Here Lies Love
Entertaining, educational, and totally boogie-licious, the New York Public Theater production of “Here Lies Love” is the most fun we’ve had at a show since the age of disco. Originally a stellar recording project created by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, with vocals from, among others, Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Nathalie Merchant, Santigold, Florence Welch, and a Filipina chick named Charmaine Clamor, “Here Lies Love” traces the fascinating life of Imelda Marcos. It’s not satire and it’s not camp; it’s a revelation. Ingeniously staged by Alex Timbers and featuring a solid ensemble cast of singer-dancer-actors, “Here Lies Love” is an immersive theater event bristling with imagination and intelligence.