Musical theater may now be rife with productions that rip their plot lines from a Disney confection or follow the “Mamma Mia” trajectory of transforming a poppy artist’s track list into a romantic comedy fit for a national tour. But the buzzy new David Bowie musical “Lazarus” (staged now through Jan. 20 at the New York Theatre Workshop) debunks this commonality with a surprisingly esoteric outlook on the boundaries of contemporary musicals.
Written by Bowie and “Once” scribe Enda Walsh and directed by the experimental Belgian Ivo van Hove, the madcap play spins 17 Bowie songs (four of them new) into an interpretive narrative inspired by the former Ziggy Stardust’s turn in the 1976 film “The Man Who Fell to Earth.”
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