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Spike Lee-Directed Film Version Of ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Heads To HBO

Spike Lee-Directed Film Version Of ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Heads To HBO

HBO has landed the Spike Lee-directed version of Broadway show David Byrne’s American Utopia.

The film will launch on the premium cable network later this year and comes after Deadline revealed the filmed version of the show in January.

The Broadway production, which opened October 2019 and ran through February 16 at the Hudson Theatre, features the Talking Heads cofounder accompanied by 11 musicians from around the world performing songs from Byrne’s 2018 album American Utopia as well as hits from his Talking Heads and solo periods.

The stage musical is set to return to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre for a limited engagement beginning in September, though all Broadway immediate plans are more or less on hold as theaters remain closed due to the coronavirus.

The Broadway production featured the work of choreographer Annie-b Parson and Alex Timbers serving as production consultant, both of whom previously collaborated with Byrne on the

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