David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's American Utopia

Tickets are on sale now for David Byrne’s American Utopia at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway.

Following more than 150 dates in 27 countries over nine months in 2018, David Byrne's American Utopia lands on Broadway for a strictly limited engagement in October 2019.

American Utopia is the seventh solo studio album by celebrated singer-songwriter David Byrne, which was released on March 9, 2018, hitting #3 in the US Billboard charts and featuring the single "Everybody's Coming to My House." Since the album’s release, Byrne has been touring internationally with a show that NME describes as "the most ambitious and impressive live show of all time." The production, which blurs the lines "between gig and theatre, poetry and dance," has now found a home on Broadway in the heart of New York City, offering fans a unique evening at the theatre in celebration of not only American Utopia, but also of Byrne’s extensive back catalogue of hits.

He is, of course, perhaps best known for his days as the frontman and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads, who were active from 1975 through 1991 and spawned such hits as “Psycho Killer,” “Life During Wartime,” and “Once in a Lifetime.” To theatre fans, however, Byrne is probably most admired for his work on Here Lies Love – a disco opera charting the life of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, that played to great acclaim at New York’s Public Theater (winning five Lucille Lortel Awards) and London’s National Theatre (earning three Olivier Award nominations, including “Best New Musical”).

Byrne’s other work in theatre includes Secret Life of Humans at 59E59 Theaters, Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at the Public Theater, and The Catherine Wheel on Broadway, among others. And aside from his Drama Desk, Obie, and Outer Critics Circle Awards in theatre, his long list of accolades also includes an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award for the 1987 film “The Last Emperor.”

David Byrne’s American Utopia is a must-see for all Talking Heads and new wave fans and for all those who embrace innovative ways of fusing together the pulsating worlds of theatre and music.

(Photo by Catalina Kulczar)

About David Byrne's American Utopia:

David Byrne’s American Utopia is the once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event that marks a major cultural milestone in the worlds of music and theatre. Innovative pop/rock icon David Byrne shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of 11 musical artists from around the globe, delivering a theatrical concert that’s as surprisingly poignant as it is supremely funky.

David Byrne
David Byrne
as Himself

From 4 Oct 2019

David Byrne
Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Patrick Catullo and Todomundo
Rob Sinclair
Pete Keppler
Annie-B Parson
Cast list:
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
Other info:
Music Direction by Karl Mansfield and Production Consultation by Alex Timbers
David Byrne's American Utopia Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 4, 2019
Opening date: 
October 20, 2019
January 19, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Hudson Theatre

139-141 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
Times Square - 42nd Street station

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Talking Heads singer/songwriter David Byrne has once again teamed up with his Here Lies Love collaborators choreographer Annie-B Parson and production consultant Alex Timbers to stage a theatrical concert, inspired by his #1 album "American Utopia". Having played a hugely successful international tour, with more than 150 dates in 27 countries over nine months in 2018, the show will head to Broadway this fall for a strictly limited engagement.