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The Band's Visit - 2017 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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.

Running Time:

One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.

Featured Reviews For The Band's Visit


'The Band's Visit': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
One of the small miracles of The Band's Visit is that this wistful new musical - in which themes of waiting, yearning and inertia play a significant part - weaves such seduction out of ephemeral encounters unfolding over a single uneventful night. As soothing as a cool breeze across desert sands, this gorgeous, minor-key show won a deserved cluster of awards in its premiere late last year at the Atlantic Theater Company. It transfers to Broadway with its delicate alchemy intact, borne aloft by the intoxicating Middle-Eastern rhythms of David Yazbek's original score, and by the soulful performances of an exemplary ensemble.

‘The Band’s Visit’ is gentle, soulful, tuneful — and the best new musical on Broadway - Washington Post
Beautiful music, beautiful story, beautiful acting. To quote the Emcee in "Cabaret": Even the orchestra is beautiful. In this case, it consists of eight actor-musicians, portraying the members of a ceremonial police band from Alexandria, Egypt, who have been invited to play a good will concert in Israel. Except they arrive in the wrong town, a desert backwater where the blasé residents can't be shaken easily out of their arid torpor. Not even by the sudden appearance in their midst of courtly, uniformed fellows from a neighboring if culturally distinct country, bearing clarinets and cellos and the enticing hints of the world beyond.


 

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by A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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).

The Band's Visit Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Band's Visit have their 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.

What Tony Awards has The Band's Visit been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Itamar Moses, Best Direction of a Musical for David Cromer, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Tyler Micoleau, Best Orchestrations for Jamshied Sharifi, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for David YazbekBest Scenic Design of a Musical for Scott Pask and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Kai Harada.

What Tony Awards has The Band's Visit won?
Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Itamar Moses, Best Direction of a Musical for David Cromer, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Tyler Micoleau, Best Orchestrations for Jamshied Sharifi Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for David Yazbek and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Scott Pask Best Sound Design of a Musical for Kai Harada.

What other awards has The Band's Visit been nominated for?
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai HaradaDistinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Katrina Lenk and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tony Shalhoub.

What other awards has The Band's Visit won?
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai Harada Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Katrina Lenk Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tony Shalhoub.

What productions of The Band's Visit have their 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.

What awards has The Band's Visit been nominated for?
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai HaradaDistinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Katrina Lenk and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tony Shalhoub.

What awards has The Band's Visit won?
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai Harada Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Katrina Lenk Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tony Shalhoub.

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 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.