David Bowie Is Co-Writing a Play Inspired By ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
David Bowie isn’t resting anytime soon. The legendary artist who gave us Nothing Has Changed last year is already at work on his next project and it’s quite the undertaking.
Bowie is working on an off-Broadway play called Lazarus that’s based on the 1976 movie he starred in, The Man Who Fell to Earth.
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According to The New York Times, Bowie is writing original songs for the production with Enda Walsh, the Tony Award-winning writer responsible for the play Once. Bowie won’t be taking the stage but his music, new and old, will be featured throughout the play.
Apparently the project has “been in secret development for some years,” says the New York Theater Workshop artistic director James C. Nicola. “It’s going to be a play with characters and songs—I’m calling it music theater, but I don’t really know what it’s going to be like, I just have incredible trust in their creative vision. I’m really excited about it. These are three very different sensibilities to be colliding.”