“David Byrne’s American Utopia” will debut Saturday, Oct. 17 (8-9:45 p.m. ET/PT). A press release said, “The special event, directed by Academy Award and Emmy-winner Spike Lee, presents a one-of-a-kind, dynamic film that gives audiences access to Byrne’s electrifying critically acclaimed Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences.”
“David Byrne’s American Utopia” will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
The filmed version was recorded during its late 2019 to early 2020 run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in New York City. Talking Heads frontman Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers and dancers from around the globe, “inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution and social justice are paramount.”