Michael C. Hall In David Bowie’s “Lazarus” – Review

Michael C. Hall David Bowie Lazarus Live Review

David Bowie’s “Lazarus” is a spiritual successor to Walter Tevis’ sci-fi novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth”. At its core, “Lazarus” is a two-hour meditation on grief and lost hope, but it takes so many wild, fantastical, eye-popping turns that it never drags.  

The plot centers on Newton (Dexter’s Michael C. Hall), an alien who lives a miserable, reclusive life ever since he shunned his human ex-lover and was experimented on by the government. His last attempt to build a spaceship to return to his home planet – where his family is – was foiled.

Now, the morose martian spends his days subsisting on cereal, staring at a television, and getting drunk on gin. His assistant, Elly (Fargo’s Cristin Milioti), struggles with her marriage at home and subsequently finds herself increasingly attracted to her boss. Also, a cherubic, mysterious girl (Sophia Anne Caruso) appears and devotes herself to helping Newton escape, while a sinister stranger named Valentine (Michael Esper) lurks in the shadows.  

Michael C. Hall David Bowie Lazarus Live Review

The set was also minimalist: an unmade bed, a refrigerator, a record player, and a giant television. Behind glass windows, seven musicians played the soundtrack. The music proved to be a huge highlight of the experience.

Some subplots – such as Valentine stalking an attractive couple – felt less than essential to the story. Non-sequitur scenes, such as a bizarre moment when Newton is confronted by a geisha character, seemed to indicate that the protagonist exists outside of our perception of time and space. Director Ivo van Hove also further promoted this concept by sleek, layered scenes where Newton observed multiple plotlines occur simultaneously.  

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“DEXTER” – The Cast After Two Years

It’s been over two years since Dexter officially came to an end, and since then the cast has continued to kick butt in other projects. Check out what the cast has been doing after the jump.  

 

Michael C. Hall (Dexter Morgan): Since starring in the Showtime series, the 44-year-old has focused most of his attention towards Broadway plays. He played the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, playing a transgender singer, last year, and early next month he’ll star in the off-Broadway musical Lazarus co-written by David Bowie. He’s dating writer Morgan Macgregor, 

Dexter Cast Two Years Jennifer Carpenter (Debra Morgan): In August of this year, the 35-year-old welcomed her first child with fiancée and musician Seth Avett. She currently stars in the CBS showLimitless”.   

James Remar Dexter Cast Two Years  James Remar (Harry Morgan): The 61-year-old has kept busy since Dexter” ended. He has a recurring role in NBC’s show State of Affairs” and a few movies coming out later this year including The Night Watchmen”, Decommissioned”, and The Wrong Side of Right”. He also starred in the film Unnatural” earlier this year.  

Julie Benz Dexter Two Years Julie Benz (Rita Bennett): The 43-year-old was in the Hallmark movie Charming Christmas”. She starred along her best friend Jaime Murray (Lila West, Season 2) in the SyFy series “Defiance”. The show was cancelled on October 16 after only 3 seasons.   

David Zayas Dexter Cast Two Years David Zayas (Angel Batista): The 53-year-old is on the FOX show Gotham” and has a bunch of movies coming out next year including Tallulah” with Ellen Page and Zachary Quinto, and The Lennon Report”.

Desmond Harrington (Joey Quinn): stars on the ABC show The Astronaut Wives Club” and will be in the movie The Neon Demon” with Keanu Reeves next year. He guest starred on an episode of “Limitless” recently with Jennifer Carpenter.    

C.S. Lee Dexter Cast Two Years C.S. Lee (Vince Masuka): has had guest spots in a bunch of hit TV shows including “Criminal Minds”, Fresh Off the Boat” and True Detective”. He will be in the upcoming Starz show Power next year.

 

Aimee Garcia (Jamie Batista): Next year the 36-year-old will be in the movies Rush Hour”, After the Reality” with Matthew Morrison, and Sister Cities” with Michelle Trachtenberg.   
Preston Bailey Dexter Cast Two Years Preston Bailey (Cody Bennett): The 15-year-old has continued to act and has been in a handful of movies including “By God’s Grace” with his brother Brennan,18, and “A Million Ways to Die in the West” with Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron.  

Christina Robinson Dexter Cast Two Years Christina Robinson( Astor Bennett): The 18-year-old has a few movies coming out next year including Emma’s Chance” with Joey Lawrence and Trail’s End”.    

Lauren Velez Dexter Cast Two Years Lauren Velez (Maria LaGuerta): was in a few episodes of WE TV’s South of Hell” and will be in the movies Officer Downe” and Adrift” next year.  

Yvonne Strahovski Hannah McKay Dexter Cast Two Years Yvonne Strahovski (Hannah McKay): is also in the ABC show “The Astronaut Wives Club” with Desmond Harrington. Next year her movie “All I See Is You” with Blake Lively will hit theaters.  

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Michael C. Hall Will Star In The Musical “Lazarus”

Michael C. Hall Onstage In The Musical "Lazarus"

Michael C. Hall is stepping into David Bowie’s old shoes in an off-Broadway musical. The New York Theatre Workshop said Tuesday that Hall will star in the musical “Lazarus” this winter by Bowie and “Once” playwright Enda Walsh.  

The show is inspired by Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel, “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” The new musical will have new and old Bowie songs. It will be directed by Ivo van Hove.  

Hall will play Thomas Newton, who Bowie portrayed in a 1976 film version.  

“Lazarus” begins previews on Nov. 18.  

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Michael C. Hall To Star In Antonio Campos’ Indie Drama “Christine”

Michael C. Hall To Star In Antonio Campos’ Indie Drama “Christine"Michael C. Hall will star in the indie drama “Christine”, based on a true story about a suicidal reporter, according to The Wrap. Antonio Campos is directing the film which chronicles the final months of a depressed news broadcaster who infamously committed suicide on live television in the 1970s.   

Timothy Simons and Rebecca Hall also joined. Tracy Letts, J. Smith-Cameron (“Rectify”), Maria Dizzia (“Orange Is the New Black”) and Jayson Warner Smith (“Rectify”) co-star in “Christine,” which Campos will direct off a script by Craig Shilowich.  

Based on a tragic true story, “Christine” stars Rebecca Hall as news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who shot herself live on the air in Florida in 1974. Chubbuck carefully planned her suicide and even wrote a script for her program that included a third-person account of the shooting to be read by whichever staff member took over the broadcast after the incident. Fourteen hours after she was taken to the same hospital that she had predicted, she was pronounced dead.