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Based on the 2007 Israeli film of the same name, The Band’s Visit has received critical acclaim since it first opened off-Broadway. With lyrics and music by famed Broadway composer David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit is a musical masterpiece that keeps fans coming back for more. Less than a year after its premiere, the critically acclaimed show opened on Broadway and has continued to enjoy success ever since. The show has won several awards, including the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics, and the Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical, Best Musical, and Best Original Score. The cast received a combined twelve Tony Awards in 2018 out of fourteen nominations.
One of the biggest names to take the stage at the launch of The Band’s Visit’s Broadway run is Tony Shalhoub. Known for his television and film work, Tony Shalhoub gives a riveting performance, which earned him a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Tony Shalhoub has numerous acting credits, including the television shows Monk and Wings, along with filsms such as Men in Black, The Siege, Galaxy Quest, and Spy Kids. He has been nominated for numerous awards and has appeared in genres from dark drama to horror, comedy to kids’ films. His talent made him perfect to launch the Broadway debut in the role of Tewfiq Zakaria. Shalhoub has since stepped away from the role and the production.
Katrina Lenk opened the show with her portrayal of Dina, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Katrina Lenk has starred in many regional productions in her hometown of Chicago, as well as Broadway productions of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Once, and Indecent.
Actor and playwright John Edward Cariani opened the show playing Itzik. Theatergoers will recognize John Edward Cariani from his role in Law & Order as Julian Beck, the forensics expert. He has many credits to his name, including Almost, Maine, which he wrote. Almost, Maine has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States. He also starred in Something Rotten! as Nigel Bottom and the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof as Motel the Tailor, a role which earned him a Tony Award Nomination.
The Band’s Visit Dates
The Band’s Visit made its off-Broadway debut at the Atlantic Theater Company in November of 2016. The Band’s Visit opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, with the first preview on Oct 7, 2017. It officially launched Nov 9, 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Band's Visit
What is The Band's Visit about?
The Band's Visit is a story about an Egyptian police band stranded in an Israeli town and are taken in by local cafe owner Dina.
How much are The Band's Visit tickets?
The Band's Visit ticket prices on the secondary market can vary widely depending on the location, day of the week, season, and other factors. The Band's Visit tickets can be found for as low as $65.00, however the national average is $122.00.
What's The Band's Visit tour schedule?
The 2020 The Band's Visit tour schedule is listed below.
Dates City Location Jan 7 - Jan 19, 2020 Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music Philadelphia Jan 21 - Jan 26 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre Atlanta Jan 28 - Feb 2 Houston, TX Hobby Center Feb 4 - Feb 23 Dallas, TX AT&T Performing Arts Center - Winspear Opera House Feb 25 - Mar 8 St. Louis, MO The Fabulous Fox Theatre Mar 10 - Mar 15 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center Mar 17 - Mar 22 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome at France-Merrick PAC Mar 24 - Apr 5 Boston, MA Citizens Bank Opera House Apr 7 - Apr 12 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center Apr 14 - Apr 19 Buffalo, NY Sheas Performing Arts Center Apr 21 - Apr 26 Hartford, CT The Bushnell Apr 28 - May 3 Richmond, VA Altria Theater May 5 - May 10 Appleton, WI Fox Cities Stadium May 12 - May 17 Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center May 19 - May 23 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center May 26 - Jun 21 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Theatre Jun 23 - Jun 28 Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Jul 7 - Jul 26 Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre Jul 29 - Aug 9 Denver, CO Buell Theatre Aug 12 - Aug 23 Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts
What is the recommended age for The Band's Visit?
Most shows will have both a recommended age limit and minimum age requirements. Generally, children under the age of 4 are not permitted at Broadway shows. The Band's Visit is intended for ages 12 and up.
How long is The Band's Visit?
The Band's Visit is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
What should I wear to The Band's Visit on Broadway?
There is no specific dress code for The Band's Visit. Some people like to dress up an others will go in jeans. It is recommended to avoid anything too casual such as tank tops and cut off shorts.
Who was in the original cast of The Band's Visit?
The original cast of The Band's Visit includes:
Character Cast Dina Katrina Lenk Tewfiq Zakaria Tony Shalhoub Itzik John Cariani Haled Ari'el Stachel Camal George Abud Papi Etai Benson Telephone Guy Adam Kantor Zelger Bill Army Avrum Andrew Polk Julia Rachel Prather Sammy Jonathan Raviv Anna Sharone Sayegh Iris Kristen Sieh Simon Alok Tewari
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