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The Band's Visit - 2016 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek and choreography by Lee Sher.

The Band's Visit will feature George Abud (The Visit), Bill Army (Act One), Tony Award nominee John Cariani (Something Rotten!), Katrina Lenk (Broadway's Once), Erik Liberman (LoveMusik), Andrew Polk ("House of Cards"), Rachel Prather (Once National Tour), Jonathan Raviv (The Ragged Claws), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), Kristen Sieh (Men on Boats), Tony Award nominee Tony Shalhoub (Act One, "Monk") and Alok Tewari (Awake and Sing!). Additional casting to be announced.

The Band's Visit will begin previews Friday, November 11, officially open Thursday, December 8, and play a limited engagement through Sunday, December 18, 2016, Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street).

An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. A new musical based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards.

History:

Premiere
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Off-Broadway
Previews: November 11, 2016
Closing:January 08, 2017

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by Michael Dale - December 17, 2016
While David Yazbek's moxie-driven melodies and clever, character-creating lyrics are best known from his fast and funny Broadway hits THE FULL MONTY and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, his captivating and charming new Off-Broadway musical of cultural and romantic exchanges, THE BAND'S VISIT, begins with self-effacing modesty.
by A.A. Cristi - December 15, 2016
In his latest column, MIchael Riedel of the New York Post has speculated on a Broadway future for 'The Band's Visit,' the critically acclaimed new show currently running at the Atlantic Theater,
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company has announced a second extension of the critically acclaimed world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit.
by Jennifer Broski - December 9, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek, choreography by Patrick McCollum and movement by Lee Sher. The Band's Visit began previews November 11 and opened just last night at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company's extended world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek, choreography by Patrick McCollum and movement by Lee Sher, officially opens tonight, December 8.
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 2016
Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of the new musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbek, choreography by Patrick McCollum and movement by Lee Sher, has been extended an additional week in advance of officially opening this Thursday, December 8.

The Band's Visit Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in The Band's Visit and what's the order?
Overture
Waiting
Welcome to Nowhere
It Is What It Is
The Beat of Your Heart
Soraya
Omar Sharif
Haj-Butrus
Papi Hears The Ocean
Haled's Song About Love
The Park
Itgara'a
Something Different
Itzik's Lullaby
Something Different (Reprise)
Answer Me
The Concert

What awards has The Band's Visit been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Best New Musical () for The Band's Visit, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Itamar Moses, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Cromer, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for David Yazbeck, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for David Yazbeck, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Band's Visit, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jamshied Sharifi, Directing (Obie Awards) for David Cromer, Musical Theater (Obie Awards) for David Yazbeck, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Itamar McNally, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Cromer, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Band's Visit, Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Yazbek, Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jamshied SharifiOutstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Sarah Laux and Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater (Theatre World Awards) for Katrina Lenk.

What awards has The Band's Visit won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Best New Musical () for The Band's Visit, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Itamar Moses, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Cromer, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for David Yazbeck, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for David Yazbeck, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Band's Visit Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Jamshied Sharifi and Directing (Obie Awards) for David Cromer Musical Theater (Obie Awards) for David Yazbeck Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Itamar McNally Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Cromer Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Band's Visit Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Yazbek Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jamshied Sharifi Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Sarah Laux Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater (Theatre World Awards) for Katrina Lenk.

What productions of The Band's Visit have there been?
The Band's Visit has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2017 and US Tour which opened in 2021.

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