BROADWAY’S BEST REVIEWED NEW MUSICAL
THE BAND’S VISIT
ADDS DIGITAL LOTTERY STARTING FRIDAY, MARCH 16
“IT IS TIME TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN!
THE BAND’S VISIT is one of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“At a time when politics is dividing us not only from each other but also from ourselves,
THE BAND’S VISIT, THE BEST MUSICAL OF 2017, offers balm for the breach in our souls.”
– Charles McNulty, Los Angeles 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
“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
(March 15, 2018 – New York, New York) The hit new Broadway musical THE BAND’S VISIT will launch a digital lottery on Friday, March 16, 2018, making a limited number of $40 tickets available for all performances at www.thebandsvisitlottery.com.
The digital lottery will open at midnight on the day of each performance and will draw at 9am for matinees, 2pm for evening performances. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have 2 hours to claim and pay for tickets online. Tickets can be picked up at the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street), 30 minutes prior to show time. Photo ID is required for pickup, seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Maximum 2 tickets per entry. One entry per person per day.
THE BAND’S VISIT opened at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) on Thursday, November 9, 2017, featuring music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, a book by NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards winner Itamar Moses, based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and is directed by Drama Desk, Lortel & Obie Award winner David Cromer.
The Band’s Visit landed on more BEST OF 2017 lists than any show this year including being honored by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, Deadline, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Time Out New York, New York Observer, NY1, Forbes, The Wrap, Broadway.com, TheaterMania .com, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, amNY, Newsday, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post and Asbury Park Press.
The Broadway company of THE BAND’S VISIT currently features Katrina Lenk, Dariush Kashani, 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 David 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). THE BAND’S VISIT has broken the all-time box office record at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre twice.
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 ($49 – $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. A limited number of $40 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street), when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.
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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