David Yazbek Previews World-Premiere Musical The Band’s Visit

News   David Yazbek Previews New Musical The Band’s Visit at Feinstein’s/54 Below
 
Yazbek sings from the perspective of an Israeli woman affected by the artistry of iconic Egytian performers Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif.

David Yazbek previewed his new musical The Band’s Visit in a recent rehearsal promoting his upcoming appearances at Feinstein’s/54 Below—the shows are July 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm.

Based on the 2007 screenplay by Eran Kolirin for the film of the same name, the story revolves around a group of traveling Egyptian musicians, who also happen to be police officers. When they mistakenly arrive for a performance in the wrong Israeli town, they are left without lodging. The locals take them in and they commune and connect in ways they couldn’t have imagined.

The production begins in November Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company. Book is by Itamar Moses. David Cromer directs.


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