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Tony-Winning Broadway Musical ‘The Band’s Visit’ to Close in April

Tony-Winning Broadway Musical ‘The Band’s Visit’ to Close in April

“The Band’s Visit,” a Tony-winning musical about an imaginary encounter between Arab musicians and Jewish villagers in a small Israeli desert town, will end its Broadway run on April 7.

The show received raves from critics when it opened in the fall of 2017, and then won an astounding 10 Tony Awards last spring, including the coveted prize for best musical. But its delicate tone and subtle story line proved a tough fit for brassy Broadway, and its box office grosses were insufficient to sustain an extended run.

To be sure, the show has been a hit. It recouped its $8.75 million capitalization in 11 months. And it has booked a robust national tour, beginning in Rhode Island in June.

But its modest run — at the time of its closing it will have played 589 regular and 36 preview performances — is a reminder of the challenges facing modest musicals on Broadway, where ticket-buyers are mostly tourists drawn to shows with more pizazz or bigger brand names.

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