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Here Lies Love

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Here Lies Love, Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall, NYC Show Poster
Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

1hr, 30mins
0 Intermission
Important Dates
Apr 14, 2014
May 01, 2014
Jan 03, 2015
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A world premiere musical telling the journey of Imelda Marcos and featuring a score by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.


Jose Llana Dishes on Why Audiences Love Dancing Along to Crowdpleaser <i>Here Lies Love</i>


Ruthie Ann Miles (center) and the cast of Here Lies Love.

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What Is the Story of Here Lies Love?
Here Lies Love tells the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her meteoric rise to fame…followed by her rapid decline into infamy. The show chronicles Marcos’ transformation from a young dreamer to a nationally recognized ruler, charting her marriage to despot Ferdinand Marcos and her romance with opposition leader Ninoy Aquino.

Critics’ Reviews

...a completely immersive theater experience, lorded over by a DJ who provides some narration, teaches the occasional line dance, and spins the show's worldbeat dance tracks, which pulsate with groovy funk backbeats and island-friendly rhythmic rolls.

Review by Kyle Anderson from Entertainment Weekly

A new musical that’s so exhilarating and such a great time that it’s easy to recommend it without hesitation.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Here Lies Love Like?
Here Lies Love is a wholly immersive theatrical experience featuring moving sets and a 360-degree scenic and video environment. Set in a pulsating dance club atmosphere, the show requires audience members to remain on their feet and be open to dancing and singing along with the actors in the 90-minute sung-through musical (written by the intriguing team of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim). Balcony seating is also available for theatergoers who want to watch but not participate.

Is Here Lies Love Good for Kids?
Audience members spend 90 minutes on their feet (no sitting breaks!) so if your children are up for the challenge, they might relish the opportunity to dance and wiggle along with the actors, even if the show’s politically charged story goes over their heads.