Producers have today announced initial casting for the Broadway transfer production of THE BAND’S VISIT, which opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 9 November, following previews from 7 October, 2017.
THE BAND’S VISIT will feature Katrina Lenk as “Dina,” Tony Shalhoub as “Tewfiq,” John Cariani as “Itzik,” Ari’el Stachel as “Haled,” George Abud as “Camal,” Andrew Polk as “Avrum,” Bill Army as “Zelger,” Rachel Prather as “Julia,” Jonathan Raviv as “Sammy,” Sharone Sayegh as “Anna,” Kristen Sieh as “Iris,” and Alok Tewari as “Simon.”
Musicians will include Andrea Grody (Music Director/Piano), George Abud (Violin, Oud, Darbuka), Alexandra Eckhardt (Bass), Philip Mayer (Drums, Arabic Percussion), Sam Sadigursky (Clarinet, Saxophones, Flute), Jeff Theiss (Associate Conductor/Keyboard), Harvey Valdes (Guitar) and Garo Yellin (Cello).
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. The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.
Featuring music & lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee & Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek and a book by NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel and Outer Critics award winner and Drama Desk nominee Itamar Moses – based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin – THE BAND’S VISIT will be directed by Drama Desk, Lortel & Obie Award winner and Outer Critic & Drama League Award nominee David Cromer.
The creative team includes Patrick McCollum (Choreography), Scott Pask (Set Design), Sarah Laux (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), Maya Ciarrocchi (Projection Design), Charles LaPointe (Hair Designer), Jamshied Sharifi (Orchestrations), Andrea Grody (Co-Music Supervisor, Music Director), Dean Sharenow (Co-Music Supervisor), casting by Tara Rubin Casting.
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