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Why see The Band's Visit?

WELCOME TO NOWHERE

2019s Grammy Award Winner for Best Musical Theater Album!

Having left Broadway spellbound, the exquisite, and ten-time Tony-winning musical from Itamar Moses and David Yazbeck is out on tour. A hit with critics and audiences alike, follow the fortunes of an Egyptian Police Band as they are stranded overnight in an isolated town in the Israeli desert due to a language mix up. Stuck waiting for the next bus and with no hotels in town, it falls on the friendly and curious locals to take in the musicians, where each side discover more about themselves and their shared humanity.

Adapted from the award-winning 2007 film, Tony-winner Yazbeck has crafted a new original score capturing life, loss and the enchantment of the desert, alongside Moses' touching and heart-warming book. A Critic's pick in the New York Times, prepare to be moved by a show the paper called, "One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by."

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Based on the 2007 critically acclaimed movie by Eran Kolirin, this new musical adaptation sees two very different cultures mesh together throughout the course of one night. A simple spelling mistake at the Egypt/Israel border sees the Alexandria Police Band redirected to the wrong town, where there is no public transport, nor hotels. Taken in by the charitable restaurant owner as they discuss their predicament, the band are invited to stay at his various relatives' homes overnight. Love is in the air for one member of the band, which culminates in an enchanting evening at the local ice-skating rink. The others realise that their lives are changed forever after this change in circumstance.

Key Information

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+

Run Time

90 minutes, no intermission

Dates

Finished May 10, 2020 cancelled

Cast

Janet Dacal as Dina
Sasson Gabay as Tewfiq
Joe Joseph as Haled
Clay Singer as Itzik
Yoni Avi Battat as Camal
Coby Getzug as Papi
Joshua Grosso as Telephone Guy
Kendal Hartse as Iris
David Studwell as Avrum
Billy Cohen as Zelger
Layan Elwazani as Julia
Marc Ginsburg as Sammy
Ariel Reich as Anna
James Rana as Simon

With


Ali Louis Bourzgui, Loren Lester, Dana Saleh Omar, Nick Sacks, Hannah Shankman and Ramin Dootsdar

Creative

Book by Itamar Moses 
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbeck
Directed by David Cromer

Awards

TONY AWARDS, 2018 - WINS

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Tony Shalhoub
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Katrina Lenk
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Ari'el Stachel
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical - David Cromer
Best Orchestrations

TONY AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Tony Shalhoub
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Katrina Lenk
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Ari'el Stachel
Best Book of a Musical Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical - David Cromer
Best Orchestrations

DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS, 2018 - WINS

Outstanding Production of A Broadway Or Off-Broadway Musical

DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS

Distinguished Performance Award - Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub
Outstanding Production Of A Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

DRAMA DESK AWARDS, 2018 - Wins

Oustanding Sound Design in a Musical

DRAMA DESK AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

Reviews

Our review

Beautiful, moving, unexpected

Our Broadway reviewer Nicola Quinn saw The Band's Visit in New York City - here's what she thought! "One of my favorite things to do is step into a cinema or theatre having no idea about the narrative that is about to unfold or the "word on the street".

Nicola Quinn

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Customer reviews

46 reviews, average rating: (2.0 Stars)

Emily

Refreshing change of pace

Incredible music. Interesting story and timeline. I would love to see this show again in a much more intimate theater. This definitely not to the best show to see from the balcony of a huge theater, which is where I saw it from. I will agree the pacing of this show was slower, but that was part of the point, it’s realism, which we don’t often see in musicals and I loved it. I found it very refreshing and hopeful and uplifting. I can’t get enough of the soundtrack and am chomping at the bit for it to come to a small, intimate theater near me. ... Read more

Simon

Amazing

I was pulled into the lives and loves of the various small town characters. I felt the lonesomeness and pain and saw the struggle as each just tries to find some happiness in their existence. And the band can play. ... Read more

SusieO

Delightful!

I loved this! I left feeling refreshed and happy. ... Read more

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