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We are thrilled to announce that we will be teaming up with The Huntington to co-produce the much-lauded Tony Award-winning musical The Band’s Visit as part of our 2023-2024 Season.
SpeakEasy’s own Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault will be at the helm of this historic production, which will be performed at the recently renovated Huntington Theatre from November 10 – December 10, 2023.
SpeakEasy will be announcing its full 23/24 line-up on Thursday, April 6.
The Band’s Visit won an astounding 10 Tony Awards in 2018–among the highest in Broadway history–as well as the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album in 2019. The show was hailed by The New York Times as “One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by,” and The Hollywood Reporter called it “gorgeous, intoxicating, and soulful.”
Based on Erin Kolirin’s 2007 film of the same name, The Band’s Visit centers on a troupe of Egyptian musicians who become stranded in a small Israeli town after a transportation mix up. With no lodgings available, the locals take them into their homes for the night. By morning, surprising connections have been made and friendships forged over moments of shared history and love of music.
“We at SpeakEasy are thrilled to team up with our good friends at the Huntington to bring this sublime, beautiful musical to Boston,” said Daigneault, who will be making his Huntington debut. “It is also an incredible honor to be the first to direct a musical on the new Huntington Theatre stage, to invite the city’s amazing talent on this artistic journey, and to share the many wonders of this surprising and joyous show with our wonderful audiences.”
The cast and creative team will be announced later this Spring.