Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesEx-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne‘s new rock musical based on the life of the 15th-century French martyr and Roman Catholic saint Joan of Arc is slated to begin preview performances on Tuesday, February 14, at New York City’s Public Theater. Byrne wrote the book, music and lyrics of the production, titled Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, which features Jo Lampert — a Brooklyn-based performer who recently toured with the indie-rock act Tune-Yards — in the lead role.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, January 10, at 2 p.m. local time. Visit PublicTheater.org for details. Joan of Arc: Into the Fire is being directed by Alex Timbers, who previously worked on Byrne’s 2013 stage musical Here Lies Love, an adaptation of a 2010 concept album about former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos on which David collaborated with Fatboy Slim.
According to the Public Theater’s website, Into the Fire “explores the electrifying, meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert.” The site also describes the production as “a thrilling and provocative new show about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible.”
The musical will get a press opening on March 15, and is scheduled to run through April 16.
In other news, a new production of Here Lies Love is scheduled to run from April 7 until May 28 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre in Seattle.
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