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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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Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Receive 2015 Fred Ebb Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company presents the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba tonight, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update 11/27 - Charles Shaughnessy, Kevin Broccoli Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 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...)

The Flaming Lips to Release CD & Digital Formats of HEADY NUGGS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (more...)

AUDIO: John Kander Chats Broadway Career, HIDDEN TREASURES Album & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

John Kander recently stopped by NPR's FRESH AIR to discuss his amazing career as one of Broadway's legendary composers. Listen to the full interview below! (more...)

Paper Mill's A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse's holiday show, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1983 film, 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. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, November 25, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, November 29, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Global Life Sciences Companies Choose FDA Investigation Training with a Risk Driven Approach from Morf Media Inc. and World Compliance Seminars
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL at Paper Mill
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents this year's holiday show, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, 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. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, November 25, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, November 29, at 7:00pm. Click below to watch highlights for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents this year's holiday show, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, 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 byBrandon Ivie and choreographed by Mara Newbery Greer. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from November 25, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, November 29, at 7:00pm. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack Now Available for Pre-Order; Tracklisting Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Sony Music Masterworks and Broadway Records will release the original soundtrack of the NBC Television event 'The Wiz LIVE!' Available now for preorder at Amazo (more...)

Breaking News: SYLVIA Will Conclude Broadway Run in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

SYLVIA, the Broadway revival of the play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nomineeA.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) will end its limited-engagement on Sunday, January 3, 2016.  SYLVIA began previews on Friday, October 2ndand opened on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  When it closes, SYLVIA will have played 79 performances and 27 previews.  SYLVIA is currently playing at The Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street). Tickets for SYLVIA are available online atwww.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200, or in-person at The Cort Theatre box office (138 W. 48th St.).   (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Begins Tonight at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL. Performances begin tonight, November 19, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through January 3, 2016. (more...)

Catherine Walker, Cast of MAD LIBS LIVE and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Tonight, November 19th, Broadway Sessions welcomes Catherine Walker, Chris Newcomer and the cast of Mad Libs Live. (more...)

UAE MoI Delegation Visits Milipol Paris 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

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Heidi Blickenstaff Featured on Latest Episode of THE SET LIST Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

On episode 9 of 'The Set List' podcast, Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff (Something Rotten!, [title of show]) sits down with Victor Legra to talk about the PBS special FIRST YOU DREAM- The Songs of Kander & Ebb.  (more...)

The Play Company to Open 2015-16 Idea Lab During ABYSS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Play Company's (PlayCo) 2015-16 Idea Lab features three curated events, November 18 & 28 and December 4, following performances of award-winning, German playwright Maria Milisavljevic's Abyss. The critically acclaimed U.S. premiere, directed by Maria Mileaf, runs through December 6 at Theaterlab, 357 West 36th Street. Writing about Abyss for The New York Times, Ben Brantley praised the 'poetic drama,' as 'genuinely artful...And it will take you places you didn't expect to go.' Speaking about the play's painfully current themes, he said it considers, 'some very topical questions of European national identities in a time of permeable and shifting borders.' (more...)

Demandware Forecasts a Happy Holiday for Digital Commerce
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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Demandware Forecasts a Happy Holiday for Digital Commerce
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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Demandware Forecasts a Happy Holiday for Digital Commerce
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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Catherine Walker & More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

Verve Hires Two Industry Experts on Advanced Analytics and Enterprise Data to Amplify Location Intelligence Offering
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

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The Flaming Lips to Release CD & Digital Formats of HEADY NUGGS, 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (more...)

M. Night Shyamalan's THE VISIT Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand This December
by Movies News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

A family visit takes a terrifying turn when two siblings learn who Grandma and Grandpa really are in The Visit, a found documentary-style suspense thriller coming to Digital HD on December 15, 2015, and Blu-ray and DVD as well as On Demand on January 5, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 16, 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: Two playwrights get their dues at tonight's Mimi Awards, York honors Angela Lansbury, and galas take over New York City! (more...)

Broadway Method Academy Presents BROADWAY SINGS!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

On Monday, November 16th Broadway Method Academy is hosting a benefit concert "Broadway Sings!" in efforts to find a "forever home". Broadway Method Academy's Executive Director, Connor Deane says the evening will be filled with top-notch talent from both Connecticut and New York, including some of Broadway's top performers. (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of ONCE UPON A TIME's 100th Episode
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

ABC News' Rachel Smith gets a backstage look at as the hit show ONCE UPON A TIME as it prepares for its 100th episode. Check out The Visit below! (more...)

Shattered Globe to Present MARVIN'S ROOM, 10/1-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to open its 25th season with a 25th anniversary production of MARVIN'S ROOM, Chicago playwright Scott McPherson's award-winning, mordantly funny dark comedy about putting family first, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. MARVIN'S ROOM will play October 1 - November 14, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press performance is Sunday, October 4 at 3 pm. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' Track
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release today, October 30; and international digital release today, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Today, December 18. (more...)

Save 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...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Bobby Cannavale and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 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...)

Tickets 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 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!
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2015

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Jennings 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!
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...)

Chita 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...)

Tickets on Sale This Today for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 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 Today, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Paper 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, 12/17
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...)

Startup revolutionizes Brazilian retail with PiggyPeg, an app that rewards consumer store visits with money
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

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From Helsinki to Seattle, VCSPARK Expands its Global Business Landscape
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

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