|DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Return to Broadway in September 2021|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 03:42 pm EDT 10/14/20|
|David Byrne's American Utopia
Returns to Broadway
"A flat-out masterpiece."
"Carries the energy of a religious revival."
"Still the best musical experience on the planet."
New Musical Express
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
David Byrne's American Utopia will return to the live stage on Broadway in the fall of 2021 at a theatre to be announced. Performances will begin on Friday, September 17, 2021.
Tickets are on sale now at www.americanutopiabroadway.com.
Academy Award®-winning director Spike Lee's acclaimed filmed version of David Byrne's American Utopia premieres on HBO this Saturday, October 17. Since making its world premiere opening the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, the film has been called "a life-affirming, euphoria-producing, soul-energizing sing-along protest film that's asking us to rise up against our own complacency" (IndieWire) and "an all-time-great concert film" (Vanity Fair). The A.V. Club said, "David Byrne and Spike Lee found the spectacle in the performers simply performing."
"With the launch of the American Utopia movie, people have been asking me when they can get tickets to see the show back on Broadway," said David Byrne.
"We are in the final stages of finalizing a theater which we will be able to announce soon. In the meantime, you can go ahead and book tickets for next year."
"We all need things to look forward to at this time. I can't wait to get back on stage, live, in person with my fellow band members to perform for audiences in person. I realize now, more than ever, how much I miss performing this show with the band in front of a live Broadway audience."
In American Utopia, Talking Heads superstar David Byrne is joined by 11 diverse musicians from around the globe in a "knockout theatrical concert, honoring the pleasures of music, dance and song as collective celebration" (The Hollywood Reporter). Featuring "altogether astonishing choreography by Annie-B Parson" (The New York Times), with Tony-nominated Alex Timbers (director of Moulin Rouge!) serving as production consultant, it's "an artistically stunning tour de force" (Variety) brimming with "total, buoyant joy" (New York Magazine). Christine Amanpour said, "It's all about hope and connection between people. And it rocks."
Nonesuch released the cast album for David Byrne's American Utopia, with music and lyrics by David Byrne; it is available via the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and other digital service providers. The two-CD version and a vinyl edition are also now available.
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, Stéphane San Juan, Angie Swan and Bobby Wooten III.
The design team includes Rob Sinclair (lighting) and Pete Keppler (sound). Karl Mansfield and Mauro Refosco are Musical Directors. Choreography and Musical Staging is by Annie-B Parson. Alex Timbers serves as Production Consultant.
David Byrne's American Utopia is produced by Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Patrick Catullo and Todomundo with Hal Luftig, Jonathan Reinis, Shira Friedman, Annapurna Theatre, Elizabeth Armstrong, Steve Traxler, Thomas Laub, Steve Rosenthal, Erica Schwartz, Matt Picheny, Len Blavatnik, Nonesuch Records, Warner Chappell Music and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions. Allan Williams serves as Executive Producer.
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