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Broadhurst Theatre (New York, NY)
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Based on the novel by Manuel Puig

Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman explores the complex relationship between two men caged together in an Argentinean prison. Valentin is a tough political revolutionary undergoing torture. Molina is an unabashedly gay man serving time for deviant behavior. Molina recounts to Valentin his favorite movie-musical fantasies, and it becomes a mental refuge for both as the lines of fantasy and reality become blurred. This compelling musical drama resonates love, longing and liberation.


FLASH FRIDAY: John Kander Takes Over New York, New York - THE VISIT, ZORBA!, CHICAGO, CABARET, New Musicals & MoreFLASH 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 VISITNew 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...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On BroadwayTHEATRICAL 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...)

Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16Riverside Opera Company to Present FROM OPERA TO SINATRA, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Riverside Opera Company performs 'From Opera to Sinatra' a PoPera Concert that features winners from live auditions judged by former metropolitan opera singers. The program was compiled from songs the performers sang best. under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday, May 16, 8 p.m. at The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York (more...)

TONY FEVER! Parte 1: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'migliore performance di un'attrice e di un attore protagonista'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...)

ON RECORD: Howard McGillin's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It's One of the Musical Theatre's Greatest Treasures'ON RECORD: Howard McGillin's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It's One of the Musical Theatre's Greatest Treasures'
by On Record - May 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you our latest weekly series- ON RECORD. Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Howard McGillin, who is currently starring as 'Honore Lachaille' in Gigi- playing at the Neil Simon Theatre Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

Will Chase and Betsy Wolfe-Lead THE MUSIC MAN in Concert Closes TodayWill Chase and Betsy Wolfe-Lead THE MUSIC MAN in Concert Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

Tony Award nominee Will Chase (MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD) and Betsy Wolfe (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY) are leading a production of THE MUSIC MAN in concert at the Cincinnati Arts Association's Music Hall, which closes today, May 3. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Geniuses Unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Talkback with John Kander at THE VISIT- Part 2BWW TV Exclusive: Geniuses Unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Talkback with John Kander at THE VISIT- Part 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2015

The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, just hosted a conversation with two iconic composers following Wednesday night's performance. Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, sat down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda to chat about his writing process, working without Fred Ebb, finally bringing the show to Broadway, and so much more. Check out Part 2 of the conversation below! Click here to catch up on Part1. (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...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Geniuses Unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Talkback with John Kander at THE VISIT- Part 1BWW TV Exclusive: Geniuses Unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Talkback with John Kander at THE VISIT- Part 1
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2015

The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, just  hosted a conversation with two iconic composers following last night's performance. Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, sat down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda to chat about his writing process, working without Fred Ebb, finally bringing the show to Broadway, and more. Check out Part 1 of the conversation below! (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...)

THE VISIT Offering $19.75 Seats Now Till the TonysTHE VISIT Offering $19.75 Seats Now Till the Tonys
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Exciting news! If you couldn't stretch your budget to go see the legendary Chita Rivera in Broadway's The Visit, now's your chance. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Biggest & Bloodiest Tony Awards Best Musical BattlesSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Biggest & Bloodiest Tony Awards Best Musical Battles
by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 2015

Bloodshed is par for the course during Tony Awards season, especially as it reaches its peak in the last handful of weeks leading up the big annual ceremony feting theatre's best, so today we take a look back at some of the absolute most brutal and tight Tony Award races for Best Musical in history. Although comparing a group of musicals - alike as dissimilar as they may be - may be an unfair proposition in practice, there is only one way a winner is decided when the Tony Awards rolls around and it unfortunately always finds fan favorites, critical darlings and a few commercial hits vying for top honors. There can only be one Best Musical - well, except for 1960 when there were actually two mainstage entertainments given the prize; THE SOUND OF MUSIC and FIORELLO, with no less than GYPSY ending up an also-ran. Who will claim the trophy on June 7? Tune in then to see! (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by The Lilly Awards Foundation.  The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home).  The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Lilly Awards website (www.thelillyawards.org) and HowlRound TV (www.Howlround.com/tv). #lillyawards #howlround (more...)

