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American Utopia - 2020 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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David Byrne's American Utopia delivers "an experience unlike anything else" (Billboard) and marks a major cultural milestone in the worlds of music and theater. Innovative pop/rock icon David Byrne (Talking Heads, Here Lies Love) shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of 11 musical artists from around the globe.

Together with production consultant Alex Timbers and choreographer Annie-B Parson (his collaborators on Here Lies Love), Byrne and ensemble deliver "a marvel of staging and motion" (Chicago Tribune) that's as surprisingly poignant as it is supremely funky. Don't miss this "thought-provoking example of the power of live music" (Forbes).

American Utopia began as an album that David Byrne released on Nonesuch Records in March 2018. The recording was his first to reach number 1 on the Album Chart and was also his first to reach the Top Five on the Billboard 200 chart. The theatrical concert, which includes songs from American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career, played more than 150 dates in 27countries over nine months in 2018.


Running Time:

One hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission

Hudson Theatre (Broadway)

About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
141 W. 44th St.

Featured Reviews For American Utopia

Life-affirming isn't a term that should be thrown around casually, but it's the first one that came to mind as I left a performance of David Byrne's American Utopia that was interrupted by several spontaneous standing ovations-not to mention audience members dancing at their seats, with the titular singer/songwriter's encouragement.

BUSINESS BREAKING NEWS Broadway Review: ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Seeks Paradise, No Wires Attached - Deadline
Featuring songs from his chart-topping 2018 album that gives the show its title, American Utopia (in case you're wondering) also includes a crowd-pleasing selection of hits from his Talking Heads days, flawlessly performed by Byrne and an onstage ensemble of 11. In fine voice (if he's lost any range over the years, it's unnoticeable beneath an ear-catching blend of Bowie croon and Dylan whine), Byrne remains a constant traveler of his own rabbit holes, and it becomes our job and pleasure to keep up.



by Nicole Rosky - March 23, 2020
David Byrne's American Utopia, which is scheduled to return to Broadway in the fall, will be adapted in to a book, according to the Associated Press. Byrne will work with author and illustrator Maira Kalman, who also collaborated with him on the stage production.
by Stephi Wild - February 16, 2020
David Byrne's American Utopia is headed back to Broadway this fall!
by Stephi Wild - February 16, 2020
David Byrne's American Utopia plays its final Broadway performance tonight, February 16. Its limited run officially opened at the Hudson Theatre on October 20.
by A.A. Cristi - January 31, 2020
Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee is signed on to direct a filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show, David Byrne's American Utopia.
by Nicole Rosky - January 30, 2020
David Byrne, currently burning down the house on Broadway in David Byrne's American Utopia, was just honored with one of Sardi's legendary portraits. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special event below!
by Stage Tube - January 7, 2020
David Byrne stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night to talk about his show American Utopia. He shares with Meyers the surprises that have come with performing on Broadway and engaging with audiences.
by Stage Tube - January 5, 2020
David Byrne was featured on this morning's episode of CBS Sunday Morning. His Broadway show American Utopia was just one of many topics the performer covered.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 26, 2019
The critically acclaimed David Byrne's American Utopia has added three performances on Monday, December 30 at 8pm, Tuesday, February 4 at 8pm and Tuesday, February 11 at 8pm. The show opened to rave reviews on October 20 and must close Sunday, February 16 at the intimate Hudson Theatre on Broadway.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 20, 2019
Once in awhile, various things one has been working on for years have an opportunity to converge, separate strands meet, and it all falls into place. As if they'd always been meant to come together. When I recorded the songs for my American Utopia album, it occurred to me that they would be exciting to play livea?"and I realized that a lot of my older material would fit right in. I imagined a live showa?? I pictured a lot of drummers, a kind of drumline/samba school/second line, that would create the rhythms. I had this vision of how exciting that would be, both for me and for an audience. Now as I bring that vision to Broadway, I want you to join me!
by Stage Tube - November 20, 2019
On last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, David Byrne gives a special performance of 'Road to Nowhere' with the cast of the Broadway musical David Byrne's American Utopia for the audience.
by A.A. Cristi - November 7, 2019
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts Off-Center is excited to announce the world premiere immersive production, Theater of the Mind, coming to Denver in August 2020 co-created by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and writer Mala Gaonkar. 
by Stage Tube - October 23, 2019
Last night, David Byrne, who's show American Utopia is currently on Broadway, performed the song 'One Fine Day' with The Brooklyn Youth Chorus the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

American Utopia Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of American Utopia have their been?
American Utopia has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2020 and Broadway which opened in 2021.

What productions of American Utopia have their been?
American Utopia has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2020 and Broadway which opened in 2021.