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Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, and More Set for David Yazbek's The Band's Visit

With a book by Itamar Moses and directed by David Cromer, the cast will also include Katrina Lenk and Erik Liberman.

Tony Shalhoub will star in The Band's Visit at Atlantic Theater Company.
Tony Shalhoub will star in The Band's Visit at Atlantic Theater Company.
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Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub will return to the stage this fall in the Atlantic Theater Company's upcoming production of the new David Yazbek-Itamar Moses musical The Band's Visit. Directed by David Cromer and choreographed by Lee Sher, the production will run November 11-December 18 at the Linda Gross Theatre.

Joining Shalhoub in the company are George Abud (The Visit), Bill Army (Act One), Tony nominee John Cariani (Something Rotten!), Katrina Lenk (Once), Erik Liberman (War Paint), Andrew Polk (House of Cards), Rachel Prather (Once), Jonathan Raviv (The Ragged Claws), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), Kristen Sieh (Men on Boats), and Alok Tewari (Awake and Sing!). Further casting will be announced.

Based on Eran Kolirin's film The Band's Visit, which won the Jury Coup de Couer prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the work tells the story of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band. When they arrive in Israel to play at the opening of a cultural center, their hosts don't show, and an error in communication sends them in the wrong direction. Soon, the band finds themselves in a small settlement in the heart of the Negev desert with no transportation out until morning and no hotel in sight.

Yazbek is the Tony-nominated songwriter behind the musicals The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Moses' plays include Bach at Leipzig, The Four of Us, and Completeness.

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