Once Tony Nominee and Last Ship Star Will Join Michael C. Hall in David Bowie's New Musical | Playbill

News Once Tony Nominee and Last Ship Star Will Join Michael C. Hall in David Bowie's New Musical The New York Theatre Workshop has announced full casting for its upcoming world-premiere production of Lazarus, by Tony-winning playwright Enda Walsh (Once) with music by David Bowie. Tony nominee Cristin Milioti (Once) and The Last Ship's Michael Esper will join the previously announced Michael C. Hall, star of TV's "Dexter" and last seen on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Previews begin Nov. 18 at New York Theatre Workshop, with a Dec. 7 opening night. The show features new songs specially composed by Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs.

The cast will also include Krystina Alabado (American Idiot), Sophia Anne Caruso (The Nether), Nicholas Christopher (Whorl Inside A Loop), Lynn Craig (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Bobby Moreno (Year of the Rooster), Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening national tour), Charlie Pollock (The Wild Party) and Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie).

Cristin Milioti

The Off-Broadway production is inspired by Walter Tevis' best-selling 1963 novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth," and helmed by Obie winner Ivo Van Hove, who returns to NYTW following his acclaimed staging of Scenes From a Marriage. Hall was last seen at NYTW in a workshop of Stephen Sondheim’s Wise Guys, a show later retitled Road Show.

Lazarus centers on the character of Thomas Jerome Newton, set to be played by Hall and previously portrayed by Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg. "The Man Who Fell To Earth" tells the story of a human-looking alien who comes to Earth seeking a way to bring water back to his home planet that is slowly dying from an epic and disastrous drought. Milioti will be Elly, and Esper will be Valentine.

NYTW is currently presenting company-in-residence Elevator Repair Service's Fondly, Colette Richland, which began previews Sept. 11. It is the company's first collaboration with a living playwright: Sibyl Kempson. The play follows the adventures of a couple who, while eating a quiet dinner at home, are mysteriously summoned through a tiny door into an alternate universe. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit NYTW.

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