David Cromer Replaces Harold Prince As Director of The Band's Visit Musical

News   David Cromer Replaces Harold Prince As Director of The Band's Visit Musical
 
Atlantic Theater Company has announced that acclaimed director David Cromer (Our Town, Tribes) will stage the world premiere of the new musical The Band’s Visit, which will now begin performances in fall 2016 Off-Broadway at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

Director David Cromer in Our Town
Director David Cromer in Our Town Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Harold Prince, who was previously announced to direct, is unavailable due to scheduling conflicts. The veteran director has been focused on his latest project Prince of Broadway, a retrospective of his Broadway musicals, which recently premiered in Japan and is circling New York.

The Band’s Visit features a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee David Yazbek.

Based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, the new musical is described as such: "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. A new musical based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards."

For more information visit atlantictheater.org.

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