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Sasson Gabay and Chilina Kennedy Lead The Cast In The Band's Visit
News Desk May 13th, 2019
The Tony-winning musical hits the road in June!
After winning ten Tony Awards in 2018, The Band's Visit is getting ready to hit the road in its first national tour this June! Leading the cast will be Israeli film star Sasson Gabay and Broadway alum, Chilina Kennedy!
Sasson Gabay will reprise his role of Tewfiq, which he played in the 2007 film and on Broadway last year, with Kennedy playing Dina. Kennedy's previous theatre credits include a long run (over 3000 performances) with the Broadway run of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as well as Jesus Christ Superstar and This Ain't No Disco.
The Band's Visit closed at the Ethel Barrymore Theater after two years on Broadway in April. The musical garnered ten Tony awards in 2018 including the awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre.
The Band's Visit is written by Itamar Moses with music and lyrics by David Yazbeck and directed by David Cromer.
What is The Band's Visit about?
Based on the 2007 critically acclaimed movie by Eran Kolirin, this new musical adaptation sees two very different cultures mesh together throughout the course of one-night. 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. Love is in the air for one member of the band, which culminates in an enchanting evening at the local ice-skating rink. The others realise that their lives are changed forever after this change in circumstance.