The Band’s Visit

The Band’s Visit
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbec
Book by Itamar Moses
Directed by David Cromer
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
January 12, 2018
Production website
💉💉💉💉 out of 5.


From the first moment of music I was won.  The Egyptian music was so wonderfully foreign to me – and so passionate and emotional – It was an entire show before the first character entered.  It is hard to describe the wonderfulness of this show.  I suppose if you were schooled in international music you would have heard some of this Jewish/Egyptian/Arabic music and all of its unique orchestration it would be old hat you  – but, for me, it was new, new, new.  Passion played out is such new and unusual ways. Continue reading The Band’s Visit