Watch: 'David Byrne's American Utopia' Performs "Burning Down the House" at the Tony Awards

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David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia helped open The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back! on CBS last night with a performance of the Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House," a favorite from the Broadway production. You can watch it here. The show had received a special award at the Tony Awards ceremony earlier in the evening. Tickets are on sale now for David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway at the St. James Theatre.

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David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia helped open The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back! on CBS last night with a performance of the classic Talking Heads song "Burning Down the House," a favorite from the Broadway production. You can watch it below. The show had received a special award at the Tony Awards ceremony hosted by Audra McDonald on Paramount+ earlier in the evening.

Tickets are on sale now for David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway at the St. James Theatre here.

The cast album for the critically acclaimed Broadway production of David Byrne’s American Utopia 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: 'American Utopia,' Tony Awards, September 2021
  • Monday, September 27, 2021
    Watch: 'David Byrne's American Utopia' Performs "Burning Down the House" at the Tony Awards

    David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia helped open The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back! on CBS last night with a performance of the classic Talking Heads song "Burning Down the House," a favorite from the Broadway production. You can watch it below. The show had received a special award at the Tony Awards ceremony hosted by Audra McDonald on Paramount+ earlier in the evening.

    Tickets are on sale now for David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway at the St. James Theatre here.

    The cast album for the critically acclaimed Broadway production of David Byrne’s American Utopia 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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