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David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway
David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway
Concert

David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway

New York, NY
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About David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway

"THE BEST LIVE SHOW OF ALL TIME." RIGHT ON TIME.

We could all use a little Utopia right now, and David Byrne's American Utopia is burning down a brand new house on Broadway! This “dazzling, jubilant and rapturous” production – featuring “astonishing” staging by choreographer Annie-B Parson, with Alex Timbers serving as production consultant – is “a joy to behold and a breathtaking celebration of life." Don’t miss all the great songs and all the acclaimed musicians, all blowing the roof off a gorgeous new venue. This is the event that will tell the world, if you want to rediscover the joy of live music, community and connection, Broadway’s St. James Theatre must be the place!

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In what easily qualifies as one of the flat-out coolest things to ever happen on Broadway, David Bryne brings his American Utopia back to Broadway. Get American Utopia tickets. Byrne, who established himself firmly in the coolness mainstream as the lead singer of the Talking Heads, gets the show’s title from his recent album of the same name. On Broadway, however, American Utopia is not be a mere concert but rather a full-blown theatrical spectacle.

With the help of production consultant Alex Timbers (who certainly knows a thing or two about spectacle since he directed Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical) as well as choreographer and musical stager Annie-B Parson, this form-bending experience features a dozen onstage musicians, and tunes from Byrne’s vast songbook — as well as some surprises from outside of it. Beyond that, details are scarce and the visionary performer would like to keep it that way. “I’m not going to tell you what I think it’s about,” Byrne tells the New York Times. “That’s for you to see.”

What to watch for

  • Although American Utopia marks Byrne’s Broadway debut, it’s far from his first time dipping his toes into theatrical waters. He previously authored both “Joan of Arc: Into the Fire” and “Here Lies Love.” Both of those shows are marked by more characteristically “Broadway” traits, while “American Utopia” is neither play nor musical, according to Byrne.
  • American Utopia also reunites the “Byrne dream team.” For both of his previous theatrical outings, Joan of Arc: Into the Fire and Here Lies Love, he collaborated with Alex Timbers and Annie-B Parson. However Timbers, here, serves as the production consultant, while Parson is heading up both staging and choreography.
  • One can’t put a precise finger on American Utopia for another reason as well: It’s a confluence of mediums. It was first an album before that album became a touring concert production (which traveled to a whopping 27 countries in 2018), before finally making its way to a proscenium stage for yet another new configuration suited for Broadway.
  • American Utopia will have universal appeal, and not just because of its universal source material. The 12 musicians onstage hail from all corners of the world, across countries and continents. Fortunately, rhythm is the same in every language.

The show is recommended for all ages.

Start date

September 17th, 2021

End date

March 6th, 2022

Genre

Concert

Venue

St. James Theatre

Tickets from $59
Prices you'll brag about

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