Tony wins Best Musical THE BAND’S VISIT to perform at the Segerstrom Center, March 22-April 3

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents THE BAND’S VISIT, with music and lyrics by Tony and the Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek. He will play at Segerstrom Hall from March 22 to April 3, 2022.

The Band’s Visit is 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 Comedy Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.

THE BAND’S VISIT tells the joyful and quirky story of a group of musicians who arrive in a city off the beaten track. Under the spell of the desert sky, with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the city to life in unexpected ways. With a Tony and Grammy award-winning score that seduces your soul and sweeps you away, performed by pulsatingly talented musicians, THE BAND’S VISIT rejoices in how music makes us laugh, makes us cry and, ultimately, brings us together. .

Award-winning Israeli film actor Sasson Gabay will reprise the role of Tewfiq, the role he originated in the 2007 film THE BAND TOUR and performed on Broadway and in over 17 cities during the first national tour. Joining him to lead the company is the critically acclaimed actress Janet Dacal (Prince of Broadway, Wonderland, In The Heights) as Dina.

The cast will also include Joe Joseph like Haled, clay singer like Itzik, Yoni Avi Battat like Camal, Coby Getzug like Grandpa, Joshua Grosso as a telephone guy, Kendal Hartse like Irises, David Studwell like Avrum, Billy Cohen like Zelger, Layan Elwazani like Julia, Marc Ginsburg like Sami, Ariel Reich like Anna, and james rana like Simon with Ali Louis BourzguiRamin Doostdar, Loren Lester, Dana Saleh Omar, Nick Sacksand Hannah Shankman.

Single tickets for the group’s visit to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts start at $26 and are available now online at SCFTA.org, at the box office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling (714) 556-2787 . For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more people, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.

The world premiere of THE BAND’S VISIT was critically acclaimed at the Atlantic Theater Company in December 2016 and opened at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore theater in November 2017. It went on to play 589 regular performances and 36 previews, twice breaking the all-time box office record at the Barrymore Theater on Broadway and winning 10 Tony Awards before closing in April 2019. production was featured on more than 20 “Best Of The Year” lists, including The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. The first national tour kicked off in June 2019 and played in 17 cities before the industry touring entertainment is interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With music and lyrics by the Tony Award winner David Yazbekand a book by the Tony Award winner Itamar MosesTHE BAND’S VISIT won “Best Musical” at the Tony Awards, Drama League, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and the Obies. It is based on the screenplay of Eran Kolirinand is directed by the Tony Award winner David Cromer.

The creative team also includes Patrick McCollum (Choreography), Tony Award winner Scott Pask (Decor), Sarah Laux (Costume Design), Tony Award Winner Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Tony Award Winner Kai Harada (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Hair Designer), Tony Award winner Jamshed Sharifi (Orchestration), Andrea Grody (Music supervisor and additional arrangements), Dean Share now (music supervisor and music coordinator) and Adrian Ries (music director).

THE BAND’S VISIT is produced on tour by Orin’s WolfStylesFour Productions, Evamere Entertainment, Atlantic Theater Company, David F.Schwartz, Barbara Broccoli, Frederick ZolloGrove•REG, Lassen-Blume Baudouin, Thomas Steven Perakos, Marc Platt, the Organization Shubertthe Baruch/Routh/Frankel/Viertel group, Robert ColeDeRoy-Carr-Klausner, Federman-Moellenberg, FilmNation Entertainment, Roy Furman, FVSL TheatersHendel-Karmazin, HoriPro Inc., IPN, JAM Theatersthe Jean Gore Organization, Koenigsberg-Krauss, David Mirvich, James L. Nederlander, Al NocciolinoOnce upon a time there were productions, Suzanne Rose and Paul Shiverick. The executive producers of THE BAND’S VISIT are Allan Williams and Charlie Stone.

THE BAND’S VISIT’s original Broadway 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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