Brandon Uranowitz

Brandon Uranowitz debuts in The Band's Visit on Broadway

Uranowitz assumes the role of Itzik in the smash hit Broadway musical at the Barrymore Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Broadway favorite and two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz debuts in Broadway's 10-time Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" The Band's Visit at the Barrymore Theatre tonight, assuming the role of Itzik. Original cast member and Tony Award nominee John Cariani played his final performance in the role on October 7.

Mr. Uranowitz earned Tony Award nominations for his acclaimed performances as Mendel in Falsettos (in 2017) and as Adam Hochberg in An American in Paris (in 2015). He made his Broadway debut in Baby It's You! in 2011 and was last seen on the Great White Way in Manhattan Theatre Club's 2017 production of Prince of Broadway.

The principal cast of The Band's Visit currently includes Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk (as Dina), Sasson Gabay (as Tewfiq), Tony Award winner Ari'el Stachel (as Haled), 2-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz (as Itzik), George Abud (as Camal), Etai Benson (as Papi), Adam Kantor (as Telephone Guy), Andrew Polk (as Avrum), Bill Army (as Zelger), Rachel Prather (as Julia), Jonathan Raviv (as Sammy), Sharone Sayegh (as Anna), Kristen Sieh (as Iris), and Joseph Kamal (as Simon).

The Band's Visit features music & lyrics by Tony Award winner David Yazbek, a book by Tony Award winner Itamar Moses, and is directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer. The Broadway premiere began previews on October 7, 2017, before an official opening on November 9.

Synopsis: "An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band's Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all."

The creative team behind The Band's Visit features choreography by Patrick McCollum, orchestrations by Jamshied Sharifi, scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Kai Harada and projections content design by Maya Ciarrocchi.

The production staged its world premiere off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater, where it ran from November 11, 2016, through to January 8, 2017. It officially opened to wide acclaim on December 8 and was extended twice due to popular demand.

The Band's Visit is produced on Broadway by Orin Wolf, John Styles and John N. Hart Jr.

The Band's Visit Tickets are available now for performances through to June 30, 2019.

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