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One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See The Band's Visit?

Off-Broadway's Best Musical Transfers

After its rapturous reception Off-Broadway in 2016, the award-winning The Band's Visit, now on the main stem, The Band's Visit continues to be a critically acclaimed hit. A beautifully etched musical, that explores Israeli and Arab relations through a very human story, it follows the fortunes of an Egyptian police band who are left stranded in the remote town of Petah Tikva, and are taken in by the locals. Based on a 2007 movie, the music and lyrics come from David Yazbek, whose previous Broadway credits include The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

During its Off-Broadway run, The Band's Visit was named by many critics as their favorite musical of the season, and was named 'Best Musical' at the Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and NY Drama Critics' Circle awards. Most of the Off-Broadway cast returns for this transfer, including three-time Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub (The Price, Monk).

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A simple spelling mistake at the Egypt/Israel border sees the Alexandria Police Band redirected to the wrong town, where there is no public transport, nor hotels. Taken in by the charitable restaurant owner as they discuss their predicament, the band are invited to stay at his various relatives' homes overnight. As they all get to know each other, both sides' initial fears and suspicions are replaced by friendship, understanding, and in one case, even love.

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Dates

Previews from: 7 October 2017

Performance date: 9 November 2017

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+

Run time

90 minutes, no intermission

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Cast and Creative

Cast

Tony Shalhoub as Tewfiq
Katrina Lenk as Dina
George Abud as Camal
Adam Kantor as Telephone Guy
Etai benson as Papi
Bill Army as Zelger
John Cariani as Itzik
Andrew Polk as Avrum
Rachel Prather as Julia
Jonathan Raviv as Sammy
Sharone Sayegh as Anna
Kristen Sieh as Iris
Ari'el Stachel as Haled
Alok Tewari as Simon

Creative

Book by Itamar Moses
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbeck
Directed by David Cromer

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beautiful Moving UNEXPECTED

Just as song might sweep you away into an unexpected mood so too does Tewfiq's band as their music infiltrates into the lives of these people - and the audience!

One of my favorite things to do is step into a cinema or theatre having no idea about the narrative that is about to unfold or the "word on the street". Such was the case with the new musical, The Band's Visit.

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