- 02 Apr 15
Enda Walsh is collaborating with the Jones boy on a The Man Who Fell To Earth spin-off
Enda Walsh, who won a Tony Award for Once, is co-writing a stage version of The Man Who Fell To Earth with David Bowie who starred in the original 1976 film.
To be called Lazarus, it will focus on the story of alien-turned-inventor Thomas Newton. The pair have been secretly working on the script for a couple of years.
Although he's previously trodden the Broadway boards in an adaptation of The Elephant Man, Bowie won't be reprising this particular role.
“It’s going to be a play with characters and songs - I’m calling it music theatre, but I don’t really know what it’s going to be like, I just have incredible trust in their creative vision,” says James C. Nicola, the Artistic Director of New York Theater who'll be hosting the show in the late autumn. “I’m really excited about it. These are three very different sensibilities to be colliding.”