Members of the cast of '"The Band's Visit'', all of whom will participate in a panel about the new musical at BroadwayCon 2018.
Members of the cast of The Band's Visit, all of whom will participate in a panel about the new musical at BroadwayCon 2018.
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BroadwayCon 2018 announced that the cast and creative team of The Band's Visit will participate in a panel about the creation of the new Broadway musical.

Running at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, David Yazbek and Itamar Moses's The Band's Visit tells the story of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band, which lands in Israel and is inadvertently sent in the wrong direction. Soon, the band finds itself in a small settlement in the heart of the Negev desert with no transportation going out until morning and no hotel in sight. It is based on the film by Eran Kolirin.

Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub reprise their roles from the original Atlantic Theater Company production alongside fellow Atlantic cast members John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, George Abud, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh, and Alok Tewari. Etai Benson and Adam Kantor complete the company. Pomme Koch and Madison Micucci serve as understudies.

Musicians for The Band's Visit include Andrea Grody (piano, music director), George Abud (violin, oud, darbuka), Alexandra Eckhardt (bass), Philip Mayer (drums, Arabic percussion), Sam Sadigursky (clarinet, saxophones, flute), Jeff Theiss (keyboard, associate conductor), Harvey Valdes (guitar), and David Garo Yellin (cello).

David Cromer directs the production, which features choreography by Patrick McCollum, sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Sarah Laux, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, sound by Kai Harada, projections by Maya Ciarrocchi, hair by Charles LaPointe, orchestrations by Jamshied Sharifi, and musical supervision by Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow.

BroadwayCon, taking place at the Jacob Javits Center January 26-28, 2018, will feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, sing-alongs, and more, all packed into a three-day weekend. Past panels have included previews from upcoming Broadway shows, conversations with the casts and creatives of this season's hits, and discussions featuring the industry's top producers and designers. BroadwayCon is produced by Mischief Management.

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