Myriad names from the Off-Broadway world premiere of The Band’s Visit will reprise their performances when the critically acclaimed musical transfer to Broadway this fall. Leading the cast will be three-time Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk, currently on Broadway in Indecent.
Shalhoub (The Price) will play Tewfiq—the leader of an Egyptian police band stranded in a small desert town in Israel, while Lenk (Once) takes on the role of Dina, one of the locals who take in the traveling musicians as the two groups form an unexpected bond.
Also returning to the show are George Abud (The Visit) as Camal, Bill Army (Act One) as Zelger, Tony nominee John Cariani (Something Rotten!) as Itzik, Andrew Polk (Burning) as Avrum, Rachel Prather (Once) as Julia, Jonathan Raviv (Martyrs Street) as Sammy, Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!) as Anna, Kristen Sieh (The Fortress of Solitude)as Iris, Ari’el Stachel (We Live in Cairo) as Haled, and Alok Tewari (Awake and Sing!) as Simon.
The company will also include music director and pianist Andrea Grody, as well as band members Alexandra Eckhardt, Philip Mayer, Sam Sadigursky, Jeff Theiss, Harvey Valdes, and Garo Yellin. Compelte casting will be announced at a later date.
Performances will begin October 7 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where the musical is set to officially open November 9. To purchase tickets, click here.
The musical won composer David Yazbek Drama Desk Awards for both the music and lyrics, as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award and an Obie Award. Book writer Itamar Moses also earned an Obie for his work on the musical, as did director David Cromer (who also earned a Drama Desk Award).
The Broadway production will feature choreography by Patrick McCollum, set design by Scott Pask, costumes by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Maya Ciarrocchi, hair design by Charles LaPointe, and orchestrations by Jamshied Sharifi. Dean Sharenow serves as co-music supervisor. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting.