The Band’s Visit
music & lyrics by david yazbek
book by itamar moses
Based on the screenplay by eran kolirin
directed by david cromer
Linda Gross Theater
November 11, 2016 – January 8, 2017
An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the 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.
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10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
Tony Award | Best Musical
Tony Award | Best Score | David Yazbek
Tony Award | Best Book | Itamar Moses
Tony Award | Best Direction | David Cromer
Tony Award | Best Actress | Katrina Lenk
Tony Award | Best Actor | Tony Shalhoub
Tony Award | Best Featured Actor | Ari’el Stachel
Tony Award | Best Lighting Design | Tyler Micoleau
Tony Award | Best Sound Design | Kai Harada
Tony Award | Best Orchestrations | Jamshied Sharifi
Drama Desk Award | Outstanding Director of a Musical | David Cromer
Drama Desk Award | Outstanding Lyrics | David Yazbek
Drama Desk Award | Outstanding Music | David Yazbek
Drama Desk Award | Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical | Kai Harada
Lucille Lortel Award | Outstanding Musical
Lucille Lortel Award | Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical | Katrina Lenk
Drama League Award | Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
OBIE Award | Musical Theater
OBIE Award | Direction | David Cromer
Outer Critics’ Circle | Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Outer Critics’ Circle | Outstanding New Score | David Yazbek
New York Drama Critics Circle | Best Musical
Theatre World Award | Katrina Lenk
Hewes Design Award | Lighting Design | Tyler Micoleau
Joe A. Callaway Award | Excellence in Directing | David Cromer
Dramatists Guild Frederick Loewe Award | Dramatic Composition | David Yazbek
Atlantic Cast & Creative
GEORGE ABUD. Proud Lebanese-American actor. Broadway: Karl Schell in The Visit starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees (Tony-nom. Best Musical; OBC Recording). Upcoming International: World Premiere of Mohammed Fairouz and David Ignatius’s The New Prince with Kelsey Grammer (Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam). Off-Broadway: Peer Gynt opposite Gabriel Ebert, Nathan The Wise opposite F. Murray Abraham, and Allegro directed by John Doyle (Classic Stage Company). Regional/NY: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck, Geva Theatre Center), Fiddler on the Roof (Human Race Theatre), Man of La Mancha and Oliver Twist (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), The Other Shore (Sonnet Repertory Theatre). Solo-Cabaret: Change Partners: A Broadway Love Affair at Birdland, Never Been Young at 54 Below. This performance is for my mother Paulette, with great love to my father, my Sitto and my Erica. “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life, bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
BILL ARMY is so excited to be making his Atlantic Theater Company debut! Broadway: Act One (Lincoln Center Theater, directed by James Lapine); Relatively Speaking, an evening of three one-act plays by Ethan Coen, Elaine May, and Woody Allen, directed by John Turturro. Off-Broadway: The Changeling (Red Bull Theater); Old Jews Telling Jokes; All’s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure (The Public Theater). Company Member of the Potomac Theater Project since 2007: Scenes from an Execution (opposite Jan Maxwell), Vinegar Tom, Gertrude – The Cry, The Europeans, and No End of Blame. TV: “Deadbeat” (Hulu), “Cohab” (Webseries). MFA: NYU. Bill dedicates his work to his new son or daughter who is due to arrive possibly before the end of the run of this show, and his wife, Jessica!
JOHN CARIANI. Broadway: Something Rotten! (OCC nom.); Fiddler on the Roof (Tony nom.; OCC Award). Off-Broadway: Almost, Maine (Transport Group); Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Public/NYSF); Modern Orthodox; It’s My Party. Regional: Williamstown, The Old Globe, Center Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Television: Recent guest stars on Blacklist, The Good Wife, and Homeland. Recurring roles on Law & Order (CSU Tech Beck), Numb3rs, and The Onion News Network. Several films. Playwright: Almost, Maine; Last Gas; LOVE/SICK, all available through DPS. Proud AEA member.
