The cast has been announced for the national tour of The Band’s Visit, one of the most Tony Award®-winning musicals in history. The musical, which features music and lyrics by Tony® and Drama Desk Award®-winner David Yazbek, will play at TPAC from October 19-24. This will be the first Broadway touring production to return to TPAC since it closed its theaters in March 2020.
Film Actor Sasson Gabay to return to title role
Leading the cast is Israeli film actor Sasson Gabay. He’ll reprise the role of Tewfiq, a part he created in the 2007 film of The Band’s Visit. He also played the character on Broadway and in more than 17 cities on the first national tour. Joining him to lead the company is the critically acclaimed actress Janet Dacal (Prince of Broadway, Wonderland, In The Heights) in the role of Dina.
The Band’s Visit tells a joyful, offbeat story of a band of musicians who arrive in a town way off the beaten path. Under the spell of the desert sky, with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected ways.
“After what everyone has been through, we are thrilled, proud, and relieved to return to the road and share this story of the power of music, the need for connection, and the undying spark of human decency,” said director David Cromer.
The Band’s Visit world premiere opened to critical acclaim at the Atlantic Theater Company in December 2016 and opened at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore theatre in November 2017. Since then, it has won numerous awards. It’s one of four musicals in Broadway history to win the unofficial “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. In addition, the original Broadway cast album received the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
With a Tony- and Grammy-winning score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, performed by thrillingly talented onstage musicians, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.
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