David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Coming to B’way
By Best Classic Bands Staff
After a sold-out, year-long international tour, David Byrne’s American Utopia will play a strictly limited engagement on Broadway at the intimate Hudson Theatre from Oct. 4 through January 19, 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 Sept. 11 through Sept. 28.
Ticketing information follows below.
David Byrne’s American Utopia features David Byrne with Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stephane San Juan, Angie Swan and Bobby Wooten III.
The design team includes Rob 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 Byrne released on Nonesuch Records in March 2018. The recording was his first to reach #1 on the Billboard album chart and was also his first to reach the top 5 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.
Byrne said the following about the creation of the Broadway production: “As I was recording the songs for my American Utopia album it occurred to me that they would be exciting to play live, and I realized that a lot of my older material would fit right in….I imagined a live show….I pictured a lot of drummers, a kind of drum line/samba school/second line- that would create the rhythms.”
TICKET INFORMATION AND SCHEDULES:
Boston Ticket Information
David Byrne’s American Utopia will play in Boston at the Emerson Colonial Theatre from September 11 to September 28, 2019. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.emersoncolonialtheatre.com/ or by phone at 888-616-0272 and in person at the Emerson Colonial Theatre.com at 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Broadway Ticket Information
David Byrne’s American Utopia will play on Broadway at Hudson Theatre, 141 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 from October 4, 2019 to January 19, 2020. Tickets can be purchased at hudsonbroadway.com or by calling 855-801-5876.