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Posted: 3/8/19 at 12:30pm

Has anyone heard anything yet? Do touring casts get announced, or do you kind of just find out once the tour's begun? Sorry if these are silly questions– I am new at this.

I've been wondering if any of the OBC would go on the tour. Presumably they wouldn't have left the Broadway production for it, but now that that will be closed... The Band's Visit tour cast What do you think? On the one hand I wish they all would because they're so great, but on the other hand I'm sure I'm sure there's other great Middle Eastern actors waiting in the wings for such an opportunity.

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Posted: 3/8/19 at 1:12pm

Not sure who will be in the cast. The tour does start in June though, so this thread is good timing for this. Im curious if anyone from broadway will transfer as well. 

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Posted: 3/8/19 at 1:14pm
Yes, there will be an announcement. It may be the principals first, or everyone at once.
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Posted: 4/9/19 at 3:12pm

Small update: at the final stage door, we heard that some of the Broadway cast are going on the tour. No specifics on who, of course, but an interesting tidbit anyway!

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Posted: 4/9/19 at 5:06pm

^ ^ ^ Please, please, please...Etai Benson. That would be nice. Please and thank you. The Band's Visit tour cast

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Posted: 4/9/19 at 5:53pm

there's actually going to be 4 cast members from bway going out for tour, but i think 2/4 are from the principal cast 

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Posted: 4/9/19 at 7:27pm
If Katrina tours I’ll be literally so happy
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Posted: 4/10/19 at 7:31am

taylortrensch said: "there's actually going to be 4 cast members from bway going out for tour, but i think 2/4 are from the principal cast"

Ooh, where did you hear that? 

Ari'el Stachel said, also at stage door, that he was going to a rehearsal for his next project the next day and it also has "Visit" in the title. 

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Posted: 4/10/19 at 10:48am

Um Kulthum said: "taylortrensch said: "there's actually going to be 4 cast members from bway going out for tour, but i think 2/4 are from the principal cast"

Ooh, where did you hear that?

Ari'el Stachel said, also at stage door, that he was going to a rehearsal for his next project the next day and it also has "Visit" in the title.
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"The Visitor" also based on a film and adapted for the stage by Kitt/Yorkey. Good to see it's moving ahead. 

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Posted: 4/10/19 at 3:31pm

 

Um Kulthum said: "taylortrensch said: "there's actually going to be 4 cast members from bway going out for tour, but i think 2/4 are from the principal cast"

Ooh, where did you hear that?

Ari'el Stachel said, also at stage door, that he was going to a rehearsal for his next project the next day and it also has "Visit" in the title.
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At the Hartford/Bushnell Broadway series reveal for next year, the actor playing Ariel stachel’s role sang his solo song (Haleds song i think??) and he was fantastic. I was so impressed.

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Posted: 4/10/19 at 6:09pm

Mike Barrett said: "If Katrina tours I’ll be literally so happy"

I am guessing that Katrina would probably tour if they give her over-the-top billing and pay her a premium. Going on tour is quite taxing and hard on people's personal lives. If I were her, I'd be auditioning for non-singing roles. I had the fortune of seeing her in quite a few plays and musicals in LA. I wouldn't be surprised to see her headlining a non-musical play on Broadway or off-Broadway next season.

 

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Posted: 4/23/19 at 7:11pm

Sasson Gabai will reprise his role at Tewfiq.

James and Joe (Broadway Standbys) will also go on tour

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Posted: 4/23/19 at 8:15pm

itzikslullaby said: "Sasson Gabai will reprise his role at Tewfiq.

James and Joe (Broadway Standbys) will also go on tour
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Source?! If Sasson goes on tour, that’d be absolutely extraordinary.

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Posted: 4/23/19 at 8:24pm

rpvee said: "Source?! If Sasson goes on tour, that’d be absolutely extraordinary."

:)

 

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Posted: 4/24/19 at 11:51am

itzikslullaby said: "Sasson Gabai will reprise his role at Tewfiq.

James and Joe (Broadway Standbys) will also go on tour
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Wow?! I guess since he is already away from home just being in the US, traveling from city to city isn't as big a deal as it might be for someone NYC-based. But still, wow. 

I saw James Rana go on as Avrum once, thought he did a great job! 

Also, spotted this recently– the new Sammy? https://twitter.com/m_ginsburg/status/1117834768014462976 
Though it seems odd that he'd announce it himself so long before any official word, so IDK. 

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Posted: 4/25/19 at 12:44am
James is going. Great guy and I will definetly try to see him the touring production.
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Posted: 4/25/19 at 12:50am

Um Kulthum said: "Though it seems odd that he'd announce it himself so long before any official word, so IDK."

Yes, it's true.

 

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Posted: 4/25/19 at 7:58am

I could be reading too much into it, but I feel by him saying "the character originally played by Katrina Lenk", to me, implys she is not going on tour.

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Posted: 4/25/19 at 11:02am

fashionguru_23 said: "I could be reading too much into it, but I feel by him saying "the character originally played by Katrina Lenk", to me, implys she is not going on tour."

Yeah, I think that was always a long-shot. It makes sense she'd stay in New York to make the most of her Tony-win momentum. She's got a TV role– I don't know if that show will be renewed, but she might be wanting to look for others? Personally I'd love to see her back on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel– either as the fortune-teller or, knowing the Palladinos sometimes re-cast actors they like (like Sherilyn Fenn in Gilmore Girls played two different characters), some character who'd interact with Tony Shalhoub :)

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Posted: 5/10/19 at 10:03am

Chilina Kennedy and Sasson Gabay will be leading the tour.

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Posted: 5/10/19 at 10:07am

TheBroadwayBubble said: "Chilina Kennedy and Sasson Gabay will be leading the tour."

Also: 

Jennifer Apple as Anna, Mike Cefalo as Telephone Guy, Adam Gabay as Papi, Marc Ginsburg as Sammy, Kendal Hartse as Iris, Joe Joseph as Haled, Sara Kapner as Julia, Pomme Koch as Itzik, Ronnie Malley as Camal, James Rana as Simon, Or Schraiber as Zelger and David Studwell as Avrum, along with Danny Burgos, Loren Lester, Nick Sacks, Hannah Shankman and Bligh Voth.

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Posted: 5/10/19 at 10:40am

Awesome! Any connection between Sasson Gabay and Adam Gabay?

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Posted: 5/10/19 at 10:49am

HenryTDobson said: "Awesome! Any connection between Sasson Gabay and Adam Gabay?"

Father and son!

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Posted: 5/10/19 at 11:56am

I'm glad to see Pomme Koch continuing! And how cool to have the father-son duo :) 

I've never seen Chilina Kennedy in anything, though I've heard of her in context of "Beautiful." What do we think?? 

 

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Posted: 5/10/19 at 11:59am

Um Kulthum said: "I'm glad to see Pomme Koch continuing! And how cool to have the father-son duo :)

I've never seen Chilina Kennedy in anything, though I've heard of her in context of "Beautiful." What do we think??


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I've seen her in Beautiful six times and she is one of the most talented performers I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. I think she'll do an amazing job in this role and I am so excited for her.


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