BREAKING NEWS: The WAITING is almost over and we got the greatest news this morning as the casting has been revealed for the upcoming National Tour of last year's Tony winning Best Musical The Band's Visit. The new residents of BET HATIKVA will be led by…

Israeli actor Sasson Gabai reprising his acclaimed performance from the original 2007 film (of what the musical is based off of and recently on Broadway as the Egyptian Police Band conductor "Tewfig",

Chilina Kennedy (Broadway's Beautiful – The Carole King Musical's longest running leading lady) as practical and curious Israeli caf? owner "Dina",

Kendal Hartse (Broadway's Cinderella the Musical and recently in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) as the bitter and headstrong Israeli wife "Iris,"

Pomme Koch (fresh off the closing cast of the Broadway production of The Band's Visit) as the disillusioned caf? co-worker "Itzik,"

Adam Gabay as the nervous wrecked Israeli caf? co-worker "Papi,"

David Studwell as "Avrum,"

Marc Ginsburg as the embarrassed ex-Israeli lover "Sammy,"

Joe Joseph as the smooth and flirtatious Egyptian trumpet player "Haled,"

Sara Kapner (Broadway's Hollywood Arms and Off Broadway's Bare) as "Julia,"

Jennifer Apple as the outgoing and flirtatious Israeli "Anna,"

Ronnie Malley as the nervous Egyptian violinist "Camal,"

James Rana (understudy in the Broadway company of The Band's Visit) as the reserved and quiet Egyptian Clarinetist "Simon,"

Or Meir Schraiber as the charismatic Israeli roller skater "Zelger,"

David Studwell as the widowed and caring Israeli father "Avrum,"

Mike Cefalo as the passionate, lonely, and patientIsraeli "Telephone Guy,"

and more.

For those who weren't able to get to New York City to see this beautiful show at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, THE BAND'S VISIT National Tour will kick off next month in Rhode Island before traveling to over 32 cities all over North America including Washington D.C., Charlotte, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Denver, and more.

WILL YOU ANSWER ME and saying are you excited? Thoughts on this lineup?



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