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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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Photo Coverage: Hal Prince Visits Chita Rivera Backstage
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 9, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, opened on April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Legendary Broadway director and producer Hal Prince recently stopped by to greet Chita Rivera, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene! Check out the photo of the two below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/8/2015 - Bette Midler on Tour, Lucille Lortel Awards and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 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? This weekend's big news: The Divine Miss M heads out on tour, a new Bob Marley musical debuts in Maryland, and the Lortel Awards are set for this weekend! (more...)

Nancy E. Carroll Leads SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running Now thru 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

From tonight, May 8 to June 6, 2015, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, a timely and touching new play about love, loss, and family, written by Terrence McNally.   (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for May 8, 2015!
by BWW Discount Alert - May 8, 2015

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, May 8, 2015? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

Two River Theater to Premiere BE MORE CHILL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, concludes its 2014/15 Season with Be More Chill, a new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini. The production is directed by Stephen Brackett, with orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, music direction by Nathan Dame, and choreography by Chase Brock. The production will run May 30-June 21, 2015, with the opening night on Friday, June 5. Tickets starting at $20 are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Be More Chill is supported by lead production sponsor Durso Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: John Kander Takes Over New York, New York - THE VISIT, ZORBA!, CHICAGO, CABARET, New Musicals & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 8, 2015

Today we are celebrating the many recent, current and upcoming productions on Broadway and beyond featuring the music of John Kander. (more...)

New Tony Awards Promo Spot & Red Carpet Video For THE VISIT
by Pat Cerasaro - May 8, 2015

A new look at Tony nominee The Visit! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Chairs Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will join Event Chair and Arena Stage Board member Shawna Watley (Senior Policy Advisor with Holland & Knight) as the Honorary Chair for The Blood Quilt World Premiere Celebration tonight, May 7, 2015. The new play by Katori Hall (The Mountaintop, Our Lady of Kibeho) is directed by Kamilah Forbes and runs now through June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - May 7, 2015

Today we are revisiting one of Kander & Ebb's most awarded musicals in honor of its opening more than 20 years ago this week, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! ZORBA! Opens at the City Center
by Review Roundups - May 7, 2015

Zorba!, directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman, is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. The show opened last night, May 6 and runs through May 10, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Tony Winner Jane Krakowski to Host MTC's 2015 Spring Gala, Featuring Casts of GIGI, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE VISIT and More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club will present their annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 18 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). This year's gala will be hosted by Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski ("The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Nine) and feature special guest and Tony Award nominee for Airline Highway K. Todd Freeman, and performances by many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including: Beautiful, Finding Neverland, Gigi, It Shoulda Been You, On The Town, Something Rotten!, and The Visit. (more...)

Kareo and Medicfusion Partner to Support Chiropractic Practices
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

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Allenberry Playhouse to Present SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL, 5/13-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The 60s swing with vintage British pop music faves in Shout! The Mod Musical at Allenberry Playhouse from May 13 through June 14. Allenberry's production is directed by Artistic Director Ryan Gibbs, with choreography by Dann Dunn (Allenberry's The Marvelous Wonderettes) and music direction by Harrison Beck (Broadway: The Visit). (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: The 10 Toughest Categories At The 2015 Tony Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - May 6, 2015

Today we are analyzing the absolute biggest battles at this year's hotly anticipated Tony Awards, shedding a light on the most epic battle royales of the night with legendary leading ladies squaring off, British blockbusters battling it out with homegrown American fare, one of the fiercest Best Musical match-ups in history and some of the toughest revival competition in recent memory, as well. Of course, the Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS on June 7, but for the next month we all wait with tongues wagging to see who will come out on top on Broadway's biggest and brightest night - before the eyes of all of America, no less. (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for May 6, 2015!
by BWW Discount Alert - May 6, 2015

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, May 6, 2015? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/5/2015 - Wilson in FISH IN THE DARK, Theatre World Winners, THE AUDIENCE Back in the UK and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 5, 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: FISH IN THE DARK welcomes back a star, we find out this year's Theatre World Award winners, and THE AUDIENCE returns to the West End! (more...)

McGlohon Theater to Host Free Free Tony Awards Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

2015Join other Charlotte Broadway fans in celebrating Broadway's biggest night of the year, Sunday, June 7, at a live broadcast of The 2015 Tony Awards at McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square. (more...)

MY PERFECT MIND Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome acclaimed actor Edward Petherbridge to Brits Off Broadway in MY PERFECT MIND, created by Told by an Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, directed by Kathryn Hunter. Produced by Told by an Idiot, Young Vic, and Theatre Royal Plymouth, MY PERFECT MIND begins performances on Wednesday, June 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 16 at 7 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note, there is an additional performance on Sunday, June 21 at 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

TONY FEVER! Parte 1: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'migliore performance di un'attrice e di un attore protagonista'
by Valeria Venturelli - May 5, 2015

Pochi giorni fa (martedi 28 aprile, per l'esattezza), sono state finalmente annunciate le candidature ai Tony Awards 2015, premi che si terranno domenica 7 giugno al Radio City Music Hall (New York). Si tratta della sessantanovesima edizione dei premi che portano indelebile il nome di Antoinette Perry (da cui 'Tony'), attrice e leader dell'American Theatre Wing. I premi saranno presentati dal dinamico duo Alan Cumming ('Cabaret', 'Macbeth') e Kristin Chenoweth (nota soprattutto per aver interpretato il ruolo di Glinda nel cast originale di 'Wicked'). (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More to Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below on Monday May 18th to continue an official residence for 2015. Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham (Gentlemen's Guide..., The Heidi Chronichles), Janet Krupin (If/Then, Bring It On) Ciara Renee (Pippin, Big Fish) make their Broadway Big Band debuts, joing a starry list of performers. The 9:30 PM concert, helmed by director Max Friedman, also featurs returning guest vocalists Nick Blaemire (Found, Godspell), Tony Award Nominee Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange, The Book of Mormon), Jason Gotay (Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, Bring It On), Julia Mattison (Godspell), and more to be announced! Friedman and Rosen co-produce. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/4/2015 - NY Pops & Tisch Galas, Drama Critics Circle Winners, 'SMELL OF SUCCESS' and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 4, 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 off-Broadway openings, a benefit concert, three galas, awards season announcements and more! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/3/15
by - May 4, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/3/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/4
by BWW Special Coverage - May 4, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 5/3/2015. (more...)

