David Byrne’s American Utopia will host a one-night benefit show on March 30. This is a Farewell Special Concert!
David Byrne’s American Utopia with a one-night show!
Arbutus is a nonprofit that will support the former Talking Heads frontman. Ticket holders will receive orchestral seating at the show. Also, an exclusive 20-30 minute post-show talk with Byrne and guests, and a goodie bag. VIP ticket holders will also receive an autographed copy of Byrne’s World History book (in dingbats). Plus a vinyl record by David Byrne’s American Utopia original cast.
“I created the American utopia with the seeds of curiosity and imagination that are why I started Arbutus,” Byrne said. “Proceeds from the March 30th event will allow Arbutus to continue our work on the world premiere of Our Reasons to Be Happy and Our Hearts Theater, and hopefully make the world a brighter and brighter place.”
American Utopia features Byrne with band members Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Abe Nouri, Mauro Refosco, Stéphane San Juan, and Angie Swan. The company standbys are Renée Albulario, Alena Ciera, Chris Eddleton, Evan Frierson, and Natalie Tenenbaum.
The Tony Award-winning musical was originally scheduled to end in March. But was recently announced to be “finally postponed” until April 3. It’s currently playing at St James’ Theatre. The concert-style musical features Byrne’s time with Talking Heads and hits from his solo career.
Eventbrite sells the benefit tickets. The nonprofit is also partnering with Propeller to give fans a chance to win two premium tickets with a minimum donation of $5. David Byrne’s American Utopia returns to Broadway at the St. James Theatre, produced by choreographer Anne-B Parson and production consultant Alex Timbers.
Don’t miss all the great songs and all the famous musicians swinging in a beautiful new venue. The theatre concert features David Byrne’s American utopian songs, as well as songs from Talking Heads and his solo career.
Credits: Playbill.com; newyorktheaterguide.com
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