The Band’s Visit

(2017) Based on Eran Kolirin’s acclaimed screenplay, this new musical follows the story of an Egyptian police band that arrives in Israel to play a concert.

When a mix-up at the border leaves them stranded with no bus or hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers must seek the help of the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. Based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards.

The Barrymore Theatre
Previews Begin October 7, 2017
Opening Night: November 9, 2017


The Band’s Visit world premiere opened to critical acclaim at the Atlantic Theater Company on December 8, 2016, where the sold-out, limited engagement extended twice, playing its final performance on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Creative Team & Talent

Director:  David Cromer

Book: Itamar Moses, based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin

Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Stars: Katrina Lenk (Broadway’s Once, Indecent), Tony Shalhoub (Monk),  John Cariani (Something Rotten!)

Awards & Nominations

2017 Lucille Lortel Awards
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Katrina Lenk

2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Outstanding Score – David Yazbek

2017 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award
Best Musical

2017 Obie Awards
Musical Theatre – David Yazbek & Itamar Moses
Directing – David Cromer

2017 Theatre World Award’s Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence
Katrina Lenk

2017 Drama Desk Awards (Nominations)
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Ari’el Stachel)
Outstanding Director of a Musical (David Cromer)
Outstanding Music (David Yazbek)
Outstanding Lyrics (David Yazbek)
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Itamar Moses)
Outstanding Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi)