David Byrne’s Here Lies Love Will Be Performed at MASS MoCA in June
As previously reported, New York’s The Public Theater will feature the world premiere of the new musical of Here Lies Love, which explores the life of former Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos, in 2013. David Byrne came up with the musical’s concept and lyrics, co-wrote its music with Fatboy Slim and then handed the project over to director Alex Timbers. The performance is slated to will run from April 2–May 5, 2013.
Before then, however, theatergoers can catch an early look at the production next month, when it is presented at North Adams, MA’s MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. A co-production between MASS MoCA, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Public Theater, the musical will run from June 21–24.
Byrne has also presented the material as a song cycle at the Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts in 2006 as well as at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2007.