The Band’s Visit (Musical) by David Yazbek – Itamar Moses Broadway

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The Band Visit

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The Band’s Visit is an original musical composed by David Yazbek with book by Itamar Moses. The musical is based on the 2007 film The Band’s Visit.

The original production of The Band’s Visit, directed by David Cromer and starring Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk, John Cariani and Ari’el Stachel, premiered Off Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater in New York in November 2016 and will make its Broadway debut on October 7, 2017.

 

Synopsis

According to the musical’s official site, in The Band’s Visit, “an Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways.” A new musical based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards.

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Characters and Original Cast

Character Off Broadway (2016)[1] Broadway (2017)
Camal George Abud
Zelger Bill Army
Itzik John Cariani
Dina Katrina Lenk
Telephone Guy Erik Liberman
Avrum Andrew Polk
Julia Rachel Prather
Sammy Jonathan Raviv
Anna Sharone Sayegh
Tewfiq Tony Shalhoub
Iris Kristen Sieh
Haled Ari’el Stachel
Papi Daniel David Stewart
Simon Alok Tewari

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Awards and Honours

Original Off-Broadway production

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2017
Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Book of a Musical Itamar Moses Nominated
Outstanding Director of a Musical David Cromer Won
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Ari’el Stachel Nominated
Outstanding Lyrics David Yazbek Won
Outstanding Music David Yazbek Won
Outstanding Musical Nominated
Outstanding Orchestrations Jamshied Sharifi Nominated
Lucille Lortel Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Katrina Lenk Won
Outstanding Costume Design Sarah Laux Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Ari’el Stachel Nominated
Outstanding Musical Won
New York Drama Critics Circle Award Best Musical Won
Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Tony Shalhoub Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Musical Katrina Lenk Nominated
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Itamar Moses Nominated
Outstanding Director of a Musical David Cromer Nominated
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Won
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) David Yazbek Won
Outstanding Orchestrations (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Jamshied Sharifi Nominated
Theatre World Awards Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Katrina Lenk Won
Off Broadway Alliance Awards Outstanding Musical Pending
Obie Award Obie Award for Musical Theatre Itamar Moses (book) and David Yazbek (music & lyrics) Won
Obie Award for Directing David Cromer Won


References

  1. ^ “The Cast”. lortel.org. Lortel. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 24 July 20167

External links

The Band’s Visit (Musical) by David Yazbek – Itamar Moses Broadway