KATRINA LENK. Broadway: Once, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Miracle Worker. Off-Broadway: Indecent (Vineyard Theatre), Touch (59E59), Last Dance (York Theatre). Regional includes: Indecent (Yale and La Jolla Rep), iWitness (Mark Taper Forum), Elemeno Pea, Cloudlands, Caucasian Chalk Circle (South Coast Rep), Camille (Bard Summerscape), Lost Land (Steppenwolf Theater), and Lovelace: A Rock Opera (LA Weekly, LADCC and Garland Award winner). Film/TV: Look Away, Evol: The Theory of Love, FracKtured, “Elementary,” “The Get Down,” and “The Blacklist.” Co-creator of the comedy web series “Miss Teri” and a member of several bands including her own, moxy phinx. www.katrinalenk.com
ERIK LIBERMAN recently originated the roles of Charles Revson in War Paint with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole and Clopin in Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. He debuted on Broadway in LoveMusik directed by Harold Prince and originated roles in Somewhere in Time and Reefer Madness! (Ovation and Garland Awards). After touring North America in Fiddler on the Roof opposite Topol and Harvey Fierstein, he co-created and performed in Raising the Roof, an all-star, 50th anniversary Fiddler celebration at Town Hall. Additional credits include the New York premiere of Dani Girl, choreography for Mabou Mines Dollhouse, Carol Burnett’s Hollywood Arms in concert at Merkin Hall, revivals of Into the Woods (CT Critics Circle Award) and Merrily We Roll Along (Helen Hayes Award), and appearances as Groucho Marx Off-Broadway and at The White House. Recent TV: “Vinyl,” “Unforgettable,” and “The Knick.” Erik is a Moth storyteller, winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers and co-author of Wisdom from an Empty Mind. @erikliberman www.erikliberman.org
ANDREW POLK. New York: Burning, Mouth To Mouth and The Accomplices (Drama Desk Nomination, The New Group), Diner The Musical (workshop), Walmartopia (Minetta Lane), The Green Zone (Lincoln Center), Flight (Lortel), Vick’s Boy (Rattlestick), among others. Regional: The Homecoming, Speed-The-Plow (A.C.T.), At Home At The Zoo (Philadelphia Theatre Co.), A New War (Long Wharf), Dinner with Friends (Alley Theatre), Angels in America (Alliance), Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, among many others. Film: The Humbling, Rebel In The Rye (2017 release), About Ray (2017 release), Norman, The Moderate Rise… (2017 release), Jamie Marks Is Dead, Love Is Strange, Shelter among others. TV: “House of Cards” (Harry Marshall – Season 4&5), “Madame Secretary,” “Hell On Wheels,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Person of Interest,” “The Blacklist,” “The Closer,” “30 Rock,” all “Law & Order” shows, among others. Training: London’s Webber-Douglas Academy (Fulbright Scholar). Associate Artist at A.C.T. Founder of The Cape Cod Theatre Project.
RACHEL PRATHER. National tours: Once (Girl standby); Peter and the Starcatcher (u/s Molly/Ted/Prentiss/Bumbrake). Regional: Fiddler on the Roof; Nine. Graduate of the Boston Conservatory. Thanks to God, my family, Jeremy, and CGF. Proud member of AEA.
JONATHAN RAVIV. New York work includes: Martyrs Street at Theater for the New City, The Ragged Claws at Cherry Lane, Lies My Father Told Me with the National Yiddish Theatre and My Name Is Asher Lev at the Westside Theatre (Outer Critics Circle award for Best Play). Other regional credits include: The Boy Who Danced On Air at Diversionary Theatre (World Premiere), Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Fiddler on the Roof with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Oklahoma! at Portland Center Stage, Homebody/Kabul with Curious Theatre Company, Arabian Nights at Berkeley Rep., The Chosen at Chicago’s Writers’ Theatre, Lady Madeline at Steppenwolf Theatre and The Light In The Piazza at both Arena Stage & Goodman Theatre. Television credits include: “The Blacklist,” “Zero Hour,” and “Pan Am.”
