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A Moment to Revisit "The Band's Visit" on Broadway (REWIND)

A Moment to Revisit "The Band's Visit" on Broadway (REWIND)

Update: 2024-01-16
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Five years ago, "The Band's Visit," a musical defying convention, closed on Broadway after a year and a half of acclaim. Composed by David Yazbek and written by Itamar Moses, it emerged as a masterpiece, transcending Broadway norms. At the 2018 Tony Awards, it earned 11 nominations, winning 10, including Best Musical, beating stiff competition like SpongeBob Squarepants and Frozen.

Now, in 2024, amidst current Middle East headlines dividing people, let's revisit this Arab-Israeli musical that explored human connection over 598 performances with an encore presentation of my 2018 interview with Jeff Theiss, associate conductor of "The Band's Visit." We delve into its score, unique storytelling, and its focus on shared human experiences beyond political divisions.

Join me on this journey rediscovering the timeless beauty of "The Band's Visit," reminding us of the profound commonality that unites us all.

Learn more about Closing Night and listen to it on your favorite podcast app.

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Just like this podcast, Closing Night is also a production of WINMI Media with Patrick Oliver Jones as host and executive producer.

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A Moment to Revisit "The Band's Visit" on Broadway (REWIND)

A Moment to Revisit "The Band's Visit" on Broadway (REWIND)

Patrick Oliver Jones