10-Time Tony Award Winning Best Musical "The Band's Visit" Coming To Richmond
Nov. 15, 2019
Tickets on sale Friday, November 8, 2019
Richmond, VA November 7, 2019 – Jam Theatricals and Broadway In Richmond are proud to announce that THE BAND’S VISIT, one of the most Tony Award®-winning musicals in history, will be coming to Richmond April 28 through May 3, 2020 at Altria Theater.
Tickets start at $39.50 (plus applicable fees) and go sale this Friday, November 8 at 10am and can be purchased at the Altria Theater Box office, online at www.BroadwayInRichmond.com and by phone at 1-800-514-3849 (ETIX). Discounted groups of 10 or more are also offered by calling 804-592-3401.
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.
THE BAND’S VISIT tells a delightfully offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.
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 world premiere opened to critical acclaim at the Atlantic Theater Company on December 8, 2016, where the sold-out, limited engagement extended twice, playing its final performance on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The show then opened at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) on Thursday, November 9, 2017, and went on to play 589 regular performance and 36 previews before closing on April 7, 2019. THE BAND’S VISIT broke the all-time box office record at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre twice.
With music and lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, and a book by Tony, NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle award winner Itamar Moses, THE BAND’S VISIT has won “Best Musical” awards from the Tony Awards, Drama League, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, the Outer Critics Circle, the Lucille Lortel and the Obies. It is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and is directed by Tony, Drama Desk, Lortel & Obie Award winner David Cromer.
The creative team also includes Patrick McCollum (Choreography), Scott Pask (Set Design), Sarah Laux (Costume Design), Tony Award winner Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Tony Award winner Kai Harada (Sound Design), Maya Ciarrocchi (Projection Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Hair Designer), Tony Award winner Jamshied Sharifi (Orchestrations), Andrea Grody (Music Supervisor & Additional Arrangements), Dean Sharenow (Music Supervisor & Music Coordinator) and Rick Bertone (Music Director).
THE BAND’S VISIT original Broadway cast album received the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The musical is also the recipient of a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for a performance of “Answer Me” on NBC’s “Today”.
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Jam Theatricals (Presenter) is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America and manages subscription seasons in 28 cities where they strive to bring the best of Broadway to the communities served. Current presentations include some of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters: Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera and many more. Jam Theatricals currently manages and operates the National Theatre in Washington D.C. Built in 1835, it is the oldest theatre for touring Broadway. Jam Theatricals and its principals have produced over 50 shows on Broadway, and have earned twelve Tony Awards® for the following shows: Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play, 2005), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical, 2005), The History Boys (2006), August: Osage County (2008), Hair (2009), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2013), All The Way (2014), Fun Home (2015), The Color Purple (2016), The Band’s Visit (2018), Hadestown (2019), and The Ferryman (2019). For more information, please visit www.JamTheatricals.com.