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A musical adaptation of a multi-award winning movie of the same name, The Band's Visit is a musical composed by Tony Award winner David Yazbek and directed by David Cromer. Since its Off-Broadway premier in December 2016, the production has gone on to become a hit and has won several awards - 2017 Obie Award for Musical Theatre, Best Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the NY Drama Critics’ Circle Award. It also won ten awards at the 2018 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. A haunting musical set in the stunning Middle Eastern desert, the story of A Band's Visit beautifully explores music, its perception, and the human connections we have with it.
The Band's Visit: Story
Colonel Tewfiq Zakaria and his band of the Egyptian Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band have just arrived in Israel to perfrom at the inauguration of an Arab Cultural Center in Petah Tikvah. However, a mix-up at the border sees them arrive at Bet Hatikva instead, leaving them stranded for the evening with no place to stay and no bus until the next morning. The members of the band are left helpless with no choice but to seek shelter with the locals. What follows in a day of strangers living together is a wonderful story of human bonding and relationships. While the band initially views their predicament as unfortunate, they quickly realize their mishap was, indeed, a blessing in disguise.
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 12 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
The Ethel Barrymore Theatre has a seating capacity of 1058.
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.
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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Ethel Barrymore Theatre - The Band's Visit Ticket Prices
Orchestra - $80 - $219
Front Mezzanine - $80 - $149
Rear Mezzanine - $49 - $59
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The Band’s visit opened to rave reviews. The show has been selling out on a consistent basis, and has grossed $13,683,518 as of January 1, 2018.
The original Off-Broadway production won two Obies - for Musical Theatre and Directing. It was also nominated for 7 Outer Critics Circle Awards, of which it won two - Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway). It also won the 2017 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. The Band's Visit also swept the awards at the 2018 Tony Awards, where it won ten awards, including Best Musical.
“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 Score: 83
About Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Named after the acclaimed actress Ethel Barrymore, the theatre opened on December 20, 1928, with 'The Kingdom of God'. Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp and constructed by the Shubertsis, it is a smaller than average theatre with three primary seating sections namely, orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony. On October 2017 Ethel Barrymore Theatre hosted a spirited production of The Band’s Visit.
The theatre has 1058 seats. For best seats, refer to our Ethel Barrymore Seating Chart Guide.
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