PHOTOS: Hillary, Chelsea, and Bill Clinton Pay the Band a Visit
Last night, one of Broadway's favorite guests of honor Hillary Clinton attended THE BAND'S VISIT with husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton. Company member Ari'el Stachel shared some of the photos on Instagram, see them below!
This happened last night and I'm still spinning. Here's a few photos that capture a tiny fraction of the moment. A true honor having Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea Clinton in the audience last night. Wish i had a recording of Bill telling me that he hated Chet Baker when he was younger cause he was to smooth ... #THECLINTONSVISIT #doyoulikechetbaker #outofcontrol #thebandsvisit #hillaryclinton #billclinton #chelseaclinton
THE BAND'S VISIT won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical; two Lucille Lortel Awards, for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Katrina Lenk); two Outer Critics Circle Awards, for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score (David Yazbek); two Obie Awards, for Musical Theater (David Yazbek & Itamar Moses), and Directing (David Cromer); three Drama Desk Awards, for Outstanding Director of a Musical (David Cromer), Outstanding Music (David Yazbek) and Outstanding Lyrics (David Yazbek); The Joe A. Callaway Award for outstanding direction (David Cromer); The Dramatists Guild's 2017 Frederick LoeweAward for Dramatic Composition for David Yazbek's score; and Theatre World Award's Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence (Katrina Lenk).
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.
The Broadway company of THE BAND'S VISIT includes Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, George Abud, Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh and Alok Tewari.