Category: The Band’s Visit

The Band’s Visit Wins at the 2017 Drama Desk Awards!

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards were handed out last night, June 4th, 2017 at Town Hall.

Nominated for 7 awards, The Band’s Visit picked up 3 during the ceremony:

Outstanding Director of a Musical

David Cromer, The Band’s Visit, Atlantic Theater Company
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Music
David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit, Atlantic Theater Company

Outstanding Lyrics
David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit, Atlantic Theater Company

The Broadway production will officially open November 9 at the Barrymore theatre.  Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com.

The Off-Broadway awards season has been good to The Band’s Visit.

The show has won 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); the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical; two Obie Awards, for Musical Theater (David Yazbek and Itamar Moses), and Directing (David Cromer); Theatre World Award’s Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence (Katrina Lenk); and now three Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Director of a Musical (David Cromer), Outstanding Music (David Yazbek), and Outstanding Lyrics (David Yazbek).

The full list of Drama Desk Awards here.

The Band’s Visit Arrives on Broadway this Fall!

Itamar Moses and David Yazbek’s acclaimed new musical The Band’s Visit will open on Broadway this fall, with previews scheduled to begin October 7 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. David Cromer, who helmed the Off-Broadway staging, will direct, and a cast will be announced at a later date.

Based on Eran Kolirin’s screenplay, The Band’s Visit officially opened Off-Broadway December 8, 2016, at the Atlantic Theater Company to a large number of positive reviews, and sold out the remainder of its run shortly after. Following a second extension, the production played through January 8, 2017, amidst speculation of a possible Broadway transfer.

The Broadway production will officially open November 9. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com.

The Band’s Visit won 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); the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical; two Obie Awards, for Musical Theater (David Yazbek and Itamar Moses), and Directing (David Cromer); Theatre World Award’s Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence (Katrina Lenk); and is nominated for seven Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Ari’el Stachel), Outstanding Director of a Musical (David Cromer), Outstanding Music (David Yazbek), Outstanding Lyrics (David Yazbek), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Itamar Moses), and Outstanding Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi).

Read the full Playbill article here.

Other articles of note:

The New York Times

Variety

The Hollywood Reporter

Deadline

Broadway.Com

Theatermania

BroadwayWorld

We’ll see you at the Barrymore this Fall!

The Band’s Visit Wins at the 2017 Obie Awards!

Announced yesterday, May 22nd, at Webster Hall in New York City, The Band’s Visit won two Obie Awards at the 62nd Annual Awards ceremony.

David Yazbek (music) and Itamar Moses (book) received a Musical Theatre award for their work.

David Cromer was presented with a Directing award for his efforts. 

The Obie Awards were founded in 1955 by the Village Voice to celebrate achievements in Off-Broadway work.

See the full list of winners here.

Congratulations to all!

The 2017 Drama Desk Award Nominations Have Been Announced

The 62nd Drama Desk Awards were announced on Thursday, April 27th.

We’re proud to announce that The Band’s Visit was nominated for 7 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical.

The Band’s Visit was also nominated for:

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Director of a Musical – David Cromer, The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Music – David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Lyrics – David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Book of a Musical – Itamar Moses, The Band’s Visit

Outstanding Orchestrations – Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit

A Bronx Tale: The Musical also received a Drama Desk nomination:

Outstanding Actor in a Musical – Nick Cordero, A Bronx Tale

Congratulations to all and to the other other nominees!  The awards will be given out on June 4th.

View the full list of nominations here.

The 2017 Outer Critics Circle Nominations Are In!

The 2017 Outer Critics Circle Nominations have just been announced. The Band’s Visit earned 7 nominations, including Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding Book of a Musical, while A Bronx Tale picked up 4 nominations, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical.

Congratulations to everyone!

The Band’s Visit Nominations

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL – Itamar Moses

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE – David Yazbek

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL – David Cromer

OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONS – Jamshied Sharifi

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – Tony Shalhoub

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL – Katrina Lenk

A Bronx Tale: The Musical Nominations

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Chazz Palminteri

OUSTANDING NEW SCORE (Broadway or Off-Broadway) – Alan Menken and Glenn Slater

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – Nick Cordero

The winners will be announced on Monday, May 8th.

A complete list of nominees can be found at BroadwayWorld.

John Cariani and Tony Shalhoub Tapped for The Band’s Visit Musical

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Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere of The Band’s Visit, based on the award-winning film of the same name. The new musical features a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee David Yazbek

The cast will feature Tony nominees John Cariani (Something Rotten!) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk), along with George Abud (The Visit), Bill Army (Act One), Katrina Lenk (Broadway’s Once), Erik Liberman (LoveMusik), Andrew Polk (House of Cards), Rachel Prather (Once National Tour), Jonathan Raviv (The Ragged Claws), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), Kristen Sieh (Men on Boats) and Alok Tewari (Awake and Sing!).

Full Playbill Article

The Band’s Visit

(2017) Based on Eran Kolirin’s acclaimed screenplay, this new musical follows the story of an Egyptian police band that arrives in Israel to play a concert.

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