What are Audiences Saying about Broadway's 'Here Lies Love'?

We took a look at some of our members’ reviews so you could get an idea of what people are saying about this new show!

By Gamal ElSawah | Aug 30, 2023
The cast of 'Here Lies Love' The cast of 'Here Lies Love' | By Billy Bustamante, Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman (2023)

The groundbreaking and immersive disco-pop musical Here Lies Love (85) tells the story of former Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos' rise to power and subsequent fall at the hands of the Philippine People Power Revolution.

This transportive musical features music by Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner David Byrne and Grammy Award winner Fatboy Slim, with direction by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Beetlejuice), and has made waves for its unique, immersive approach, transforming the Broadway Theatre’s orchestra section into a dance floor with moving platforms where the action takes place. Audiences get to choose how they’d like to experience the show – standing on the dance floor or sitting in traditional theatre seats on either side of the dance floor or in the mezzanine.

Curious about whether or not you should see Here Lies Love? We took a look at some of our members’ reviews so you could get an idea of what people are saying about this “Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, and Clever” new show.

Members were sure to point out how unique the experience in the theatre was. Member Laurie R called it "...The most unique staging to ever hit a Broadway theater." David 7089 echoed this, saying Here Lies Love was “unlike anything [he’s] seen on Broadway."

Others were especially captivated by the story that was told. Betty 3063 called the show “a gripping story of political corruption,” while Hilarie 3182 called it “a clever mix of history, music and dance.

Even more of our members called out the performances as high points, with David 76 going so far as to call them “Tony-level performances,” and Morgan 3222 added that their “kinetic energy is incredible.”

What do you think? Do you want to party with the cast of Here Lies Love and see what all the buzz is about? Head on over to Here Lies Love’s page right here on Show-Score to get tickets and see these and even more reviews for this singular show!