Based on the 2007 film of the same name, The Band’s Visit is a charmingly offbeat musical about a group of Egyptian musicians who mistakenly arrive in a little Israeli town on their way to a concert. As they get to know the local people, music punctuates the desert sky and these unexpected neighbors find that even brief meetings can have a lifelong impact.
The cast includes Katrina Lenk, who previously appeared in Indecent and Once on Broadway. She originated the role of Dina in The Band’s Visit's Off-Broadway premier. Israeli actor Sasson Gabay appeared in the original film, and makes his Broadway debut as part of the musical’s principal cast. Other cast members include Ari’el Stachel (The Golem of Havana) and Pomme Koch (Baghdaddy).
Featuring a book by Itamar Moses (Outrage, Bach at Leipzig) and music and lyrics from Emmy Award-winner David Yazbek (The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), The Band’s Visit is directed by David Cromer (The Effect, Our Town). The creative team also includes costume designer Sarah Laux (The Humans) and scenic designer Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon).
Featuring a sweeping, uplifting score from onstage musicians, The Band’s Visit at the Barrymore Theatre is a celebration of music’s power to bring us together.
Important informationPlaying at: Barrymore Theatre, 243 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
Performance dates: 07 Oct 2017 - 07 Apr 2019
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (no intermission)
Age recommendation: TBC
Special notice: Fans of new musicals will definitely want to secure tickets for The Band’s Visit, which is unique amongst its Broadway peers. Anyone who enjoys international cinema will also love seeing this uplifting and compassionate story brought to life onstage.