The Band’s Visit

(2016) 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 Atlantic Theatre Company
November 11 2016 – December 18 2016

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“The Band’s Visit” is developed and produced with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation, and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s National Fund for New Musicals.


Creative Team & Talent

Director:  David Cromer

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

Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

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