David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have introduced that Right here Lies Love, their collaborative disco-pop musical, is coming to Broadway later this yr. The present tells the story of Imelda Marcos, former first girl of the Philippines, and the Folks Energy Revolution, which eliminated her and her husband, the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, from energy in February 1986.
The Broadway manufacturing is developed and directed by Alex Timbers and choreographed by Annie-B Parson; producers on the undertaking embody Hal Luftig, Patrick Catullo, Diana DiMenna, Clint Ramos, and Jose Antonio Vargas. It’s set to make its Broadway debut in the summertime of 2023.
“As a group of binational American producers—Filipinos amongst us—we’re thrilled to carry Right here Lies Love to Broadway!,” the producers shared in an announcement. “We welcome everybody to expertise this singularly exuberant piece of theatre. The historical past of the Philippines is inseparable from the historical past of the USA, and as each evolve, we can’t consider a extra acceptable time to stage this present. See you on the dance ground!”
Right here Lies Love was born within the mid-2000s, with David Byrne and Fatboy Slim presenting music and different multimedia work from the present at Carnegie Corridor in New York. Music from the efficiency was launched as an album in 2010. The present was later tailored right into a full-fledged theater manufacturing, with performances on the Massachusetts Museum of Up to date Artwork in 2012, New York’s Public Theater in 2013, London’s Nationwide Theater in 2014, and the Seattle Repertory Theater in 2017.
Right here Lies Love isn’t Byrne’s solely contribution to the world of musical theater. He has additionally written a musical about Joan of Arc, which made its debut on the Public Theater on Valentine’s Day 2017. And, after all, there’s his stage present American Utopia.