The company of 'The Band's Visit.' (Photo: Matthew Murphy)
Even before it got to Broadway, people were predicting that “The Band’s Visit” would win the Tony Award for Best Musical. And, indeed it is this year’s front-runner, but it also qualifies as the answer to one of those choose-the-one-that-doesn’t-belong questions. Because unlike its competitors — “Frozen,” “Mean Girls” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” — this small show, about the members of an Egyptian police band who are taken in by locals when they end up in the wrong Israeli town, was adapted from a relatively unknown film and arrived on Broadway without a built-in fan base or ready-to-sell merch.  But in some ways, the…

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