Jump to navigation. Byrne, the frontman of groundbreaking new wave group, Talking Heads, a tireless collaborator [see: St. Vincent, Brian Eno] and arts innovator, took a few moments to chat with Seattle magazine about the exciting production, his inspiration for the show and what he learned about the "Steel Butterfly," the wife of the 10th President of the Phillipines, Ferdinand Marcos. So I knew her as this notorious, extravagant figure. DB: No, I never did. SM: In your research of Marcos, did you run into any surprises that ran against the dominant, western narrative of her life? DB: In a way, yeah.
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In the BC era Before Covid , theater lovers tended to eye screens warily. Note that while some shows stay online for several days or even weeks, others are appointment events, so mark your calendars. The playwright C. Just as intriguing: Michael R. The effort raises money for the organization No Kid Hungry. Show times are June 27 at 2 and 7 p. RSVP is required for a link to the livestream — which will offer closed captions in English and French.
But when he wrote a musical play about her life he left out the fact most people know about Marcos. Why did he chose her as the subject of his play? She transformed the roof of the palace in Manila into a dance club. So I thought, here is someone who is totally immersed in a particular kind of music.
By Ben Brantley. To confirm this dangerous fact of life, just boogie on down — and you must — to the glittery dance palace at the Public Theater. I mean Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos , the former president and first lady of the Philippines, who turn out to be a lot of fun if you just go with the sweaty flow.