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Review: Here Lies Love
July 20, 2023, 10:13.06 pm ET


Photo: Bustamante/Murphy/Zimmerman

By Brian Scott Lipton

A woman rises from her humble beginnings to become one of the world’s most influential leaders and is eventually hated by her own country’s people – as well as millions of others -- for her cruelties and extravagance. Yes, “Here Lies Love,” which has finally made a long-awaited transfer from its original home, The Public Theater, to the Broadway Theatre, may sound a lot like a certain Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Yet, for all its similarities, this extravagantly reconceived production about the life of former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos now feels like “Evita” on steroids. Continue reading...