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June 02, 2014

A Must-See on Stage: “Here Lies Love”

By Jason Chen | Theater

A Must-See on Stage: Here Lies Love
© Joan Marcus

When Here Lies Love—the dancey, on-your-feet theater experience inspired by the life of Imelda Marcos—premièred in April 2013 in downtown New York, it was met with breathless enthusiasm by critics and audiences alike, who were taken not only with the voice of lead Ruthie Ann Miles (playing Marcos herself; pictured above, middle) but also the infectious music by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and DJ Fatboy Slim. For those who missed it the first time around, the show has returned for an open-ended off-Broadway run at the Public Theater. The show (on an open end run in New York) opens in London in the fall as well, and it's worth seeing live—even the newly released cast album, great as it is, doesn’t compare to the real thing. 425 Lafayette St.; 212-967-7555; publictheater.org.