Show Details
David Byrne's American Utopia
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David Byrne's American Utopia

Sep 18, 2020 - Jan 17, 2021
Running time: 1:40
PLAYING @
Hudson Theatre
141 West 44th Street
New York City, NY 10036
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Bus: QM15, QM16, QM17 and QM18 – drops off at 44th Street & 6th Avenue
By Subway: Nearly all trains stop within 2 blocks of the theatre (FMBD on 6th Ave & 42nd Street and 1/2/3/N/R/Q/W/7/S at Broadway & 42nd Street)
Show Description:

Music

David Byrne

Director

Annie-B Parson with Alex Timbers as production consultant

Choreography

Annie-B Parson

Written By

David Byrne - conception

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Age Guidance: 15
Show Notes
No Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only. For assistance, please call (646) 975-4626.
Seating
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are several small sets of stairs to get to the Dress Circle. There is 3 flights of stairs to the Balcony. Hand rails are available at every stepped seat row
Elevator\Escalator
There is an elevator that takes you from the main entrance to the Dress Circle level. The elevator does not go to the Balcony level (several banks of steps are required to reach the Balcony).
Parking
Valet parking garage directly across from the theatre
Curb Ramps
Available in front of the venue.
Entrance
The main entrance is ADA Accessible.
Box Office
ADA Accessible ramp from sidewalk into Box Office; ADA Accessible window.
Restroom
There are ADA Accessible restrooms on the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels. There are a total of 27 toilets in the venue.
Water Fountain
A water fountain is available in the Dress Circle and the Balcony.
Telephone
There is complimentary public Wifi throughout the theatre.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Devices may be picked up in the Box Office lobby. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.
Visual Assistance
For assistance with ADA seating, please call (646) 975-4626.
Folding Armrests
For assistance with ADA seating, please call (646) 975-4626.
Translation
None.

VIDEOS

REVIEWS

Teaming up with a crew of 11 prodigiously talented and hard-working musicians, backup singers and dancers of diverse ages and ethnicities, Byrne gathers a vibrant community onstage, over which he presides as part professor, part preacher, part partying proletarian. The sheer jubilation being transmitted by the performers, not to mention the dynamic staging, seem to demand a new kind of sensory intake. It's less a concert than a participatory religious experience, honoring the primal pleasures of music, dance and song as collective celebration, a rite to be savored more than ever in dark times. CONTINUE READING THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW
Although he has been recording and performing since the 1970s, Byrne’s voice is in wonderful shape; in fact it has ripened into a more nuanced instrument since the days when he was often just barking in an almost emotion-less tenor, with the newest songs (like the opening “Here”) often bringing out the widest variety of tonal colors. But he raises the volume at certain points, particularly on “Hell You Talmbout,” the only non-Byrne song included, a protest song by Janelle Monáe that is performed with an audience-galvanizing intensity. It decries the killings of black Americans by police over the past years, invoking the victims’ names — sadly too many to list here — as angry incantations.  CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW
The  show, with its muted costumes and setting, and its choreography, has a New Wave feel to it. You will hear old favorites like “Crazy,” “Once in a Lifetime,” and—with a caution that dancing in the aisles is forbidden by the Fire Department—the crowd takes to its feet for “Burning Down The House.” Do not, as quite a few people did, leave the theater too quickly, or you will miss a wonderful encore: “Road To Nowhere" CONTINUE READING THE DAILY BEAST REVIEW

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