Pop and rock star David Byrne is bringing his show, “American Utopia” to Broadway this fall.
The show will play the Hudson Theatre from Oct. 4, 2019 through Jan. 19. The official opening night is set for Oct. 20.
Before coming to Broadway, the show will play 18 performances at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, from Sept. 11, 2019 through Sept. 28.
“As I was recording the songs for my ‘American Utopia’ album it occurred to me that they would be exciting to play live, and I realized that a lot of my older material would fit right in. I imagined a live show. I pictured a lot of drummers, a kind of drum line/samba school/second line that would create the rhythms,” Byrne said in the press release.
Bryne took the “American Utopia” show on tour around the world last year.
Alex Timbers is the production consultant, with choreography and musical staging by Annie-B Parson. The design team includes Rob Sinclair on lighting and Pete Keppler on sound.
The show will feature David Byrne, who is the former lead singer of the Talking Heads, 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.
The show is produced by Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Patrick Catullo and Todomundo, with Hal Luftig, Jonathan Reinis, Shira Friedman, Annapurna Theatre, Elizabeth Armstrong, Steve Traxler, Thomas Laub, Steve Rosenthal, Erica Schwartz, Matt Picheny, Len Blavatnik, Nonesuch Records, Warner Chappell Music and Ambassador Theatre Group. Allan Williams will serve as executive producer.