Show History



The Band's Visit is adapted from the 2007 Israeli movie, also titled The Band's Visit. The film was written and directed by Eran Kolirin and received Un Certain Regard from the Cannes Film Festival.

Production History

The original production of The Band's Visit began previews off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company on November 11, 2016, opening on December 8, 2016. The production ran until January 8, 2017. It won the Outer Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award, and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical. Composer David Yazbek won the Drama Desk Award for Best Music and Lyrics. 

Almost exactly a year after it began its off-Broadway run, The Band's Visit premiered on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on November 9, 2017. It won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical and is currently nominated for eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.