The Band’s Visit Marches to Broadway
A new addition to The Broadway Collection, The Band’s Visit will arrive on the Broadway stage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Starring three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin. Featuring music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Itmar Moses and directed by David Cromer, The Band’s Visit begins previews on October 7, 2017 and opens on November 9, 2017. Experiencing a Broadway show is a must for travelers heading to New York City this fall, and The Band’s Visit is a one-of-a-kind musical they will never forget.
The Band’s Visit tells the story of an Egyptian police band that is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert after a mix-up at the border. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, the locals take the unlikely travelers in. 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 show’s focus on how a community bridges cultural diversity will attract travelers from across the globe. Audience members will see the relationships formed in The Band’s Visit as agents of hope in today’s world.