‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ seeks to get audience engaged in local elections

One of the most-anticipated shows now on Broadway, “David Byrne’s American Utopia” is also one of the most socially conscious shows.

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2021, 11:03 PM

Updated 903 days ago

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One of the most-anticipated shows now on Broadway, “David Byrne’s American Utopia” is also one of the most socially conscious shows.
Byrne, frontman for the Talking Heads, says that through music and monologues, he is putting out a call to action, especially when it comes to voting.
“I make a point in this show how low the turnout is for local elections, like the one that’s coming up on Tuesday. The average turnout for local elections is 20% of registered voters, which is shameful,” Byrne says.
There is voter registration available in the lobby for each performance at the St. James Theatre.
“I am not 100% convinced that songs or music can actually change people's minds. I think what it does do is if people are already inclined to feel a certain way about something, it kind of unifies them…I think that’s pretty good."
Tickets for the show will be available through March 6.
News 12 New Jersey will have more on Wednesday from inside “David Byrne’s American Utopia."
Interview: Talking Heads frontman David Byrne on 'American Utopia,' voting


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