• Arts & Entertainment

    The Band’s Visit

    Playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and set in the fictional Israeli town of Bet Hatikva, Broadway show, “The Band’s Visit” tells the story of an Egyptian band getting lost in Israel and the unlikely relationships its members form with local Israelis. The show focuses around these relationships, with a goal to discuss the transcendence of cultural differences through the unifying power of music, giving prominence to that which connects people regardless of nationality and culture. The musical poignantly highlights the cultural divides that exist between the two parties of the story. The plot is set in motion when the Alexandria Ceremonial Band, who intended to go to the Arab…