“Here Lies Love” has announced that Fatboy Slim will appear for a one-night-only DJ set after the Aug. 31 performance of the musical at the Broadway Theatre. Fatboy Slim (born Norman Quentin Cook) and David Byrne wrote the music to ‘Here Lies Love,’ conceived by Byrne with lyrics by Byrne.
All ticket holders for that evening’s performance will be permitted to stay at the theater for Fatboy Slim’s set. Theatergoers will be asked to remain in their appointed sections, but will be invited to stand and dance.
“Working with Norm on ‘Here Lies Love’ was a joy. This night will be something I can’t even imagine,” Byrne said in a statement. “If you’ve never seen his videos, watch them, the best ever.”
“Here Lies Love” co-producer DJ CherishTheLuv said, “This rare night on Broadway with Fatboy Slim is for the true party rockers and tastemakers. Whether I’m DJing for MTV or Fashion Week, it is the savviest folks in the crowd who tear up the floor when I drop Fatboy’s ‘Right Here, Right Now’ and then request ‘that Christopher Walken song.’”
“I’m excited to be transported back to some good times, REALLY good times, and make amazing new memories on a special night at ‘Here Lies Love’!” CherishTheLuv continued.
Directed and developed by Alex Timbers, “Here Lies Love” opened on July 20. It tells the story of the rise of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and the fall of the Marcos regime to the People Power Revolution.
“Here Lies Love” is produced by Hal Luftig/Kevin Connor, Patrick Catullo, Clint Ramos, Jose Antonio Vargas and Diana DiMenna & Plate Spinner Productions.