David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Returns To Broadway In September

The Talking Heads frontman will be backed by the same 11 musicians who participated in the musical's original run.

By Scott Bernstein Jun 17, 2021 8:49 am PDT

David Byrne‘s American Utopia heads back to Broadway this September for a run at the St. James Theatre. The musical from the Talking Heads’ frontman relaunches on Friday, September 17.

Byrne assembled the same lineup for the musical’s original run featuring Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stéphane San Juan, Angie Swan and Bobby Wooten III. David Byrne’s American Utopia ended its previous run on February 16, 2020. The show was set to return to Broadway in September of 2020 but that plan was canceled due to the pandemic.

David Byrne shared the following about the relaunch:

It is with great pleasure that finally, after a year+ like no other, I can announce that our show is coming back to Broadway. You who kept the faith, who held on to your tickets, well, you knew this would happen eventually! September 17 – remount previews begin. We’re moving to the St. James Theatre – just down 44th Street from the Hudson, where we were before. The stage is a little wider and the capacity is a little bigger – I guess we did alright! Seriously, New York is back, and given all we’ve witnessed, felt and experienced, it is obvious to me that no one wants to go back to a world with EVERYTHING the way it was – we have an opportunity for a new world here. See you there.

Mansfield and Refosco will serve as Musical Directors. Tickets are on sale now via Seatgeek.

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