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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Bringing the Band to Broadway- How THE BAND'S VISIT Became a Bonafide Hit!

What makes a hit Broadway musical? Not even the pros really know, as the cast and creative team of The Band's Visit proved in a recent conversation with Richard Ridge.

"Intellectually we know it's true. Work on something with integrity and don't worry about pleasing the widest possible audience... that's what you're supposed to do. But it's really hard. You're always running a gauntlet of your own doubts and fears," said book writer Itamar Moses. "When we were working on this show, before it was off Broadway and even when we were downtown, I don't think any of us ever anticipated the journey that it ended up having."

Now this little show that could is an expected front-runner in the awards season to come and we're getting the scoop on how its journey so far. Watch below as Richard chats with David Cromer, David Yazbek, Itamar Moses, Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Sharone Sayegh and Jonathan Raviv about everything The Band's Visit!

After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli 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, longing and laughter can connect us all.

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