As Broadway gets back on its feet following an 18-month hiatus, David Byrne is preparing to reopen his American Utopia stage show this Sunday, October 17th at the St. James Theatre at 246 West 44th Street. In anticipation of the reopening, the show has shared a new gallery of production photos.
American Utopia features David Byrne with returning band members 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 company standbys are Renée Albulario, Alena Ciera, Chris Eddleton, Evan Frierson, Abe Nouri, and Natalie Tenenbaum.
The American Utopia concept has snowballed considerably over time. Beginning as a 2018 studio album, the material and concept were conceived for a massive tour to a massive tour. The universally-acclaimed America Utopia tour was eventually extrapolated with a theatrical run on Broadway, a concert film on HBO Max, and a live EP appropriately dubbed The Best Live Show of All Time.
Tickets and a schedule of performances of David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway are available here. A limited number of $44 seats for each performance will be sold via a digital lottery random drawing powered by Lucky Seat. Enter and find more information here.
In other David Byrne news, the Talking Heads frontman is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s new “Musicians on Musicians” issue. Check out his conversation with global pop hitmaker Lorde below and read the cover story here.
Lorde & David Byrne In Conversation – Musicians on Musicians – Rolling Stone
Scroll down to check out a gallery of new production photos ahead of the show’s reopening.