- 06 Jan 21
Written by Ireland's own Enda Walsh (Once) as a sequel to The Man Who Fell to Earth, the show depicts an extraterrestrial visitor who has grown alienated from his life on Earth.
Otherworldly stage musical Lazarus, which focuses on the catalogue of David Bowie, will be streaming online this weekend only to celebrate what would have been the rock icon's 74th birthday (January 8th).
The show originally began previews at the East Village's New York Theatre Workshop in November 2015, and opened on December 7th. Just over a month later, on January 10th, the world learned that Bowie had died.
Lazarus and his final album Blackstar - released on Bowie's birthday - would be Bowie's last artistic offerings. While the album can still be heard, Lazarus was seen by very few.
The theatre itself seats only 199 people, and the production's entire two-month run had sold out within hours of tickets going on sale. To mark the fifth anniversary of Bowie's death, a filmed version of the show will be streamed online, capturing Lazarus' 2016 mounting at London's King's Cross Theatre.
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) portrays an older version of the alien played by Bowie in the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth, alongside Sophia Anne Caruso (Beetlejuice).
Showtimes for the stream are staggered for the benefit of viewers around the world, with the broadcasts only available to view live. No playback will be available after each has concluded.
Tickets for Lazarus cost €18 and can be purchased via Dice here.