David Byrne’s American Utopia, the theatrical concert performance that played a limited engagement on Broadway to great acclaim and full houses for five months in 2019 and 2020, and months ago announced a 2021 return, has found its venue: Utopia will begin performances at Jujamcyn’s St. James Theatre on the previously announced Friday, Sept. 17.
David Byrne’s American Utopia will return to Broadway next fall. Producers announced today that the critically lauded production will hit the stage Sept. 17, 2021. The show, filmed by Spike Lee for an HBO adaptation that launches this weekend, had initially planned its Broadway return for fall 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown axed that.
Heading into the final stretch of its limited Broadway run, David Byrne’s American Utopia set a box office house record at the Hudson Theatre, grossing $1,416,344 for the week ending February 9. The figure – for only seven performances – beat out the previous high-water mark set by an eight-performance week of Sunday in the