NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An off-Broadway hit that has been sending audiences to their feet is back at The Public Theater.
“Here Lives Love” is about the Filipino passion, power and politics of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
The musical is set in a disco, and the audience moves right along with the cast.
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“I would say it’s a fun, fun show with dance beats, and you get a little history lesson kind of thrown in there,” Ruthie Ann Miles, who plays the role of Imelda Marcos, told CBS 2’s Dana Tyler.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Jose Llana, who was born in the Philippines, said playing Ferdinand Marcos was a challenge for him because of his personal ties to the country.
“My parents moved away from the Philippines because they were major activists against the Marcos regime,” he said. “And for me to sort of play this character now — it’s always tricky to play historical figures because there are so many things that are already written about them that are fact, but the tricky thing about the Marcos family is they invented a lot of facts about them and put them in print.
Watch the video above for the full interview.MORE NEWS: Some Health Care Workers Still Defiant As New York State Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect
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