New musical The Band’s Visit will arrive on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, beginning performances on Saturday, October 7, 2017, and officially opening on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
The Band’s Visit is produced by Orin Wolf, John Styles and John N. Hart Jr.
Featuring music & lyrics by David Yazbek and a book by Itamar Moses, based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, the show will be directed by David Cromer.
The creative team includes Patrick McCollum (Choreography), Scott Pask (Set Design), Sarah Laux (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), Maya Ciarrocchi (Projections Content Design), Jamshied Sharifi (Orchestrations), casting by Tara Rubin Casting.
The Band’s Visit world premiere opened at the Atlantic Theater Company on December 8, 2016, playing its final performance on Sunday, January 8, 2017. That production won two Lucille Lortel Awards, for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Katrina Lenk); two Outer Critics Circle Awards, for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score (David Yazbek); the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical; two Obie Awards, for Musical Theater (David Yazbek & Itamar Moses), and Directing (David Cromer); Theatre World Award’s Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence (Katrina Lenk); and is nominated for seven Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Ari’el Stachel), Outstanding Director of a Musical (David Cromer), Outstanding Music (David Yazbek), Outstanding Lyrics (David Yazbek), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Itamar Moses) and Outstanding Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi).
According to press notes: “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. The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.”
The cast will be announced shortly.