Opens Sep 17 1h 40m
David Byrne's American Utopia
Midtown W
90

David Byrne's American Utopia NYC Reviews and Tickets

90%
(212 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
2%
Negative
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Members say
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

About the Show

A theatrical concert of David Byrne's iconic music.

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Member Reviews (212)

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Tedious, Overrated, Elementary choreography, Poor singing, Disappointing

See it if You love David Byrne's songs, because this is a concert of his existing music. And if you don't mind if the singing and choreo is subpar.

Don't see it if You were hoping for an original musical, like Here Lies Love or Joan of Arc. This is not a play or musical. There is no plot. Read more

Critic Reviews (18)

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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October 20th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

"David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ lacks plot, but wows audiences with great music"
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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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October 21st, 2019

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

"Evoking nostalgia with an eye to the future in ‘American Utopia’"
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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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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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