The Band's Visit

The acclaimed new musical that celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all. Now playing at the Barrymore Theatre. Tickets now on sale.


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Based on Eran Kolirin’s acclaimed screenplay, this new musical follows the story of an Egyptian police band that arrives in Israel to play a concert.  When a mix-up at the border leaves them stranded with no bus or hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers must seek the help of the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. Based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards. Visit our website for information on tickets!

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Director:  David Cromer

Book: Itamar Moses, based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin

Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Stars: Katrina Lenk (Broadway’s Once, Indecent), Tony Shalhoub (Monk),  John Cariani (Something Rotten!)

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2018 Tony Awards

Best Musical - WINNER

Best Actor in a Musical – Tony Shalhoub - WINNER

Best Actress in a Musical – Katrina Lenk - WINNER

Best Featured Actor in a Musical  – Ari'el Stachel - WINNER 

Best Direction of a Musical – David Cromer - WINNER 

Best Book of a Musical  – Itamar Moses - WINNER

Best Original Score – David Yazbek - WINNER

Best Orchestrations – Jamshied Sharifi - WINNER

Best Lighting Design in a Musical  – Tyler Micoleau - WINNER

Best Sound Design in a Musical  – Kai Harada - WINNER

2018 Drama League Awards
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical - WINNER

2018 Drama Desk Awards
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - WINNER

2017 Lucille Lortel Awards
Outstanding Musical - WINNER
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Katrina Lenk - WINNER

2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical - WINNER
Outstanding Score – David Yazbek - WINNER

2017 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award
Best Musical - WINNER

2017 Obie Awards
Musical Theatre – David Yazbek & Itamar Moses - WINNER
Directing – David Cromer - WINNER

2017 Theatre World Award’s Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence
Katrina Lenk - WINNER

2017 Drama Desk Awards (Nominations)
Outstanding Director of a Musical (David Cromer) - WINNER
Outstanding Music (David Yazbek) - WINNER
Outstanding Lyrics (David Yazbek) - WINNER