David Byrne News

Date of Birth: May 14, 1952 (64)
Birth Place: Dumbarton, Dunbarstonshire, SCOTLAND
Gender: Male
Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Devendra Banhart to Make South Florida Concert Debut at North Beach BandshellDevendra Banhart to Make South Florida Concert Debut at North Beach Bandshell
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Alt-folk icon Devendra Banhart makes his South Florida concert debut on Saturday Febraury 25th at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach in support of his new release, Ape in Pink Marble, on Nonesuch Records. Tickets have just gone on sale, and are selling quickly. (more...)

Steve Sandberg and Rev. Yolanda to Bring A MAGICAL MUSICAL EVENING to The Metropolitan RoomSteve Sandberg and Rev. Yolanda to Bring A MAGICAL MUSICAL EVENING to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Join three-time Emmy nominated composer, Steve Sandberg, and two-time MAC Award winner and Blues Hall of Fame winner Rev. Yolanda as they co-create a Magical Musical Evening together (actually its at 1pm in the afternoon). (more...)

Lost Watch Presents FLEW THE COOP at New Diorama TheatreLost Watch Presents FLEW THE COOP at New Diorama Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Lost Watch, the pioneering international theatre company behind Goodstock - which rocked the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with its unflinching, truthful and unapologetically humorous account of what it's like to be genetically susceptible to breast cancer - return to New Diorama Theatre this February to bring one of World War Two's most extraordinary stories to the stage in a brand new show: Flew The Coop. (more...)

How is HAMILTON Revenue Helping the Public Theater? Oskar Eustis ExplainsHow is HAMILTON Revenue Helping the Public Theater? Oskar Eustis Explains
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

In a recent interview with News Chief, Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis explains that he has a different economic philosophy from the Public's founder Joe Papp. The non-profit has a 10% stake in mega-hit Hamilton, though only a small portion goes into the theatre's operating budget. Noting that the Hamilton revenue 'won't be around forever,' he explains that only $250,000 goes into the Public's operating budget an the rest is placed in cash reserves for 'artistic programs, acquisition of space, raising payments for artists.' (more...)

Hollywood Improv Presents Oakland Fire Benefit Show 12/23Hollywood Improv Presents Oakland Fire Benefit Show 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

In the wake of the tragic Ghostship fire in Oakland, the Hollywood Improv hosts a night of comedy and music to raise funds for the impacted community. This fund (https://www.youcaring.com/ourcommunityaffectedbytheoaklandghostshipfire-715087) is for friends and chosen family that don't qualify for Red Cross funds but have immediate grieving-related work and housing issues.  (more...)

Alex Timbers In Talks to Helm Disney's CRUELLA, Starring Emma StoneAlex Timbers In Talks to Helm Disney's CRUELLA, Starring Emma Stone
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Broadway director Alex Timbers is currently in talks to helm the live-action film CRUELLA for Walt Disney Studios. (more...)

Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! Enters Final Week Off-BroadwayJonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! Enters Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

This is the final week to see Keen Company's acclaimed new production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM! After a historic (for Keen Company!) 11-week run, Tick, Tick...BOOM! will play its final performance this Sunday, December 18th. (more...)

CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE Announces Second and Final Sydney Performance 30/1/2017CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE Announces Second and Final Sydney Performance 30/1/2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

There is only one David Bowie celebration concert you really need to see.  Just one. This one! And thanks to the huge response to the pre sale, Celebrating David Bowie have announced a 2nd and final chance to see this amazing show at the Sydney Opera House on Monday, 30 January, 2017 with tickets on sale NOW. (more...)

String Quartet ETHEL Sets Winter/Spring 2017 Season with Stops at National Sawdust and MoreString Quartet ETHEL Sets Winter/Spring 2017 Season with Stops at National Sawdust and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

ETHEL, the musically omnivorous string quartet The New York Times has described as "indefatigable and eclectic" and The Village Voice called "a genre unto itself," announces its upcoming winter/spring 2017 season, building on the group's artistry and collaborative vision. (more...)

Rowee. AKA Leonardo Gonnelli. Disguise EP Out 1/27Rowee. AKA Leonardo Gonnelli. Disguise EP Out 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The beginning of 2017 sees the debut of Rowee in the electronic music scene as the new alias of prolific Italian DJ and producer Leonardo Gonnelli. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for HERE LIES LOVE Next Spring at Seattle RepTickets on Sale for HERE LIES LOVE Next Spring at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Single tickets are now on sale for Seattle Rep's highly anticipated production of David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim's epic HERE LIES LOVE, running April 7-May 28, 2017. (more...)

Celebrating David Bowie Tour Announces Sydney Show!Celebrating David Bowie Tour Announces Sydney Show!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

To honour David Bowie's 70th birthday, Bowie band members, friends and an ensemble of top recording and touring musicians from around the world are getting together for a one-time only series of global concerts, called Celebrating David Bowie.  (more...)

RICKY WHITTINGTON to Feature Cameos from Richard Gadd, Adam Riches, Katy Wix & Will AndrewsRICKY WHITTINGTON to Feature Cameos from Richard Gadd, Adam Riches, Katy Wix & Will Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Edinburgh Comedy award winner Richard Gadd will be the first in a stellar line of performers to make guest appearances in a mystery rotating role in Ricky Whittington. (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld's IRON & COAL Gets U.S. Premiere at National SawdustJeremy Schonfeld's IRON & COAL Gets U.S. Premiere at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

For one night only, singer/songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld's Iron & Coal will make its U.S. debut at Brooklyn's National Sawdust. The original concept album will be presented in concert with vibrant multimedia content on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust (80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249). (more...)

NBC Ratings: Lin-Manuel Miranda's SNL Episode Brings Highest Rebroadcast Ratings Since FebruaryNBC Ratings: Lin-Manuel Miranda's SNL Episode Brings Highest Rebroadcast Ratings Since February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

The Nov. 26 'Saturday Night Live' rebroadcast, with host Lin-Manuel Miranda and musical guest Twenty One Pilots, averaged a 2.8 rating, 7 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.2/6 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. (more...)

A.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINA.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the cancellation of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love,originally scheduled to close A.C.T.'s 2016-17 season. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Summer of Love in San Francisco-coinciding with A.C.T.'s 50th anniversary-A.C.T. will now present the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin.  (more...)

Cheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum LineupCheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Two NEW@GRAHAM ProductionMartha Graham Dance Company Two NEW@GRAHAM Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

NEW@Graham offers audiences an inside look at the creative process of new works commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company.  (more...)

Devendra Banhart to Play Boulder Theater This WinterDevendra Banhart to Play Boulder Theater This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Devendra Banhart will perform at Boulder Theater on Friday, February 3, 2017.  (more...)

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