The smash hit disco musical Here Lies Love is about to end its four-times-extended run at the Public Theater, but the curtain may not fall on the 360-degree immersive Imelda Marcos-inspired show just yet.
Rumors have swirled about a possible transfer for the show since it opened to rave reviews in April, but now The New York Times reports that the search for a theater on Broadway or elsewhere is indeed heavily underway. Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis acknowledged that four different spatial design possibilities have been developed by set designer David Korins, whose layout for Here Lies Love involves moving platforms and standing audience members who dance along as the set morphs throughout the show.
Alex Timbers’ creative staging of the show—which charts the life of Imelda Marcos with a score by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim—will require an unconventional set-up, but Eustis promises that “wherever we go, we will maintain the actor-audience relationship and interaction, and the space will have to keep the feel and energy of a nightclub.”
Eustis also revealed that the Broadway-hopeful show has also received “a stunning level of interest” from nationwide and international producers who could ostensibly take the reins of a new production. A report from The Daily Mail earlier in July alleged that a production in London could happen as early as summer 2014.
For more about Here Lies Love, hear what star Jose Llana had to say in his Showtease video or learn more about breakout leading lady Ruthie Ann Miles.