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DB's re-doing "Here Lies Love"

PostPosted: March 7th, 2014, 10:21 pm
by Wickeddoll
As I wrote about a month ago, the musical I did last spring and summer (with many collaborators and a wonderful cast) is coming back to the Public Theater here in NYC.

Here’s the press release:

HERE LIES LOVE is the revolutionary musical experience from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim that's being called “A LIFE-GIVING, ROOF-RAISING, BOOTY-SHAKING BLAST OF PURE JOY!” (Vogue). This thrillingly immersive show retraces the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos from her meteoric rise to power to her descent into infamy following the People Power Revolution. An adrenaline-fueled, 360-degree multimedia spectacle, HERE LIES LOVE blends the passion of politics with heart-pounding dance beats for an exhilarating and completely unmissable event. Alex Timbers (Rocky, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) directs this never-seen-anything-like-it production. POWER TO THE PARTY!

Previews begin April 14th, while the show opens (or re-opens) May 1st; tickets are on sale through June 22. Previews in the theatrical world are a chance for us to get some bugs out before the show officially opens. The creative team attends the previews and we take notes and make various changes. Reviewers know not to review a show in previews—as it’s still changing. Bloggers are not always as considerate. Pre-sale tickets are available at, exclusively for 24 hours to you on this list before they become available to the general hoi polloi on Monday. Thank you, you’re welcome.

There will be drinks available this time! The atmosphere is a dance club, and we discovered that last time folks wondered when the show was over, “Where’s the bar?”.

NOTE: There are standing room tickets and seated tickets. You can see the show totally fine both ways (except for a few obstructed-view seats which are noted) but the standing experience is more immersive and involving. (Don’t worry, you won’t be picked out or embarrassed.) If you will be standing, you will be asked to check bulky coats, tall hats, backpacks and briefcases (there is nowhere to put them). You will move around the space to see and experience the thing—last time, we found heels and all sorts of stuff. The Club Millennium staff are not there to watch over your shit, so please check it if asked to.


"Here Lies Love" cast album delayed.

PostPosted: April 23rd, 2014, 2:43 pm
by Rick
I was expecting to receive the cast album for Here Lies Love yesterday, but now I see the release date has been changed May 6th. No word from DB or Nonesuch for the change.

Re: DB's re-doing "Here Lies Love"

PostPosted: May 9th, 2014, 4:30 am
by Rick
This recording makes the original release seem like the fourth disk of a box set: "Just some demos I recorded in my basement." The arrangments and playing are much more polished, and the cast takes DB's music to a whole new level. You can hear DB's playing throughout, and some of it is incredible. The last four songs of the first act are amazing, including one of the new songs, "The Fabulous One" which reminds me of some of something from "Remain In Light" and, apart from the vocals, is DB playing everything. His guitar work stands out here in particular. I'm just listening to the second act now.

Re: DB's re-doing "Here Lies Love"

PostPosted: May 12th, 2014, 3:35 am
by Wickeddoll
Thanks, Rick!