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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.



The Chita Rivera Awards to Honor the Best in Dance and Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) announced that it has established the The Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography (formerly The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards) to honor the best of theatrical dance and choreography, both on Broadway and off, as well as film and television. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

ANASTASIA Announces New Block of Tickets on Sale Through January 7, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) today announce a new block of tickets through January 7, 2018 and digital lottery for all available performances. (more...)

Louis Armstrong Expert Ricky Riccardi to Write Liner Notes on Upcoming Productions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Dot Time Records is pleased to announce that Ricky Riccardi, the Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum has been commissioned to write the liner notes for the four upcoming productions of never previously release material from the Louis Armstrong Archives on its Legends series. (more...)

SPEECH & DEBATE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out This Month; Pre-Order for Kristin Chenoweth Track!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sycamore Pictures has just announced the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for SPEECH & DEBATE will be released by Broadway Records. (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

What is the importance of classical music in today's world? This is a concern of Kent Nagano's, in his 12th year at the helm of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. And that question is at the source of the programming offered by the OSM for its 2017-2018 season, with the 375th anniversary of the city of Montréal well under way. Each week, Maison symphonique will resound to the sound of the Orchestra, with over 100 concerts being presented there. (more...)

Daniel C. Levine, Sarah Litzsinger, Donna Vivino and More Set for BROADWAY BACKSTAGE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valor Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Victory Dance Project, under the Artistic Direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 - 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. The season will open with a Celebration honoring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who will be presented with the company's "Woman of Valor Award." The program, entitled From This Movement On will also include a world premiere choreographed by Jordan, as well pieces from the company's repertory. (more...)

Ernestine Jackson and Allison Brewster Franzetti Round Out 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the starry 70, Girls, 70 concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club.  (more...)

JITNEY Fever: How One Play Secured August Wilson's Legacy While Redefining Race and Success on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 9, 2017

This season welcomed the very first Broadway production of the August Wilson drama, Jitney. Based on the real-life cab services of the 1970's which would service clients of color when regular taxi cabs would not, the story examines the relationships of the community in and around a jitney station in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Being the last play of Wilson's American Century Cycle to reach the Main Stem, the production adds the final jewel to the crown of August Wilson's sterling Broadway legacy. (more...)

Breaking Up is Hard To Do: SIGNIFICANT OTHER Will Play Final Broadway Performance 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Producers of Broadway's critically acclaimed, SIGNIFICANT OTHER, announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, April 23rd at 7 PM.   SIGNIFICANT OTHER, currently playing at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45th St.), officially opened Thursday, March 2nd, and at the time of closing will have played a total of 79 performances. (more...)

Scoop: THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH on Showtime - Sunday, April 9, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH on Showtime, airing on Sunday, April 9, 2017! (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Will Write Jazz-Era Score for AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced the creative team of AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT, Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - Apr 7, 2017

Alexandra Burke leads a strong ensemble in director Craig Revel Horwood's re-imagining of the hit West End and Broadway musical, which features a tuneful score by Alan Menken. (more...)

Les Paul Exhibit Back In Show at the 6th Annual NY Guitar Expo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The NY Guitar Show & Exposition (#NYGuitarShow) is proud to announce that the Les Paul Exhibit is back in the show this year and by popular request at the Freeport Recreation Center(130 E. Merrick Rd. in Freeport, NY) Saturday, April 22nd & Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 in Freeport, Long Island! (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

Breaking News: The Prince Finds His Court- Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck, Janet Dacal, Brandon Uranowitz & More Will Star in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration, produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment, that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince.  (more...)

'Broadway @' Concert Series Debuts Across the Globe with Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale and creative partner Seth Rudetsky have quickly - and not so quietly - made their Broadway @ series the most sought-after ticket to see Broadway's musical mega-stars in concert. (more...)

Chita Rivera Returns to Cafe Carlyle Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back Broadway legend Chita Rivera, May 9-20. Last year's sold out Cafe Carlyle debut received raves reviews. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. At the Carlyle, Chita will be accompanied by her music director Michael Croiter and trio. (more...)

