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David Byrne is on a special bonus episode of WNYC's United States of Anxiety to talk with host Kai Wright about his show American Utopia on Broadway. "It's a live Broadway show in which he performs his music almost as a catalyst to a wider conversation about living in a plural society," Wright says: "you, me, us, and what's possible if we can make that work." You can hear their conversation here.

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David Byrne is the guest on a special bonus episode of WNYC's United States of Anxiety. He talks with host Kai Wright about David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway. "It's a live Broadway show in which he performs his music almost as a catalyst to a wider conversation about living in a plural society," Wright says: "you, me, us, and what's possible if we can make that work." You can hear their conversation here:

Tickets are on sale now for David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway at the St. James Theatre here. The cast album, available here, includes songs from his 2018 album, American Utopia, along with music from Talking Heads and Byrne’s solo career. Byrne shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of eleven musical artists from around the globe for an event that delivers "an experience unlike anything else," says Billboard. "Dazzling, rapturous and jubilant," exclaims the New York Times. "Astonishing," raves Hollywood Reporter. "A knockout celebration of music, dance and song. Pure bliss." Rolling Stone calls it "a tonic for our tumultuous times."

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David Byrne: WNYC's 'United States of Anxiety,' February 2022
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    Listen: David Byrne Talks with WNYC's 'United States of Anxiety'

    David Byrne is the guest on a special bonus episode of WNYC's United States of Anxiety. He talks with host Kai Wright about David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway. "It's a live Broadway show in which he performs his music almost as a catalyst to a wider conversation about living in a plural society," Wright says: "you, me, us, and what's possible if we can make that work." You can hear their conversation here:

    Tickets are on sale now for David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway at the St. James Theatre here. The cast album, available here, includes songs from his 2018 album, American Utopia, along with music from Talking Heads and Byrne’s solo career. Byrne shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of eleven musical artists from around the globe for an event that delivers "an experience unlike anything else," says Billboard. "Dazzling, rapturous and jubilant," exclaims the New York Times. "Astonishing," raves Hollywood Reporter. "A knockout celebration of music, dance and song. Pure bliss." Rolling Stone calls it "a tonic for our tumultuous times."

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