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The Band's Visit

The Band's Visit

by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses

Opening Soon on Broadway

The Band's Visit

The Band's Visit





A David Yazbek musical based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, celebrating the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.


Story:

An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways.


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THEATRE

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 West 47th St
New York, NY

Info and Directions

Schedule
NOTE: The pre-opening schedule for productions vary greatly from the schedule post-opening, so BMH does not list preview schedules.

Once the musical opens, the full schedule will be posted here.

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: Oct 7, 2017
OPENING: Nov 9, 2017


Run Time
1 hours and 30 minutes (No intermission)


NOTE: Pre-opening information is subject to change.

Composer

Composer and Lyricist
David Yazbek

Librettist

Librettist
Itamar Moses



Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 9, 2017
Original Cast
Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, George Abud, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh, Alok Tewari
Musicians
Andrea Grody, George Abud, Alexandra Eckhardt, Philip Mayer, Sam Sadigursky, Jeff Theiss, Harvey Valdes, Garo Yellin
Director
David Cromer
Choreographer
Lee Sher
Producer
Orin Wolf, John Styles, John N. Hart Jr.
Musical Director
Andrea Grody
Orchestrations
Jamshied Sharifi
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
Sarah Laux
Lighting Design
Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design
Kai Harada

2007 Film Version

Movie Name
The Band's Visit
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Eran Kolirin
Screenplay
Eran Kolirin
Starring
Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Rubi Moskovitz, Uri Gavriel, Imad Jabarin, Hilla Sarjon, Shlomi Avraham, Tarik Kopty, Rinat Matatov, Tomer Yosef, Ahuva Keren, François Khell, Hisham Khoury, Eyad Sheety
Musical Numbers
TBA




Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Merchandise

Merchandise




2017 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Director of a Musical - David Cromer
Outstanding Music - David Yazbek
Outstanding Lyrics - David Yazbek
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Ari'el Stachel
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Itamar Moses
Outstanding Orchestrations - Jamshied Sharifi

2017 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Outstanding Score
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Director of a Musical - David Cromer
Outstanding Orchestrations - Jamshied Sharifi
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Tony Shalhoub
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Katrina Lenk

2017 Theatre World Award Nominations

Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence - Katrina Lenk

2017 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Katrina Lenk Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Ari’el Stachel
Outstanding Costume Design - Sarah Laux

2017 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award Nominations

Best Musical

2017 Obie Award Nominations

Musical Theater
Directing - David Cromer

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