The Band's Visit
10 Ratings
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Why Watch The Band’s Visit

The Band’s Visit is based on the multi-award winning film by the same name. Featuring Tony Nominee David Yazbek and directed by David Cromer, the production has won several awards, including Best Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the NY Drama Critics’ Circle Award. A musical set in the deserts of the Middle East, the story beautifully explores music, its perception, and the human connections we have with it.

The Story

The Egyptian Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band has just arrived in Israel to perform at the inauguration of the local cultural center. However, a mix-up at the border leaves them stranded with no bus or hotel in sight. The travelers are left with no choice but to seek help from the locals. What ensues is a wonderful, memorable time, that forever intertwines their lives in unexpected ways. While the band initially views their predicament as an unfortunate situation, they quickly realize their mishap was, indeed, a blessing in disguise.

Good for

Uplifting drama | Music fans | Date night

Critics Reviews

“The Band’s Visit is gentle, soulful, tuneful and the best musical on Broadway. ‘Beautiful’ is a word we bandy about in the daily pursuit of adjectives to describe the things we love. But even in an entertainment world overrun with superlatives, this is the one you’re compelled to use to describe The Band’s Visit.”
– The Washington Post

“The Band’s Visit is a ravishing musical that whispers with romance. With songs by David Yazbek and a script by Itamar Moses, this Broadway rarity is seldom found these days. An honest-to-God musical for grown-ups, it is not a work to be punctuated with rowdy cheers and foot-stomping ovations, despite the uncanny virtuosity of Mr. Yazbek’s benchmark score.”
– The New York Times

Show Details

Show Timings

Tues & Thurs 7 PM
Wed 2 PM & 7 PM
Friday 8 PM
Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday 3 PM

1 hour, 30 minutes. No intermission

Leading Roles
Tony Shalhoub as Tewfiq
Katrina Lenk as Dina
George Abud as Camal
Adam Kantor as Telephone Guy

Directed by
David Cromer

Patrick McCollum

Top Songs
"Great Big Stuff", "Big-Ass Rock", "Welcome to Nowhere", "Love Is My Legs" & "Model Behavior"

Know Before You Go

Suitable for ages 12 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre has a seating capacity of 1058.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Ratings & Reviews
out of 5
Nov, 2017

Definitely the show of the season! Don't go on expecting a show that brings forth magical developments, but The Band's Visit is definitely worth the hype. The script is penned masterfully, not something we see everyday.

Oct, 2017

My friends and I booked tickets for The Band's Visit after reading numerous positive reviews. What we absolutely loved the most about this musical was the fact that it brings together cultures in the form of both script and music. No surprise to see it so well received in Broadway currently!

Oct, 2017

The Band's Visit was my first musical experience on Broadway. Sure I've seen a couple of plays, but this was the first musical that I've watched. Can't express how stunned I was! The songs are so heartwarming, and i love how they make use of different cultures in the lyrics and music style. Not something you are used to hearing, but definitely wonderful. I recommend watching this for its beautiful simplicity.

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