David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Imelda Marcos Musical Is Happening

From Spin Magazine:

When he’s not busy giving new collaborations terribly self-deprecating names, David Byrne has been hard at work revamping an old one, with Fatboy Slim. The concept compilation he released two years ago almost to the date, Here Lies Love, will at long last be brought to the stage, as was promised back in 2010, the New York Times reports. Byrne and Slim intended for the 2010 disco-infused (hello, it’s Fatboy Slim!) record — released by Nonesuch and featuring guest vocals from artists like Florence Welch, Sharon Jones, Sia, Santigold, Martha Wainwright, Tori Amos, and Cyndi Lauper — to chronicle and pay tribute to “the stories of Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines, and Estrella Cumpas, the woman who raised her,” and was intended to be transformed into a musical “deconstructionist” production soon thereafter.

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