This year's Tony-winning Best Musical The Band’s Visit has recouped its $8.75 million capitalization on Broadway.
“We are deeply grateful to the artists, collaborators and colleagues who have worked with us tirelessly to bring The Band’s Visit to Broadway,” said producers Orin Wolf, John Styles and John Hart. “It has brought us all such joy to see audiences connect with this story of strangers finding common ground through small acts of kindness.”
David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ The Band's Visit officially opened at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre November 9, 2017, and was the winner of 10 Tony Awards. The show is also the recipient of a number of Drama League, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards, among other accolades.
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.
The musical features a book by Moses and music and lyrics by Yazbek, and is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin. David Cromer directs with choreography by Patrick McCollum.
The current Broadway company is made up of Katrina Lenk, Sasson Gabay, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, George Abud, Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh, Alok Tewari, Layan Elwazani, Pomme Koch, Ahmad Maksoud, Madison Micucci, and James Rana.
Musicians include Andrea Grody, Alexandra Eckhardt, Ossama Farouk, Philip Mayer, Sam Sadigursky, Jeff Theiss, Harvey Valdes, and Garo Yellin.
As previously announced, the musical will launch its first North American tour in Providence, Rhode Island, in June 2019. Exact dates, theatres, casting, and additional cities will be announced at a later date. The show will also make its way to Washington, D.C. as part of the Kennedy Center's 2018–2019 season.
The Band's Visit, which received its world premiere Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company in 2016, is produced by Wolf, StylesFour Productions, Evamere Entertainment, Atlantic Theater Company, David F. Schwartz, Barbara Broccoli, Frederick Zollo, Grove•REG, Lassen Blume Baldwin, Thomas Steven Perakos, Marc Platt, The Shubert Organization, The Baruch/Routh/Frankel/Viertel Group, Robert Cole, DeRoy-Carr-Klausner, Federman-Moellenberg, FilmNation Entertainment, Roy Furman, FVSL Theatricals, Hendel-Karmazin, HoriPro Inc., IPN, JAM Theatricals, The John Gore Organization, Koenigsberg-Krauss, David Mirvish, James L. Nederlander, Al Nocciolino, Once Upon A Time Productions, Susan Rose, and Paul Shiverick. Allan Williams is executive producer.