The Band's Visit, Starring Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub, to Be Recorded
Ghostlight Records will release the musical's cast album.
Ghostlight Records will release the original Broadway cast recording of The Band's Visit later this year. Kurt Deutsch will serve as the album's executive producer, with composer/lyricist David Yazbek and Dean Sharenow serving as producers. A release date is still to be announced.
Running at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Yazbek and Itamar Moses's The Band's Visit 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. It is based on the film by Eran Kolirin.
Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub star as Dina and Tewfiq, reprising their roles from the original Atlantic Theater Company production, alongside fellow Atlantic cast members John Cariani (Itzik), Ari'el Stachel (Haled), George Abud (Camal), Andrew Polk (Avrum), Bill Army (Zelger), Rachel Prather (Julia), Jonathan Raviv (Sammy), Sharone Sayegh (Anna), Kristen Sieh (Iris), and Alok Tewari (Simon). Etai Benson (Papi) and Adam Kantor (Telephone Guy) complete the company. Pomme Koch and Madison Micucci serve as understudies.
Musicians for The Band's Visit include Andrea Grody (piano, music director), George Abud (violin, oud, darbuka), Alexandra Eckhardt (bass), Philip Mayer (drums, Arabic percussion), Sam Sadigursky (clarinet, saxophones, flute), Jeff Theiss (keyboard, associate conductor), Harvey Valdes (guitar), and David Garo Yellin (cello).
David Cromer directs the production, which features choreography by Patrick McCollum, sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Sarah Laux, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, sound by Kai Harada, projections by Maya Ciarrocchi, hair by Charles LaPointe, orchestrations by Jamshied Sharifi, and musical supervision by Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow.