Posted on November 4th, 2019
“Breaking news for Broadway: IT IS TIME TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN! One of the most ravishing
musicals you will ever be seduced by. It is called THE BAND’S VISIT.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“BREATHTAKING. A remarkable and boundlessly compassionate and humanistic piece of theater.”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“THE BEST NEW MUSICAL ON BROADWAY! Beautiful music, beautiful story, beautiful acting.
Even in a world overrun with superlatives, “beautiful” is the one you’re compelled to useto describe THE BAND’S VISIT.”
– Peter Marks, The Washington Post
WINNER OF 10 TONY AWARDS – INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL
WINNER OF GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
Dallas, TX (November 4, 2019) – Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM), Broadway Across America (BAA) and the AT&T Performing Arts Center are proud to announce that THE BAND’S VISIT, one of the most Tony Award®-winning musicals in history, will be coming to the Winspear Opera House from February 4-23, 2020. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 8, 2019.
THE BAND’S VISIT will be co-presented by Dallas Summer Musicals and the AT&T Performing Arts Center, at the Winspear Opera House, as part of the groundbreaking new collaboration between the two organizations.
Single tickets for THE BAND’S VISIT start at $25 (pricing subject to change) and are available at https://thebandsvisitdallas.com.
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 is produced on tour by Orin Wolf, StylesFour Productions, Evamere Entertainment, Atlantic Theater Company, David F. Schwartz, Barbara Broccoli, Frederick Zollo, Grove•REG, Lassen Blume Baldwin, Thomas Steven Perakos, Marc Platt, The Shubert Organization, The Baruch/Routh/Frankel/Viertel Group, Robert Cole, DeRoy-Carr-Klausner, Federman-Moellenberg, FilmNation Entertainment, Roy Furman, FVSL Theatricals, Hendel-Karmazin, HoriPro Inc., IPN, JAM Theatricals, The John Gore Organization, Koenigsberg-Krauss, David Mirvish, James L. Nederlander, Al Nocciolino, Once Upon A Time Productions, Susan Rose and Paul Shiverick. The Executive Producers for THE BAND’S VISIT are Allan Williams and Seth Wenig.
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”.
About Dallas Summer Musicals:
Since 1941, the non-profit Dallas Summer Musicals Inc. (DSM) has presented the Best of Broadway to North Texas audiences. Located in the historic Music Hall at Fair Park, DSM promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of North Texas and the Southwest Region.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to offer affordable ticket prices, preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and develop impactful community programs.
DSM gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors, annual fund donors and corporate partners American Airlines, Texas Instruments, The Dallas Morning News, and WFAA TV Channel 8. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214-421-5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.
About Broadway Across America:
Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, CATS, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers and Waitress.
About the AT&T Performing Arts Center:
For more than ten years, the AT&T Performing Arts Center has been “Staging the Amazing” from its 10-acre campus in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center, a nonprofit foundation, operates and programs three of the nation’s finest venues – the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre and Strauss Square – as well as our vibrant public green space, Sammons Park.
Attending live performances at the Center, you’ll experience world-class theatre, the finest in international dance with TITAS/Dance Unbound, opera, rock, comedy, cutting-edge speakers and more. We’re a favorite stop on national Broadway tours, an arts incubator for emerging art groups, and a launching pad for world premieres, more than 70 since the Center opened! And this is where you can see the award-winning work of our five resident companies: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.
The Center serves our community through a range of programs. Each year thousands of students experience our arts education programs like Open Stages and Disney Musicals in the Schools, which excite them about the arts and boost education outcomes. Our Community Partners and ArtsBridge-Powered by Toyota programs help ensure access to the arts for Dallas families that might not otherwise enjoy these cultural experiences. All these programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of donors and members.
The Center’s mission is to be a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts and arts education programs. For more information about the AT&T Performing Arts Center and to purchase tickets, support these programs with a donation, and become a member visit www.attpac.org.
About the Winspear Opera House:
With its sweeping canopy and iconic red glass exterior, the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House was recognized by Opera Magazine as “America’s finest opera house.” The 2,200-seat venue is a 21st Century version of the traditional horseshoe-shaped European opera houses, providing an exciting yet intimate live performance experience. Before each performance, the Moody Foundation Chandelier, with its 318 acrylic LED rods, rises into the ceiling. The music accompanying the ascension was composed and performed by the talented arts magnet students next door at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
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