Musical About Imelda Marcos: My FT Review

“Here Lies Love,” a new musical by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim about Imelda Marcos, has gotten the kind of rave reviews that all the productions uptown — which are opening right and left to meet the Tony-nom deadline — can only dream of. My Financial Times review here. Bottom line: ‘A young, beautiful woman moves to the big city. She meets an older, rising politician. She becomes First Lady and professes an interest in the people, even as the glittering excesses of her lifestyle spark criticism. Her husband is criticised for corruption. Such is the story told in a delightful, inventive new musical production at the Public Theater – and no, this isn’t a revival of “Evita.”‘ Listen to the title track here.

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