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‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Begins A Lively Dance With New York; Broadway Fall Roster Grosses $30M

‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Begins A Lively Dance With New York; Broadway Fall Roster Grosses $30M

David Byrne brought a touch of his wild, wild life to Broadway last week (feel free to come up with your own Talking Heads reference), playing the first three previews of his American Utopia at the Hudson Theatre, nearly selling out and scoring one of the strongest average ticket prices among the recent raft of theater district newcomers.

David Byrne’s American Utopia, in which the former Talking Heads frontman fronts an ensemble of 11 musical artists from around the world, grossed $395,604, about 86% of the Hudson tenant’s potential for three performances, filling all but a barely noticeable 29 seats for a 99% of capacity total.

Perhaps most promising for the production, though, was the average ticket price: $142, a figure on par with The Lion King‘s average and a few bucks pricier than the average for Ain’t Too Proud, the Temptations bio-jukeboxer that’s proven to be one of last season’s strongest commercial arrivals.

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