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based on the play Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit) by Friedrich DŁrrenmatt

Claire was driven from her hometown in disgrace when she was 17, betrayed by her lover. Many years (and seven husbands) later, she returns (beautifully dressed, but with a wooden leg) to her now-impoverished stomping grounds and offers to save the town. The price? Nothing less than the life of Schell.


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Three-Time Tony Nominee Marin Mazzie in Remission Following Battle with Ovarian CancerThree-Time Tony Nominee Marin Mazzie in Remission Following Battle with Ovarian Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The day just got a little brighter for the Broadway community this afternoon. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere JUDGEMENT DAY: PRISON OR PAROLE? This SpringInvestigation Discovery to Premiere JUDGEMENT DAY: PRISON OR PAROLE? This Spring
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

JUDGMENT DAY: PRISON OR PAROLE?, a new series directed and executive produced by Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Joe Berlinger, takes viewers inside the emotional and potentially troubling process of parole hearings in a three-part original series, premiering in Spring 2016, only on Investigation Discovery. (more...)

M. Night Shyamalan & TNT Team for 2-Hour Block of TerrorM. Night Shyamalan & TNT Team for 2-Hour Block of Terror
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

TNT is teaming up with M. Night Shyamalan on a new two-hour block of terror and suspense to be curated by the Oscar(R)-nominated writer-director (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and executive producer of the summer's TV hit, Wayward Pines. (more...)

Snapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOASTSnapdragon Productions Sets Full UK Touring Cast of TOAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Snapdragon Productions today announces the full cast for the UK tour of their acclaimed revival of Toast by Richard Bean.  Accompanying Matthew Kelly and Simon Greenall are Will Barton, Steve Nicolson, Matt Sutton and John Wark, all reprising their roles from the 2014 Park Theatre run. Kieran Knowles is the sole new cast member who joins the company in the role of Dezzie. (more...)

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Concert Sets Encore at Feinstein's/54 BelowWHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Concert Sets Encore at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Miss WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below last month? Don't fret! Broadway Records has just announced an encore, set for January 24th at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This SummerRandy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

John Riddle to KEEP IT SIMPLE at Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthJohn Riddle to KEEP IT SIMPLE at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents John Riddle in 'KEEP IT SIMPLE' on January 21st, 2016. An evening of music from the American songbook, pop, folk, Broadway and soul. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Sing 'SAPPY SONGS' with Darren Criss & Ricki Lake at Carnegie HallAlan Cumming to Sing 'SAPPY SONGS' with Darren Criss & Ricki Lake at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer ALAN CUMMINNG in his headlining debut at Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 8 at 8:00 PM. The show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends features guest stars Darren Criss and Ricki Lake, in addition to a special performance by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Melba Moore & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekLorna Luft, Melba Moore & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

This week at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

SYLVIA, Starring Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick, Concludes Broadway RunSYLVIA, Starring Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick, Concludes Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

SYLVIA, the Broadway revival of the play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) will end its limited-engagement today, Sunday, January 3, 2016. (more...)

Save 25% on Feinstein's/54 Below's New Musicals at 54 SeriesSave 25% on Feinstein's/54 Below's New Musicals at 54 Series
by Contests - Broadway - Jan 14, 2016

Brand new musicals make their New York City premieres as part of the New Musicals at 54 series presented by Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. SAVE 25% ON TICKETS to Broadway's Supper Club Feinstein's/54 Below. Tickets starting at $26.25. Use code BWW25 (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Join Former Tonys Co-Host Alan Cumming for 'SAPPY SONGS' at Carnegie HallKristin Chenoweth to Join Former Tonys Co-Host Alan Cumming for 'SAPPY SONGS' at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony Award winning star of stage and screen, will join Alan Cumming as a special guest for his headlining debut at Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 8 at 8:00 PM, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015
by Iris Moebius - Jan 11, 2016

Wir haben hier einen √úberblick uber Neuerscheinungen aus dem letzten Jahr zusammengestellt. Bei den Broadway - und West End CDs haben wir uns auf diejenigen beschrankt, die in Deutschland uber amazon oder iTunes verfugbar sind, was leider nicht immer der Fall ist (auch wenn fast alle neuen Produktionen auf CD verewigt werden). (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus CenterTickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

FOX Greenlights Second Season of Hit Psychological Thriller WAYWARD PINESFOX Greenlights Second Season of Hit Psychological Thriller WAYWARD PINES
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

