin Levine and guest

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Maria-Christina Oliveras, Ruthie Ann Miles

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Andrew Rannells, Ruthie Ann Miles

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Mike Doyle, Ruthie Ann Miles, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Andrew Rannells

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Ruthie Ann Miles, Jose Llana, Maria-Christina Oliveras

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Jose Llana, Ruthie Ann Miles

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Jaygee Macapugay, Janelle Velasquez, Natalie Cortez, Vincent Rodriguez III, Carol Angeli, Maria-Christina Oliveras

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Natalie Cortez, Melody Butiu, Maria-Christina Oliveras

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Conrad Ricamora

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Conrad Ricamora, Ruthie Ann Miles, Jose Llana

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Cast members of HERE LIES LOVE

Photo Coverage: HERE LIES LOVE Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Cast members of HERE LIES LOVE

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