Fans of David Bowie and musical theatre rejoice! It has been confirmed that the late singer’s musical Lazarus will make it’s way to Australia next year. The musical written by Bowie and Enda Walsh is set to have it’s Australian premiere in Melbourne next May.
The musical will be produced by Melbourne’s The Production Company and will run at the Arts Centre Melbourne from May 18 to June 9. You can join a waitlist for tickets on the official website.
Lazarus is based on the Walter Tellis novel The Man Who Fell To Earth, Bowie also starred in the 1976 film adaptation of the book. There are 18 Bowie tracks in the musical, many of which have been rearranged/rewritten to work into the story.
Since debuting at the end of 2015 in New York 0ff-broadway, the show has been performed in London, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Vienna, Linz and Hamburg. The Melbourne debut is just one of several new destinations for the musical in 2019. There are also plans for it to show in several new European cities including Amsterdam.
The musical was one of David Bowie’s final projects he worked on before his death, he also completed his album Blackstar in the final months before his death. His own version of the musical’s titular number features on the artist’s final album.
Details including cast and ticketing for the musical will be released on February 19th 2019. Check out footage of the Lazarus cast performing “Life On Mars” by David Bowie below.