The Band's Visit

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Hell's Kitchen, New York

Why Watch The Band’s Visit

The Band’s Visit is based on the multi-award winning film by the same name. Featuring Tony Nominee David Yazbek and directed by David Cromer, the production has won several awards, including Best Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the NY Drama Critics’ Circle Award. A musical set in the deserts of the Middle East, the story beautifully explores music, its perception, and the human connections we have with it.

The Story

The Egyptian Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band has just arrived in Israel to perform at the inauguration of the local cultural center. However, a mix-up at the border leaves them stranded with no bus or hotel in sight. The travelers are left with no choice but to seek help from the locals. What ensues is a wonderful, memorable time, that forever intertwines their lives in unexpected ways. While the band initially views their predicament as an unfortunate situation, they quickly realize their mishap was, indeed, a blessing in disguise.

Good for

Uplifting drama | Music fans | Date night

Critics Reviews

“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

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Show Details

Show Timings

Tues & Thurs 7 PM
Wed 2 PM & 7 PM
Friday 8 PM
Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday 3 PM

1 hour, 30 minutes. No intermission

Leading Roles
Tony Shalhoub as Tewfiq
Katrina Lenk as Dina
George Abud as Camal
Adam Kantor as Telephone Guy

Directed by
David Cromer

Patrick McCollum

Top Songs
"Great Big Stuff", "Big-Ass Rock", "Welcome to Nowhere", "Love Is My Legs" & "Model Behavior"

Additional Information

Suitable for ages 12 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre has a seating capacity of 1058.

Outside Food
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.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

Your e-tickets can be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.

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