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The Band's Visit - 2017 - Broadway

2018 TONY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL!

THE BAND'S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. It is also a 2019 Grammy Awards winner for Best Musical Theater Album. In this delightfully offbeat story, set in a town that's way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

With a score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring Tony-winning performances and thrillingly talented onstage musicians, THE BAND'S VISIT rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.

"The music transports you to a place both exotic and touchingly familiar." - The New York Times

David Cromer directs, with music & lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Itamar Moses.

FINAL BROADWAY PERFORMANCE APRIL 7.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For The Band's Visit


Broadway Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ - Variety
The set's a bit grander and the music sounds richer, but success hasn't spoiled this embraceable musical fable about the surprising friendships that bloom in the middle of a political desert. In this Broadway transfer of an Off Broadway hit, human error sends an Egyptian military band to a depressed Israeli outpost in a desert wasteland - and human connections bring Arabs and Israelis together on common ground.

The Band's Visit is a sweet, haunting stopover in the desert: EW stage review - Entertainment Weekly
The Band's Visit is understated, probably better described as charming than life-altering, but its scale reinforces the moral themes of the musical itself. Nothing very important happens, no. A boy learns how to talk to girls, a woman recognizes the ways in which she's become stuck, a couple breaks apart and comes together again. Some of these humans who have lost things and who are lost themselves happen to be Arab, and some happen to be Israeli. It's a quiet, beautiful thing The Band's Visit does, and while I wished there had been more something - more emotional payoff, or catharsis - I also recognize that that's sort of the point. A-


 



 

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by Alexa Criscitiello - November 9, 2020
On this day in 2017, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, opened on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - April 7, 2019
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).
by Kaitlin Milligan - March 21, 2019
The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT, which is currently running on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their performance of 'Answer Me' live on the Today Show.
by Julie Musbach - March 11, 2019
The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BAND'S VISIT will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
by Kaitlin Milligan - February 10, 2019
The original Broadway cast recording of THE BAND'S VISIT has won the GRAMMY for Best Musical Theater Album at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards! 
by BWW Polls - February 5, 2019
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday that the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, April 7, 2019. In honor of the show's run, we want to know which of the show's Tony-winning songs is your favorite! Let us know in our poll down below!
by Stage Tube - February 5, 2019
On last night's episode of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' the cast of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 'The Band's Visit' performed a scaled-down version of 'Omar Sharif' with Katrina Lenk.
by Stephi Wild - February 4, 2019
The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, 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).
by Stephi Wild - January 20, 2019
Today, January 20, 2019, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, THE BAND'S VISIT celebrates 500 performances on Broadway! The company celebrated on stage at the Barrymore Theatre with a cake by Marissa Gonzales.
by Stephi Wild - November 26, 2018
The Band's Visit is offering a holiday sale through December 5 to all performances January 8 - March 10, 2019. Details are available at TheBandsVisitMusical.com/HolidaySale.
by Alexa Criscitiello - November 9, 2018
On this day in 2017, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, opened on Broadway!
by Julie Musbach - November 9, 2018
No more waiting, the 2018 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, THE BAND'S VISIT, officially celebrates one year on Broadway tonight!
by Julie Musbach - November 8, 2018
On Thursday, December 13 leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway and the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of The Band's Visit will present a special Creating the Magicprogram offering an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Broadway featuring The Band's Visit cast & production crew.
by Harry Haun - October 5, 2018
In his third-floor dressing room at the Barrymore Theater, Ari'el Stachel harbors a priceless little trinket: his brand-new Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Musical.
by Julie Musbach - September 18, 2018
Two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz will join the cast of THE BAND'S VISIT as 'Itzik.' Uranowitz will begin performances in The Band's Visit on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
by Julie Musbach - September 10, 2018
Tony Award-winning Best Musical, THE BAND'S VISIT has recouped its $8.75 million capitalization on Broadway. The new musical began performances on October 7, 2017 and officially opened on November 9, 2017 on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street).