David Byrne will bring his American Utopia stage show back to Broadway, event organizers announced on social media Sunday. Before the show’s first run of 121 performances would finish on February 16th, they detailed a second leg, which will kick off September 18th and continue through January 17th, 2021, at New York, NY’s Hudson Theatre.In a press release, Byrne noted: “It’s become obvious to us in the band, the crew and the producer team that audiences want, dare I say need? To see this show.” He continued, “They’re not ready to have it disappear just yet. We feel the same way, we love doing this show. So, it’s thrilling to us that we can announce that we’ll be back in September.”Related: David Byrne Discusses ‘American Utopia’, Talking Heads, U.S. Citizenship In CBS Interview [Watch]The stage show, an adaptation of Byrne’s seventh studio album with the same name, has been lauded as one of the must-see Broadway performances over the past year. Produced by Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Patrick Catullo, and Todomundo, American Utopia features Byrne and 11 other actors performing modified versions of the album’s songs, along with music from the Talking Heads‘ catalog. Its success transcends Broadway too. Earlier this month, news broke that Spike Lee would direct a film adaptation of the show to create something “unlike anyone has seen before,” Byrne said.Tickets for the 2020/2021 American Utopia Broadway shows are on sale now. Click here for tickets and more information.Watch a video of the announcement below.American Utopia Broadway Announcement[Video: David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway]
COLUMBIA – South Carolina Boo Major has been named Coach of the Year by the National College Equestrian Association (NCEA).This marks the second straight year Major has claimed the award. The Gamecocks won the national championship this season.“I am very humbled to receive this award from my coaching peers, but as with any individual award, it’s one that I am honored to share with a special group of people,” said Major. “This past year was an interesting one for us as it was filled with many great moments but also some challenging ones. I was proud to see our team react in such a positive way each time a challenge presented itself, and I think the character of this year’s team more than anything is why we were able to win the national championship.“Along with our riders, I share this award with my assistant coaches Ruth Sorrel and Hillary Dobbs who did a tremendous job coaching our girls and preparing them to compete at a high level.”USC was 12-5 this season while winning their third national title. South Carolina was the only team this year to beat all three conference champions (Fresno State, Baylor, Georgia) during the regular season. The Gamecocks also beat the three conference champions in a span of 36 hours in Waco, Texas to win the national championship.After receiving a first round bye, Carolina defeated United Equestrian Conference champion Fresno State, 12-4, in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, the third seeded Gamecocks upset second-seeded and Big 12 champion Baylor, 10-6. In the national championship meet, South Carolina upset No. 1 seed and SEC Champion Georgia, 10-6.USC had a program-best four riders earn NCEA First Team All-America honors this season. The Gamecocks also led the nation with 10 Beval Saddlery Academic First Team selections. Carolina led all SEC programs with 21 riders earning spots on the La Hacienda Academic Honor Roll.Major completed her 18th season at USC, led the Gamecocks to three national championships (2005, 2007, 2015), three hunt seat national championships (2005, 2006, 2007) and two Southeastern Conference championships (2013, 2014).