The Band's Visit

After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli 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.

Based on the multi-award winning film, THE BAND’S VISIT is brought to Broadway by three-time Tony® nominee David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty), Drama Desk nominee Itamar Moses (Nobody Loves You, Fortress of Solitude) and acclaimed director David Cromer (Our Town, The House of Blue Leaves); and stars Emmy® winner Tony Shalhoub and Lucille Lortel winner Katrina Lenk.

“THIS IS A PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT if you are looking for signs of new and exciting life in the contemporary American musical.”
—Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE ANY MUSICAL EVER. It doesn’t sound like anything else you’ve heard. IT IS PERFECT.”
—Jesse Green, New York Magazine

“AN EXQUISITE MUSICAL. This perfect jewel of a show could not be a better agent of hope in a time desperately in need of it.”
—Jeremy Gerard, Deadline

“Remarkably fresh and revelatory. YOU’LL LEAVE WITH YOUR SENSES FLUSH AND TINGLING.”
—David Cote, Time Out

—Ben Brantley, The New York Times