Following a sold-out world tour and a hit Broadway run, David Byrne's theatrical concert returns to the intimate Hudson Theatre for 17 weeks only. More…
In "American Utopia," innovative pop/rock icon David Byrne (Talking Heads, "Here Lies Love") shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of 11 musical artists from around the globe. The production also boasts Byrne's "Here Lies Love" collaborators: choreographer Annie-B Parson and production consultant Alex Timbers.
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.
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.]
See it if you're a fan of Byrne or Talking Heads, enjoy constant motion of musicians dancing while playing, creative choreography, edgy music
Don't see it if not a fan of Byrne & his music, want a plot not subtle political commentary, don't like talk of peace and hope, not a fan of loud percussion
See it if Inexplicably transcendent concert residency:A revival meeting matches pop/world willing Scot ringmaster with his effusive fervent stan base.
Don't see it if Dirty bare feet may be a choice, but it doesn't make it athletic ballet. Believes in change, or in leading the pack to (political) change.
See it if You’d love to see a fun concert with a fully-realized theatrical staging that exemplifies the central musician & his message perfectly.
Don't see it if You have an intense dislike for Byrne’s music, with its intensive percussion and his [generally] off-pitch singing.
See it if you enjoy an evening full of talent, creativity, great singing, choreography; good to see DB seeming so happy and comfortable with himself.
Don't see it if you're expecting a Broadway play or don't like DB - no other reason; so well produced, involving, you can feel the love from the stage.
See it if looking for a unique theater experience that is less than a play but much more than a concert, brilliantly performed with heart & humanity.
Don't see it if looking for traditional b'way fare; want more than a monochromatic set (tho there are layers of color in what is said & sung).
See it if Yes a concert - but very theatrical with its incredible dancing, lighting, & effective set (altho. minimalist) with dense chain hanging*
Don't see it if You want spoken dialogue. A few words of wisdom & interesting thoughts from Byrne but the dialogue is really one of movement between the**
See it if A beautifully crafted stage show of Byrne’s oeuvre that will have you on your feet. Don’t know the songs? Still infectiously joyous.
Don't see it if I didn’t know the songs, so the title still bemuses & the show was a tad long, but the production’s energy & talent is inspired.
See it if familiar with David Byrne’s canon or not; if an admirer of talented musicians and relish art as unifying, you’ll appreciate American Utopia.
Don't see it if you aren’t familiar with Byrne’s work, seeking a “story”-driven show, or expecting a traditional musical with elaborate sets and props.
See it if You love DB, appreciate his music, world outlook, focus on perfection of performance. The staging, so simple and complex, 1 costume for all
Don't see it if Obviously, you dislike DB. Do not like his politics Think banning immigration a good idea Don't believe in climate change Want amazing scene
See it if You are a Byrne or Talking Heads fan. Need an uplifting night. Enjoy a creative feast of music, movement , and design. ❤ concerts & theatre.
Don't see it if Are looking for a traditional play or linear storyline. Don't like Byrne or music of the Talking Heads.
Also A terrific, inspiring, positive experience!
See it if you like David Byrne, Talking Heads, or great concerts. Byrne's performance is engaging and dynamic, but Parson and Giarmo deserve praise.
Don't see it if It's a literal weird to me this is listed as "theatre". This is a concert. An excellently choreographed one, but don't expect anything else.
See it if Concert, musical...call it what you want: it’s great. Delving in DB’s on his road to somewhere. Incredible talent.
Don't see it if Not a traditional musical.
See it if to get a peek into the creative mind of David Byrne. If you like stylized concerts with interesting staging & choreography. Unique and fun.
Don't see it if you want something with a plot. If you actively dislike Byrne's music--you don't need to be familiar with his work to enjoy this.
See it if A cabaret-performance-movement (Annie-B Parsons) concert tour through Talking Heads/David Byrne catalog with great joy and effervescence
Don't see it if One could not be a fan of the music catalog or be annoyed by the person(s) in front of them standing up and dancing (which is encouraged)
See it if you want to have fun! Beautifully lit, staged, directed, & performed. I loved the movement. Song choices were great. Everyone should see it!
Don't see it if you don't care to see what is mostly a concert. But it is so joyful and so beautifully performed, you should give it a chance.
See it if The staging on this was was fabulous. The music, singing and energy was great too. More a musical concert than a musical, but outstanding
Don't see it if You dont like David Byrne's music, or if you want to see a serious play
See it if You're a fan of David Byrne of Talking Heads. His music is rhythmic and original. The ensemble of percussionists & guitar talent is awesome.
Don't see it if You don't like David Byrne's music or his production style. There's no story, just musical performances. Choreography is minimal.