Enda Walsh + David Bowie + Ivo van Hove = a little show you may want to catch at New York Theatre Workshop

What does exciting look like in the theatre today?

Like this.

Irish star playwright Enda Walsh is teaming up with David Bowie and director Ivo van Hove to create a new show called LAZARUS at New York Theatre Workshop.

Assuming the show opens at NYTW first, before going on to the now standard Walsh world tour (ONCE anyone?), it will be one of the hardest small space tickets in the 2015-16 NYC theatre season to get.


“Following his revelatory production of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage, the internationally acclaimed director Ivo van Hove returns to New York Theatre Workshop with a new production, LAZARUS by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. Mr. Walsh makes his return to NYTW after the successful run of Once. LAZARUS features songs specially composed for this production by Mr. Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs. LAZARUS is inspired by the 1963 novel, The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, and centers on the character of Thomas Newton famously portrayed by Mr. Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg.”

50 words: BELLEVILLE by Amy Herzog at New York Theatre Workshop

Into the darkness. There are moments when this tale of 20-something newly wed Americans adrift in Paris feels authentic. Play hinges on Zack, but Greg Keller’s quirky, stoned college guy portrayal doesn’t begin to excavate what must be in there if violent denouement is to make sense. Drama without motivations.