The Band's Visit to Launch North American Tour in 2019
The Band's Visit, currently nominated for 11 Tony Awards, will launch a North American tour in Providence, Rhode Island in June 2019. Exact dates and additional cities will be announced at a later date.
Based on Eran Kolirin's film The Band's Visit, the musical, written by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses, and directed by David Cromer, 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 production opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on November 9, 2017, featuring Tony-nominated stars Katrina Lenk (Dina) and Tony Shalhoub (Tewfiq). The cast currently features Katrina Lenk, Dariush Kashani (taking over for Tony Shalhoub during his hiatus), John Cariani, Tony nominee 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.
The Band's Visit's world premiere opened to critical acclaim at the Atlantic Theater Company on December 8, 2016. The show's original Broadway cast recording was released by Ghostlight Records and is available digitally and in stores everywhere.