Thursday night’s audience at Broadway’s Here Lies Love got a surprise bonus performance when DJ Fatboy Slim, who co-wrote the musical with David Byrne, took to the stage and spun a one-night-only set following the show.
Among those audience members: Byrne, who hugged and did a brief dance with Slim (aka Norman Cook) when the DJ jumped from his stage booth to the dance floor of the heavily renovated Broadway Theatre. The DJ’s 90-minute set was his first New York City show in more than 10 years.
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During the set, Slim spun such records as Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and John Paul Young’s “Love Is in the Air,” not to mention Byrne’s own “Lazy” and his Talking Heads classic “Once in a Lifetime.”
Here Lies Love, which tells the story of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos in a dance-club setting, began previews at the Broadway Theatre in June before an official opening on July 20. Byrne and Slim composed the music, with Byrne writing lyrics and Alex Timbers directing.
Check out video of Slim and Byrne hugging and dancing:
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