Made when Bowie was at his most coked out, The Man Who Fell to Earth told the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien who came to our planet in hopes of saving his own drought-stricken world. It was wonderfully weird.
Now Bowie is hoping to resurrect Mr. Newton for a Broadway production entitled Lazarus. And it looks like we’re going to be getting some new music as a result. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Bowie has written new songs for the world premiere project as well as new arrangements of previously recorded material. Avant-garde Belgian director Ivo van Hove will stage Lazarus at the end of the year, with exact dates, cast and other details to be announced.
One last thing, though: don’t expect Bowie to appear onstage in this one.