Amsterdam, 3rd June 2019
50.000 EXTRA TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR DAVID BOWIE’S LAZARUS IN AMSTERDAM
THE RUN OF BOWIE’S ‘LAST MASTERPIECE’ HAS BEEN EXTENDED THANKS TO OVERWHELMING INTEREST
With more than four months to go until the Lazarus premiere, the David Bowie musical has sold more than 50.000 tickets. Due to the enormous demand for tickets, Stage Entertainment Nederland and the DeLaMar Theatre have decided to extend the show run. There are now 50.000 extra tickets available, which are on sale now via Eventim.nl
Lazarus is the last work David Bowie created before he died, together with director Ivo van Hove. After playing in New York and London, the original production is coming to Amsterdam in the Autumn for an exclusive period in the DeLaMar Theatre. It was announced in December that Gijs Naber will be taking on the role of Newton. The rest of the cast will be announced soon.
Albert Verlinde: managing director and producer of Stage Entertainment Nederland: “David Bowie is, and continues to be a phenomenon. I was intrigued as to whether the Dutch public would embrace the production; I could never have foreseen that the reaction would be so overwhelmingly positive. I am truly overwhelmed by the huge interest in the show. There is an enormous demand for tickets. By extending the run of the show we are giving even more people the chance to see David Bowie’s last masterpiece.”
Director Ivo van Hove: “Lazarus is David Bowie’s last project. The show means a lot for me personally and it is therefore very special that we are now, after New York and London, able to bring it to the Dutch public.”
Pop phenomenon David Bowie died on the 10th January 2016. One of his last projects was the musical Lazarus. He created the show with Enda Walsh (script) and director Ivo van Hove. Van Hove, recently nominated for a prestigious Tony Award, will also be directing the Dutch version. Lazarus is the sequel of the book The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis. Bowie himself played the leading role of Thomas Newton in the film version of 1976, directed by Nicolas Roeg. In Lazarus, we meet Bowie’s alter ego Thomas Newton once more. The show is an adventurous trip through Bowie’s genius mind. A journey that is of course framed by legendary Bowie hits, such as ‘Heroes’, ‘Absolute Beginners’, ‘Changes’, ‘All the Young Dudes’, ‘This is Not America’ and of course ‘Lazarus’, which was written for the show and later released as part of Bowie’s last album Blackstar.
Lazarus is produced in The Netherlands by Stage Entertainment Nederland in collaboration with Robert Fox and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment and The New York Theatre Workshop.