Can you dance in those shoes, Imelda Marcos?! The off-Broadway hit Here Lies Loves, which recently celebrated receiving 11 Lucille Lortel nominations, will release an original cast album on April 22 on Nonesuch Records. The musical, directed by Alex Timbers and with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, returns to the Public Theater on April 14, where it enjoyed its previous engagement.
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 production is an immersive theatrical experience that puts audience members directly into the action in a 360-degree scenic and video environment. The show goes beyond Marcos’ legendary obsession with shoes and explores the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.
The cast of Here Lies Loves includes Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos, Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino.