The Band's Visit Announces a Second Extension
Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk lead the cast of the Atlantic Theater Company's acclaimed new musical.
Atlantic Theater Company has announced a second extension for the world-premiere musical The Band's Visit, now running through January 8, 2017 in the Linda Gross Theater. The extension adds an extra week of performances to the production, which began performances November 11 and opened December 8.
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.
Directed by David Cromer, the musical features a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek, choreography by Patrick McCollum, and movement by Lee Sher.
The company is led by Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub, alongside 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), Alok Tewari (Awake and Sing!), Ari'el Stachel (Blue Bloods), and Daniel David Stewart (Spring Awakening).