CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW MUSICAL THE BAND’S VISIT
SMASHES ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE RECORD AT BROADWAY’S
ETHEL BARRYMORE THEATRE WITH $1,310,426 WEEKLY GROSS
“ONE OF THE MOST RAVISHING MUSICALS YOU WILL EVER BE SEDUCED BY.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THE YEAR HAS MADE IT TO BROADWAY.”
– Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
“‘THE BAND’S VISIT’ IS GENTLE, SOULFUL, TUNEFUL — and THE BEST NEW MUSICAL ON BROADWAY. BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, BEAUTIFUL STORY, BEAUTIFUL ACTING.”
– Peter Marks, Washington Post
“THE BAND’S VISIT IS A WORK OF PERFECTION!”
– Rex Reed, New York Observer
“THIS IS A REMARKABLE AND BOUNDLESSLY COMPASSIONATE AND HUMANISTIC PIECE OF THEATER.”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“FEED YOUR SOUL: GO SEE THE BAND’S VISIT.”
– Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
(New York, NY) The critically acclaimed new musical THE BAND’S VISIT smashed the all-time box office record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for the week ending November 26, 2017. THE BAND’S VISIT’s gross for the week was $1,310,426, the highest for any eight-show week in the theatre’s 90-year history. THE BAND’S VISIT surpassed the previous house record of $1,290,437 set by A RAISIN IN THE SUN on June 15, 2014. THE BAND’S VISIT opened on Thursday, November 9, 2017 to the best reviews of the season, and has played 36 preview and 20 regular performances.
THE BAND’S VISIT features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, a book by Itamar Moses, is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and is directed by David Cromer. The Broadway company of THE BAND’S VISIT includes Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Ari'el Stachel, George Abud, Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Andrew Polk, Bill Army, Rachel Prather, Jonathan Raviv, Sharone Sayegh, Kristen Sieh, Alok Tewari, Pomme Koch, Ahmad Maksoud, Madison Micucci and James Rana. Musicians include Andrea Grody, Alexandra Eckhardt, Ossama Farouk, Philip Mayer, Sam Sadigursky, Jeff Theiss, Harvey Valdes and Garo Yellin.
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.
THE BAND’S VISIT won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical; two Lucille Lortel Awards, for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Katrina Lenk); two Outer Critics Circle Awards, for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score (David Yazbek); two Obie Awards, for Musical Theater (David Yazbek & Itamar Moses), and Directing (David Cromer); three Drama Desk Awards, for Outstanding Director of a Musical (David Cromer), Outstanding Music (David Yazbek) and Outstanding Lyrics (David Yazbek); The Joe A. Callaway Award for outstanding direction (David Cromer); The Dramatists Guild’s 2017 Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition for David Yazbek’s score; and Theatre World Award’s Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence (Katrina Lenk).
After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. THE BAND’S VISIT celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.
The creative team includes Patrick McCollum (Choreography), Scott Pask (Set Design), Sarah Laux (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), Maya Ciarrocchi (Projection Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Hair Designer), Jamshied Sharifi (Orchestrations), Andrea Grody (Music Supervisor, Music Director & Additional Arrangements) and Dean Sharenow (Music Supervisor & Music Coordinator).
THE BAND’S VISIT is produced by Orin Wolf, StylesFour Productions, Evamere Entertainment, Atlantic Theater Company, David F. Schwartz, Barbara Broccoli, Frederick Zollo, Grove•REG, Lassen Blume Baldwin, Thomas Steven Perakos, Marc Platt, The Shubert Organization, The Baruch/Routh/Frankel/Viertel Group, Robert Cole, DeRoy-Carr-Klausner, Federman-Moellenberg, FilmNation Entertainment, Roy Furman, FVSL Theatricals, Hendel-Karmazin, HoriPro Inc., IPN, JAM Theatricals, The John Gore Organization, Koenigsberg-Krauss, David Mirvish, James L. Nederlander, Al Nocciolino, Once Upon A Time Productions, Susan Rose and Paul Shiverick. The Executive Producer for THE BAND’S VISIT is Allan Williams.
Tickets ($59 – $169, including the $2 facility fee) are on sale now at telecharge.com, 212.239.6200, or at the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street). For groups of 10 or more, please contact Broadway Inbound at broadwayinbound.com or 866.302.0995.
The performance schedule for THE BAND’S VISIT is: Tuesday – Thursday at 7pm; Friday & Saturday at 8pm; with matinees at 2pm on Wednesday & Saturday; Sunday at 3pm.
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