Watch: 'American Utopia' Cast Members Talk with Suzie Collier on 'Suzie Explores' Podcast

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David Byrne’s American Utopia is the focus of the latest episode of the Suzie Explores podcast. Seven members of the Broadway cast—Bobby Wooten III, Mauro Refosco, Daniel Freedman, Tim Keiper, Stéphane San Juan, Jacquelene Acevedo, and Tendayi Kuumba —joined host Suzie Collier six months after the end of the Broadway run to discuss the show and what’s happened since. You can watch the conversation here.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia is the focus of the latest episode of the Suzie Explores podcast hosted by violinist Suzie Collier. Six members of the Broadway cast—bassist Bobby Wooten III and drummers Mauro Refosco (also a musical director of the show), Daniel Freedman, Tim Keiper, Stéphane San Juan, and Jacquelene Acevedo—joined Collier in person, with singer Tendayi Kuumba joining by Zoom, six months after the end of the Broadway run to discuss the how the show came together, what it was like on stage together, and what’s happened since. You can watch their conversation via YouTube and hear the podcast episode on Spotify and Apple Music below.

American Utopia is a show which toured many cities of the world, before becoming a sell-out Broadway hit,” Collier explains. “It is the creation of the incredible, ever-evolving, ever-creative David Byrne and features many of his best-loved songs performed by twelve musicians, singers, and dancers live on stage using no pre-recorded tracks. His wish was to represent hope and possibility on stage, and this he does, in the most abundant of ways.”

You can hear and get the original cast album, including songs from Byrne’s 2018 album, American Utopia, along with music from Talking Heads and Byrne’s solo career, here.

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David Byrne's American Utopia: 'Suzie Explores' podcast with Suzie Collier, January 2023
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    Watch: 'American Utopia' Cast Members Talk with Suzie Collier on 'Suzie Explores' Podcast

    David Byrne’s American Utopia is the focus of the latest episode of the Suzie Explores podcast hosted by violinist Suzie Collier. Six members of the Broadway cast—bassist Bobby Wooten III and drummers Mauro Refosco (also a musical director of the show), Daniel Freedman, Tim Keiper, Stéphane San Juan, and Jacquelene Acevedo—joined Collier in person, with singer Tendayi Kuumba joining by Zoom, six months after the end of the Broadway run to discuss the how the show came together, what it was like on stage together, and what’s happened since. You can watch their conversation via YouTube and hear the podcast episode on Spotify and Apple Music below.

    American Utopia is a show which toured many cities of the world, before becoming a sell-out Broadway hit,” Collier explains. “It is the creation of the incredible, ever-evolving, ever-creative David Byrne and features many of his best-loved songs performed by twelve musicians, singers, and dancers live on stage using no pre-recorded tracks. His wish was to represent hope and possibility on stage, and this he does, in the most abundant of ways.”

    You can hear and get the original cast album, including songs from Byrne’s 2018 album, American Utopia, along with music from Talking Heads and Byrne’s solo career, here.

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