David Byrne's American Utopia
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David Byrne's American Utopia
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David Byrne's American Utopia NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

A theatrical concert of David Byrne's iconic music.

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Member Reviews (216)

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Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Way more than a concert, more musical experience with wonderful lighting and staging. One of years best! Loved it.

Don't see it if Even if you don’t know or like Bryne’s music, it’s worth seeing for the musicianship.

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Must see, Great staging, Refreshing, Life-affirming, Creative

See it if ur a Byrne fan (or even if ur not) & want to see a joyful celebration of world music & universal harmony in an inventively-staged concert.

Don't see it if ur looking for a traditional Bway show with a plot, narrative, characters, etc. [Otherwise... just see this much-needed festival of life.] Read more

Critic Reviews (18)

The New York Times
October 20th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "‘American Utopia’ Is David Byrne’s Neighborhood: This jubilant production, choreographed by Annie-B Parson, transforms an icon of alienation into a cosmically cozy senior statesman."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 20th, 2019

"There Is a Party, Everyone Is There: David Byrne’s 'American Utopia' on Broadway"
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 20th, 2019

"Byrne and a company of 11 musicians, singers and dancers are burning down the house in the Broadway residency of the former Talking Heads frontman's knockout theatrical concert."
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Variety
October 20th, 2019

"David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Is a Stunning – and Surprisingly Political – Tour de Force"
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The Observer
October 20th, 2019

"A hermetic yet loose-jointed amalgam of dance, concert, and TED Talk, the sweet, quirky piece comes across as David Byrne's literal brainchild."
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Deadline
October 20th, 2019

"‘David Byrne’s 'American Utopia’ Seeks Paradise, No Wires Attached"
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The Washington Post
October 20th, 2019

"David Byrne brings his entertaining brain to Broadway in ‘American Utopia,’ and it’s totally dope"
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New York Daily News
October 20th, 2019

"In optimistic ‘American Utopia,’ David Byrne offers up reasons to be cheerful"
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AM New York
October 22nd, 2019

"David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ lacks plot, but wows audiences with great music"
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Theatermania
October 20th, 2019

"David Byrne's 'American Utopia' Is a Musical Joy Machine on Broadway: The Talking Heads front man comes to Broadway for an extended concert run."
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BroadwayWorld
October 21st, 2019

"DAVID BYRNE'S 'AMERICAN UTOPIA,' A Call To Reject Complacency"
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Talkin' Broadway
October 20th, 2019

"This is no eardrum-shattering, pyrotechnics-filled spectacle. It's just an audience-friendly performer surrounded by a gifted group of musicians, singers, and dancers."
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New York Stage Review
October 20th, 2019

4/5 Stars "A choice gallery of thoughtful songs given a classy staging and headlined by a charismatic star, the exhilarating American Utopia will please David Byrne fans and probably win him plenty of new ones."
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New York Stage Review
October 20th, 2019

5/5 Stars "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."
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Theater News Online
October 25th, 2019

"David Byrne leads a trio of works (including 'Soft Power' and 'Scotland, PA') that reflect on the state of the union."
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Broadway News
October 20th, 2019

"Evoking nostalgia with an eye to the future in ‘American Utopia’"
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Broadway Blog
November 13th, 2019

"Are you a David Byrne fan? It doesn't matter. The iconic singer-songwriter's new Broadway show gives new meaning to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' with a nod toward cautionary optimism."
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C
October 20th, 2019

"Downtown stalwart Annie-B Parson has inventively choreographed and staged this once-in-a-lifetime show to a fare-thee-well, creating museum-worthy pictures which brings these songs to life in a way no one has done before."
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