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

Here Lies Love

Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall

1hr, 30mins (0 Intermissions)

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A world premiere musical telling the journey of Imelda Marcos and featuring a score by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.

Theater Info

Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Apr 14, 2014
May 01, 2014
Jan 03, 2015

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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.


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...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

Something completely wild, original and irresistible is what it is. Performed without spoken dialogue, this sensory dance club experience actually functions as a compelling biographical deconstruction, surging along to a madly infectious score.

Review by David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter

...the exciting new poperetta conceived by the musician (and former Talking Head) David Byrne sets a new standard for audience participation.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times exuberant musical...The irresistibly danceable music, which starts with an innocent (not to say saccharine) ballad and whips itself into a disco frenzy, is what tears up the house.

Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety


for Here Lies Love
Imelda Marcos
Jaygee Macapugay
Ferdinand Marcos
Jose Llana
Conrad Ricamora
Melody Butiu


for Here Lies Love
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
Concept and Lyrics
David Byrne
Alex Timbers
Annie-B Parsons
Set Designer
David Korins
Costume Designer
Clint Ramos
Lighting Designer
Justin Townsend
Sound Designer
M.L. Dogg and Cody Spencer
Projection Designer
Peter Nigrini