Original Stars of The Band's Visit to Perform Works by John Cariani
The one-night event will raise money for the Wintergreen Arts Center in Maine.
Original Broadway cast members of the 2018 Tony-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit will come together for a one-night-only benefit presentation of The Band Visits Cariani, an evening of scenes from John Cariani's plays (Cariani, an original cast member, plays Itzik in the Broadway musical). The event will be held on Monday, October 1 at 7:30pm at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Tony nominee Moritz Von Stuelpnagel (Bernhardt/Hamlet) will direct. All proceeds will benefit the Wintergreen Arts Center, in Cariani's hometown of Presque Isle, Maine, which offers arts programs to children and adults in rural northern Maine.
Produced by Pomme Koch and Sharone Sayegh, the evening will feature The Band's Visit's Tony-winning stars Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub, alongside Bill Army, Layan Elwazani, Adam Kantor, Pomme Koch, Andrew Polk, Rachel Prather, Ahmad Maksoud, James Rana, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, and Kristen Sieh.
The Band Visits Cariani will feature scenes from four of Cariani's plays, including the widely produced Almost, Maine, which explores love and loss among working class people in rural northern Maine. Scenes from three of Cariani's other plays — LOVE/SICK, Last Gas, and cul-de-sac— will also be featured.