Utopia starts with you.

HBO presents the filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA. Directed by Oscar® and Emmy® winning director Spike Lee, the one-of-a-kind, dynamic film gives audiences around the world access to Byrne’s electrifying Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences during its run from October 2019 to February 2020 at Broadway’s Hudson Theater. Featuring Academy®, Grammy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning musician David Byrne (Talking Heads), together with 11 musical artists from around the world performing songs from Byrne’s 2018 album of the same name, along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career for a major cultural milestone in the worlds of music and theater;  David Byrne’s American Utopia is a unifying musical celebration that inspires audiences to connect to each other and to the global community. The HBO special event in partnership with Participant, River Road Entertainment and Warner Music Entertainment is produced by David Byrne’s Todomundo, Lee’s Forty Acres, and a Mule Filmworks and RadicalMedia production companies.

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DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA, directed by Spike Lee, is a groundbreaking filmed version of the Broadway musical sensation that ran from October 2019 to February 2020. Hailed by the Hollywood Reporter as “pure bliss,” the performance seamlessly reflects on important themes ranging from immigration to racial justice through a joyful celebration of music and dance. The film is a call to action to engage as citizens in our democracy: an invitation to reimagine our own utopias.


Poster for the film David Byrne’s American Utopia.
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Executive Producers
Jeff Skoll, David Linde, Diane Weyermann, Len Blavatnik, David Bither, Charlie Cohen, Kurt Deutsch, Bill Pohlad, Christa Zofcin Workman, Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, Meredith Bennett, Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Patrick Catullo
David Byrne, Jacquelene Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Chris Giarmo, Tim Keiper, Tendayi Kuumba, Karl Mansfield, Mauro Refosco, Stéphane San Juan, Angie Swan, Bobby Wooten III
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