Willkommen... And All That Jazz! Kander and Ebb's Biggest Broadway HitsWillkommen... 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...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita RiveraPhoto Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

BROADWAY GYPSY TEA DANCE recently gathered at the rooftop bar Top of the Strand at the Strand Hotel (33 West 37th Street) to celebrate Chita Rivera's 2015 Tony Award nomination, enlisting dancers from most of Broadway's shows. Those represented included The King & I, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, Something Rotten, Wicked, American in Paris, The Lion King and gypsies who danced with Rivera in her last Broadway show A Dancer's Life. Check out a look back below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Chita Rivera!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...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

New Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell TodayNew Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (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...)

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...)

Theater at the Center's BIG FISH: an Engagingly Theatrical Multi-Course MealTheater at the Center's BIG FISH: an Engagingly Theatrical Multi-Course Meal
by Paul W. Thompson - May 13, 2015

As yet another sign of the Chicago area's dominance in the world of the American musical theater, I need only point to the fact that it is undoubtedly the only market that has hosted three different productions of the Andrew Lippa musical "Big Fish," at three different tiers of the industry and three different geographical locations. (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Guest on USA's ROYAL PAINSVanessa Williams to Guest on USA's ROYAL PAINS
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tony Nominee Vanessa Williams will soon head to USA Network's ROYAL PAINS. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Muny announced today its complete cast for Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into The Woods, playing July 21-27. The production will be directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. (more...)

John Kander, Theatre Execs from Dallas Summer Musicals, Dr. Phillips Center & More to Receive 2015 Broadway League AwardsJohn 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...)

BWW Reviews:  New York Pops Salutes Rob and Kathleen MarshallBWW Reviews: New York Pops Salutes Rob and Kathleen Marshall
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2015

A dazzling display of Broadway stars come out to celebrate the careers of one of the theatre's most successful brother/sister dance combos. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Revue Spotlights Show Tunes by Kander & EbbBWW Review: THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Revue Spotlights Show Tunes by Kander & Ebb
by Shari Barrett - May 11, 2015

The beauty of this revue is that it can be done in whatever style chosen by the director, either as just a collection of show tunes or songs interconnected to tell a story of how love makes the world go 'round. The current production at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, directed by Fred Helsel with musical direction by Gary Poirot and choreography by Becky Castells, does a bit of both by interconnecting the songs so they flow from one to the other ss if we are hearing both sides of each love story. (more...)

Billie Wildrick to Make SMT Directorial DebutBillie Wildrick to Make SMT Directorial Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Seattle Musical Theatre's 2015/2016 season roars to life with the high-voltage rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Seattle superstar Billie Wildrick makes her SMT directorial debut as director and will be joined by SMT veterans SMT Associate Music Consultant Brandon Peck as music director and BroadwayWorld Award-winning Troy Wageman as choreographer. (more...)

Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6Nancy 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...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes MitchellLeslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2015 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2015 Tony Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The 2015 Tony nominations were announced this morning by Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the luck few! The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 7th on CBS. Below, check out some fun facts about this year's nominees! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & MoreInDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly accomplished Broadway leading man with a considerable TV and film resume who plays a prominent role in the new Encores! production of John Kander & Fred Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical ZORBA coming up next month, the thoughtful Santino Fontana. Explaining his part in the production as well as the unique demands of a special limited run concert presentation such as ZORBA! is, Fontana also opens up about the rehearsal process for the show and the developing rapport and camaraderie between himself and the starry assortment of fellow cast members involved in the production - including John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker, Marin Mazzie and more, all directed by Walter Bobbie. Besides the full 411 on ZOBRA, Fontana also sheds considerable light on his many current and upcoming projects, including the recently released FROZEN follow-up short musical film FROZEN FEVER and whether or not he would like to be involved in subsequent FROZEN-related entities. Furthermore, Fontana gives us a first look at his new TV series SHADES OF BLUE, starring Jennifer Lopez, as well as his new feature film comedy SISTERS, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Additionally, Fontana previews his upcoming PBS twofer with the hotly anticipated premiere of his recent Broadway play ACT ONE, as well as a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert co-starring members of SESAME STREET. All of that, SUBMISSIONS ONLY reflections, comments on MOZART IN THE JUNGLE and much, much more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISITPhoto Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2015

The company of Broadway's The Visit gathered in the studio today, April 27th, to record the musical's original 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. Produced by the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated producer Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers), The Visit album will be released June 26th, 2015. BroadwayWorld joined the cast in the studio and brings you photos from the recording session below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISITBWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISIT
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2015

Kander and Ebb's final musical provides a thrilling Broadway exit for Chita Rivera. (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...)

