HERE LIES LOVE Will Close On Broadway
Unfortunately, Here Lies Love will be closing its doors later this month. The show will play its final performance at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, November 26. At the time of closing, Here Lies Love will have played 33 previews and 149 regular performances.
“When we started this journey to bring this bold and original work to Broadway, we asked ourselves: Can anyone produce on Broadway in a new way? Is there a new path forward? What does the template look like? Will audiences want something radically new? Who will those audiences be?
“We have learned a great deal about the answers to those questions. Yes, new ways can work. Artistic excellence can be achieved. But the reality is, succeeding on Broadway means not only producing excellent work with artistic merit––it also means creating the audience for it. And how much time it takes to find and grow new audiences is out of sync with the tight timeframes for audience-building and awareness,” the producers said in a statement.
The musical stars the first all-Filipino cast to perform on Broadway: Arielle Jacobs as “Imelda Marcos,” Jose Llana as “Ferdinand Marcos,” Conrad Ricamora as “Ninoy Aquino,” Aaron J. Albano, Melody Butiu, Moses Villarama, Jasmine Forsberg, Reanne Acasio, Jaygee Macapugay, Julia Abueva, Renée Albulario, Aaron Alcaraz, Carol Angeli, Nathan Angelo, Kristina Doucette, Roy Flores, Timothy Matthew Flores, Sarah Kay, Jeigh Madjus, Aaron "AJ" Mercado, Geena Quintos, Shea Renne, Angelo Soriano, and Danielle Troiano.
Directed by Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love features music from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim and choreography by Annie-B Parson.