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The Band's Visit Takes Home A Grammy Award!
News Desk February 11th, 2019
Winner of Best Musical Theater Album 2019
From Childish Gambino taking home four awards to Drake having his microphone cut off, there's always something to talk about when it comes to the Grammys. This year we're celebrating The Band's Visit and them taking home an award!
Prior to the CBS broadcast of the 61st annual event, The Band's Visit cast recording was awarded with the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Musical Album! Taking to the stage to accept the award was producer Dean Sharenow and composer David Yazbek who shared the win with the album's principal vocalists Adam Kantor, Etai Benson, Katrina Lenk and Ari'el Stachel.
My Fair Lady, Carousel, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert and Once On This Island were also nominated for the award.
WHAT IS THE BAND'S VISIT ABOUT?
Based on the 2007 critically acclaimed movie by Eran Kolirin, this new musical adaptation sees two very different cultures mesh together throughout the course of one-night. A simple spelling mistake at the Egypt/Israel border sees the Alexandria Police Band redirected to the wrong town, where there is no public transport, nor hotels. Taken in by the charitable restaurant owner as they discuss their predicament, the band are invited to stay at his various relatives' homes overnight. Love is in the air for one member of the band, which culminates in an enchanting evening at the local ice-skating rink. The others realise that their lives are changed forever after this change in circumstance.