David Bowie may soon be conquering Broadway.
Bowie, along with Tony Award-winner Enda Walsh (Once), is creating a new musical entitled Lazarus, based on the 1976 movie The Man Who Fell to Earth.
According to IMDB, the film, which stars Bowie and Rip Torn, centers on a humanoid alien named Thomas Newton who visits Earth to obtain water for his dying home planet. He starts a tech company in order to obtain the billions he needs to return home, but “[h]e does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth.” Meanwhile, a girl named Mary-Lou falls in love with him.
Lazarus will feature both old and new Bowie songs, with Walsh writing the script.
The musical plans to be part of the 2015-2016 season of the New York Theatre Workshop, with performances beginning in the winter of this year.
Bowie is not expected to appear in the show.
[via Theater Mania]