David Bowie has collaborated on a new play called Lazarus, with writer Enda Walsh, which is inspired by the 1963 novel, The Man Who Fell To Earth and will feature new music by the now publicity-shy rock star.
Bowie, of course, brilliantly played the lead role in Nicholas Roeg’s 1976 film version of Walter Tevis’ book. Although fans may have expected David to have written some soundtrack music for that film, it never happened, with him preferring to concentrate on his acting.
However, the exciting news today is that this new production – to be staged at the New York Theatre Workshop – centres on the character of Thomas Jerome Newton and features songs specially composed by Bowie for this production as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs.
Lazarus will be premiered in Winter 2015. Hopefully a soundtrack album will appear at some point.