Here Lies Love
Here Lies Love

Here Lies Love Sets Closing Date on Broadway

Limited time remains to catch Here Lies Love. The new musical, which completely transformed the Broadway Theatre, will play its final performance on Sunday, November 26, 2023. At the time of closing, the production will have played 33 previews and 149 regular performances.

The producers of Here Lies Love said: “When we started this journey to bring this bold and original work to Broadway, we asked ourselves: Can anyone produce on Broadway in a new way? Is there a new path forward? What does the template look like? Will audiences want something radically new? Who will those audiences be?

“We have learned a great deal about the answers to those questions. Yes, new ways can work. Artistic excellence can be achieved. But the reality is, succeeding on Broadway means not only producing excellent work with artistic merit––it also means creating the audience for it. And how much time it takes to find and grow new audiences is out of sync with the tight timeframes for audience-building and awareness.

“Every aspect of our production brought new life and fresh ideas to Broadway, from the innovative music of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the beautiful choreography of Annie-B Parson, the masterful staging by our visionary director Alex Timbers, and the jaw-dropping set, lighting, sound, and projection designs by David Korins, Justin Townsend, M.L. Dogg, Cody Spencer and Peter Nigrini, and among the most dazzling collection of costumes ever seen on Broadway created by Clint Ramos.

“As the first-ever fully binational producing team, we are deeply proud and honored to have brought this pioneering theatrical event to Broadway. The first all-Filipino acting company on Broadway received universal critical acclaim, celebrated by thousands of people from diverse backgrounds, including record numbers who experienced going to a Broadway show for the first time.

“As an artistic, cultural, and commercial enterprise, we believe that Here Lies Love had to be presented on Broadway. We hope anyone who hasn’t seen the production will be able to get to the show before November 26.”

Here Lies Love will be filmed for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Discussions are also underway for two upcoming international productions in Japan and Australia.

Here Lies Love has been enjoyed by a wide breadth of audiences and has welcomed in especially high numbersmembers of the AAPI community. Industry sales data show aggregate ticket sales attributed to AAPI buyers at an average of 8% from March-August 2023. Here Lies Love, in comparison, saw AAPI buyers accounting for an average 16% of total sales for the same period, peaking at 20% for the month of August 2023.

The show features the first all-Filipino cast to perform on Broadway with Arielle Jacobs (In The Heights, Aladdin, Between The Lines) as Imelda Marcos, Jose Llana (The King and I, The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee) as Ferdinand Marcos, Conrad Ricamora (How to Get Away with Murder, The King and I, Soft Power – Grammy nominations) as Ninoy Aquino, Aaron J. Albano, Melody Butiu, Moses Villarama, Jasmine Forsberg, Reanne Acasio, Jaygee Macapugay, Julia Abueva, Renée Albulario, Aaron Alcaraz, Carol Angeli, Nathan Angelo, Kristina Doucette, Roy Flores, Timothy Matthew Flores, Sarah Kay, Jeigh Madjus, Aaron “AJ” Mercado, Geena Quintos, Shea Renne, Angelo Soriano, and Danielle Troiano.

From the minds of Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner David Byrne (concept, music and lyrics) and Grammy Award winner Fatboy Slim (music), Here Lies Love tells the story of Imelda Marcos’ rise to power and subsequent fall at the hands of the Philippine People Power Revolution. Developed & directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers, with choreography by Olivier Award nominee Annie-B Parson, Here Lies Love has transformed the Broadway Theatre into a dance club where the audience is immersed in the story on the dance floor or in traditional theater seating. The musical began performances Saturday, June 17, 2023, ahead of an official opening night on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

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