David Byrne announced the definitive extension of its American utopia Broadway show in New York, NY St. James Theater. The long-running stage show will host its final event on Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
David Byrne’s American Utopia originally hit Broadway Hudson Theater in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced an 18-month shutdown. Upon his return on October 17, 2021, Byrne and his vast cast of Jacqueline Acevedo, Gustave Di Dalva, Daniel Freeman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stephane San Juan, Angie Swanand Bobby Wooten III kept the show uninterrupted by the pandemic for more than two months.
Then, on December 28, as the fast-spreading Omicron variant infected several cast and crew members, Byrne hosted the first of several “Unchained” versions of the show. A stripped-down format and a reduced team saw fans marching for several nights as the talking heads The co-founder navigated his Broadway band through tweaked setlists, including many rare songs that hadn’t been played in years. The “Unchained” format only lasted a few weeks, and the full cast returned in earnest in mid-January.
Tickets for all shows included in this one American utopia extension are on sale now. Head over to the official website for a full list of screenings and additional information.