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Newton, the unhappy interstellar migrant from The man who fell to Earth is still stuck on our planet; immortal and ageless, a victim of his ghosts and of addiction, he receives signals from the past and picks up visions of the future, blending reality and daydreams... Valter Malosti stages “David Bowie’s parting gift to the world”.
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He sold more than one hundred million albums, was one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century and, according to Rolling Stone magazine, the greatest rock star of all time; David Bowie, with his rock opera Lazarus, comes to the Piccolo. Staged for the first time in New York on 7 December 2015, in what remains the last public appearance of David Bowie before his death, it represents the creative testament of the musician.
Newton, the unhappy interstellar migrant forced to remain on Earth, immortal and ageless – the protagonist of the novel by Walter Tevis The man who fell to Earth and the film of the same name in which Bowie gave his best acting performance –, is at the centre of this labyrinthine sequel. Still imprisoned on our planet, ever more isolated, enclosed in his apartment and plagued by depression, hallucinations and addiction, Newton received signals from the past via the TV, captures visions of the future generated by his mind, and blends reality and daydreams while various characters – ghosts? mental projections? – move through the claustrophobic space of his apartment.
Valter Malosti is behind the directing and the writing of this Italian version of the work, which sees Manuel Agnelli – the recent winner of a David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento award – in the lead role of this rock opera, full of many historical songs by Bowie and others written especially for the occasion.

Duration: The play is currently in production

The Playbill

by David Bowie and Enda Walsh
inspired by The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Italian version Valter Malosti

a show by Valter Malosti
with Manuel Agnelli, Casadilego, Michela Lucenti,
Dario Battaglia, Maurizio Camilli, Noemi Grasso, Maria Lombardo, Giulia Mazzarino, Camilla Nigro, Isacco Venturini

the band (in o.a.) 
Laura Agnusdei tenor sax and baritone sax
Jacopo Battaglia drums
Ramon Moro trumpet and flugelhorn
Amedeo Perri keyboard and synth
Giacomo “ROST” Rossetti bass
Stefano Pilia guitar
Paolo Spaccamonti guitar

sound project GUP Alcaro
sets Nicolas Bovey
costumes Gianluca Sbicca
lighting Cesare Accetta
video Luca Brinchi and Daniele Spanò
movement Marco Angelilli
choreography Michela Lucenti
choir and vocal coach Bruno De Franceschi
repetiteur tecniques Andrea Cauduro
assistant director Jacopo Squizzato

an Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT / Teatro Nazionale, Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale, Teatro di Napoli - Teatro Nazionale, Teatro di Roma - Teatro Nazionale, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura production
special thanks to TPE - Teatro Piemonte Europa

by arrangement with Robert Fox and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment and the New York Theatre Workshop by kind permission of Lazarus Musical Limited under agreement with Arcadia & Ricono Srl 

Lazarus received its Off-Broadway premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop on 7 December 2015

Image credit: photo Gavin Evans

Category of performance Hosted Shows
Stalls full price € 40 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 23
Balcony full price € 32 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 20

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