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Broadway musical ‘Here Lies Love’ closes on Sunday, producers reflect on journey

Here Lies Love will play its last Broadway show this Sunday, November 26. According to Variety, the musical, which details the journey of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, is closing because of poor ticket sales.

Here Lies Love was the first Broadway musical to feature an all-Filipino cast. The show’s producers looked back on the show’s triumphs in a recent statement.

“We are extraordinarily proud of Here Lies Love,” lead producers Diana DiMenna, Patrick Catullo, Hal Luftig, Kevin Connor, Clint Ramos, and Jose Antonio Vargas said in a joint statement to Playbill.

“Every aspect of our production brought new life and fresh ideas to Broadway, from the innovative music of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the beautiful choreography of Annie-B Parson, the masterful staging by our visionary director Alex Timbers, and the jaw-dropping set, lighting, sound, and projection designs by David Korins, Justin Townsend, M.L. Dogg, Cody Spencer and Peter Nigrini, and among the most dazzling collection of costumes ever seen on Broadway created by Clint Ramos.”

They also acknowledged the importance of an all-Filipino cast.

“We hope that the theater industry builds on the cultural strides we made: Broadway’s first all-Filipino cast and a historic number of Filipino producers,” the statement said.

Although Here Lies Love is closing on Broadway, producers say discussions are underway to bring the show to U.K., Japan and Australia.

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