The Band’s Visit Will Play Broadway

first_img View Comments The cast of ‘The Band’s Visit’ at the Atlantic Theater Company(Photo: Ahron R. Foster) The Band’s Visit, the new musical that has been showered with awards since its extended off-Broadway run with the Atlantic Theater Company, will play Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre this fall; tickets are now on sale. Previews will begin on October 7 with an opening night scheduled for November 9. With a book by Itamar Moses (The Fortress of Solitude, Completeness) and a score by three-time Tony nominee David Yazbek (The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), the musical is based on Eran Kolirin’s 2007 film of the same name. David Cromer, who helmed the debut production, will repeat his duties as director for the Broadway run. Andrea Grody will serve as musical director.In The Band’s Visit, an Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the 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 off-Broadway cast was led by Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and John Cariani. The company also featured George Abud, Bill Army, Erik Liberman, Andrew Polk, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh and Alok Tewari. Casting for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date.   The Band’s Visit won top honors at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards and Obie Awards. The Band’s Visitcenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Related Showslast_img read more

Mockery of justice

first_imgThe point of putting people into jail is to punish them for wrongdoing and deter them and others from similar behavior in the future. If judges are using meaningless jail time as a symbolic punishment or to cover up their unwillingness to treat celebrities like the rest of us, then maybe it’s time to re-evaluate our correctional priorities – as well as to re-examine what kind of people are appointed to the judiciary. JUST hours after the most recent scofflaw starlet was sentenced, people were already discussing whether, once again, justice was applied unevenly. Depending on whom you ask, Lindsay Lohan’s one-day jail sentence Thursday – coupled with community service, rehab and probation – was either celebrity justice, symbolic, or about right for a first-time offender. And Nicole Richie’s 82-minute stay (of a four-day jail sentence) in county jail added the final spice. Looking past the immediate argument of whether celebrities are treated the same as regular folks when getting punished is the larger question of the point of a one-day jail sentence, let alone 82 minutes. How many of the already-thin county resources went into processing Richie into county jail? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more