Here Lies Love: A Homecoming Concert plays Joe's Pub October 2 in celebration of the start of Filipino American History Month. Cast members, alumni, and friends of the new David Byrne and Fatboy Slim-penned Broadway musical are set to perform at the concert, which benefits The Hawai'i Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Here Lies Love: A Homecoming Concert is presented by La Ti Do.
The lineup of performers includes Vina Morales, Vincent Rodriguez III, Reanne Acasio, Roy Flores, Nathan Angelo, Aaron Albano, Diane Phelan, Albert Guerzon, Lora Nicolas Olaes, Don Michael H. Mendoza, Ashitaka Porter, Christiana Meeks, Romeo Torres, Rob Chen, and Fran Mae. Don Michael H. Mendoza and Lora Nicolas Olaes serve as event hosts and producers.
The concert begins at 9:30 PM at the Public Theater's cabaret venue. For tickets and more information, visit here.
Here Lies Love began previews on Broadway June 17 and officially opened July 20. The immersive disco musical is based on the real story of Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos, whose husband Ferdinand Marcos was the 10th president of the Philippines and ruled as dictator for 20 years until 1986. The musical features a score by Grammy, Tony, and Oscar winner David Byrne and Grammy winner Fatboy Slim, with music by both, and concept and lyrics by Byrne. Read the reviews here.
The immersive staging of the Here Lies Love transforms the Broadway Theatre into a disco dance club complete with a performance catwalk and "satellite stages." It also features 360-degree lighting and video screens as part of the design.