UPDATED: BroadwayWorld's 2015 Theater Awards Season Calendar - All You Need to Know!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2015

The 2015 theatre awards season is quickly approaching, and keeping track of all of the important dates for the many ceremonies and their corresponding nomination announcements is no easy feat. Stay up to date on all the need-to-know facts with BroadwayWorld's Awards Season Calendar below! (more...)

Willkommen... And All That Jazz! Kander and Ebb's Biggest Broadway Hits
by Sally Henry - May 2, 2015

With about a zillion original musicals to their name, most of which made it to Broadway, this pair is one of the most famous Broadway songwriting teams of the modern era. Below, revisit their five longest-running Broadway musicals! (more...)

Jane Krakowski Hosts MTC's 2015 Spring Gala, Featuring Casts of GIGI, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE VISIT & More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club will present their annual Spring Gala tonight, May 18 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). This year's gala will be hosted by Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski ('The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' Nine) and feature special guest and Tony Award nominee for Airline Highway K. Todd Freeman, and performances by many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including: Beautiful, Finding Neverland, Gigi, It Shoulda Been You, On The Town, Something Rotten!, and The Visit. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Daniel Breaker & More Join Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Following multiple sold out engagements, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to the intimate Manhattan venue 54 Below tonight, May 18th to continue an official residence for 2015. (more...)

Symphony Space Gala Honors Harold Prince in Musical Tribute Tonight; Danny Burstein Hosts
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala will celebrate Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director at 6:30 tonight, May 18, at Capitale. (more...)

Scoop: A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES on NBC - Sunday, May 17, 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

Get all the scoop on A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES, airing on NBC on Sunday, May 17, 2015! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Chita Rivera!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway legend and 2015 Tony nominee for The Visit- Chita Rivera. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Lyceum Theatre, what this role means to her, and so much more! (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for May 15, 2015!
by BWW Discount Alert - May 15, 2015

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, May 15, 2015? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

HAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer & Puppet 'Tyrone' Host 2015 Drama League Awards Today- Tune In to BroadwayWorld for Live Coverage!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League welcomes the star of Broadway's smash production of Hand to God, Steven Boyer, 2015 Drama League Distinguished Performance nominee, as the host of the 81st Annual Drama League Awards, alongside his special guest Tyrone. One of the high points of the season, the Drama League Awards Luncheon will be held today, May 15, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) beginning at 12:00 p.m. (more...)

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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/2015 - Drama League Awards, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: The Drama League Awards luncheon is today, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM begins in London, and WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER opens off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - May 15, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of HAMILTON's major wins at the Lucille Lortel Awards, BILLY ELLIOT celebrating 10 years in the West End, a first look at Jim Parsons in AN ACT OF GOD, and more! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/15/2015
by BWW - May 15, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 5/15/2015. (more...)

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...)

THE 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...)

Allenberry Playhouse Presents SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The 60s swing with vintage British pop music faves in Shout! The Mod Musical at Allenberry Playhouse from tonight, May 13 through June 14. Allenberry's production is directed by Artistic Director Ryan Gibbs, with choreography by Dann Dunn (Allenberry's The Marvelous Wonderettes) and music direction by Harrison Beck (Broadway: The Visit). (more...)

Marin Mazzie Releases 'MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC' Live Album Today
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway Records has announced that the newest addition to its Live at 54 BELOW series, 'Marin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music - LIVE at 54 BELOW' will be released today, May 12th, 2015. (more...)

John Kander, Theatre Execs from Dallas Summer Musicals, Dr. Phillips Center & More to Receive 2015 Broadway League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2015 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/10/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/11
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 5/10/2015. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: May 11-17, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Tops Camp Broadway's 2015 Family Favorite Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Drama Desk members and the Outer Circle Critics have made their selection and the Tony Award-voters are busy casting their ballots in anticipation of Broadway's biggest ballyhoo on Sunday, June 7 on CBS. Camp Broadway's staff, our theater-loving kids, and their parents, want to thank everyone on Broadway for another great year of entertainment and inspiration. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 11-17, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 11-17, 2015?. (more...)

Vietnamese Dealers Visit Huntkey
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

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'PARIS', 'NEVERLAND', FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, WOLF HALL and More Set for 2015 STARS IN THE ALLEY; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

?STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will be hosted by Darren Criss who is currently playing Hedwig in the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Stars in the Alley will take place on Wednesday, May 27th from 10:30am-12:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. (more...)

CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Leads 65th Annual Outer Critics Circle Theatre Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2014-15 season in 24 categories. Below, check out the full list of winners, lead by THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, HAMILTON, THE KING AND I, and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! (more...)

Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

From May 8 to June 6, 2015, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, a timely and touching new play about love, loss, and family, written by Terrence McNally.   (more...)

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