David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ The Band's Visit began Broadway previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre October 7. The new musical arrives on Broadway following an acclaimed and sold-out world premiere at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company last year—with much of the original cast and creative team in tow.
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First Look at Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk in The Band's Visit Broadway Bow
Based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, The Band’s Visit follows the story of an Egyptian police band, who, after a mixup at the border, find themselves in a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus or hotel in sight, the band members are led into unlikely friendships with some of the locals, causing their lives to intertwine in unexpected and spectacular ways.
David Cromer directs a cast made up of Katrina Lenk, Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and John Cariani, George Abud, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Adam Kantor, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Ari’el Stachel, Kristen Sieh, Etai Benson, and Alok Tewari.
The show is set to officially open November 9. To purchase tickets to The Band’s Visit click here.