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Public Theater 2012-13 Season: David Byrne, Fatboy Slim Musical And More

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NEW YORK — The Public Theater will offer six plays making their world premiere and two new musicals during its 2012-2013 season, including a show with songs by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.

The Public said Monday that the former Talking Heads frontman and the British DJ will team up next April for "Here Lies Love," a musical about former Filipina first lady Imelda Marcos.

The theater company will also offer plays by Colman Domingo, Nathan Englander, Guillermo Calderon, Richard Foreman and Dominique Morisseau. Richard Nelson returns in the fall for "Sorry," the third in his series about the Apple family.

In October, the Public will offer "Giant," a musical love story with a book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Michael Greif.

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NEW MUSICALS:

SYBILLE PEARSON AND MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA (GIANT) | October 26-December 2, 2012 (Newman Theater)

DAVID BYRNE AND FATBOY SLIM (HERE LIES LOVE) | April 2-May 5, 2013 (LuEsther Theater)

WORLD PREMIERES:
WILD WITH HAPPY by Colman Domingo | October 9-November 11, 2012 (LuEsther Theater)

SORRY by Richard Nelson | October 30-November 18, 2012 (Anspacher Theater)

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN by Nathan Englander | November 7-December 9, 2012 (Martinson Theater)

DETROIT 67 by Dominique Morisseau | February 26-March 17, 2013 (Shiva Theater)

NEVA by Guillermo Calderón/Translation by Andrea Thome | March 1-March 31, 2013 (Anspacher Theater)

OLD FASHIONED PROSTITUTES by Richard Foreman | April 30-June 2, 2013 (Martinson Theater)


MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT:
RICHARD III | August 7-26, 2012 (LuEsther Theater)