Michael C. Hall to Star in New David Bowie Off-Broadway Musical ‘Lazarus’

Stage adaptation of sci-fi classic “The Man Who Fell to Earth” will open this fall and feature original Bowie tunes

Michael C. Hall will star in “Lazarus,” a musical by David Bowie and “Once” playwright Edna Walsh at the New York Theater Workshop this winter.

Directed by Ivo van Hove, the musical will feature new music composed by Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded music.

The show is inspired by the novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth” by Walter Tevis, which also inspired a 1976 film version starring Bowie. Hall will play Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien who comes to Earth seeking water to take back to his home planet, the role Bowie played in the movie.

Hall most recently portrayed the title character in the Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” directed by Michael Mayer from the book by John Cameron Mitchell with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. He also previously appeared at the New York Theater Workshop in a performance of “Wise Guys” by Stephen Sondheim.

“Lazarus” begins preview performances on Nov. 18, with opening night set for Dec. 7.