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ANSWER ME! After over 18 months of WAITING, the Tony Award winning smash hit The Band’s Visit is about to relaunch its North American National Tour. We are so excited to announce that casting of residents of BET HATIKVA has been revealed. Under the direction of Tony winner David Cromer, the new residents of BET HATIKVA will be led by…
Israeli actor Sasson Gabai once again reprising his acclaimed performance from the original 2007 film (of what the musical is based off of and on Broadway as the Egyptian Police Band conductor “Tewfig”,
Janet Decal (Broadway’s In The Heights, Wonderland, and Prince of Broadway) returning to the role of the practical and curious Israeli café owner “Dina” (which she had just joined the cast at the time of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic),
Kendal Hartse (Broadway’s Cinderella and Summer) returning as the bitter and headstrong Israeli wife “Iris,”
Clay Singer joining as the disillusioned café co-worker “Itzik,”
Coby Getzug (Broadway and National Tours of Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Book of Mormon, and the original Spring Awakening) joining as the nervous wrecked Israeli café co-worker “Papi,”
David Studwell (New York City Center Encores production of Appluse) returning as the widowed and caring Israeli father “Avrum,”
Marc Ginsburg returning as the embarrassed ex-Israeli lover “Sammy,”
Joe Joseph (previously in the Broadway company) returning to the tour as the smooth and flirtatious Egyptian trumpet player “Haled,”
Layan Elwazani (previously in the Broadway company) joining the tour as the shy “Julia,”
Ariel Reich joining as the outgoing and flirtatious Israeli “Anna,”
acclaimed musician Yoni Avi Battat joining as the nervous Egyptian violinist “Camal,”
James Rana (previously in the Broadway company) returning to the tour as the reserved and quiet Egyptian Clarinetist “Simon,”
Billy Cohen joining as the charismatic Israeli roller skater “Zelger,”
Joshua Grosso (previously seen on the National Tour of Les Misérables) joining as the passionate, lonely, and patient Israeli “Telephone Guy,”
and more.
The National Tour of THE BAND’S VISIT will make the world once again HEAR THE OCEAN and beautiful sounds of Middle Eastern culture once again. The tour resumes October 5th, 2021 in Durham, NC before traveling to the following cities across the United States….
Des Moines, IA,
Nashville, TN,
Pittsburgh, PA,
Buffalo, NY,
Hartford, CT,
Los Angeles, CA,
Portland, OR,
San Francisco, CA,
Seattle, WA,
Salt Lake City, UT,
Tampa, FL,
our nation’s capitol of Washington D.C.,
Cincinnati, OH,
and more.
Who is excited?!!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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