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Tony-Winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT to Play Smith Center This Summer Photo Tony-Winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT to Play Smith Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

One of the most Tony Award-winning musicals in history, THE BAND'S VISIT is coming to The Smith Center in Las Vegas from June 23-28. Tickets for the Las Vegas engagement of the 32-city North American tour start at $29 and go on sale March 13 at TheSmithCenter.com, in-person at The Smith Center box office, or by calling 702.749.2000.

THE BAND'S VISIT On Sale February 28 at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Photo THE BAND'S VISIT On Sale February 28 at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce that THE BAND'S VISIT, one of the most Tony Award-winning musicals in history, will be coming to the Fox Cities from May 5 to May 10.

BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT Brings a Breathtaking 'Something Different' to the Winsp Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT Brings a Breathtaking 'Something Different' to the Winspear Opera House
by Zac Thriffiley - Feb 6, 2020

The current touring production of THE BAND'S VISIT has blown into Dallas, bringing the much-needed refreshing relief of a secluded oasis along with it.

BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT is Most Welcome at Broadway at the Hobby Center Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT is Most Welcome at Broadway at the Hobby Center
by Brett Cullum - Jan 29, 2020

THE BAND'S VISIT reminds audiences what musical theater can be when we remove garish production values and jukebox hits. It takes us somewhere unfamiliar, and by the end we realize that it's not nearly as far as we thought. The human heart is well mapped no matter where you go, and people have universal longings and needs.

THE BAND'S VISIT is Coming to The Fabulous Fox Theatre Photo THE BAND'S VISIT is Coming to The Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

The Fabulous Fox Theatre will have THE BAND'S VISIT, one of the most Tony Award®-winning musicals in history, come to St. Louis from February 25 - March 8. The tour of the critically acclaimed and 10-time Tony Award-winning production launched at the Providence Performing Arts Center on June 25, 2019 and continued on to play Washington, DC starting July 9, 2019. THE BAND'S VISIT will play over 32 cities in its first season including Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Boston, MA and Los Angeles, CA.

Review Roundup: THE BAND'S VISIT on Tour; What Did The Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: THE BAND'S VISIT on Tour; What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country after launching at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island!

BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Proctors Invites Audiences to Get Re-Acquainted With  Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Proctors Invites Audiences to Get Re-Acquainted With People We've Probably Never Met Before.
by Marc Savitt - Jan 4, 2020

THE BAND'S VISIT is a heartfelt, critically acclaimed (one of only four musicals in Broadway history to win the unofficial a?oeBig Sixa?? Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical) of how the smallest moments can have the largest impact.  The characters have unusual names and speak differently from a?oetypical Americansa?? and those we typically see on our stages, but their story is both charming and delightful. It reminds us that as human beings we are far more alike than we are different.

Review Roundup: The National Tour of THE BAND'S VISIT Photo Review Roundup: The National Tour of THE BAND'S VISIT
by Review Roundups - Dec 26, 2019

The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country! 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.

BWW Interview: Joe Joseph of THE BAND'S VISIT at Hennepin Theatre Trust Photo BWW Interview: Joe Joseph of THE BAND'S VISIT at Hennepin Theatre Trust
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 17, 2019

Six questions and a plug, after the fact: Joe Joseph of THE BAND'S VISIT responded to some questions just before leaving town but it warrants sharing now to get the word out further about this quiet, unique Broadway tour.

BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Broadway In Louisville Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Broadway In Louisville
by Keith Waits - Dec 13, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Band's Visit is an unusually styled musical based on the 2007 Israeli film. Performed without an intermission, it features Arabian-flavored musical numbers and a mostly upbeat plot. It premiered on Broadway in 2017 and is one of only four musicals to win the 'Big Six' Tony Awards, which include Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical.

10-Time Tony Award-Winner THE BAND'S VISIT Premieres In Cleveland Next Month Photo 10-Time Tony Award-Winner THE BAND'S VISIT Premieres In Cleveland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Playhouse Square is proud to announce that THE BAND'S VISIT, one of the most Tony Award-winning musicals in history, is coming to Playhouse Square's Connor Palace for a three-week engagement, November 5-24, 2019, as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. To purchase tickets, visit playhousesquare.org, call 216-241-6000 or visit the Playhouse Square Ticket Office (1519 Euclid Ave.).

VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Performs on Toronto's Breakfast Television Photo VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Performs on Toronto's Breakfast Television
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

The first national tour of The Band's Visit is currently on stage at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre! Check out the cast performing music from the show!

BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT is a Quiet, Gorgeous Study of Human Connection Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT is a Quiet, Gorgeous Study of Human Connection
by Isabella Perrone - Sep 21, 2019

The premise is simple: it's the 90s and the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra is travelling from Egypt to Petah Tikva to perform in a concert. Due to a language barrier, they end up in the tiny desert town of Bet Hatikva with little money, no hotel to check into, and a full day's wait until the next bus out of town. The next ninety minutes follow members of the band as they explore the town with their hosts. Café owner Dina (Chilina Kennedy), her employee Papi (Adam Gabay) and patron Itzik (Pomme Koch) each take a few members of the orchestra with them, and each provide a different look into Bet Hatikva, its residents, and their struggles. In its Toronto premiere this 10-time Tony winning musical, based on the film of the same name, is directed by David Cromer and presented by Mirvish.

THE BAND'S VISIT Makes Its Way to Marcus Center Photo THE BAND'S VISIT Makes Its Way to Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019

Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee announces that THE BAND'S VISIT, one of the most Tony Award-winning musicals in history, will be coming to Milwaukee from November 26 to December 1. The tour of the critically acclaimed and 10-time Tony Award-winning production launched at the Providence Performing Arts Center on June 25, 2019 and continued on to play Washington, DC starting July 9, 2019. THE BAND'S VISIT will play over 32 cities in its first season including Milwaukee.

THE BAND'S VISIT On Sale At Broadway In Boston This Monday Photo THE BAND'S VISIT On Sale At Broadway In Boston This Monday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Broadway In Boston is proud to announce that tickets for THE BAND'S VISIT, one of the most Tony Award-winning musicals in history, will go on sale this Monday, September 16, 2019. With a Tony- and Grammy-winning score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, THE BAND'S VISIT rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.  THE BAND'S VISIT will play the Citizens Bank Opera House March 24 a?" April 5 as part of the Lexus 2019-2020 Broadway In Boston Season.

BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour Comes to Chicago Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour Comes to Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 5, 2019

THE BAND'S VISIT feels like an homage to the fleeting nature of live theater itself: a moment in time in which performers and audience are brought together to share a collective experience, all-encompassing yet passing swiftly and never to be created again. So too goes the narrative of the two characters at the center of this 2018 Tony Award-winning musical, Tewliq, the Egyptian conductor of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, and Dina, an Israeli woman living in the small town of Bet Hatikva. When Tewliq and his fellow band members accidentally make their way to Bet Hatikva, instead of the city Petah Tikva in which they have a concert engagement, the cast of characters come together by pure happenstance. The magnetic and mysterious connection that Tewliq and Dina share in the one night in which their lives overlap is similarly ethereal.

BWW Interview: Mike Cefalo of THE BAND'S VISIT at Peace Center Photo BWW Interview: Mike Cefalo of THE BAND'S VISIT at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Aug 8, 2019

It's about human connection and how we all want to seek a little bit more in life, and how we can find that in the things that are seemingly mundane or small or delicate. It's really beautiful.

Limited Series OUR BOYS to Debut August 12 on HBO Photo Limited Series OUR BOYS to Debut August 12 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

The ten-part limited drama series OUR BOYS debuts with two episodes back-to-back MONDAY, AUG. 12 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by single episodes debuting subsequent Mondays, exclusively on HBO.

THE BAND'S VISIT to Play at Walton Arts Center Photo THE BAND'S VISIT to Play at Walton Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

Welcome to nowhere! 2018 Tony Award-winner for 'Best Musical,' The Band's Visit will play at Walton Arts Center May 19-23, 2020.

BWW Review:  THE BAND'S VISIT Stirs Emotions at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT Stirs Emotions at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 13, 2019

The national tour, now playing the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave me the opportunity to take another look at the show. Let's just say I'm really glad I had the opportunity.

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