David Byrne is a musician, composer, and producer whose expansive physique of work contains solo and group albums, stage musicals, movie and tv soundtracks, and area live shows. He will return to Broadway in the Tony-winning theatrical live performance “David Byrne’s American Utopia” on September 17th. Previously, he co-founded the band Talking Heads, for which he was the guitarist and lead singer; co-wrote the award-winning disco opera “Here Lies Love”; and established the file labels Luaka Bop and Todo Mundo. Byrne is the winner of Academy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Awards. The movie model of “American Utopia,” directed by Spike Lee, was launched in 2020 on HBO and is nominated for 4 Emmys.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson is a Tony-winning actor and the creator and star of the acclaimed solo present “Lackawanna Blues.” The blues-infused autobiographical musical will re-open on Broadway, at the Manhattan Theatre Club, on September 14th. Santiago-Hudson’s different credit embody the tv reveals “Castle,” “ Billions,” “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” and “The Quad”; the performs “Seven Guitars,” “Stick Fly,” and “Jelly’s Last Jam”; and the movies “The Devil’s Advocate,” “American Gangster,” and “Selma.” Santiago-Hudson can be a celebrated director; “Jitney,” which he directed on Broadway, earned a Tony for Best Revival of a Play. He additionally tailored the screenplay for the Oscar-winning “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” on Netflix. In addition to the Tony, he’s the recipient of two Obie Awards, an N.A.A.C.P. Image Award, a Christopher Award, the Humanitas Prize, and the Helen Hayes Award.
Vinson Cunningham is a employees author and a theatre critic for The New Yorker. His writings on books, artwork, sports activities, and tradition have additionally appeared in the Times Magazine, the Times Book Review, Vulture, the Awl, The Fader, and McSweeney’s. A former White House staffer, he now teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
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