SHARONE SAYEGH is honored to be making her Atlantic debut in The Band’s Visit. As an actor of Israeli/Iraqi descent, it’s incredibly exciting to bring this new Middle Eastern musical to life. Broadway: Mamma Mia!. Off Broadway: Title role in Scheherazade (Prospect Theater Co) and the world premiere of The Wildness (Ars Nova). Regional: Maria Elena in Buddy (The Muny), Aouda in 80 Days (Florida Rep), Vidya in Disconnect (San Jose Rep, BACC Nom.). Workshops: Margaritaville (Dir. Christopher Ashley), Hazel (Dir. Lucie Arnaz), Sheila Levine (Dir. Susan Stroman), Hooray For Iceboy (Dir. John Rando), War is F*cking Awesome (Dir. Leisl Tommy), Bengal Tiger… (Lark). BFA: Syracuse University. This one’s for Eema, Abba, ha mishpacha, and her Yossi. sharonesayegh.com @sharonesayegh
TONY SHALHOUB recently appeared Off Broadway at Lincoln Center in The Mystery of Love & Sex opposite Diane Lane and starred on Broadway in Act One and Golden Boy, receiving Tony Award nominations for both performances. He is a Golden Globe Award-winning actor with a diverse resumé of engaging roles and perhaps best known for his starring role as the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk in the hit television series “Monk,” for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three Primetime Emmy Awards. Additional television credits include “Nurse Jackie,” “Too Big to Fail,” “Wings” and “BrainDead,” a CBS summer series created by Michelle and Robert King. Feature film credits include Big Night, The Siege, Galaxy Quest, Men in Black, Men in Black II and Pain & Gain. Shalhoub voiced the character of Luigi in the popular animated movies Cars and Cars II, and he will reprise his role in the upcoming Cars III. He voiced the role of Splinter in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie franchise. Recently, he completed filming Tomboy, starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver and Final Portrait with Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer, directed by Stanley Tucci.
KRISTEN SIEH is a founding member of The TEAM, with whom she has written and performed numerous new works, including RoosevElvis (The Royal Court, Walker Arts Center, The A.R.T., The Vineyard, etc.). Other credits include: The Public Theater (Fortress of Solitude, February House), Classic Stage Company (Iphigenia in Anne Washburn’s Iphigenia in Aulis), The Foundry (O, Earth), Half Straddle (Ghost Rings), Pig Iron (Viola in Twelfth Night), Ripe Time (The World is Round at BAM), Elevator Repair Service (Gatz, The Sound and the Fury, etc.), Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb (Men on Boats), Banana, Bag & Bodice (Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage), The Builders Association, The New Group, The O’Neill Center, The 52nd St. Project, and others. Regional credits include Syracuse Stage, Denver Center Theater, Long Wharf, and Baltimore CenterStage. Television: “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black,” “The Blacklist,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Law & Order.”
ARI’EL STACHEL. Atlantic Debut! Stage work includes the workshop of The Visitor (Public Theater), We Live in Cairo (Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center), and The Golem of Havana (Barrington Stage Company). TV/Film work include a guest starring role on “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “Jessica Jones” (Netflix), and most recently an appearance in the upcoming feature film “Can Hitler Happen Here?” Huge thanks to Tara Rubin and Nicolosi & Co. Proud New Studio graduate at NYU. arielstachel.com and @arielstachel
Daniel David Stewart
DANIEL DAVID STEWART is thrilled to be making his Atlantic Theater Company debut with this incredible cast and crew. He recently finished making his Broadway debut in Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, voicing the role of Ernst. Theater credits include: Hally in “Master Harold”…and the Boys, Wally Webb in Our Town also directed by David Cromer, Finn Frey in Intelligence-Slave, John Taplow in The Browning Version, and most recently Poetry on Fathers and Sons with Alfred Molina, all with LA Theatre Works. Belfry (Dominic), The Burnt Part Boys (Pete), Sixty Miles To Silverlake (Denny), Little Miss Scrooge (Smike), Metamorphosis (Phaeton) and The Lion in Winter (Prince John). Film/TV credits include: “Kids Vs. Monsters,” “The Sound of Magic,” “K.C. Undercover,” “Incident(s) at Paradise Bay,” “The Middle,” “Goodwin Games,” “Man Up!” and “Cougar Town.” Along with his acting, Daniel is an avid Screenwriter and aspiring filmmaker. As always, love to his family. Daniel is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. www.danielstewart.me @daniestew
ALOK TEWARI. Theatre includes Awake and Sing! (Public / NAATCO); The Queen, Martyrs Street, Blind Angels (Theater for the New City); A Fable, Through the Yellow Hour, War (Rattlestick); Bunty Berman Presents, Rafta, Rafta…, Marie and Bruce (The New Group); Night Over Erzinga, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Lark); Masked (Buenos Aires); Inana (Denver Center); Betrothed (Ripe Time) and Marco Polo (The Group, Argentina). Television: “Royal Pains,” “House of Cards,” “The Blacklist,” “Deadbeat,” “Blue Bloods,” “30 Rock,” “Homeland,” “Fringe,” “Law & Order,” “L&O: CI,” “L&O: SVU,” “Guiding Light.” Film: Shelter, Brooklyn’s Finest, Emily & Tim.
