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David Bowie's 'Lazarus': The Complete Book and Lyrics to be published

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Jan Versweyveld

David Bowie fans will soon be able to buy the script of his musical Lazarus.

Nick Hern Books announced Wednesday that Lazarus: The Complete Book and Lyrics will be published Nov. 10, coinciding with the London production of the show, which begins in October in the city’s famed West End. Michael C. Hall, who starred in last year’s original run in New York, will reprise the lead role. The book will also include an introduction from Enda Walsh, who wrote the script, as well as color photos of Bowie and the original production.

Lazarus premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop last year to critical acclaim and was one of Bowie’s final projects before his death in January. He collaborated on and produced the show, which featured some of his most well-known songs as well as new tracks penned for the musical. Lazarus is a sequel to Walter Tevis’s 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, of which the rocker famously helmed the 1976 film adaptation.

Bowie died in January during the initial run of Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop, and his final public appearance was at the New York premiere of Lazarus on Dec. 7. “He seemed truly at peace and excited by what he was experiencing,” New York Theatre Workshop artistic director James Nicola told EW after Bowie’s death. “He floated into the lobby, really happy.”

The cast recording of Lazarus is set to be released Oct. 21.

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