'Lazarus': Theater Review

David Bowie teams with Irish playwright Enda Walsh and Belgian avant-garde director Ivo van Hove on this unconventional music-theater project starring Michael C. Hall.

Ever since David Bowie first gained attention in 1969 with “Space Oddity,” and then re-emerged three years later to captain the British glam-rock wave of the early 1970s, his music has combined complex abstract narrative with inherently theatrical flamboyance. His famous “Ziggy Stardust” concerts in 1972 were revolutionary in their incorporation of theater and multimedia elements into a rock show. Despite various rumors and aborted attempts over the decades, however, a full-fledged detour into musical theater hasn’t really happened until now. So Lazarus, in which Bowie revisits the…

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