Music & Lyrics
DAVID YAZBEK. A varied career as a recording artist, Emmy Award®-winning TV and screenwriter, music producer, and pianist has somehow led Yazbek to become one of Broadway’s preeminent composer/lyricists. His three shows, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown have received a combined 24 Tony Award® nominations, including three for Best Score. As a recording artist, Yazbek is responsible for five albums: The Laughing Man, Tock, Damascus, Tape Recorder and Evil Monkey Man. He has written and/or produced for such acts as XTC, Ruben Blades, The Persuasions, Joe Jackson, Tito Puente and many others. He also produced the original cast albums of his Broadway shows. He has three Grammy Award® nominations. In the past couple of years, he has scored the final season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” composed music for Larry David’s Fish in the Dark and written songs and music for Much Ado About Nothing at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, all while opening productions of Scoundrels and Women on the Verge in London’s West End. In past lives, he has written dozens of scripts and many songs for television and film, won an Emmy Award® for his stint on “Late Night with David Letterman” and wrote the unrelenting theme song for “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” David is seven.
ITAMAR MOSES is the author of the full-length plays Outrage, Bach at Leipzig, Celebrity Row, The Four of Us, Yellowjackets, Back Back Back, Completeness and The Whistleblower; the musicals Nobody Loves You (with Gaby Alter) and Fortress of Solitude (with Michael Friedman); and the evening of short plays Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used to It). His work has appeared Off-Broadway, at regional theaters across the country and in Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, and Venezuela, and is published by Faber & Faber and Samuel French. He has received new play commissions from The McCarter Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Wilma Theater, South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center and The Goodman Theatre. On television, Itamar has written for both TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age” and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Itamar holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and has taught playwriting at Yale and NYU.
DAVID CROMER. Recent credits include: The Effect (Barrow Street Theatre), Come Back, Little Sheba (Huntington Theatre), Angels in America (Kansas City Rep) and Our Town at the Almeida Theatre in London. NY Credits include: Women or Nothing at Atlantic Theater Company, Really Really at MCC, The House of Blue Leaves and Brighton Beach Memoirs on Broadway, When the Rain Stops Falling and Nikolai and the Others at Lincoln Center Theater. Also at the Barrow Street Theatre he has directed Tribes, Our Town and Orson’s Shadow as well as Adding Machine, which was a BST production at the Minetta Lane. Originally from Chicago, his credits there include Sweet Bird of Youth (The Goodman); A Streetcar Named Desire, Picnic and The Price (Writers Theatre); Cherrywood, Mojo, and The Hot l Baltimore (Mary-Arrchie); The Cider House Rules (co-directed with Marc Grapey at Famous Door); and Angels in America (The Journeymen); among others. For Michael Ira Cromer (1966-2015).
SCOTT PASK. Atlantic Theater Company: The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Beginning of August, The Cherry Orchard. Additional Credits: The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Something Rotten! (Outer Critics nomination), Waitress, Oh Hello!, Blackbird, The Father, An Act of God,It’s Only a Play, The Visit (Drama Desk nom.), Airline Highway, Finding Neverland, Pippin (Tony Award Nom.), Nine, The Pillowman (Tony Award), Casa Valentina, I’ll Eat You Last with Bette Midler, A Steady Rain with Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, A Behanding in Spokane, The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Hewes Awards), Promises Promises, Hair, Pal Joey (Tony Nom), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony Nom., Drama Desk Award), Speed-the-Plow, Take Me Out, and Urinetown. London/UK: West End, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Old Vic, Almeida Theatre, Opera North, Chichester Festival Theatre. Also: Peter Grimes (Metropolitan Opera), Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. With David Cromer: The House of Blue Leaves, Tribes.
SARAH LAUX. Broadway: The Humans, Fully Committed.Off Broadway/regional: The Effect (Barrow Street Theatre); Empathitrax (Colt Coer); Thresh/Hold (Pilobolus Dance Theater); Come Back, Little Sheba(Huntington Theatre Company); Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company);Really Really (MCC); Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb). Broadway Associate design credits include An Act of God, The Last Ship, If/Then, War Horse (U.S.), The Performers. Feature Film: Freak Show, directed by Trudie Stylers.
