ONE OF THE MOST TONY AWARD®-WINNING MUSICALS IN HISTORY!
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.
THE BAND’S VISIT features music and lyrics by Tony® and Drama Desk® Award winner David Yazbek, and a book by Tony Award, NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards winner Itamar Moses. It is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and is directed by Tony, Drama Desk, Lortel & Obie Award winner David Cromer.
“Breaking news for Broadway: IT IS TIME TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN! One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by. It is called THE BAND’S VISIT.”
—Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“This 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
“THE MOST OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL OF THE YEAR! An intoxicating desert kiss of a show.”
—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“BREATHTAKING. A remarkable and boundlessly compassionate and humanistic piece of theater.”
—Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“ONE OF MY FAVORITE MUSICALS OF ALL TIME!”
—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone