WINNER OF THE 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM!
The winner of ten (ten!) 2018 Tony Awards and the 2019 Grammy Award Winner for Best Musical Theater Album, David Yazbeck and Itamar Moses's The Band's Visit will make a stop in San Francisco during the 2019/20 Broadway season following on from its spellbinding, record-breaking run on the Great White Way. Following the story of an Egyptian police band stranded in the Israeli desert after a literary mix-up, it's warm, poignant and utterly captivating.
Stuck waiting for the next bus and with no hotels in town, it falls on the friendly and curious locals to take in the musicians, where each side discover more about themselves and their shared humanity.
Adapted from the award-winning 2007 film, Tony-winner Yazbeck has crafted a new original score capturing life, loss and the enchantment of the desert, alongside Moses' touching and heart-warming book. A Critic's pick in the New York Times, prepare to moved by a show the paper called, 'One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.'
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.
Opening night: 27 May 2020
Suitable for ages 12 +
90 minutes, no intermission
Images taken from the original Broadway production and may not reflect this casting.
Book by Itamar Moses
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbeck
Directed by David Cromer
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Tony Shalhoub
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Katrina Lenk
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Ari'el Stachel
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical - David Cromer
Outstanding Production of A Broadway Or Off-Broadway Musical
Oustanding Sound Design in a Musical
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