'Man Who Fell to Earth' Gets Off Broadway Treatment with Michael C. Hall
June 24, 2015
LOS ANGELES - Michael C. Hall, who starred in the acclaimed crime drama "Dexter" for seven seasons, is set to hit the stage in "Lazarus," the Off-Broadway version of the classic 1976 film "The Man Who Fell to Earth."
The production is co-written by David Bowie and playwright Enda Walsh and is based on classic 1963 British sci-fi novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth" written by Walter Tevis. Bowie originally appeared as the extraterrestrial humanoid Newton in Nicolas Roeg's cult 1976 film version of the tale about an alien who crash-lands on Earth in search for water to save his drought-afflicted planet.
The play will feature songs written by Bowie especially for the production which will also include old songs with new arrangements.
The North Carolina native is known for his iconic role as Dexter Morgan in the hit Showtime series, as well as for his acclaimed role as David Fisher in the HBO series "Six Feet Under." Earlier this year, he appeared in the title role of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," on Broadway, as well as in other productions such as "The Realistic Joneses," "Cabaret" and others.