TYLER MICOLEAU. Atlantic Theater: Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling, Oohrah!, Anon, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, The Night Heron, Dublin Carol, Mojo. Recent Off- Broadway: The Effect (Barrow Street), Iowa, Familiar, Antlia Pneumatica (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nom.), First Daughter Suite (Public), Pike St. (Epic Theatre Ensemble), King Liz(Second Stage), The World of Extreme Happiness (MTC). Other notable Off-Broadway: When The Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater, Lucille Lortel Award), Blasted (Soho Rep., American Theatre Wing Hewes Award), Bug(Lucille Lortel and OBIE Awards). Regional: La Jolla, Arena, Huntington, Alley, Goodman, ART, Trinity Rep, Old Globe, Dallas Theater Center, Long Wharf, among many others. 2010 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence.
Projections Content Designer
MAYA CIARROCCHI is a New York City based interdisciplinary artist and projections designer. Her work has been exhibited nationally and abroad and in such New York venues as the Anthology Film Archives, The Chocolate Factory, The Invisible Dog, JACK, and New York Live Arts. She has been an artist in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Ucross Foundation and has received project funding from the Franklin Furnace Fund, the Jerome and Puffin Foundations and the MAP Fund. She is the recipient of a Jeff and New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for projections design and has collaborated with choreographers and directors such as Ping Chong, David Cromer, Merce Cunningham, Kristin Marting and Talvin Wilks among many others.
Projection System Designer
FIVE OHM. Founded by Graham Johnson, Five OHM is thrilled to be a part of this production at Atlantic Theater Company. Five OHM Productions is a full service theatrical support company that designs and builds audio and video systems for productions in a wide range of theaters and event spaces. With a talented staff of seasoned and jovial technicians and designers that span all disciplines, Five OHM has collaborated on hundreds of shows in New York City since 2006. The Video Production team includes: Video Designer, Luke Norby; Production Video, Adam Bishop, and Assistant Production Video, Don Cieslik.
CHARLES LAPOINTE. More than 50 Broadway shows including Holiday Inn, On Your Feet!, Hamilton, Doctor Zhivago, The Color Purple, Of Mice and Men, Violet, Side Show, The Elephant Man, After Midnight, Beautiful, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Motown, Jekyll & Hyde, Clybourne Park, Bring It On, Newsies, The Mountaintop, Memphis, Lombardi, Fences, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, A Raisin in the Sun. Television: “The Wiz Live!” (Emmy nomination.)
MOUNA R’MIKI is very happy to collaborate with Atlantic Theater for the first time and honored to be part of The Band’s Visit adventure. She is an actor as well as a dialect coach for Arabic, Spanish and French. She has been working on various multicultural and multilingual projects. Recent credits as an actress include Othello in A Study in Othello (Central Park), Marina in Usual Girls (Signature, Ensemble Theater), Micheline/Josephine in Rest Upon The Wind (Skirball Center of Perf. Arts). She co-wrote, co-produced and acted in Nowhere/Now Here directed by John Gould Rubin & Kat Yen (Theaterlab). Film: Sara in The Guest (Festival circuit: “Special Mention Award of Merit” at the LA Best Shorts Competition / Castell Award at the Barcelona Film Festival), SAGA (Tangier Film Festival official selection). TV: “La Recette de l’Amour” (2M TV Morocco). Stella Adler Studio of Acting Conservatory program.
PATRICK MCCOLLUM. Credits include Oh, Hello! (Broadway and Cherry Lane Theatre), Rain (Old Globe), Unknown Soldier (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Wilderness (Abrons Arts Center). As associate choreographer on Broadway: The Last Ship, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Rocky; Wicked(North American dance supervisor); Off-Broadway: Murder Ballad (Manhattan Theatre Club, associate choreographer); Permission (MCC, movement consultant).
LEE SHER began her acting career at the age of seven, performing on Israeli television. At the age of 15, she was accepted to the High School of Arts in Tel Aviv. Lee joined the Israeli Army at 18, and served in the parachuters unit. Following her Army service, Lee studied at the three-year acting studio of Nisan Native in Tel Aviv. She received scholarships from the American-Israeli Foundation with excellence between the years 1998-2000. In 2000, Lee established LeeSaar The Company with Saar Harari. The Company received a scholarship from the Mosman Art Gallery in Sydney, Australia, where she wrote and directed the play, Ester. The play was selected to open the spring season of the City Hall Theater of Tel Aviv and was performed there for two years. Lee moved to New York City with LeeSaar The Company, and received the American green card for extraordinary achievement in the performing arts. NYFA fellow in choreography. Lee has been commissioned to create dance for her company for the last 10 years. Her company performed at the Jacobs Pillow dance festival, American Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, The Baryshnikov Center, Mass Moca and more. Lee worked as physical director on The Miracle Worker revival on Broadway. Lee is a Gaga teacher.
