File - In a Monday April 1, 2013 file photo, Tony Shaloub poses at the premiere party for "The Company You Keep" hosted by Avion Espresso at Harlow in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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The accent-juggling Tony Shalhoub re-emerges on Broadway Thursday in "The Band's Visit" with a military uniform, a mustache – and a luxurious Egyptian accent.The Emmy winner has played Germans, Greeks, Hispanics and Russians and even a space alien in the "Men in Black" films.The musical is based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, and has terrific songs by David Yazbek and a touching, sardonic story by Itamar Moses.Though the musical has Egyptian Muslim characters entering an Israeli settlement, there's no mention of the Arab-Israeli crisis or global politics.Shalhoub worked with Yazbek at a piano for about 45 minutes and the composer came away confident their leading man could swing it.Shalhoub, who next will star in the series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Amazon, says he thinks it's healthy for an actor to go into scary or unfamiliar areas.
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