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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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DISASTER!'s 'Never Can Say Goodbye' Now Available for Digital Download
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Disaster! producers Robert Ahrens and Hunter Arnold and Broadway Records President Van Dean today announced the release of 'Never Can Say Goodbye,' the first single from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording (out Friday, September 9, 2016), available for digital download on the label's website at BroadwayRecords.com. The classic 70's single is performed by 2016 Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard of the critically-acclaimed new musical comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHEAR MADNESS Gets a Visit from Fox 5 News Anchor Ernie Anastos
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

Fox 5 anchor Ernie Anastos checked out the hilarious whodunit Shear Madness at the holiday weekend matinee.   (more...)

Biz of the Musical Theatre Conference Early Registration Deadline Set for 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The early registration deadline for the sixth biennial Biz of the Musical Theatre Biz Conference is coming up on June 1. (more...)

LiveJapan to Reveal in Live Coverage via Ingkee Whether Obama Will Apologize to Japanese People During Visit to Hiroshima
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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UPDATE - LiveJapan to Reveal in Live Coverage via Ingkee Whether Obama Will Apologize to Japanese People During Visit to Hiroshima
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Djimon Hounsou Joins Cast of WAYWARD PINES
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Below, get a first look at what's in store for WAYWARD PINES when Academy Award nominee Kjimon Hounsou joins the cast! The next all-new episode airs Wednesday, June 1 at @ 9/8c, on FOX. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning director John Doyle was joined by some special guests, as Sardi's unveiled his caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

New Research Study Reveals the State of Location Data Accuracy, Finds Average Accuracy for Mobile Devices to be 30 Meters; PlaceIQ Introduces Dynamic Distancing Technolog
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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AUDIO: Paula Vogel & Rebecca Taichman Talk INDECENT on Vineyard Theatre's THEATRE UNCORKED Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Vineyard Theatre announces that INDECENT - a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman and directed by Rebecca Taichman - willextend its run at the Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.) through June 19.  The play opened on Tuesday, May 17 to uniformly positive/rave reviews. (more...)

COMPUTEX 2016 Opens Next Week with Expanded Global Presence, New Exhibit Themes, and Accommodations and Services for ICT Buyers
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Direction of a Musical nominee for The Color Purple, John Doyle, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Extends Paula Vogel's INDECENT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Vineyard Theatre announces that INDECENT - a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman and directed by Rebecca Taichman - will extend its run at the Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.) through June 19.  The play opened on Tuesday, May 17 to uniformly positive/rave reviews. (more...)

Bijou Theatre to Host An Evening with Terrence McNally Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT will present 'An Evening with Terrence McNally' , Monday June 13th at 7pm.  (more...)

Fulton Theatre's FOOTLOOSE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the energetic Footloose: The Musical as its grand finale of the 2015/2016 season through July 17. The rousing and affecting production features a score that has transcended generations with Billboard-topping songs such as "Footloose," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "Almost Paradise," and more!   (more...)

The Petersons to Perform at The Cutting Room, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Following the sold-out show of The Petersons! In the Bleak Mid-Winter-on an unseasonably warm night this past February-NEW NEIGHBORHOOD presents the return engagement of The Petersons at New York City's The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). THE PETERSONS GO SPELUNKING! one night only on June 20, 2016 at 7:30PM! (more...)

Rare TITANIC Survivor Customs Card & Telegrams Go on Auction Block
by Movies News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Lion Heart Autographs, for nearly forty years an internationally recognized dealer of autographs and manuscripts focusing on art, history, literature, music and science has announced the opportunity to own several pieces of exceedingly rare memorabilia about the Titanic. (more...)

New Line Sets Full 26th Season; Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' announces its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, 2016; followed by Kander & Ebb's rarely produced gem ZORBA, running March 2-25, 2017; then the regional premiere of the pitch-black 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, based on the famous novel and film, running June 1-24, 2017; and the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Host 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Sometimes a single song can save a show. This June, three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall comes to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage to share the nail-biting stories behind the 11th-hour songs that saved the day and became Broadway classics in "A Funny Thing Happened: Songs From The Road To Broadway," direct from a sold-out run at the 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Redding and Shasta Cascade Host Big Bike Weekend, 10/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

REDDING, Calif., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Calling all motorcycle and bicycle enthusiasts to the trail capital of California, Redding and Shasta Cascade for theBig Bike Weekend, October 14-16, 2016, sponsored by Win-River Resort & Casino. Sign up and get your rooms, RV spaces and campgrounds booked now as more than 5,000 bikers are expected to take over the town and strut their stuff at this colossal annual event. But that's not all. Shasta Living Streets and Big Bike Weekend are partnering to make this a FREE showcase throughout beautiful Shasta County for anyone who loves to ride. (more...)

Daniel Radcliffe Not Ruling Out Return to HARRY POTTER: 'It Would Depend On the Script'
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

In a new interview with The Radio Times, Daniel Radcliffe revealed that he wouldn't rule out the idea of one day reprising his iconic role of HARRY POTTER.  (more...)

VIDEO: Official Trailer for New Thriller VIRAL, Rolling Out This Summer
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

VIRALFrom the producer of The Visit, THE PURGE and INSIDIOUS and from the director of NERVE comes the deadliest thriller VIRAL, in select theaters and digital HD on July 29, 2016, and on DVD and On Demand August 2. Click below to watch the official trailer! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival to Launch 2016 Season with THE ROSE TATTOO and COST OF LIVING This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for its first two shows of the 2016 Season this Saturday, July 2nd at 8:00pm. (more...)

