The Band's Visit

A group of musicians in uniform pictured with their instruments.

Show Details

Performance Schedule

TUESDAY thru THURSDAY @ 7 PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 8 PM
SATURDAY @ 2 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Run Dates

October 05, 2017 - Open Run

Upcoming Scheduled Events

No scheduled performances found.

Running Time

1:35 hrs

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Show Description

The Band's Visit, a critically acclaimed new musical arrives direct from a sold-out Off- Broadway 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 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 and laughter connect us all.

Audience Advisory

NO late seating

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October 05, 2017 - Open Run

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Theatre Details

Address

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Bus: M104, M10, M27, M50, M6, M7, or M42 bus.

By Subway: N, R, W to 49th St or the 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre. Take the C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Orchestra: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only. Mezzanine (second level): 3 flights of stairs up 30 steps. Please note, once on the Mezzanine level there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind row E of the Front Mezzanine. Wheelchair Seating: 11 aisle seat with folding armrest, 5 wheelchair viewing seats, 4 companion seats.

Seating: Seats 1,096.Orchestra on ground level. Lower lounge, front mezzanine and rear mezzanine reached only by stairs.

Elevator\Escalator: There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Parking: Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St, (Broadway and 8th Ave); (212) 262-9778 225 West 49th St, 5 pm to 5 am. Port Parking Corporation, 235 West 48th St, (Broadway and 8th Ave);  (212) 245-9421

Curb Ramps: NW corner of 47th St. & Broadway; NE corner of 47th St. & 8th Ave.

Entrance: Double doors in series: 1st set (each 27.5") has one pair of automatic doors from 47th Street to ticket lobby with push button control; 2nd set (each 27", attended by ushers) to Orchestra.

Box Office: There are two steps into the theatre. Waiter service for wheelchair patrons is available. Theatre is not completely accessible.

Restroom: Unisex in Ticket lobby. Door 32". Stall 129" x 61.5". Commode 18". Grab bars. Another restroom is located up 2 flights of stairs.

Water Fountain: Ticket lobby. Spout 36".

Telephone: In lobby, accesible at 54" with utilitiy outlet

Assisted Listening System: Infrared listening system. Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Occasional sign language interpreted performances are scheduled.

Visual Assistance: Vision seats in the front of the orchestra for purchase in person or on the phone.

Folding Armrests: Eleven row-end seats with folding armrests.

Reviews (3)

“The Band’s Visit” takes place in the desert and, like a mirage, it shimmers. But better. Because this hushed, heart-melting musical is real — and truly magical.

Read More of the New Year Daily News Review

Finally, a new musical that offers not one anthem. Better yet, there’s not one over-amplified caterwauling power ballad. Composer David Yazbek chooses instead to seduce with music and lyrics that slyly slip into our consciousness through an inspired repetition, with melodies unfolding to make the spirit both ache and soar.

Read More of The Wrap Review

With songs by David Yazbek and a script by Itamar Moses, “The Band’s Visit” is a Broadway rarity seldom found these days outside of the canon of Stephen Sondheim: an honest-to-God musical for grown-ups. It is not a work to be punctuated with rowdy cheers and foot-stomping ovations, despite the uncanny virtuosity of Mr. Yazbek’s benchmark score.

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