Tag: David Yazbek

THE BAND’S VISIT: A conversation on creating the Tony-winning musical

[Full article published in Dramatics on-line and appeared in the August/September 2018 print issue of Dramatics.] ERAN KOLIRIN’S 2007 film, The Band’s Visit, is set in the deeply political geography of rural Israel in 1996. It tells the story of a small Israeli town where daily routines get disrupted by an unexpected visit from Egyptian musicians. Though

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David Yazbek, Lullabies, and The Band’s Visit Showstoppers

  [article as originally published in Theater Pizzazz, March 16, 2018.] Monday night at Feinstein’s / 54 Below, David Yazbek’s multi-modal jazz band of extraordinary performers was family welcoming guests stopping by on their night off from The Band’s Visit. Some pals joined the gang on stage, some stayed in the audience, and all added to the

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In Broadway’s Gentlest Musical, Hope Strikes Up the “Band”

[article as originally published in The Clyde Fitch Report, November 12, 2017.] The wonder holds in The Band’s Visit, the musical dreamscape now on Broadway less than a year after an Off-Broadway unveiling that opened to rapturous reviews. Some wondered whether a show based on a 2007 film about a lost Egyptian military band that spends an unexpected night in a small

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review: women on the verge of a nervous breakdown

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Book by Jeffrey Lane based on the film by Pedro Almodovar Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek Directed by Bartlett Sher Featuring Sherie Rene Scott, Patti Lupone, Laura Benanti, Danny Burstein Belasco  Theatre, 111 West 44th Street production web site: http://www.lct.org/showMain.htm?id=197 November 4, 2010 — January 23, 2011

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