Premiere World Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Laurie Anderson’s breakthrough piece, United States: Part I-IV, was her first major articulation on the contemporary American experience. Its centerpiece—the single “O Superman”—became a surprise hit in Britain in 1981, pushing Anderson to widespread fame. When the entirety of United States: Part I-IV was ready to be performed, BAM had the honor of presenting its world premiere over the course of the week of February 3rd, 1983, during the Next Wave Series.