Here Lies Love



$90.50-$95.50. Note: Show extended through June 2! Sunday April 21 single performance only at 2 pm.

Within a pulsating dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise from childhood to her subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. “Here Lies Love” is neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but a wholly immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda’s near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the true tragic consequences of power and responsibility.

“Here Lies Love” is an 80-minute, fully immersive, 360-degree theatrical experience. Set within a dance club atmosphere, audiences will stand and move with the actors. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended. Dancing is encouraged.

Concept and Lyrics: David Byrne
Music: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
Additional music: Tom Gandey, J Pardo
Directed by Alex Timbers
Choreographed by Annie-B Parson

Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street

(between Astor Place and East 4th Street)

New York, NY 10003

(212) 539-8500

Visit website


Subway: 6 to Astor Place

About this organization

Public Theater

The Public Theater is the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, including plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics.


Tue08:00 pm
Wed08:00 pm
Thu08:00 pm
Fri08:00 pm
Sat05:00 pm
09:30 pm
Sun02:00 pm
07:00 pm

  • More events at Public Theater

  • Under the Radar Festival 2015

    Wed, Jan 07, 2015 - Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Over the last 11 years, The Public’s UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL has presented over 181 companies from 39 ...
  • More events at Public Theater

  • Toshi Reagon

    Please check full listing for event date/times

    Singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon brings her genre-bending music and irresistible performance style to Under The Radar with a work-in-progress ...