PDE Secretary Matt Stem Visits Lackawanna Children's Library
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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KanTime Healthcare Software Announces Integration with OperaCare
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

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PRISCILLA Extends JHB Season; Adds Worker's Day Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Showtime Management, the production company behind the South African mounting of the international production of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, has announced the extension of the Johannesburg season of the show. (more...)

The Dating Game Returns in SIGNIFICANT OTHER Singles Contest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Significant Other, the new American play by Joshua Harmon is calling for submissions to help a lucky bachelor or bachelorette find their own Significant Other. (more...)

Bel Canto at Caramoor Celebrates 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/23-4/24/2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Monday, April 24, 2017 - Monday, April 24, 2017. (more...)

American Well Introduces AW10, Closing the Gap between In-Person and Telehealth Visits for Physicians
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

ANASTASIA to Audio Livestream 'In a Crowd of Thousands' During Tonight's Opening Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, opens tonight on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. (more...)

BWW TV: ANASTASIA Journeys to Broadway- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, opens tonight on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2017
by - Apr 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

TNT to Hand Out Shakespeare-Inspired Tote Bags to Broadway Theater-Goers This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

This Sunday, TNT will be handing out Shakespeare-inspired tote bags to Broadway theater-goers with a street team in contemporary punk style Elizabethan garb. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 21st, 2017 - 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' Opens Its Gates on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY officially brings sweet songs to Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Dan Fishback with Chip Zien, Molly Pope & More Set for May Musical Theater Lineup at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Long acclaimed as New York's premiere cabaret space, Joe's Pub continues to present a diverse and exciting array of theatrical programming in the month of May. (more...)

Annie Parisse to Lead Reading of New Play DO THIS at The Davenport
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Do This, a new play by Karen Siff Exkorn (bestselling author of The Autism Sourcebook) and starring Annie Parisse (Clybourne Park, The Layover, 'Law and Order') will be performed at an invitation only developmental reading on Thursday, April 27th at 3pm at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Christy Altomare, Derek Klena and More Bring the Romanovs to Broadway in ANASTASIA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, will open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. BroadwayWorld has a first look at their 'journey to the past' onstage below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - TNT Revisits Shakespeare in New Series WILL, Premiering 7/10
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday on Sunday, April 23, TNT is releasing the premiere date and a new trailer for its upcoming series WILL, slated to launch on Monday, July 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) across TNT's U.S. platforms. (more...)

Rachel Bloom, Megan Hilty and Chita Rivera to Appear in L.A. Edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the May CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!, featuring Chita Rivera (The Visit), Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), recording artist Helen Reddy, Megan Hilty (Smash), Wilson Cruz (13 Reasons Why), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray Live!) and more. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Broadway's INDECENT- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Indecent opens tonight, April 18 at the Cort Theatre. Meet the cast before their opening bows! (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) will present a new actor-musician workshop staging of Illyria on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4pm and Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7pm. Illyria features book, music, and lyrics by Peter Mills and is adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Mills and Reichel. (more...)

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Greg Hildreth, John Riddle & Robert Creighton Will Join Caissie Levy and Patti Murin in FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

VIDEO: Stage Stars Nick Rehberger and Megan Masako Haley Featured in [BLANK] MY LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

[Blank] My Life, a surreal comedic webseries, began release of its second season on April 1st. The latest episode features Nick Rehberger (Fiddler on the Roof, Fox's Gotham) and Megan Masako Haley (Wicked, CSC's Pacific Overtures). (more...)

They're Off to Arendelle! Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING's Mo Rocca Visits with Pope Francis This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

CBS SUNDAY MORNING correspondent Mo Rocca meets Pope Francis and presents him with a portrait of St. Francis of Assisi painted by Bronx student Zuleika Rymer, during an audience at The Vatican that will be broadcast Easter Sunday, April 16 (9:00 AM ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Ken Davenport's Your Broadway Genius Celebrates 10 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Your Broadway Genius, the boutique group sales ticketing agency owned and operated by Broadway Producer Ken Davenport, celebrates 10 years in business today, April 13th, 2017. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Fete Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Hal Prince and More at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

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