The Public Theater's acclaimed production of the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love will return off-Broadway for an open-ended engagement beginning March 24. The show will resume at the Public’s LuEsther theater, the same space where it enjoyed its four-times-extended run. Here Lies Love will once again be directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers and most of the original cast is expected to return.
"There was an overwhelming desire, both by the fans of this work and those of us who are committed to it, to get it back to New York this season," said producer Joey Parnes in a statement. “We spent a lot of time looking for the perfect space to remount it, so when its original home became available, it created a perfect opportunity."
The original cast of Here Lies Love featured Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos and Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos, as well as Conrad Ricamora, Renee Albulario, Melody Butiu, Natalie Cortez, Debralee Daco, Joshua Dela Cruz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Jeigh Madjus, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Trevor Salter and Janelle Velasquez.
Set to the beat of a throbbing dance club score, Here Lies Love tells the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, her meteoric rise to celebrity and subsequent descent into infamy. The show is an immersive theatrical experience that puts audience members directly into the action in a 360-degree scenic and video environment.