Jaygee Macapugay Takes on Role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE Tonight
Jaygee Macapugay, who appeared in the cast of the off-Broadway hit musical Here Lies Love, will assume the title role of 'Imelda Marcos' with her first official performance tonight, October 20th. Ruthie Ann Miles, who originated the role, played her final performance on Saturday. Tobias Wong has also joined the cast and is now playing the role of the D.J.
Jaygee Macapugay has been with the cast as a swing and understudy to the role of Imelda. Her credits include Hello Dolly! for the National Asian Artist Project; Imelda: A New Musical (Pan Asian Rep/East West Players), Miss Saigon (St. Louis MUNY, 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, Casa Manana), The King & I (KC Starlight) and Smokey Joe's Café.
Performances for Here Lies Love began on April 14, 2014 with an opening night on May 1, 2014 at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, New York City). The principal cast also includes Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino.
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.
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 range from $99-$129. For more info, visit www.herelieslove.com.
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. The current performance schedule for Here Lies Love is as follows, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm, Fridays at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm and Saturdays at 5:00 pm and 9:30 pm.
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