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December 08, 2021

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Tony-Winning ‘The Band’s Visit’ Leads Broadway’s Return to Nashville

Celebrating the highly anticipated return of touring Broadway to Nashville, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will launch its 2021-22 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season with the Nashville premiere of The Band’s Visit, one of the most Tony Award-winning musicals in history, at TPAC’s Jackson Hall Oct. 19-24.

The Band’s Visit will be the first Broadway touring production to return to TPAC since it closed its theaters in March 2020.

“When The Band’s Visit makes its Nashville premiere in October, it will have been more than 19 months since audiences have shared in the incomparable experience of a live Broadway performance at TPAC,” says Jennifer Turner, TPAC President and CEO. “We can’t think of a show more perfectly suited to bring us back together then this beautiful award-winning musical. Its message of acceptance and kindness is a powerful reminder of how music and the arts bridge and connect us all.”

With a Tony- and Grammy Award-winning score sweeps you off your feet, featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry and ultimately brings us together. 

After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli 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, longing and laughter can connect us all.

The Band’s Visit original Broadway cast album received the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The musical is also the recipient of a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for a performance of “Answer Me” on NBC’s “Today.”

Single tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.