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The Band's Visit

The Band's Visit

by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses

Based on a Film

Now Playing on Broadway

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The Band's Visit

The Band's Visit

A David Yazbek musical based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, celebrating the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.


An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways.

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Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 West 47th St
New York, NY

Info and Directions

7 PM
2 & 7 PM
7 PM
8 PM
2 & 8 PM
3 PM

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: Oct 7, 2017
OPENING: Nov 9, 2017

Run Time
1 hours and 30 minutes (No intermission)

NOTE: Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information.


Composer and Lyricist
David Yazbek


Itamar Moses

Broadway Premiere

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 9, 2017
Original Cast
Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, George Abud, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh, Alok Tewari, Etai Benson, Adam Kantor
Andrea Grody, George Abud, Alexandra Eckhardt, Philip Mayer, Sam Sadigursky, Jeff Theiss, Harvey Valdes, Garo Yellin
David Cromer
Lee Sher
Orin Wolf, John Styles, John N. Hart Jr.
Musical Director
Andrea Grody
Jamshied Sharifi
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
Sarah Laux
Lighting Design
Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design
Kai Harada

2007 Film Version

Movie Name
The Band's Visit
Eran Kolirin
Eran Kolirin
Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Rubi Moskovitz, Uri Gavriel, Imad Jabarin, Hilla Sarjon, Shlomi Avraham, Tarik Kopty, Rinat Matatov, Tomer Yosef, Ahuva Keren, François Khell, Hisham Khoury, Eyad Sheety


Original Broadway Cast Album


Original Hollywood Version DVD



2018 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Leading Actor in a Musical - Tony Shalhoub
Best Leading Actress in a Musical - Katrina Lenk
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Ari’el Stachel
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations
Best Sound Design in a Musical Best Scenic Design of a Musical

2018 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Katrina Lenk
Distinguished Performance Award - Tony Shalhoub

2017 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Director of a Musical - David Cromer
Outstanding Music - David Yazbek
Outstanding Lyrics - David Yazbek
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Ari'el Stachel
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Itamar Moses
Outstanding Orchestrations - Jamshied Sharifi

2017 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Outstanding Score
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Outstanding Director of a Musical - David Cromer
Outstanding Orchestrations - Jamshied Sharifi
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Tony Shalhoub
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Katrina Lenk

2017 Theatre World Award Nominations

Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence - Katrina Lenk

2017 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Katrina Lenk Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Ari’el Stachel
Outstanding Costume Design - Sarah Laux

2017 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award Nominations

Best Musical

2017 Obie Award Nominations

Musical Theater
Directing - David Cromer

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