Qu'est-ce que c'est? David Byrne Introduces the Cast of Broadway's American Utopia
Byrne's new theater piece plays Boston before heading to Broadway.
Following a yearlong international tour, David Byrne's American Utopia is coming to Broadway's Hudson Theatre, October 4-January 19. Performances kick off at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre September 11-28.
American Utopia began as an album that David Byrne released on Nonesuch Records in March 2018. The recording was his first to reach No. 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 27 countries over nine months in 2018.
American Utopia features David Byrne with Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stephane San Juan, Angie Swan, and Bobby Wooten III. Choreography and musical staging is by Annie-B Parson. Alex Timbers serves as production consultant.
The design team includes Rob Sinclair (lighting) and Pete Keppler (sound). Karl Mansfield is musical director.