NEW YORK – At the 2018 ceremony on June 10, a sizable crowd – the cast and producers of The Band’s Visit – appeared on stage to accept this year’s Tony Award for Best Musical. It was one of 10 Tony Awards garnered this year by the production, now playing on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York, including Best Lighting Design of a Musical.
Although there wasn’t an opportunity during the ceremony to go into detail about every little thing that led to the success of the musical, which is based on a movie by the same name released in 2007, City Theatrical took the opportunity with its Wednesday newsletter to note that the Broadway production include the use of many of its products.
They include QolorFLEX LED Tape, QolorFLEX 2X5A Dimmers, QolorFLEX 4X2.5A Dimmers, SHoW DMX Neo Wireless DMX, Six & Twelve Way Switch Boxes, Stackers Tapered Top Hats, Martin Accessories, Color Kinetics Accessories, Safer Sidearms and PDS-750 TRX. City Theatrical also noted that the design team and crew made used of lighting software including Lightwright 6 and Vectorworks Spotlight.
And while lauding LD Tyler Micoleau for his Tony for best lighting design of a musical, City Theatrical extended congratulations for other crew members, including associate LD Kirk Fitzgerald, assistant LD Ken Wills, moving light programmer Jay Penfield, production electrician Jeremy Wahlers and head electrician Zachary Katz. PRG is serving as lighting vendor for the show.
Along with the awards at this year’s Tony ceremony, the original film version of The Band’s Visit, which was written and directed by Eran Kolirin, garnered its own share of honors after its original release more than a decade ago, including eight Ophir Awards from the Israeli Film Academy.
The musical adaptation made its Off Broadway debut at the Atlantic Theater Company in Dec. 2016, and opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in Nov. 2017.
Photo by Matthew Murphy
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