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Alumnus Raviv in Tony-winning musical

by Sep. 6, 2018, 12:02 PM

Photo by Matt Murphy
Photo by Matt Murphy

The Band’s Visit, a musical about an Egyptian orchestra stuck for a night in a remote Israeli town, swept the Tony Awards on June 10, winning 10 awards, including Best Musical.

Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub (above, seated) both won Tony Awards for their performances in the lead roles. The show’s small cast also features Blair alumnus Jonathan Raviv (BMus’03 in vocal performance) in the role of Sammy, the former lover of Lenk’s Dina, who owns the local cafe.

Raviv (above, standing) was in the original cast of the critically acclaimed world premiere at the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Co., which ran Dec. 8, 2016, through Jan. 8, 2017. The Broadway production opened in November 2017.