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- The Band’s Visit
Based on the multi-award winning film, THE BAND’S VISIT is brought to Broadway by three-time Tony® nominee DAVID YAZBEK (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty), Drama Desk nominee ITAMAR MOSES (Nobody Loves You, Fortress of Solitude) and acclaimed director DAVID CROMER (Our Town, The House of Blue Leaves); and stars Emmy® winner TONY SHALHOUB and Lucille Lortel winner KATRINA LENK.
The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is the last theatre Lee and J.J. Shubert constructed, and it is the only surviving theatre that the Shuberts built for performers who were associated with them. Designed by Herbert J. Krapp for renowned actress Ethel Barrymore (extremely popular in New York and London), the theatre opened on December 20, 1928. The outside was fashioned on the design of public baths in Rome. The interior design combines Elizabethan, Mediterranean, and Adamsesque styles. Barrymore’s debut at her theatre was in The Kingdom of God in December 1928. Over the next twelve years she starred in The Love Duel (1929), Scarlett Sister Mary (1930), and The School for Scandal (1931). Her final performance at her theatre was An International Incident in 1940. Unlike many of the older theatres that have been used for various purposes, the Barrymore Theatre has consistently housed theatrical productions.
In 1940, Ethel Barrymore starred in An International Incident, which was her final performance at the Barrymore Theatre.