Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (11/09/2017 - Present)

First Preview: Oct 07, 2017
Opening Date: Nov 09, 2017
Closing Date: Currently Running
Total Previews: 36
Total Performances: 444 as of December 02, 2018

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Israel, 1996. An airport bus station, the town of Bet Hatikva, the city of Petah Tikva.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Produced by Orin Wolf, StylesFour Productions, Evamere Entertainment, Atlantic Theater Company, David F. Schwartz, Barbara Broccoli, Frederick Zollo, Grove • REG, Lassen Blume Baldwin, Thomas Steven Perakos, Marc Platt, The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President), The Baruch/Routh/Frankel/Viertel Group, Robert Cole, DeRoy-Carr-Klausner, Federman-Moellenberg, FilmNation Entertainment, Roy Furman, FVSL Theatricals, Hendel-Karmazin, HoriPro, Inc., IPN, Jam Theatricals, The John Gore Organization, Koenigsberg-Krauss, David Mirvish, James L. Nederlander, Al Nocciolino, Once Upon a Time Productions, Susan Rose and Paul Shiverick; Associate Producer: Steven Chaikelson

World Premiere presented in New York City, 2016 by Atlantic Theater Company

Book by Itamar Moses; Music by David Yazbek; Lyrics by David Yazbek; Based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin; Music orchestrated by Jamshied Sharifi; Musical Director: Andrea Grody; Additional Arrangements: Andrea Grody; Translations: Jonathan Raviv, Mouna R'Miki and Zohar Tirosh-Polk

Directed by David Cromer; Choreographed by Patrick McCollum; Associate Director: Seth Sikes; Associate Choreographer: Jesse Kovarsky

Scenic Design by Scott Pask; Costume Design by Sarah Laux; Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau; Sound Design by Kai Harada; Projection Design by Maya Ciarrocchi; Hair and Wig Design by Charles LaPointe; Associate Scenic Design: Jerome Martin and Orit Carroll; Associate Costume Design: Michelle Ridley; Associate Lighting Design: Kirk Fitzgerald; Associate Sound Design: Josh Millican; Associate Projection Design: Katherine Freer; Associate Hair Design: Rachael Geier

Executive Producer: Allan Williams; General Manager: Foresight Theatrical; Company Manager: Tracy Geltman; Associate Gen. Mgr: Nick Ginsberg and Jalaina Ross

Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Richard Hodge; Stage Manager: Charlene Speyerer

Musical Supervisor: Andrea Grody and Dean Sharenow; Musical Coordinator: Dean Sharenow; Conducted by Andrea Grody; Associate Conductor: Jeff Theiss; Keys: Andrea Grody; Keys 2: Jeff Theiss; Electric & Acoustic Bass: Alexandra Eckhardt; Darbouka/Riq: Ossama Farouk; Drums/Arabic Percussion: Philip Mayer; Clarinet/Saxophone/Flute: Sam Sadigursky; Oud/Guitar: Harvey Valdes; Cello: Garo Yellin; Music Associate: Max Gordon; Music Preparation: Peter Foley; Electronic Music Design: Billy Jay Stein, Hiro Iida and Strange Cranium, Inc.

Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; Press Representative: Polk & Co.; Advertising: AKA; Marketing: AKA; Digital Marketing: Situation Interactive; Dialect Coach: Mouna R'Miki and Zohar Tirosh-Polk; Dance Captain: Sharone Sayegh; Fight Captain: Bill Army; Photographer: Matthew Murphy

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Opening Night Cast

Katrina LenkDina
Tony ShalhoubTewfiq
(Oct 07, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018)
George AbudCamal
(Oct 07, 2017 - Sep 30, 2018)
Etai BensonPapi
(Oct 07, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018)
John CarianiItzik
(Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 07, 2018)
Adam KantorTelephone Guy
Andrew Polk
Broadway debut
Avrum
Ari'el Stachel
Broadway debut
Haled
Bill ArmyZelger
Ossama FaroukThe Band
Rachel Prather
Broadway debut
Julia
Jonathan Raviv
Broadway debut
Sammy
Sam SadigurskyThe Band
Sharone SayeghAnna
Kristen Sieh
Broadway debut
Iris
Alok Tewari
Broadway debut
Simon
(Oct 07, 2017 - Sep 09, 2018)
Harvey ValdesThe Band
Garo YellinThe Band

