‘The Band’s Visit’ opens PNC’s Broadway series
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Theater2021-2022 season opens in October

‘The Band’s Visit’ opens PNC’s Broadway series

“The Bands Visit” was forced to close halfway through its 2020 Pittsburgh run due to the pandemic.

Chilina Kenedy and Sasson Gabay in "The Band's Visit" (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Chilina Kenedy and Sasson Gabay in "The Band's Visit" (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced that “The Band’s Visit”— a musical set in an Israeli village that won10 Tony Awards — will be the first show produced in the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, opening in October 2021.

“The Band’s Visit” was forced to close halfway through its 2020 Pittsburgh run due to the pandemic.

The show is centered on a group of Egyptian musicians scheduled to perform a concert in an Arab cultural center in Petah Tikva, Israel, but instead mistakenly ends up in a tiny Jewish town called Bet Hatikva. It was adapted from a 2007 Israeli film by Eran Kolirin.

“There is a poetry to starting where we left off, particularly given how this production rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together,” said Marc Fleming, vice president of marketing, communications and Broadway programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, in a prepared statement. “More than half of the audience members who purchased tickets were unable to attend the show in 2020 due to the shutdown and we couldn’t be more excited to bring the show back to complete its run and raise the curtain again for Broadway in the Cultural District.”

The shows that will be presented in the new 2021-2022 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season are:

– “The Band’s Visit” | October 28-31, 2021 (six performances)
– “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” | November 16-21, 2021 (eight performances)
– “Oklahoma!” | January 4-9, 2022 (eight performances)
– “Pretty Woman” | February 1-6, 2022 (eight performances)
– “Hamilton” | February 22-March 13, 2022 (32 performances)
– Season Special: “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” | March 18-20 (five performances)
– “To Kill A Mockingbird” | April 19-24, 2022 (eight performances)
– “Ain’t Too Proud” | May 17-22, 2022 (eight performances)

Season tickets are on sale at TrustArts.org/Broadway. PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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