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David Bowie's Musical Extended After Demand Skyrockets

Producers behind David Bowie's stage musical Lazarus have extended the show's run as demand for tickets has soared since the superstar's death.

The Starman singer opened the Off-Broadway show in late 2015, just weeks before his death from cancer on Sunday.

Fans mourning his loss have been clamouring for tickets to see Bowie's stage project before it closes on January 17, but producers have now confirmed they have extended the run until January 20 in a bid to satisfy demand for seats.

Tickets have been changing hands for up to $US2,500 ($A3,649.64), according to the New York Post, and producers are believed to be looking into plans to take the show to London's West End or on tour.

Lazarus producer Robert Fox told Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper that the show will come to London "in the fullness of time", and James Nicola, artistic director of the New York Theatre Workshop, the venue where the production is running, added, "I've heard all kinds of interest and scenarios and so forth. I would hope (there will be a tour). It's such a strong work of art."

The rock icon developed the musical with Once playwright Enda Walsh and it is based on the Walter Tevis novel that inspired Bowie's 1976 movie The Man Who Fell to Earth.

Lazarus features both new and reworked tracks from the British musician's back catalogue, as well as his last album, Blackstar, which was released two days before his death.

WENN

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