Daniel David Stewart, who played Papi in The Band's Visit’s world-premiere run Off-Broadway, steps back into role for a limited engagement beginning January 17—this time on Broadway. Stewart fills in for Etai Benson as the romantically challenged teenager through February 4.
Stewart made his Broadway debut in the Deaf West production of Spring Awakening. His regional credits include Our Town, Master Harold and the Boys, and Fathers & Sons, as well as IAMA’s Sixty Miles to Silverlake.
The Band's Visit arrived on Broadway in October following an acclaimed and sold-out world premiere at Atlantic Theater Company in 2016. The production is currently playing the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it officially opened to rave reviews November 9.
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. The musical features a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee David Yazbek.
Stewart reunites with several members of the original Off-Broadway cast now reprising their roles on Broadway, including Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, George Abud, John Cariani, Jonathan Raviv, Ari'el Stachel, Bill Army, Andrew Polk, Rachel Prather, and Sharone Sayegh. The company also includes Adam Kantor.
The original Broadway cast recording is now available digitally and will be released on physical CD February 23.