Imelda Musical: the Studio 54 years

Yes, this is true, apparently. Norman ‘Fatboy’ Cook and Talking Head David Byrne are collaborating on a musical about former Philippine first Lady and notorious shoe-lover Imelda Marcos. ‘Here Lies Love’, which is to premiere at Australia’s Adelaide Festival, billed as “a timeless story with more contemporary resonances than are comfortable”, is said to examine Marcos’ passion for music and night clubs (not shoes, then?)

An Adelaide Festival Spokesman said “She loved the nightlife in all parts of the world, and in New York at Studio 54, so much so that she installed a disco in her NYC townhouse. It was a non-stop party, featuring politicians, arms dealers, financiers, artists, musicians and the international jet set.”


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