The Band’s Visit

WINNER OF TEN 2018 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING: 

1. Best Musical
2. Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Tony Shalhoub
3. Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Katrina Lenk
4. Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Ari’el Stachel
5. Best Book of a Musical: Itamar Moses
6. Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: David Yazbek
7. Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Scott Pask
8. Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Tyler Micoleau
9. Best Sound Design of a Musical: Kai Harada
10. Best Orchestrations: Jamshied Sharifi
 
DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER FOR:
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Kai Harada

“The Band’s Visit” accepting the Tony Award for Best Musical at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards ceremony.

DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD WINNER FOR:
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
 
The hit Broadway musical, starring Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk, opened on November 9, 2017 to amazing reviews. 

  • The New York Times Critics’ Pick

    “ONE OF THE MOST RAVISHING MUSICALS YOU WILL EVER BE SEDUCED BY OPENED ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE BARRYMORE THEATER. IT IS CALLED ‘THE BAND’S VISIT.’ Directed by DAVID CROMER with an inspired inventiveness that never calls attention to itself, ‘The Band’s Visit’ flows with the grave and joyful insistence of life itself. All it asks is that you be quiet enough to hear the music in the murmurs, whispers and silences of human existence at its most mundane – and transcendent.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

  • “DAVID YAZBEK’s melody matches the exquisitely

    Wendy Federman with Multi-Emmy and Tony Award Winner Tony Shalhoub.

    uncertain certainty of the lyrics. That ‘something different’ is the heart-clutching sensation that throbs throughout this miraculous show, as precise as it is elusive, and all the more poignant for being both.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

  • “KATRINA LENK, who mixes languidly feline sensuality with knowing self-deprecation, IS MESMERIZING” -Adam Fedlman, TimeOut New York
  • “TONY SHALHOUB HAS POSSIBLY NEVER BEEN BETTER.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter 
  • “THE BEST MUSICAL OF THE YEAR HAS MADE IT TO BROADWAY. ‘The Band’s Visit’; shows that the great American art form (give or take jazz) is still full of life when practiced by artists who trust the taste and intelligence of their audiences.” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal 
  • “Directed here with A MAESTRO’S VIRTUOSIC VISION BY DAVID CROMER, ‘THE BAND’S VISIT’ IS GENTLE, SOULFUL, TUNEFUL – and THE BEST NEW MUSICAL ON BROADWAY.  BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, BEAUTIFUL STORY, BEAUTIFUL ACTING.” – Peter Marks, Washington Post
  • “THIS IS A REMARKABLE AND BOUNDLESSLY COMPASSIONATE AND HUMANISTIC PIECE OF THEATER.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
  •  “ITAMAR MOSES, one of our best playwrights, has

    Wendy Federman with the Tony Award winning Katrina Lenk.

    translated the screenplay of ‘The Band’s Visit’ into musical-comedy terms with quiet skill. Mr. Yazbek’s songs are a savory multicultural mixture of Egyptian pop music, Israeli klezmer and cool American jazz, one so fresh-sounding that you can scarcely believe they’re being sung on a Broadway stage. His lyrics are just as good.” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal 

  • “A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF THEATER. In both form and content, the show gave me more hope for what Broadway might welcome, might foster, might become than any musical in a long time.” – Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
  • “FEED YOUR SOUL: GO SEE ‘THE BAND’S VISIT.’” – Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
  • “Moses and Yazbek have created something rare, grown-up and special. The book packs warmth, wit and economy. Irresistible songs blend strains of Arabic and Israeli melodies and flecks of jazz. Onstage musicians showcase the music to the max.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News
  • “★★★★ FOUR STARS! ‘The Band’s Visit,’ which feels even richer on Broadway than in its award-winning 2016 run at the Atlantic, is unconventionally wise. It is rare to encounter a show that has such a graceful sense of time.” -Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
  • “★★★★ FOUR STARS! An urgent, realistic and relatable portrait of vulnerable individuals from different cultures who are able to make an unexpected human connection. I doubt that a better written new musical will come to Broadway”  -Matt Windman, AM New York
With a book by Itamar Moses and a score by David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit is based on Eran Kolirin’s 2007 film about an Egyptian Police Band that 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. The Band’s Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.

Time Magazine ranked The Band’s Visit among “The Top Plays and Musicals of 2017!” See the article by clicking here
 
The Band’s Visit won TOP HONORS for Best Musical at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards and Obie Awards

Performances  at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street, New York City. 

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