Fatboy Slim

Here Lies Love: Fatboy Slim and his Broadway Musical

In a mixture of music, history, and storytelling, the musical genius Fatboy Slim brought the captivating tale of “Here Lies Love” to the stages of Broadway. Based on the life of former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, this production left audiences amazed with its impactful story and soundtrack. Not only does the show portray a story, but it also showcases Fatboy Slim’s music and serves as an interactive disco.

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim worked together on “Here Lies Love” to debut off-Broadway in 2013 before making its leap to the Broadway stage. The musical is an interactive experience that blurs the line between performer and audience. Along with this, the audience was invited to dance on the floor instead of regular Broadway seating. This really contributed to the energy and magic of the live show. Fatboy Slim originally created a soundtrack that was inspired by the removal of Imelda Marcos and her husband. After this, it became a complete theatre production with successful runs.

At the core of “Here Lies Love” is the beautiful portrayal of Imelda Marcos by a talented and diverse cast. Their performances along with Fatboy Slim’s music capture her story perfectly. Not only is it a journey through her life in power, but it also is a huge opportunity to get the crowd dancing. Everyone becomes part of her ride through life by feeling fully immersed in the show. Both Fatboy Slim and David Byrne worked really hard on this project and are proud to work together to create something different. This has definitely opened the door to blending EDM and theatre, and it will be interesting to see what will come of it.

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Hello everyone! My name is Val, I'm 26 and I was born and raised in central California. My passion for EDM started when I went to my first rave in 2016. Since then, I have gone to numerous festivals and events because I simply love the music and community. I hope to continue exploring this diverse world of EDM and expand my experience of attending festivals!