The Band's Visit 2017

Run Time:
One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: November 9, 2017
Closing: April 07, 2019

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

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)
243 West 47th St. New York, NY

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.

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BWW Review: David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' Captivating THE BAND'S VISIT Moves To Broadway
9 / 10

Though richly textured dramatically, the mood of the piece is largely introspective until a lively closing jam session that unites the actor/musicians with their non-acting musical colleagues. While THE BAND'S VISIT never preaches its message of human fellowship beyond hostile borders, this final moment is a joyous expression of unity.

‘The Band’s Visit’ is gentle, soulful, tuneful — and the best new musical on Broadway
9 / 10

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.

VIDEO: On This Day, November 9- THE BAND'S VISIT Opens On Broadway
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!

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

THE BAND'S VISIT Receives Daytime Emmy Nomination for Performance on TODAY
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.

THE BAND'S VISIT Enters Final Four Weeks On Broadway
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.

THE BAND'S VISIT Wins the GRAMMY for Best Musical Theater Album
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! 

BWW Poll: Which BANDS VISIT Song Is Your Favorite?
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!

VIDEO: Katrina Lenk Performs 'Omar Sharif' on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Kaitlin Milligan - 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.

THE BAND'S VISIT Will Close on Broadway this April
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).

Photo Flash: THE BAND'S VISIT Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway
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.

THE BAND'S VISIT Offers Holiday Sale on Tickets
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.

VIDEO: On This Day, November 9- THE BAND'S VISIT Begins Its Broadway Stay!
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!

THE BAND'S VISIT Celebrates One Year on Broadway Tonight!
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!

Inside Broadway Offers Backstage Look at THE BAND'S VISIT
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.

BWW Exclusive: Ari'el Stachel- Searching for an Identity, An Apostrophe and a Tony
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.

THE BAND'S VISIT Welcomes Brandon Uranowitz to Nowhere, Replacing John Cariani
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.

No More Waiting! THE BAND'S VISIT Recoups on Broadway
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).

Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub and THE BAND'S VISIT Cast to Present Scenes by John Cariani Benefitting Wintergreen Arts Center
by Julie Musbach - September 6, 2018

Members of the original Broadway cast of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit-including Tony Award winners Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub-will come together for a one-night-only benefit presentation of THE BAND VISITS CARIANI, an evening of scenes from John Cariani's plays. Tony & Olivier Award nominee Moritz Von Stuelpnagel (Hand To God,Present Laughter, Bernhardt/Hamlet) will direct. All proceeds will benefit the Wintergreen Arts Center, in Cariani's hometown of Presque Isle, Maine, which offers arts programs to children and adults in rural northern Maine.

BWW Review: Israeli Star Sasson Gabay Revisits His Film Role in Broadway's THE BAND'S VISIT
by Michael Dale - August 7, 2018

The last time an actor appeared in a Broadway musical playing a role he had previously essayed on film, it was 1983, when Anthony Quinn opened in the revival of ZORBA. Sharing that unusual distinction with him now is Israeli actor Sasson Gabay who has taken over as leading man of this past season's 10-time Tony winning musical, THE BAND'S VISIT.

BWW TV: He's Back in the Band! Sasson Gabay Celebrates His Broadway Debut in THE BAND'S VISIT
by Nicole Rosky - June 30, 2018

Earlier this week, the 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, welcomed award-winning Israeli actor Sasson Gabay to the company in his Broadway debut. Gabay reprises the character he created in the 2007 film on which the musical is based.

Photo Coverage: Sasson Gabay Takes His First Bow in THE BAND'S VISIT
by Walter McBride - June 27, 2018

The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, welcomes award-winning Israeli actor Sasson Gabay to the company in his Broadway debut this week! Gabay reprises the character he created in the 2007 film on which the musical is based.

The Band's Visit FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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
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.
The Band's Visit has been nominated for several Tony Awards, including 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, Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Scott Pask, and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Kai Harada.
The Band's Visit has won several Tony Awards, including 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 for David Yazbek, Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Scott Pask, and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Kai Harada.
The Band's Visit has been nominated for several awards including Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Kai Harada, Distinguished Performance Awards at the Drama League Awards for Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub.
The Band's Visit has won several awards, including Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Kai Harada, the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for Katrina Lenk, and another Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for Tony Shalhoub.

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