FOX has renewed hit psychological thriller WAYWARD PINES for a second season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/2015 - Turner as 'Scrooge', PLAID TIDINGS, Brian Friel and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/2015 - Turner as 'Scrooge', PLAID TIDINGS, Brian Friel and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 8, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kathleen Turner makes history as 'Scrooge', PLAID TIDINGS starts off-Broadway, Broadway dims its lights for Brian Friel and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/8/15- Graciela DanieleSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/8/15- Graciela Daniele
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Graciela Daniele! As a performer, Daniele made her Broadway debut in What Makes Sammy Run? in 1964. She studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham while working with such luminaries as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille, and Michael Bennett, who hired her to assist him with Follies in 1971. Her first credit as a full-fledged choreographer was the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, including, most recently, The Glorious Ones (2007) and Dessa Rose (2005) at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Michael John LaChiusa Off-Broadway, most recently Bernarda Alba (2006) and Little Fish (2003). (more...)

BWW Interview: Elena Shaddow in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interview: Elena Shaddow in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 7, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Elena Shaddow who plays Mother in 'A Christmas Story: The Musical' at Paper Mill Playhouse. The show is now onstage through January 3rd. (more...)

BWW Review: It's Back...A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Cleveland Play HouseBWW Review: It's Back...A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Dec 7, 2015

Yes, A CHRISTMAS STORY is again lighting up the stage at the Cleveland Play House. It's a new production, which incites new comments, but the history and my unexpected involvement in the tale is still the same! (more...)

VIDEO: Becoming SYLVIA, An Inside Look At Annaleigh Ashford's Physicality CoachingsVIDEO: Becoming SYLVIA, An Inside Look At Annaleigh Ashford's Physicality Coachings
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2015

How the Tony-winner trained to perfect the realistic physicality needed to play Matthew Broderick's four-legged friend. (more...)

Aaron Ramey, Deena Sidney & More to Join Anthony Logan Cole & Michael Padgett at Feinstein's/54 BelowAaron Ramey, Deena Sidney & More to Join Anthony Logan Cole & Michael Padgett at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

FEINSTEIN'S/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Anthony Logan Cole and Michael Padgett in An Evening With Michael Padgett and Anthony Logan Cole on December 28th, 2015 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Bobby Cannavale and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubMx Justin Vivian Bond, Bobby Cannavale and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running December 9-20, 2015. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Modernizing Medicine Announces Practice Management Solution at Second Annual Users ConferenceModernizing Medicine Announces Practice Management Solution at Second Annual Users Conference
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2015

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Jennings Volkswagen launches 'We'll Be Right Over' Home/Office Visit programJennings Volkswagen launches 'We'll Be Right Over' Home/Office Visit program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

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2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy, Kevin Broccoli Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy, Kevin Broccoli Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2015. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Up on the Marquee in 2015!Photo Flashback: Up on the Marquee in 2015!
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Dozens of shows celebrated opening nights over the past twelve months, making 2015 a truly epic year in theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorite Broadway (and even some off Broadway) marquee photos from the past year! (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in JanuaryChita Rivera to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Cafe Carlyle is pleased to welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23, to open the Cafe Carlyle winter season. (more...)

New Hollywood Couple Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Have Romantic Wine-TastingNew Hollywood Couple Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Have Romantic Wine-Tasting
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

E! News reports exclusively that new Hollywood couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton continued the holiday festivities with a wine tasting trek in Santa Barbara, Calif. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2015 List of Lists Roundup - Updating Live!BroadwayWorld's 2015 List of Lists Roundup - Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 28, 2015

As we count down the last days of 2015, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. (more...)

LOVE SONGS to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for V-DayLOVE SONGS to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for V-Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents LOVE SONGS for the VDay Foundation on February 13th, 2016. (more...)

Chita Rivera Postpones Cafe Carlyle Debut Due to InjuryChita Rivera Postpones Cafe Carlyle Debut Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chita Rivera has postponed her engagement at the Cafe Carlyle, originally scheduled for January 12-23 to April 19-30 due to an injury she sustained over the Christmas holiday, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Following a fall, it was discovered that she has a pelvic stress fracture. (more...)

BWW TV: The Year that Was- Celebrating the Musicals of 2015!BWW TV: The Year that Was- Celebrating the Musicals of 2015!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 26, 2015

It has been an epic year for Broadway, with a whopping 20 musicals having opened in 2015. Before we get wrapped up in the theatre season ahead, BroadwayWorld wants to stop and salute the shows that made this year great. Check out our 2015 wrap up below! (more...)

Ten Things Theatre Lovers Talked About In 2015, Aside From HAMILTONTen Things Theatre Lovers Talked About In 2015, Aside From HAMILTON
by Michael Dale - Dec 25, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash may have been the year's top theatre story, but 2015 was full of controversy and celebration. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lisa Lampanelli Headlines Other Voices' BROADWAY HOLIDAY at 42WestPhoto Flash: Lisa Lampanelli Headlines Other Voices' BROADWAY HOLIDAY at 42West
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli just headlined BROADWAY HOLIDAY, a festive evening of singing, signing and celebration produced by Other Voices. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy Leads!2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Roundabout Adds Two New Plays to Off-Broadway Season;  Expands Underground ProgramRoundabout Adds Two New Plays to Off-Broadway Season; Expands Underground Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Following the unprecedented success of Stephen Karam (Roundabout Underground's inaugural playwright) and his Roundabout-commissioned play THE HUMANS moving to Broadway, Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the Underground will now produce two new works each season.  The program's expansion will begin in fall 2016 with the world premiere of Jenny Rachel Weiner's Kingdom Come. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2015
by - Dec 17, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli to Headline BROADWAY HOLIDAY at 42West, TodayLisa Lampanelli to Headline BROADWAY HOLIDAY at 42West, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli will headline Broadway Holiday, a festive evening of singing, signing and celebration produced by Other Voices (Kim Weild, Artistic Director; Jill Bernard, Producing Director).? The evening benefits Other Voices' winter workshop with the students of PS347 The American Sign Language and English Lower School. The special evening will feature cast members from Spring Awakening, Beautiful, Amazing Grace, Cabaret and more singing and signing holiday classics and leading a holiday sing/sign ­along. The benefit will be held at 42West located at 514 West 42nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues on today, December 17th, 2015. Tickets are free and can be reserved at www.othervoicesholiday.eventbrite.com. There is a suggested donation of $20 at the door. (more...)

All-Star Lineup Set for This Week's Holiday Edition of BROADWAY SESSIONSAll-Star Lineup Set for This Week's Holiday Edition of BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

This Thursday, December 17th, BROADWAY SESSIONS offers the annual All Star Holiday Concert featuring past Sessions guests sharing their favorite holiday tunes. (more...)

Usdan to Host 1/10 Open House Event; Offers $100 Tuition DiscountUsdan to Host 1/10 Open House Event; Offers $100 Tuition Discount
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Usdan (www.usdan.org), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp that for almost 50 years has introduced the arts to more than 40,000 children, announces the first Visit/Info Event in 2016, on Sunday January 10 from 11 AM to 2 PM. The new season begins Monday June 27, 2016. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update - Charles Shaughnessy in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Will Record Cast Album Next Week; Release Set for 1/29THE COLOR PURPLE Will Record Cast Album Next Week; Release Set for 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

THE COLOR PURPLE, which opened last night to ecstatic reviews, will record its official cast album this Monday, December 14, 2015.  The new Broadway cast recording will be released by Broadway Records on January 29, 2016and can pre-ordered at Amazon.com and at www.BroadwayRecords.com.  The album is being produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti. (more...)

Everybody Rejoice! THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack Out TodayEverybody Rejoice! THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Sony Music Masterworks and Broadway Records release the original soundtrack of the NBC Television event 'The Wiz LIVE!' via all digital service providers (download and streaming) today, December 11, followed by the CD on December 18. (more...)

Paper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORYPaper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) released a block of great seats today for the final two weeks of the holiday hit, A Christmas Story: The Musical. The musical will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey theater and has best availability from December 23, 2015 thru January 3, 2016. Based on the popular 1983 film, A Christmas Story: The Musical has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.  A Christmas Story: The Musical will be directed by Brandon Ivie and choreographed by Mara Newbery Greer. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

Stage Stars Set for BROADWAY HOLIDAY at 42West, 12/17Stage Stars Set for BROADWAY HOLIDAY at 42West, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Other Voices¬†hosts Broadway Holiday, a festive evening of singing, singing and celebration. The evening benefits Other Voices¬Ļ winter workshop with the students of PS347 The American Sign Language and English Lower School. Featuring cast members from Spring Awakening, Beautiful, Amazing Grace, Cabaret and more singing holiday classics and leading a holiday sing/sign ¬≠along. The benefit will be held at 42West located at 512 West 42nd Street between 10th and 11th avenues on Thursday December 17th,¬† 2015. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved at¬† www.othervoicesholiday.eventbrite.com.¬† There is a suggested donation of¬† $20 at the door. (more...)

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