Liza Minnelli Pens Essay Celebrating Kander & Ebb in Honor of THE VISIT's Opening Night on BroadwayLiza Minnelli Pens Essay Celebrating Kander & Ebb in Honor of THE VISIT's Opening Night on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

In honor of Kander and Ebb's final show, The Visit, opening tonight on Broadway and starring the legendary Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli has penned an op-ed piece for USA Today.  (more...)

Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chita Rivera & More in THE VISIT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chita Rivera & More in THE VISIT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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). The cast is led by Tony Award-Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell. The Broadway cast also featuresGeorge Abud as Karl, Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, Matthew Demingas Louis Perch, Diana Dimarzio as Annie Dummermut, Tony Award-nominee David Garrison as Peter Dummermut, Rick Holmes as Father Josef, Tom Nelis as Rudi, Chris Newcomer as Jacob Chicken, Mary Beth Peil as Matilde Schell, Aaron Ramey as Otto Hahnke, Elena Shadow as Ottilie, Timothy Shew as Hans Nusselin, with John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla. Check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

ANASTASIA Musical to Make World Premiere at Hartford Stage Next Summer; Darko Tresnjak to Direct!ANASTASIA Musical to Make World Premiere at Hartford Stage Next Summer; Darko Tresnjak to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, will anchor Hartford Stage's 2015-16 season from May 12-June 5, 2016, with the world premiere of a new musical, Anastasia, inspired by the real life Royal Anastasia Romanov and the enduring mystery of her true identity. (more...)

Provocative & Eerie New 'How Far Would You Go?' Video Spot For THE VISITProvocative & Eerie New 'How Far Would You Go?' Video Spot For THE VISIT
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2015

An intriguing and sexy new video spot for THE VISIT! (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 AwardŽ, Grammy AwardŽ and Tony AwardŽ-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More in New Production Shots of THE VISIT on Broadway!Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More in New Production Shots of THE VISIT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visitwill have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015. Check out new shots of Chita Rivera and the cast on stage! (more...)

Photo Flash: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Tyne Daly Goes Backstage at THE VISITPhoto Flash: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Tyne Daly Goes Backstage at THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

On her Sunday off from Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Tyne Daly went to see her friend Chita Rivera in THE VISIT at the Lyceum Theater and congratulated her (after jumping to her feet for the standing ovation) backstage in her dressing room after the show. THE VISIT is set to open this Thursday, April 23rd, making it the final musical and the last show to open in the 2014-2015 season. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 15, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Lyric's 'Carousel' and the 'Sound Of Music' movie keep R&H front and center, plus 'Show Boat' from San Francisco and 'The Wiz,' 'Rocky Horror' and 'Grease' coming on television. COT has Ricky Ian Gordon, the Royal George has Louis Prima, more 'First Date' and 'Ordinary Days,' 'On Your Feet' and Broadway In Chicago's summer concert get set, and more! (more...)

McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in JuneMcNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

According to an Equity casting notice, a staged reading of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- will be held on June 12, 2015. Tony winner Darko Tresnjak is set to direct the project, along with musical director Tom Murray. (more...)

Lincoln Center Education to Continue 'Next Stage' Series with Brian Stokes MitchellLincoln Center Education to Continue 'Next Stage' Series with Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Lincoln Center Education announces "A Conversation With Brian Stokes Mitchell," a new event in its Next Stage series which explores the role of education in an artist's creative and commercial work. Equally comfortable in front of TV cameras, a symphony orchestra, and Broadway footlights, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins moderator Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein in the intimate Clark Studio Theater for a candid conversation about his career and the importance of arts education in his work. (more...)

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