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BWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

The original Broadway version of Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT closes today, June 14, 2015. The Visit began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 and officially opened on Thursday, April 23. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway! (more...)

Breaking News: Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, to End Broadway Run This WeekBreaking News: Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, to End Broadway Run This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Producers announced today that The Visit starring Chita Rivera will play its final performance on Sunday, June 14th(3 PM).  Previews began on March 26th and opening night was April 23, 2015.  The Visit is at the Lyceum Theatre   (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: THE VISITS Chita Rivera Appears on TONIGHT SHOWPhoto Flash: THE VISITS Chita Rivera Appears on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, theater legend Chita Rivera chatted about her Tony-nominated role in Broadway's The Visit and taught Jimmy how to shimmy like Bob Fosse. (more...)

VIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera Teaches Jimmy Fallon Bob Fosse Moves on TONIGHTVIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera Teaches Jimmy Fallon Bob Fosse Moves on TONIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 5, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Chita Rivera revealed she wants to guest star on The Walking Dead and chats about her Tony-nominated role in Broadway's The Visit. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your Tony Nominees' Guide: Best MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your Tony Nominees' Guide: Best Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 4, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW will be bringing you an overview of this year's nominees in the top categories. Next up, the nominees for Best Musical. (more...)

UPDATE: Roger Rees on Medical Leave from THE VISIT; Producers Release StatementUPDATE: Roger Rees on Medical Leave from THE VISIT; Producers Release Statement
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

As previously reported, The Visit's Roger Rees has taken a leave from his role in the new Broadway musical The Visit, with Tom Nelis stepping in for the time being. Today, producers have released a statement on Rees' departure, confirming it's due to medical reasons. (more...)

DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera to Guest on NBC's 'Tonight Show'DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera to Guest on NBC's 'Tonight Show'
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

NBC has announced that Tony nominated actress Chita Rivera will be a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Thursday, June 4th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISITPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Musical theatre star Betty Buckley recently spent time backstage at THE VISIT with Chita Rivera. In an Instagram post, Buckley wrote, 'Backstage at 'The Visit'with the incredible Broadway Star, Ms. Chita Rivera! My eyes are red from crying at the beauty of this special piece of Art & theater, centered around the extraordinary performance by beloved Chita! Amazing! She touched my heart & soul so deeply! You gotta see this!' Check out the pic below! (more...)

Roger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps InRoger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps In
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roger Rees is currently on leave from The Visit, and in his place, Tom Nelis is temporarily stepping in as Anton Schell. No word yet on the duration of the hiatus. Of note, the star has also been swapped out for Nelis on the show's official web site. According to audience member reports, Nelis is giving a stellar performance in the role opposite the legendary Chita Rivera. Keep checking BroadwayWorld as we learn more! (more...)

VIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera & John Kander on Why They Don't Like The TonysVIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera & John Kander on Why They Don't Like The Tonys
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2015

Broadway legends and Tony nominees Chita Rivera and John Kander talked to USA Today and explained how their work is their real reward. (more...)

THE VISIT Welcomes John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for One-on-One Conversation TonightTHE VISIT Welcomes John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for One-on-One Conversation Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will host a conversation with two iconic composers following this evening's performance, May 20. Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, will sit down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

THE VISIT to Welcome John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for Historic One-on-One ConversationTHE VISIT to Welcome John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for Historic One-on-One Conversation
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

It was announced today that The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will host a conversation with two iconic composers following the evening performance on Wednesday, May 20.  Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, will sit down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda.  Tickets are available for this special performance and talkback at telecharge.com (212-239-6200). The Visit is on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater (149 West 45thStreet, NYC).  Time Out New York is the sponsor for the evening.  (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Couple Marries Backstage at THE VISIT on Broadway!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Couple Marries Backstage at THE VISIT on Broadway!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 14, 2015

Yesterday evening, a couple that has been together for 33 years married in the best way theatregoers could hope to do: backstage at THE VISIT on Broadway. (more...)

Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT to Receive Cast RecordingKander & Ebb's THE VISIT to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

It was announced today that The Visit, which will open tonight, Thursday, April 23rd as the final musical of the 2014-2015 Broadway season, will record its cast album. The Visit is the final musical ever written by legendary Oscar Award®, Grammy Award® and Tony Award®-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. (more...)

THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Opens on Broadway TonightTHE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

Broadway's THE VISIT Announces Student Rush PolicyBroadway's THE VISIT Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

A rush policy was announced today for the new Broadway musical The Visit, for students to witness legends doing what made them legendary in this momentous event that is history in the making. Rush tickets are $29. (more...)

THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight on BroadwayTHE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tonight, March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visit will have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015. (more...)

THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tomorrow on BroadwayTHE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, Thursday, March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visit will have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015. (more...)

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