The Band's Visit at Barrymore Theatre tickets
The Band's Visit at Barrymore Theatre tickets

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About the show

New musical The Band’s Visit has enraptured audiences with its fish-out-of-water tale of a group of musicians who stumble into a small Israeli town. After premiering at the Atlantic Theatre Company in 2016, it made its Broadway debut at the Barrymore Theatre in November 2017. It went on to win a staggering 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical in 2018, with critical acclaim across the board.

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: TBC

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (no intermission)
Opened: 07 Oct 2017
Press night: 09 Nov 2017
Booking from: 07 Oct 2017
Booking until: 07 Apr 2019

Location and map

Barrymore Theatre
243 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

12 Reviews Add review

All the actors were phenomenal, but the show was a little slow for my taste. It's very much a slice of life show that doesn't really... More

chrishuyen 5'6'', 16 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A beautiful production, but not for me. Would’ve probably had a better experience overall if it was described to me as a “play with... More

briannasimpkins 4’11, 44 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This was a fantastic show. Moving and beautiful. There was no real plot, but that wasn't really the point. It was simply expressing... More

Jackala28 5' 6", 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

graemecharlton 5”11, 33 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The best musical I think I've ever seen.

bensassoon 5"10, 74 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Such a gorgeous show, so well written and funny but moving!

nathandeane 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Incredible show!!

isabelleind 5"6, 75 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Raf 5"11, 189 reviews, 66 helpful votes

doritxuuu 158cm, 201 reviews, 6 helpful votes