When the dance club musical Here Lies Love premiered at the Public Theater in spring 2013, audiences went wild—and now a new crop of theatergoers could do just that at the Hotel Pennsylvania, where the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim tuner has reportedly found a new home. A spokesperson for the Public declined to comment on the story.
The New York Post reports that the innovative musical—which charts the rise and fall of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos set to a heart-pumping score of disco-pop beats—could transfer to the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania in midtown in late 2013 for an open run. During the show, audience members dance and move around with the performers and the set’s frequently shifting platforms; while the Public production featured an area for seating, the new space would reportedly not include seats.
After extending four times off-Broadway, Here Lies Love has been fielding offers from Broadway and beyond for a possible transfer elsewhere in New York. The Public’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis previously said that the show had received “a stunning level of interest” nationwide and set designer David Korins was at work on four different spatial design possibilities for the show’s second life. A report in The Daily Mail also alleged that a London production could be in the works.
For more about Here Lies Love, watch star Jose Llana's Showtease and read our Fresh Face with leading lady Ruthie Ann Miles.