Michael C. Hall to reprise Bowie's 'Lazarus' in London
Late last year, Michael C. Hall starred in a production of Lazarus, an off-Broadway show produced in part by David Bowie and featuring much of the late musician’s music. (Bowie died during Lazarus‘ run at the New York Theatre Workshop.) The show will now hop across the pond to Bowie’s hometown for a stint on London’s West End.
Lazarus will be staged at the King’s Cross Theatre from October 25 until January 22, 2017. Hall will reprise his lead role and director Ivo van Hove will return to helm the production.
Based on the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth — which was also the basis for the 1976 movie of the same name Bowie starred in — Lazarus tells the story of, predictably, an alien who crash lands on Earth.
Though Bowie died in early January, his final public appearance was at the New York premiere of Lazarus on December 7. “He seemed truly at peace and excited by what he was experiencing,” NYTW artistic director James Nicola told EW after Bowie’s death. “He floated into the lobby, really happy.”
Check out Hall performing the show’s title track — which also appeared on Bowie’s final album Blackstar — below.