The production will play a pre-Broadway stint at Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston in September before heading to New York in October.
Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is taking his American Utopia show to Broadway. Byrne’s international American Utopia tour kicked off in last year in New Jersey and will be slightly reimagined for the theater with help from Alex Timbers and choreographer Annie-B Parson.
“Because of how theatrical the show is, others started telling me, ‘This needs to go to Broadway,’” Byrne said in a letter on his website. “Parked in a beautiful Broadway theater, we can perfect the sound, the lights, the movement -- we don’t have to adapt to a new place every night! It was an exciting challenge.”
The Broadway production titled after Bryne’s seventh solo studio album American Utopia, will take up residency at the 1,500-capacity Hudson Theatre for 16 weeks. The limited engagement will begin Oct. 4 and run through Jan. 19, 2020.