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BWW Flashback: THE BAND'S VISIT Plays Final Broadway Performance Today

The band plays it's final concert today, April 7.

Bye, bye Bet Hatikva! As BroadwayWorld reported in February, the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit will play its final performance on Broadway tonight, April 7, 2019. Upon closing, the production will have played 589 regular and 36 preview performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 W 47th Street).

Before the cast takes its final bow, we're taking a dark, thrilling, strange and sweet trip down memory lane to relive the show's journey on Broadway!

The world premiere of The Band's Visit opened on December 8, 2016 at the Atlantic Theater Company where the sold-out, limited engagement extended twice.

In early 2017, it was announced that the musical would transfer to Broadway in the following season.

The cast met the press in September...

And the show opened on Broadway on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

They went one to perform for NPR, NBC Nightly News, the Today Show and more...

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of The Band's Visit was released by Ghostlight Records and won the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

The show celebrated 100 performances in February 2018.

On May 1, 2018, it was announced that the show earned eleven Tony nominations. It would go on the win ten awards, including Best Musical.

In January 2019, the show celebrated its 500th performance.

The North American Tour of The Band's Visit will launch on June 25, 2019 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island, followed by the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC.), the Knight Theater (Charlotte, NC), the Cadillac Palace Theatre (Chicago, IL), the Orpheum Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), the Hippodrome (Baltimore, MD), the Golden Gate Theatre (San Francisco, CA), and the Smith Center (Las Vegas, NV), with more cities to be announced shortly.

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