Following performances in Amsterdam in late 2019, MartiniPlaza will be putting on a limited run of “Lazarus”, a musical about David Bowie, in May of 2020.
Translation by Traci White
The Groninger Internet Courant reports that the musical, which premiered one month after Bowie’s death in early 2016, will be performed at the MartiniPlaza between the 13th and 31st of May 2020. Tickets for the limited run of the show went on sale on Tuesday, 18 June.
Rolling Stone magazine described the show as “a surrealistic tour de force”. “Lazarus”, which starred Michael C. Hall in the original production in New York, features some of Bowie’s most iconic songs, including “Changes” and “Heroes” – the show is named after a track on Bowie’s final studio album, “Blackstar.” The protagonist, who is an alter ego of Bowie, in the Dutch production will be played by Gijs Naber.
The Groninger Museum became an impromptu shrine for the British rock icon when his death was made known in 2016: the museum was hosting the “David Bowie is” exhibit at the time, and the city carillon player Auke de Boer programmed Bowie classics like “Space Oddity” into the bell towers of Groningen.