David Bowie has co-written a play will have an off-Broadway debut in the 2015-2016 season.
Lazarus, the show by Bowie and Enda Walsh, the playwright behind Once, was inspired by The Man Who Fell to Earth, a 1963 novel that then became a British sci-fi movie cult hit starring Bowie in 1976. Bowie’s character in the movie, an alien named Thomas Jerome Newton, will be the protagonist in the play, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show will also contain new original songs by Bowie.
The show will be directed by Ivo van Hove and is set to be staged at the end of the year. Bowie himself is not due to appear onstage.