Standby: Pomme Koch, Ahmad Maksoud, Madison Micucci and James Rana

Current Cast


Sasson Gabay
Broadway debut
Tewfiq
Katrina LenkDina
Etai BensonPapi
Adam KantorTelephone Guy
Andrew Polk
Broadway debut
Avrum
Samir Shukry
Broadway debut
Camal
Ari'el Stachel
Broadway debut
Haled
Brandon UranowitzItzik
Bill ArmyZelger
Joseph KamalSimon
Rachel Prather
Broadway debut
Julia
Jonathan Raviv
Broadway debut
Sammy
Sharone SayeghAnna
Kristen Sieh
Broadway debut
Iris

StandBy: Layan Elwazani, StandBy: Joe Joseph, StandBy: Ahmad Maksoud, StandBy: Jodi McFadden, StandBy: James Rana,

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 2018 Best Musical [winner] 

Produced by Orin Wolf, StylesFour Productions, Evamere Entertainment, Atlantic Theater Company, David F. Schwartz, Barbara Broccoli, Frederick Zollo, Grove • REG, Lassen Blume Baldwin, Thomas Steven Perakos, Marc Platt, The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President), The Baruch/Routh/Frankel/Viertel Group, Robert Cole, DeRoy-Carr-Klausner, Federman-Moellenberg, FilmNation Entertainment, Roy Furman, FVSL Theatricals, Hendel-Karmazin, HoriPro, Inc., IPN, Jam Theatricals, The John Gore Organization, Koenigsberg-Krauss, David Mirvish, James L. Nederlander, Al Nocciolino, Once Upon a Time Productions, Susan Rose and Paul Shiverick; Executive Producer: Allan Williams

winner 2018 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 

Book by Itamar Moses

winner 2018 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [winner] 

Music by David Yazbek; Lyrics by David Yazbek

winner 2018 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [winner] 

Tony Shalhoub

winner 2018 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [winner] 

Katrina Lenk

winner 2018 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [winner] 

Ari'el Stachel

winner 2018 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 

David Cromer

winner 2018 Best Orchestrations [winner] 

Jamshied Sharifi

 2018 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Scott Pask

winner 2018 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [winner] 

Tyler Micoleau

winner 2018 Best Sound Design of a Musical [winner] 

Sound Design by Kai Harada

Drama Desk Award

winner 2018 Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical [winner] 

Sound Design by Kai Harada

Songs

music by David Yazbek; lyrics by David Yazbek

WaitingThe Residents of Bet Hatikva
Welcome to NowhereDina, Itzik and Papi
It Is What It IsDina
The Beat of Your HeartAvrum, Itzik, Simon and Camal
SorayaThe Band
Omar SharifDina
Haj-ButrusThe Band
Papi Hears the OceanPapi
Haled's Song About LoveHaled and Papi
Something DifferentTewfiq and Dina
Itzik's LullabyItzik and Camal
Something Different (Reprise) Dina
Answer MeTelephone Guy and Ensemble

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(11/9/2017 - Present)
Assistant Co. Mgr: Michelle Heller.

Cast

Etai Benson
Papi (Feb 6, 2018 - ?)
Sasson Gabay
Broadway debut
Tewfiq (Jun 26, 2018 - ?)
Joseph Kamal
Simon (Sep 11, 2018 - ?)
Dariush Kashani
during Tony Shalhoub's hiatus
Tewfiq (Mar 1, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018)
Tony Shalhoub
At select performances
Tewfiq (May 2018 - ?)
Samir Shukry
Broadway debut
Camal (Oct 9, 2018 - ?)
Daniel David Stewart
during Etai Benson's hiatus
Papi (Jan 17, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018)
Brandon Uranowitz
Itzik (Oct 9, 2018 - ?)




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