Mary Beth Peil to Join Janet McTeer & Liev Schreiber in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil will join Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in the Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. (more...)

Breaking News: Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton & Caroline O'Connor Will Reprise Roles in ANASTASIA on Broadway; Opens in April at the Broadhurst!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Producers Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky) and Tom Kirdahy Productions (It's Only A Play, The Visit) announce today the new musical, Anastasia, will open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The company will be led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O'Connor in the roles they originated at Hartford Stage. Additional casting will be announced soon. (more...)

Ken Davenport to Headline Panel at NMI's 'BIZ of the Musical Theatre BIZ' Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

New Musicals Inc. has announced Ken Davenport as a keynote panelist at their sixth national conference for musical theatre writers in Burbank on July 22-24. (more...)

Delta Green Building Exhibition Draws to a Close After Welcoming More than 7,000 Visitors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

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Lesli Margherita & PJ Griffith to Lead A SCYTHE OF TIME at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME will be presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A Scythe of Time is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland).  It will begin performances on July 21 and will run through July 26, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

Adrienne Warren, Santino Fontana & More to Join CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to the Feinstein's/ 54 Below on Saturday February 20th to continue their official residence at the intimate Manhattan venue. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Stacey Kent & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 4-10 featuring Stacey Kent, Tony Yazbeck, Birdland Big Band, and more! (more...)

Tori Scott to Return to Joe's Pub with MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Hailed as one of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists (2013), belter and bad decision maker Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub at The Public just in time for Gay Pride with her solo show, MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN! -- a shameless journey that celebrates stiff drinks, bad decisions and the gays that enable her -- on June 25th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Broadway's John Riddle Set for Broadway Method Academy's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for Broadway Method Academy's production of Grease, which will play the Fairfield University venue July 23-24. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

DVR Alert: Chita Rivera to Appear on CBS EVENING NEWS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera will appear on CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY tonight, Monday, June 20, 6:30 PM ET, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Nimblify Releases APIs for Integration With Subject Payment System
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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IPMA and Ricoh team up to empower in-plant printers to 'reach new heights'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY to Play FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

LUNT AND FONTANNE: The Celestials Of Broadway will have its New York Premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival in August. The famous duo of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne are played by real life married actor-couple Mark E. Lang and Alison Murphy, who met fifteen years ago performing in Cape May, New Jersey. They have subsequently worked together numerous times on stage in New Jersey and elsewhere. The play was written by Mark E. Lang, inspired by a comment from a theater-goer who exclaimed, 'You two are becoming the Lunt & Fontanne of South Jersey.' (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, The Birdland Big Band 10-Year Celebration, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Nicholas Payton Quintet, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Ravi Coltrane, Laila Biali, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

It's Official: A BRONX TALE Will Open on Broadway This Fall at the Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL will open on Broadway on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Thursday, November 3, 2016. The new musical will be co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL features a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics byGlenn Slater. Group tickets available now through Dodger Group Sales at 1-877-536-3437. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 24 through Telecharge.com by phone at 212-239-6200 and online atwww.Telecharge.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 12th NIGHTed's ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival, Opening 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

12th NIGHTed, an update of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, set in gay, swinging, 1960s Little Italy, NYC, USA will open the 14th annual ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival on Monday July 11th at 8:00pm at The Wild Project 195 East 3rd St at Ave B, festival headquarters. Check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 13-19, Featuring Nicolette Robinson, The Skivvies, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 12, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: A Funny Thing Happened: Songs from the Road to Broadway; Broadway's Best Musical Comedy Stars!; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Nicolette Robinson at 54 Below. (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Tony Awards Announce Winner of the 2016 Theatre Education Award!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Congratulations to Marilyn McCormick, drama teacher at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan!  (more...)

BWW Review: Pulitzer Winner CLYBOURNE PARK Takes on Gentrification
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 1, 2016

CLYBOURNE PARK is a play worthy of producing and seeing in any city that claims to be as progressive and liberal as Austin. It's a couple hours worth of good theatre by a theatre company that consistently produces excellent work.  We can sit in the dark and laugh at ourselves and race relations and enjoy some theatre that is, by the way,suffering from gentrification itself. (more...)

Carolyn Scanlon McLendon Releases HOPE OF GLORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

A soulful and straightforward call for action regarding the racial bias and civil rights status in the South and the predicament emphasized by the Confederate-based state flag is presented in author Carolyn Scanlon McLendon's new novel featuring 'Hope of Glory' (published by Xlibris). This candid story was written by a Southern lady who spent 80 years observing this grim case firsthand. (more...)

The Everyman & Playhouse to Present THE STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A new entertainment by Michael Wynne, The Star, will mark Liverpool Playhouse's 150th anniversary this Christmas in honour of its origins as a Music Hall venue. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production will feature Michael Starke. At the Everyman Associate Director Nick Bagnall's effervescent take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona sets the action in a colourful and musical 1960s. Desmond Barrit will appear alongside Maggie Steed as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's elegant comedy of manners The Rivals at the Playhouse. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/28/2016 - 7/5/2016
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Chita Rivera to Perform at East Hampton's Guild Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?On Saturday evening, July 23, CHITA RIVERA brings her solo concert to The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York, for one show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $40-$150 ($38-$145 for Members) and are available online http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=961&mode=id or via the box office 631.324.4050. Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available. (more...)

Kate Walsh, Grace Gummer Exit Williamstown Theatre Festival's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER; Replacements Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced a casting update for the 2016 production of Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter. (more...)

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