David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ is Coming to Broadway
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David Byrne‘s highly theatrical stage shows would have made sense on Broadway at any point in his career, it just took a few decades for him to realize it. The Talking Heads frontman and influential solo act is bringing his current American Utopia concert and stage show to Broadway for a run this fall.
American Utopia will take over the Hudson Theatre on October 20 and run all the way through January 19 of 2020. Early-birds can catch previews starting on October 4.
People who can’t wait quite that long can head to Boston in September. The show that features Byrne songs, selections from his latest album and a few Talking Heads cuts will run at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre from September 11 to September 28.
Byrne explained how he realized Utopia was perfect for Broadway in an essay on his website:
“Because of how theatrical the show is, others started telling me ‘this needs to go to Broadway.’ Why not? But what did that mean? Parked in a beautiful Broadway theater we can perfect the sound, the lights, the movement… I thought to myself that this new context might be good- it might bring out the narrative arc a little bit more, to make it just a little more explicit.”
David Byrne American Utopia Dates 2019
9/11/19 – 9/28/19 – Boston, MA @ Emerson Colonial Theatre
10/20/19 – 1/19/20 – New York City, NY @ Hudson Theatre
David Byrne Tickets
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David Byrne American Utopia Setlist
3. I Zimbra
4. Slippery People
5. I Should Watch TV
6. Dog’s Mind
7. Everybody’s Coming to My House
8. This Must Be the Play (Naive Melody)
9. Once in a Lifetime
10. Doing the Right Thing
11. Toe Jam
12. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
13. I Dance Like This
15. Every Day is a Miracle
16. Like Humans Do
18. Burning Down the House
19. Road to Nowhere
20. The Great Curve
21. Hell You Talmbout