David Byrne’s American Utopia

After a sold-out, year-long critically acclaimed international tour, David Byrne’s American Utopia will play a strictly limited engagement on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre from October 4, 2019 through January 18, 2020, with the official opening set for October 20, 2019.

Pre-Broadway, David Byrne’s American Utopia will play 18 performances at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre from September 11 through September 28, 2019.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia is the once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event that delivers “an experience unlike anything else” (Billboard) and marks a major cultural milestone in the worlds of music and theatre. Innovative pop/rock icon David Byrne (Talking Heads, Here Lies Love) shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of 11 musical artists from around the globe. With staging and choreography by Annie-B Parson, and with Alex Timbers serving as production consultant (his collaborators on Here Lies Love), David Byrne and ensemble deliver “a marvel of staging and motion” (Chicago Tribune) that’s as surprisingly poignant as it is supremely funky.  Don’t miss this “thought-provoking example of the power of live music” (Forbes).

David Byrne’s American Utopia features David Byrne with Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo DiDalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stephane San Juan, Angie Swan and Bobby Wooten.

The design team includes Robert Sinclair (lighting) and Pete Keppler (sound). Karl Mansfield is Musical Director. Alex Timbers is Production Consultant with Choreography and Musical Staging by Annie-B Parson

American Utopia began as an album that David Byrne released on Nonesuch Records in March 2018.  The recording became his first Top Ten hit on the Billboard 200 chart.  The theatrical concert, which includes songs from American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career, played more than 150 dates in 27 countries over nine months in 2018.