Gijs Naber Will Star In David Bowie's LAZARUS
Gijs Naber will play the leading part in Lazarus, the David Bowie musical. Naber plays the role of Thomas Newton. Ivo van Hove, who created the show together with Bowie and Enda Walsh in New York, will also direct the Dutch production.
Albert Verlinde, CEO and producer of Stage Entertainment Netherlands: "We are very much looking forward to Lazarus. I have been talking to Ivo van Hove for a couple of years now. Following sold out runs in both New York and London, I'm thrilled that we can now bring the show to Amsterdam. Lazarus is a very special show, one of Bowie's last projects and a musical work of art. It is fantastic news that Ivo van Hove, who created the original show together with Bowie, will also direct the Dutch production. The musical is an unforgettable theatre trip paying tribute to Bowie's genius mind. As the lead part is very demanding, I am extremely proud that Gijs Naber wlll join us in this adventure. He is our dreamed Thomas Newton."
Lazarus will premiere on October 13th 2019 and will play exclusively in DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam for a period of three months. The 50,000 available tickets go on sale today at 12.00 P.M. (CET) via Eventim. Other roles will be announced later. More information: www.bowielazarus.nl
Legendary pop star David Bowie died on January 10th 2016. The musical Lazarus was one of his very last projects. Lazarus is a sequel to the book The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. Bowie himself played the role of Thomas Newton in the film adaptation from 1976, directed by Nicolas Roeg. Thomas Newton also plays a central role in the musical Lazarus, which is a journey feauturing legendary Bowie hits such as 'Heroes', 'Absolute Beginners', 'Changes', 'All the Young Dudes', 'This is not America' and of course the title song 'Lazarus', especially written for the musical and later released on Bowie's last album Blackstar.The Dutch production of Lazarus is produced by Stage Entertainment The Netherlands by arrangement with Robert Fox and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment and The New York Theatre Workshop.
Actor Gijs Naber graduated in 2003 from the Toneelacademie in Maastricht. He played various parts in films such as The Heineken Abduction, Loft, Het Verlangen and Redbad. In 2014, he received a Golden Calf Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Aanmodderfakker. In theatre, he played roles in Woef Side Story and Lang en Gelukkig. For this last part, he received in 2014 a Musical Award for Best Supporting Actor in the category small musical. For his role in the play Death of a Salesman, he won an Arlecchino award. Gijs also played leading roles in television series such as Penoza and Zwarte Tulp.
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