David Byrne Announces New Dates ‘American Utopia’ [Dates & Ticket Info]
The Broadway musical American Utopia from former Talking Heads front man, David Byrne, has announced new dates for a second run at the Hudson Theater at the end of the year.
The show is set to run for 17 weeks, from September 18, 2020 through January 17, 2021. It had just ended its first run at the Hudson on February 16, after 121 performances.
We think that once in a lifetime just isn’t enough… Broadway, we’re not done yet! #AmericanUtopia returns to the intimate @hudsonbway this fall for 17 weeks ONLY! Performances begin September 18 and tickets are on sale NOW. 🧠 https://t.co/Jxz6HIeNkO pic.twitter.com/m4LYso0zb1
— David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway (@americanutopia) February 16, 2020
The show is based on Byrne’s newest album, also called American Utopia. The musical features some of the Talking Heads’ classic songs, while also showing off some of Byrne’s solo work. Byrne stars in the musical backed by an 11-member band and ensemble that dance, act, and play different instruments.
Byrne and the cast will appear on Saturday Night Live on February 29.
“We’re going to take you on a whole journey that’s not just a bunch of songs and you’re gonna have a party, but actually you’re gonna be at different place emotionally and intellectually or whatever by the end,” Byrne told CBS Sunday Morning.
The musical is also set to be turned into a film directed by Spike Lee, which will reportedly be released in conjunction with the show’s reopening in the fall.
You can learn more about the show and purchase tickets here.