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David Bowie 2004 Rod Laver Arena. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

David Bowie 2004 Rod Laver Arena. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Production Company to produce David Bowie ‘Lazarus The Musical’ for Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere on December 14, 2018

in News

Melbourne’s The Production Company will stage the first Australian production of David Bowie’s musical ‘Lazarus’ in 2019.

The Production Company Executive Producer Rachel D Taylor said “Lazarus was a dream come true for David Bowie, for decades he had spoken about writing a show, and when it was announced off-Broadway in 2015 the entire season sold out in a few hours. When I read the script I found it incredibly moving, especially knowing that it was one of his final projects. And seeing songs like Heroes and Changes come out of the story was just spine tingling. It’s rare to find a musical like Lazarus.”

Lazarus was first performed in 2015. It was one of Bowie’s last projects before his death in 2016. The musical was inspired by Walter Tevis’ novel ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ which was adapted for film and starring Bowie in 1976.

Lazarus to date has only played in New York, London, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Vienna, Linz and Hamburg. Further productions are planned for Nuremberg, Leipzig, Amsterdam, Bielefeld, Göttingen … and now Melbourne.

Lazarus songlist:

David Bowie Lazarus cast recordingLazarus (from Blackstar, 2016)
It’s No Game (Part 1) (from Scary Monsters, 1980)
This is not America (from The Falcon and the Snowman, 1985)
The Man Who Sold The World (from The Man Who Sold The World, 1970)
No Plan (from No Plan, 2017)
Love Is Lost (from The Next Day, 2013)
Changes (from Hunky Dory, 1971)
Where Are They Now? (from The Next Day, 2013)
Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners, 1986)
Dirty Boys (from The Next Day, 2013)
Killing a Little Time (from No Plan, 2017)
Life on Mars? (from Hunky Dory, 1971)
All the Young Dudes (first release Bowie version on David Live, 1974)
Sound and Vision (from Low, 1977)
Always Crashing in the Same Car (from Low, 1977)
Valentine’s Day (from The Next Day, 2013)
When I Met You (from No Plan, 2017)
Heroes (from Heroes, 1977)

Chairman Jeanne Pratt said “I am so excited that The Production Company will bring this ground breaking show to Melbourne. I think it’s going to be a great event for Melbourne and a must see for lovers of David Bowie and musicals alike.”

Lazarus will open at the Playhouse at Arts Centre Melbourne in May 2019.

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