Patti LuPone, Katrina Lenk, Norbert Leo Butz Help Unveil David Yazbek's Sardi's Portrait
Yazbek is the composer-lyricist of The Band's Visit and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
The Band's Visit composer-lyricist David Yazbek received a Sardi's portrait on Thursday, June 7.
Yazbek received a Tony Award nomination for his Band's Visit score, which won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Yazbek also received Tony nominations for his scores to The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
Based on Eran Kolirin's film The Band's Visit, Yazbek's Tony-nominated musical tells the story of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band, which lands in Israel and is inadvertently sent in the wrong direction. Soon, the band finds itself in a small settlement in the heart of the Negev desert with no transportation going out until morning and no hotel in sight. The musical features a book by Itamar Moses and direction by David Cromer.