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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Play about Egyptian band opens on Broadway

A play about an Egyptian band visiting Israel officially opened on Broadway on Thursday, Peter Marks writes for the Washington Post. ‘The Band’s Visit’ gets a glowing review from the Post and gives a different perspective on Arab-Israeli dynamics. The story is about a band from Alexandria ending up in the wrong Israeli town on their way to playing a goodwill concert and the drama between band members and the unwelcoming townsfolk. The play is based on an Israeli film of the same name from 2007 and features Lebanese American actor Tony Shalhoub.

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