Theatregoers can get a sneak peek of The Band's Visit on Broadway ahead of its official opening on November 9. Take a look at highlights from the new musical above.
David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ The Band's Visit began previews in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre October 7.
Based on the 2007 film by Eran Kolirin, the show follows Egyptian police band, who, after a mixup at the border, find themselves in a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. Over the course of an evening, the band members are led into unlikely friendships with some of the locals, causing their lives to intertwine and change irreversibly.
The new musical arrives on Broadway following an acclaimed and sold-out world premiere at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company last year.
David Cromer directs a cast made up of Katrina Lenk, Tony nominees Tony Shalhoub and John Cariani, George Abud, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Adam Kantor, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Ari’el Stachel, Kristen Sieh, Etai Benson, and Alok Tewari.
Watch Lenk's haunting rendition of Yazbek's ballad "Omar Sharif" in the clip below.