David Byrne’s American Utopia has reopened on Broadway October 17 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The production has also made monetary donations to Oil Change International, Hungry For Music, and Movement for Family Power to mark the reopening of American Utopia. Karl Mansfield said, “The warriors at Oil Change International recognized earlier than most that the era of fossil fuels is over. They’ve since worked to accelerate the understanding that this most damaging of all industries must be swiftly dislodged from its controlling role in our politics and economies. OCI uses cutting-edge science and hard-core advocacy to make the case for the necessary clean-energy transition – for people, and for planet.”
Angie Swan said, “As a musician, there are few things I find more rewarding than inspiring young kids to pick up an instrument. The look on a kid’s face in the audience while performing, or to see the sparkle in their eye when speaking to them at schools, takes me back to how I felt when I first discovered my love for music. Sadly, some kids don’t have access to musical instruments nor the ability to take lessons. I believe all children should have the access and tools to create. Thankfully, programs such as Hungry for Music exist. I truly believe that music is the universal language. It’s allowed me to see my dreams become a reality and make a difference in the world. I am ecstatic to be able to see that gift continue to be passed on to our future generations.”
American Utopia, was recently honored with a Special Tony Award, featuring David Byrne along with the returning band members Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stéphane San Juan, Angie Swan and Bobby Wooten III. The company standbys are Renée Albulario, Alena Ciera, Chris Eddleton, Evan Frierson, Abe Nouri, and Natalie Tenenbaum.
Everyone could all use a little Utopia right now, and David Byrne’s American Utopia is coming back to rock Broadway this fall. Their “dazzling, jubilant and rapturous” production will feature “astonishing” staging by choreographer Annie-B Parson, with Alex Timbers who will serve as the production consultant – began performances on the 17th of September, with all the great songs, many amazing musicians, and a wonderful new venue. This event tells the world that in order to rediscover the joy and beauty of live music, community and connection, Broadway’s St. James Theatre is the place!
The performance will run for approximately 100 minutes with no intermission. There are a limited number of $44 seats for each of the performances of David Byrne’s American Utopia that are to be sold via a digital lottery random drawing which is powered by Lucky Seat. The entries for one or two tickets per entrant will open at 10:00am ET on the Monday of the week before the performances. For the performances during the week, the entries will be closing at 9:59am ET a day prior to the performance. For performances on Saturday and Sunday, the entries close at 9:59am Friday. Winners will receive a notification through email and they must purchase their tickets online with a credit card by 3:00pm ET a day prior to the performance for weekday performances, or by 3:00pm ET Friday for the Saturday and Sunday performances. The digital tickets will be emailed to winners only on the morning of their performance.
All ticket holders from January 2, 2022 onwards will have to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine that is authorized by FDA or WHO and are also required to wear a mask at all times except while eating or drinking. Those who are under the age of 12 and unvaccinated, and those who required reasonable accommodations because of a medical condition or those with sincerely held religious belief which prevents vaccination, should bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
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