Bowie’s contribution to Theatre

The late artist’s unique stage legacy includes a Broadway turn in ‘The Elephant Man,’ rock concerts famed for their blazing theatricality and the recent sui generis musical, ‘Lazarus.’

From his groundbreaking “Ziggy Stardust” concerts of the early ’70s to Lazarus, the divisive off-Broadway alt-musical that premiered in the final weeks of his life, David Bowie was a chameleonic creature of the theater.


David Bowie’s Secret Theater Project ‘Lazarus’ to Feature New Songs

Musical uses same characters from the musician’s cult film ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’

By April 2, 2015

No stranger to keeping secrets, the ever-incalculable David Bowie has revealed that he’s been laboring for years in private on a musical-theater extension of Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, which will be produced later this year. The singer – whose latest single, “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime),” veered toward the theatrical – co-wrote the production Lazarus with Tony-winning playwright Enda Walsh (Once) and composed new songs for it.


‘Pierrot in Turquoise’: David Bowie’s little-known first theatrical appearance, 1968


David Bowie’s acting career began with record-breaking week in Denvera-david-bowie-elephant-man-5.jpg

Bowie (and Kate Bush) were heavily influenced by Lindsay Kemp’s FLOWERS by the Lindsay Kemp Company –


About La (Paula) Mor

La (Paula) Mór is a theatre teacher and director. She has taught and directed in the UK and internationally for 20+ years, both at Secondary and University level. La is currently working on Jeju Island in South Korea at Branksome Hall Asia where she develops original, contemporary theatre with her students and continues research into the applications of the Viewpoints in Theatre Education. La has been trained in Anne Bogart's 9 Viewpoints by SITI Theatre Company and Zen Zen Zo and delivers international Viewpoints training to young people, undergraduates, performers and lecturers. Academic background: BA(Hons) Bristol University; PGCE Leeds University; MA Applied Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama.

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