ANDREA GRODY. Recent projects include the world premieres of Cake Off at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA and the Bucks County Playhouse; The Fortress of Solitude at Dallas Theater Center and the Public Theater; Unknown Soldier at the WIlliamstown Theatre Festival; and Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park; and the regional premieres of The Great Immensity and Venice at the Public Theater. Other favorites include Robin Hood at Williamstown (as Composer/Music Director) and Tectonic Theater Project’s Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical with Moisés Kaufman and Arturo O’Farrill. Upcoming: Assassins at Yale Rep. Andrea’s writing credits include the full-length musical Strange Faces and several songs for The Civilians’ Let Me Ascertain You series. She is an Associate Voice Teacher at New York Vocal Coaching. B.A. Princeton University, M.A. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
JAMSHIED SHARIFI is a New York-based composer, producer, and keyboardist. He has composed the scores for the feature films Harriet The Spy, Down To Earth, Clockstoppers, and Muppets From Space, as well as contributing music to numerous other films and television shows. As a producer, arranger, and keyboardist, he has recorded and/or performed with Paula Cole, Ray Charles, Dream Theater, Laurie Anderson, Hassan Hakmoun, and many others. Recent projects include composing Awakening, a long-form piece for the M.I.T. Wind Ensemble; arrangements for the Montreal Symphony and the National Symphony; and orchestrations for Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship.
DEAN SHARENOW works as both a music contractor and record producer/engineer. His Broadway credits include Sting’s The Last Ship and David Yazbek’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, as well as Twelfth Night, The Total Bent, Fortress of Solitude, Much Ado About Nothing (all The Public Theater), and Burleigh Grimes (New World Stages). He also serves as contractor-in-residence at the Public. Dean’s recording engineer and producer credits include The Great Comet, Old Hats, Preludes, Fortress of Solitude, Women On The Verge…, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, as well as solo albums for Shaina Taub, David Sanborn, Stephen Lynch, David Yazbek, Joan Baez, and Jonatha Brooke. He is a Grammy Award nominee for Best Album Engineering.
Richard A. Hodge
RICHARD A. HODGE. Off-Broadway: Women or Nothing(Atlantic Theater); The Effect, Every Brilliant Thing, Tribes, Our Town, Adding Machine: A Musical, BUG, Mistakes Were Made, Orson’s Shadow, Red Light Winter (Barrow Street Theatre); Iow@, Kindness (Playwrights Horizons); Nikolia and the Others, When The Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Mitzi Newhouse); The Valley of The Astonishment (Theatre for a New Audience); The Heir Apparent (Classic Stage Company); Killer Joe, Underneath The Lintel (Soho Playhouse). Other New York: Stop The Virgens (St. Ann’s Warehouse). Los Angeles: Tribes (Mark Taper), Our Town (The Broad). International: Stop The Virgens (Sydney Opera House); Girl Blog From Iraq: Baghdad Burning(Pleasance Courtyard: Edinburgh). TYKAC.
Assistant Stage Manager
ASHLEY-ROSE GALLIGAN. Off-Broadway: The Flick, The Effect (Barrow Street Theatre); The Nether (MCC); Scene From A Marriage (NYTW); Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra, Far From Heaven, The Flick, The Whale (Playwrights Horizons); Cheri, Kung Fu (Signature); The Muscles in Our Toes (Labyrinth); Preludes ( Workshop, LCT3); Alec Baldwin: A Musical Tribute Gala (Roundabout). Regional: Huntington Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson, Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Other: NBC’s Peter Pan Live!. B.F.A. Stage Management, Emerson College.
“The show abounds with signs of new and exciting life in the contemporary American musical! One of the season’s most exquisitely wrought scores. There’s not a performance, or a sung note, that feels out of key. The music takes on a transcendent harmonic shimmer that stops the heart.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“The Band’s Visit is remarkably fresh and revelatory. We leave the Atlantic Theater with our senses flush and tingling.”
David Cote, Time Out New York
“The season’s Best New Musical! This perfect jewel of a show could not be a better agent of hope in a time desperately in need of it. The show features the best score yet from David Yazbek. The Band’s Visit is very, very important.”
Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
“Perfect is the wrong word for such a rangy, unusual musical. But it’ll just have to do.
Jesse Green, New York Magazine/Vulture
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