David Bowie Day: New York City names Jan. 20 Bowie Day
The declaration will be read at a showing of 'Lazarus.'
Tributes to David Bowie continue to pour in — and the latest comes from New York City, the place the British musician had called his home for more than 20 years before his death earlier this month.
Bowie’s official Facebook page announced that the Mayor’s Office declared Jan. 20, 2016 officially David Bowie Day. The Mayor’s Office confirmed that Acting Commissioner Luis Castro of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will present the proclamation on behalf of City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the final performance of Lazarus, the Off-Broadway musical that Bowie co-wrote and co-produced.
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The production, showing at the New York Theater Workshop and starring Michael C. Hall, was extended temporarily following Bowie’s death. “He seemed truly at peace and excited by what he was experiencing,” James Nicola, artistic director of the NYTW, told EW when asked about Bowie, who made his final public appearance at the debut of Lazarus in December. “He floated into the lobby, really happy.”
Chicago previously named September 23, 2014 David Bowie Day.
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CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect that Acting Commissioner Luis Castro of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will read the proclamation at Lazarus.