Do you recall last year's Tony Awards? It always seems like the show that wins all of the awards is one that I hadn't heard of. The same was true with The Band's Visit. It is a new musical, so I'm only partly to blame.

At last year's Tonys, one musical swept the night by picking up 10 awards. That show was The Band's Visit. Now considering I have a pretty good theater background, I'm disappointed that not only have I not seen the stage performance but I haven't seen the movie, either. So you can imagine my excitement when Nancy Hall asked me to cover her and interview one of the cast members from the Broadway tour.

The tour actually opens just up the road from us at the Providence Performing Arts Center. The run includes eight performances and kicks off on Tuesday, June 25. Tickets are still available on the  PPAC website.

I snagged Chilina Kennedy, who plays "Dina," for a quick chat that I posted below. She has quite the resumé! This is her:

Chilina Kennedy

As you can hear, I had a great time chatting with her. This is definitely a must-see show, and HELLO, it's literally the first stop of the tour.

Guess I'll see you at the PPAC. I'll be the first guy to stand up during the standing ovation. Nancy will have your review after she sees the show, but I have a feeling she is going to love it.

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