David Bowie Co-Writes The Man Who Fell To Earth Inspired Musical

(hennemusic) David Bowie's new stage musical, "Lazarus", will see its world premiere this fall in New York and include new songs written by the singer, according to reports.

Co-written by Bowie and Enda Walsh, the production - directed by Ivo van Hove (Hedda Gabler, More Stately Mansions, Obie Awards) - is inspired by the 1963 novel, "The Man Who Fell To Earth" by Walter Tevis, and centers on the character of Thomas Newton, previously portrayed by Bowie in the 1976 sci-fi screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg.

"Lazarus" will features songs specially composed by Bowie for the stage production as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs. Read more here.

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