Watch: Arielle Jacobs and the Cast of Here Lies Love Perform on Good Morning America | Playbill

Video Watch: Arielle Jacobs and the Cast of Here Lies Love Perform on Good Morning America

Telling the story of Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos, the musical features music by Grammy, Tony, and Oscar winner David Byrne and Grammy winner Fatboy Slim.

Arielle Jacobs and Jose Llana in Here Lies Love Billy Bustamante, Matthew Murphy, and Evan Zimmerman

Arielle Jacobs and the cast of Here Lies Love brought the disco party to televisions across the United States this morning, performing on Good Morning America. The immersive disco musical first began began previews at the Broadway Theatre June 17 and officially opened July 20.

Here Lies Love is based on the real story of Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos, whose husband Ferdinand Marcos was the 10th president of the Philippines and ruled as dictator for 20 years until 1986. The musical features a score by Grammy, Tony, and Oscar winner David Byrne and Grammy winner Fatboy Slim, with music by both, and concept and lyrics by Byrne.

Jacobs, starring as Imelda Marcos, performed the titular "Here Lies Love" with the cast, as well as an excerpt of "Eleven Days," which chronicles the early days of Marcos' relationship with Ferdinand Marcos. See the performance in the video below.

Leading the cast alongside Arielle Jacobs as Imelda Marcos opposite Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos is Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino, a Philippine senator who critiqued the Marcos family during its regime until his assassination in 1983, and Vina Morales as his mother, Aurora Aquino. Ninoy Aquino's murder sparked the People Power Revolution which resulted in the removal of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos from power. Both Llana and Ricamora reprise their performances from the musical's 2013 Off-Broadway run.

The all-Filipino cast, a first for Broadway, also includes Broadway alums Melody Butiu (Doctor Zhivago), Jaygee Macapugay (Shucked), Julia Abueva (KPOP), Aaron Alcaraz (Mean Girls), Kristina Doucette (Wicked), Jeigh Madjus (Moulin Rouge!), Geena Quintos (Miss Saigon), Shea Renne (Hadestown), and Angelo Soriano (Aladdin), as well as Moses Villarama, Jasmine Forsberg, Reanne Acasio, Renée Albulario, Carol Angeli, Nathan Angelo, Roy Flores, Timothy Matthew Flores, Sarah Kay, and Aaron "AJ" Mercado. For many, the show is personal as several of them and their families lived in the Philippines when the Marcos family was in power.

Returning to the project are original director Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge) and choreographer Annie-B Parson. They are joined on the creative team by music director J. Oconer Navarro, Tony-nominated scenic designer David Korins, Tony-winning costume designer Clint Ramos, Tony-winning lighting designer Justin Townsend, sound designers M.L. Dogg and Cody Spencer, Tony-nominated projection designer Peter Nigrini, and cultural and community liaison Giselle “G” Töngi. Casting is by Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano, and Gail Quintos. Bobby Garcia served ascasting consultant. General management will be by Foresight Theatrical. Tom Gandey and J Pardo have also contributed additional music for the production.

The immersive staging of the Here Lies Love transforms the Broadway Theatre into a disco dance club complete with a performance catwalk and "satellite stages." It also features 360-degree lighting and video screens as part of the design.

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