By Tim Masters
13 April 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The show will also feature reworked versions of old Bowie songs
David Bowie has written a number of new “classics” about love and violence for his forthcoming musical stage show, its director has revealed.
Ivo van Hove confirmed Bowie would not be appearing on stage in Lazarus, which is based on The Man Who Fell to Earth.
The singer is co-writing the show with Irish playwright Enda Walsh, the award-winning writer of the musical Once.
It is set to premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop in December.
“Some of the songs sound as if you have heard them for ever – like classics,” van Hove told the BBC in an exclusive interview at Sunday’s Olivier Awards.
The Belgian was named best director for his acclaimed version of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, with its star Mark Strong winning best actor.
Ivo van Hove (right) with the Young Vic’s artistic director David Lan (left) at Sunday’s Olivier Awards
Van Hove said preparations for Lazarus were already “far advanced” and described the new Bowie material as “really great stuff”.
“I started with [1975 album] Young Americans as a young man and went onto Station to Station, Low, Lodger, and Heroes, but I really loved his last album The Next Day …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment