A critically acclaimed new musical and New York Times Critics’ Pick, The Band’s Visit arrives on Broadway this Fall 2017 direct from a sold-out engagement where it was hailed as, “A place you want to visit if you’re looking for signs of new and exciting life in the contemporary American musical” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times).
An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travellers 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 and laughter connect us all.
“This is the place you want to visit if you are looking for signs of new and exciting life in the contemporary American musical.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“It doesn’t feel like any musical ever. It doesn’t sound like anything else you’ve heard. Perfect is the wrong word for such a rangy, unusual musical, but it’ll just have to do.”– Jesse Green, New York Magazine