David Bowie's 'Lazarus' to Rise on NY Stage

David Bowie will bring his iconic screen character — Thomas Jerome Newton from the 1976 cult British sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth — to the stage as part of the 2015-16 season at off-Broadway's New York Theater Workshop. The humanoid alien will be the protagonist of the play with music, Lazarus, by Bowie and Enda Walsh, inspired by the 1963 novel by Walter Tevis that yielded Nicolas Roeg's film version. Avant garde director Ivo van Hove will stage Lazarus at the end of the year, with exact dates, cast and other details to be announced.