David Byrne News

Date Of Birth:
May 14, 1952 (62)
Birth Place:
Dumbarton, Dunbarstonshire, SCOTLAND
Gender:
Male
Rufus Wainwright to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. In his Best of Rufus Wainwright concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, October 19, at 8 p.m., he'll bring together a variety of genres including, pop, opera, baroque, rock, classical and ragtime into his own unique style. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Coming to Sydney, Australia in May 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

New York's smash hit musical Here Lies Love, which continues its open-end engagement at the Public Theater and is traveling across the pond this month with a London production opening at the Dorfman Theatre, is now set to go Down Under with an Australian production set to premiere in May 2015. (more...)

Remix Edition of HERE LIES LOVE Cast Recording to Benefit Philippines Charity
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Todomundo! is set to release The Remix Collection from Here Lies Love, featuring reimaginings of the music from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's off-Broadway hit, on September 30, preorder it today here. A collection of 14 tracks remixed by Matt Stine and Justin Levine, all proceeds will be donated to Gawad Kalinga, a charity dedicated to typhoon relief and ending poverty in the Philippines for 5 million families by 2024. The album will be available at Here Lies Love performances at The Public Theater in New York and Dorfman Theater in London as well as via the Here Lies Love website, DavidByrne.com and other outlets. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at String Quartet ETHEL at Denison University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University announces the launch of its first Ensemble-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Vail Series. The Ensemble-in-Residence program will engage the entire campus and the greater community in an exploration of music and other academic disciplines. The program will host the renowned string quartet ETHEL for the 2014-2015 academic year. (more...)

Scott Thompson, Roseanna Vitro, Michael Shannon and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, September 17 through the 28th. Details below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of HERE LIES LOVE at the Public Theater!
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2014

Here Lies Love, the smash hit off-Broadway musical at The Public Theater, played a critically raved-about, sold-out run last year at the same space, which was extended by popular demand four times. Under the direction of Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love was conceived by David Byrne, and features lyrics by Byrne, music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. In the behind the scenes video below, NBC4's Gus Rosendale goes backstage at the hit musical to chat with some of the stars and get a sneak peek! (more...)

The Public's HERE LIES LOVE Sets New Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Here Lies Love, the smash hit off-Broadway musical at The Public Theater has announced that rush tickets are available for all performances. A limited number of $40 day-of-performance rush tickets will be available at The Public's Box Office (425 Lafayette Street, NYC) one hour before every performance. The Fall performance schedule is as follows: Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm, Fridays at 7 pm and 10:30 (the Late Night Disco!) and Saturdays at 5 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets subject to availability, and the offer is good for two tickets per person, cash or credit cards. For more info and tickets to Here Lies Love, please visit http://www.herelieslove.com/. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Launch Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

This season, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato curates a multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series that showcases her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents, ranging from programs that include familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to works by Jake Heggie written expressly for her. Her series kicks off on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. as she sings the title role in a concert performance of Handel's Alcina alongside Harry Bicket and The English Concert. (more...)

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to Launch Six-Event Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter--widely recognized as a champion of new music as well as for her commitment to artistic excellence, dedication to the growth of classical music, and for her support of young artists--presents a six-concert Carnegie Hall Perspectives series throughout the 2014-2015 season, demonstrating all of her core artistic interests. Ms. Mutter champions 20th- and 21st-century violin repertoire throughout her series, including contemporary works written for her by Sebastian Currier, Norbert Moret, and Andre Previn. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Sets New Fall Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, directed by Alex Timbers begins Friday late night performances on Friday, September 12 at 10:30 p.m. at the Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, NYC). In addition to the late night performances, there will also be 7:00 p.m. performances on Fridays. This replaces the current Summer Friday schedule of 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. performances which play until Friday, September 5. (more...)

The Public Theatre Presents Free Production of A WINTER'S TALE and More in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

Featuring Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community partner organizations, and special guests, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will explode with authentic performances that come together to tell Shakespeare's beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal for just three nights at the Delacorte in Central Park. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HERE LIES LOVE Holds Filipino Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 30, 2014

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's immersive musical HERE LIES LOVE, which has returned to The Public Theatre (425 Lafayette St.), after enjoying four extended runs last year, recently staged a special performance for predominantly Filipino audiences--another special performance is set October, in celebration of Filipino American History Month. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: UK & NYC Casts of HERE LIES LOVE Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The UK and New York casts of Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at the Public Theatre, challenged each other to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The London cast, currently in rehearsal, welcomed Mr. Byrne in their video. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Visits The Public's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at the Public Theatre played host to a very special guest over the weekend. Travelling from Washington, DC, Jose L. Cuisia, Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. and his wife, Maria Victoria caught the hit show about the life and times of Imelda Marcos and raved about it to the cast backstage after the performance. (more...)

Big Dance Theater to Return to BAM with U.S. Debut of ALAN SMITHEE DIRECTED THIS PLAY, 9/30-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Alan Smithee Directed This Play from Big Dance Theater comes to BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton Street), running September 30-October 4, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joel Grey, Dule Hill, Rachel York & More Visit The Public's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Summer Friday performances at 'Here Lies Love' at the Public Theatre always brings out some special VIP's and last week was no exception. Catching the hit David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical were Joel Grey, Dule Hill, Rachel York and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts all getting together with the cast for some post show celebrating. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Real Housewife' Countess Luann de Lesseps Visits HERE LIES LOVE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Real Housewives of New York star Countess Luann de Lesseps was on the town catching the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim hit musical Here Lies Love at the Public Theatre . She loved the show and was dancing along with the audience and leading the standing ovation at curtain call. Backstage after the show she met the cast, most of whom are her fans and fans of the Bravo reality series. Check out a look back at her visit below! (more...)

Cynthia Nixon, Alison Bechdel, F. Murray Abraham & More Set for Public Theater's 2014 Fall Forum Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Public Theater announced the 2014 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Celebrating its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

Jose Llana Discusses HERE LIES LOVE & Career Beginnings
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2014

Popular Broadway performer Jose Llana discusses his participation in the hit Off-Broadway environmental musical HERE LIES LOVE as well as his beginnings in the theatre as part of a new interview. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pia Zadora Visits HERE LIES LOVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Last Friday, as part of Summer Fridays at Here Lies Love, Pia Zadora stopped by to see the show and hang out with the cast on her day off from her show at the Metropolitan Room, Pia Reloaded. Check out photos of Pia with the cast below! (more...)

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