David Byrne

Birth Place: Dumbarton, Dunbarstonshire, SCOTLAND

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Broadway: American Utopia (2019). Byrne works in a variety of mediums. Born in Dumbarton, Scotland, he grew up in North America and was educated at art schools in Maryland and Rhode Island. Since leaving the Talking Heads, the band he co-founded in the 1970s, Byrne has released nine solo albums, most recently American Utopia (2018). Byrne has been honored with an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy awards, along with Obie, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and the Theatre World awards for Here Lies Love.

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Lea Salonga Will Embark on a New UK Tour in 2024

Musical theatre royalty and official Disney Legend, Lea Salonga is bringing her extraordinary talent back to the UK with new tour Stage, Screen & Everything In Between.

Award Winning Lea Salonga Returns With Dazzling New Tour

Lea will launch the tour with her first return to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane – the iconic venue where she made her name as the original Miss Saigon 35 years ago – ahead of bringing her spine-tingling vocals to the Festival Theatre on Sunday June 30.

Quips, Quirks And Chaos Abound In The Company Theatre's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

'The Man Who Came to Dinner' at The Company Theatre promises laughs, chaos, and unforgettable moments. Join the cast of quirky characters as they navigate the hilarious consequences of hosting the sharp-witted Sheridan Whiteside. Get your tickets now!

2023 Idea Awards For Theatre To Be Presented To Beth Henley, Jesse Jae Hoon, Brandy, Hoang Collier, Clare Fuyuko Bierman, Erika Ji & Grace Mclean

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2023 Idea Awards for Theatre; three categories of grants awarded to adventurous new voices in playwriting and musical theatre, as well the visionary playwrights who have inspired and blazed trails before them.

Alice Russell Marks Her Return With Self-Reflective Single 'Rain'

Much-loved British soulstress Alice Russell returns with a new, self-reflective single, “Rain” (release date: Thurs 30th Nov). Written and produced alongside long-time collaborator TM Juke, “Rain” is the first offering of new music from the iconic singer in over a decade and is one of her most personal songs to date.

Massey Hall to Present Choir! Choir! Choir! Epic 80s Sing-Along

Massey Hall will welcome back Choir! Choir! Choir! to the legendary Allan Slaight Stage onFriday, April 12, 2024 with THE EPIC 80S SING-ALONG! 

Erika Henningsen, Kyle Selig & More to be Featured in Theatre Aspen 2023 Holiday Events

Theatre Aspen will present the return of their celebrated cabaret series for its third year. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: The Cast of HERE LIES LOVE Takes Final Broadway Bows

Here Lies Love played its final Broadway performance yesterday, November 26, 2023, after 33 previews and 149 regular performances at the Broadway Theatre. Check out video of the cast taking their final bows here!

Listen: Liam Forde Releases New Single 'The Holiday Season'

BALLYHOO MUSIC has released a special seasonal single from acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde, “The Holiday Season,” available on all digital and streaming formats now.

ALA.NI Releases 'Christmas Vol. 2' EP

Bringing a grandeur to the smoky, lovelorn traditions of a torch singer, ALA.NI’s previous albums - her debut You & I and the entirely a capella ACCA - have earned a wealth of international acclaim, as well as high profile fans and collaborators such as David Lynch, David Byrne, Iggy Pop, Lakeith Stanfield and Jean Baptiste-Mondino

Broadway Buying Guide: November 20, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 20, 2023.

SF Sketchfest Unveils Lineup for 2024 Comedy Festival Featuring More Than 200 Shows

SF Sketchfest has revealed the initial lineup for the 2024 Comedy Festival in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale on November 19.

Videos: HERE LIES LOVE Cast Performs Three 'Unplugged' Songs From the Musical

Three new videos have been released featuring 'unplugged' versions of songs from the Broadway musical Here Lies Love. The videos feature the songs 'Eleven Days', 'Here Lies Love', and 'Sugartime Baby'.

Michael Imperioli Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Emmy & SAG Award winner Michael Imperioli will make his Broadway debut opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. We have all the details on when the play will arrive, which theatre it will play, and more!

HERE LIES LOVE Plays Final Broadway Performance

Here Lies Love will play its final Broadway performance November 26, 2023, after 33 previews and 149 regular performances at the Broadway Theatre.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 13, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 13, 2023.

Video: The Teen Critcs Fall In Love with HERE LIES LOVE

In this video, find out what our Teen Critics had to say about Here Lies Love, which runs through November 26 at the Broadway Theatre.

Sinkane Returns With New Single 'Everything Is Everything'

Sudanese-American musician Sinkane releases his new single “Everything is Everything,” launching a new era of exciting global music. Released via City Slang, “Everything Is Everything” is the first original Sinkane track since the release of the last album Dépaysé in 2019. Watch the new music video now!

Review: BRENDA'S GOT A BABY, New Diorama Theatre

Nouveau Riche and Jessica Hagan reunite after Queens of Sheba for a new comedy that explores the absurd pressures thrust upon women by society. A bad breakup and her family’s constant comparisons to her happily wedded younger sister push Ama to look into having a baby on her own. It’s nothing short of an odyssey. There’s plenty to like in Hagan’s writing, but this play is, unfortunately, incohesive and inconclusive. 

HERE LIES LOVE Announces Broadway Closing Date

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Here Lies Love will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, November 26, following 33 previews and 149 regular performances.


David Byrne has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

David Byrne has not appeared in the West End

David Byrne has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include Special Citations at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "American Utopia," Outstanding Achievement in Music at the Olivier Awards for "Here Lies Love," Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "Here Lies Love," and Music And Lyrics at the Obie Awards for "Here Lies Love."

David Byrne has won several awards for his work in the theater. He received Special Citations from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for the shows American Utopia. He also won the Music And Lyrics award at the Obie Awards for his work on Here Lies Love. These accolades recognize his talent and contribution to the Broadway community.

David Byrne has written 4 shows including The Catherine Wheel (Composer/Lyricist), Here Lies Love (Lyricist), Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (Book, Music, and Lyrics), American Utopia (Music, Lyrics).

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