David Byrne’s American Utopia will return to Broadway next fall. The producers announced today that the critically acclaimed production will hit the stage on September 17, 2021.
The show, which was filmed by Spike Lee for an HBO adaptation that launches this weekend, had originally scheduled its return to Broadway in the fall of 2020, but the shutdown of the COVID-19 pandemic removed that.
The Broadway return was announced today on Twitter. Tickets are already on sale. No venue was mentioned, but the production played its first Broadway run last year at the Hudson Theater, where Lee was filming the HBO special.
The theater concert ended its first limited engagement at the Hudson last February after recouping its initial investment of $ 4 million in mid-December just ten weeks after it opened. Production should return to the Hudson on September 18, 2020 and run through January 17, 2021.
The announcement comes after Broadway recently extended its closure to at least June and various upcoming productions have re-targeted the fall of 2021 or 2022.
Lee’s HBO film of David Byrne’s American Utopia premieres on HBO on October 17 and streamed on HBO Max.
“The BEST music experience in the world” (NME) David Byrnes #AmericanUtopia returns to Broadway on September 17th, 2021! Tickets are now available at https://t.co/Jxz6HIeNkO. pic.twitter.com/OiSd3zJwT0
– David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway (@americanutopia) October 14, 2020