‘Here Lies Love’ ends its Public Theater run this weekend, looking for a new home
The Public Theater is deep into a search for a new home for its hit musical “Here Lies Love,” which closes there on Sunday, with executives ordering up design options for an array of theater spaces and negotiating with Broadway and downtown theater producers about re-mounting the show in the near future.
Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public, said in an interview on Tuesday that he hoped to announce plans in the next month for “Here Lies Love,” a disco-infused rendering of the life of Imelda Marcos created by the musicians David Byrne and Fatboy Slim and director Alex Timbers,
Mr. Eustis said the show’s set designer, David Korins, and the New York architect Mitchell Kurtz, who has worked on Public projects before, have developed designs for four different space configurations that might fit “Here Lies Love,” which is now playing in an open rectangular hall that has been tricked out to feel like a Studio 54-style club. – [NY Times]
The NY Times article mentions that Here Lies Love‘s producers are considering more traditional theatre spaces, but would have to be reconfigured to give it the nightclub feel the show currently has at the Public Theater.
As mentioned above, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim’s musical, Here Lies Love — which got a two-month extension — ends its very successful run on Sunday (7/28) and all remaining performances are sold out.