As former lead singer and artistic mainspring of the band Talking Heads, David Byrne has come a far piece from the hallowed squalor of CBGB’s. Once a jittery Anthony Perkins type, today a genial snow-haired gent, Byrne has achieved grandmaster status as a multi-creative: film director (True Stories), dance composer (The Catherine Wheel), pop musical inventor (Here Lies Love), and roving ambassador for world music. What’s left? Broadway, baby! Beginning October 4, Byrne and company will be roosting at the Hudson Theatre for the concert staging of his 2018 album, American Utopia. Gospel uplift with a funky beat—that’s the ticket. —J.W.
Hudson Theater’s David Byrne’s American Utopia is preceded by a Boston run at the Emerson Colonial Theater (September 11–28).