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10-Time Tony Award-Winning Musical 'The Band's Visit' To Close In April

The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, The Band's Visit, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Tonight, February 4, 2019, Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk will perform “Omar Sharif” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

The Band's Visit officially opened on November 9, 2017 after transferring from their off-Broadway run that began in December 2016. Since opening, The Band's Visit has won many awards:

  • 10 Tony Awards , including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Yazbek), Best Book (Itamar Moses), Lead Actress (Katrina Lenk), Lead Actor (Tony Shalhoub), Featured Actor (Ari’el Stachel), Lighting Design (Tyler Micoleau), Sound Design (Kai Harada), Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi) and Director (David Cromer);
  • Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical;
  • New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical ;
  • Two Lucille Lortel Awards , for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Katrina Lenk);
  • Two Outer Critics Circle Awards , for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score (David Yazbek);
  • Two Obie Awards , for Musical Theater (David Yazbek & Itamar Moses), and Directing (David Cromer);
  • Three Drama Desk Awards , for Outstanding Director of a Musical (David Cromer), Outstanding Music (David Yazbek) and Outstanding Lyrics (David Yazbek);
  • The Joe A. Callaway Award for outstanding direction (David Cromer);
  • The Dramatists Guild’s 2017 Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition for David Yazbek’s score;
  • Theatre World Award’s Dorothy Louden Award for Theatre Excellence (Katrina Lenk).

Upon closing, the production will have played 589 regular and 36 preview performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Get tickets today to see the production before it leaves Broadway!