David Bowie Working On Man Who Fell To Earth Based Play - Noise11.com
David Bowie The Man Who Fell To Earth music news noise11.com

David Bowie The Man Who Fell To Earth

David Bowie Working On Man Who Fell To Earth Based Play

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on April 3, 2015

in News

David Bowie is once again being an enigma with his latest project, a theatrical work based on the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth which, in turn, was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis.

Bowie starred in that film which received mixed critical reviews when initially released but has grown into a cult favorite. Directed by Nicholas Roeg, the film also starred Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry and Bernie Casey.

The new version will be a collaboration between Bowie and Irish playwright Edna Walsh who also wrote the Broadway version of Once. According to the New York Times, the new show will be called Lazarus and will include new songs by Bowie along with older tunes. The film also depended on older recordings by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Jim Reeves, the Kingston Trio and Joni Mitchell.

Although it would appear that this would be a Broadway musical, James C. Nicola of the New York Theatre Workshop, says that it will actually be “a play with characters and songs — I’m calling it music theater, but I don’t really know what it’s going to be like, I just have incredible trust in their creative vision.”

While plays that use music to advance the story are generally considered musicals, it is not unheard of for one to be called a play. In 2006, Peter and the Starcatcher, based on the early Peter Pan books by J.M. Barrie, was called a play even though there were a few songs within the product.

The show is expected to open later this year with direction by Ivo van Hove.


Never miss a story! Get your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Follow Noise11.com on Facebook and Twitter

more from vvnmusic.com



Related Posts

Fleetwood Mac Neil Finn at Rod Laver Arena photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Neil Finn Covers Prince At Home

Neil Finn’s latest At Home episode is a cover of Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’.

April 27, 2020
Peter Frampton photo by Ros O'Gorman
Peter Frampton Has A Story About Being Saved By David Bowie

Peter Frampton says David Bowie once saved his life.

April 27, 2020
David Bowie Repetition
Check Out This New Previously Unreleased 1997 Video of David Bowie ‘Repetition’

A video for David Bowie’s 1997 track ‘Repetition’ has been released for the first time.

April 12, 2020
Neil Finn photo by Ros O'Gorman
Watch Neil Finn Perform David Bowie ‘Heroes’ From Home

Neil Finn has performed a cover of the David Bowie classic ‘Heroes’ at his house in New Zealand.

April 11, 2020
David Bowie Estate Release ‘Baby Universal ‘97’

The Estate of David Bowie has slipped another nugget out to fans. ‘Baby Universal 97’ is a re-recording of Bowie’s 1991 Tin Machine II track.

February 5, 2020
David Bowie and Ivan Kral
Ivan Kral of Patti Smith Band Dies Aged 71

Patti Smith Band member Ivan Kral has died at the age of 71.

February 3, 2020
Icehouse at Zoo Twilights 26 January 2020 photo by Serge Thomann
Icehouse Cover Up With Bowie and Sex Pistols at Melbourne Zoo Twilights

The newest song Icehouse performed at their Melbourne Zoo Twilights show on Sunday night was 30 years old. There were even Bowie and Sex Pistols covers.

January 27, 2020