The Visit

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based on the play Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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.


Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF Readings of New Musical FOR TONIGHT, 7/9 & 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

For Tonight, a new original musical, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes is headed to New York City to participate in The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) as a developmental reading. For Tonight's story is inspired by the life of the writer's great-great-great-grandfather in the 1830's in Northern Wales/Liverpool. With its indie-rock inspired score and a completely original book, this story focuses on the universal themes of love, family and acceptance. The show will have three performances at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in July 2014. (more...)

Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad to Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, 7/8-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

True Colors Theatre will present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, running July 8 - August 3, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center. Written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, the production will star Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Group IST Offering Havana to Cienfuegos, Eight Day Voyage Around Cuba
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Specialty travel provider Group IST is offering Havana to Cienfuegos, an eight day People to People exchange program of Cuba, throughout 2015. (more...)

Marriott Hotels In The Northeast Tout Hot Summer Savings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Vacationers and business travelers headed to the Northeast for a perfect summer will find more than 80 Marriott hotels offering hot deals and cool accommodations near some of the most popular attractions in the country. (more...)

The CW, Yahoo! and Clear Channel to Air/Stream iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party presented by VISIT FLORIDA will stream LIVE for fans nationwide on Yahoo (www.screen.yahoo.com/iheart) and Clear Channel radio stations (more...)

Photo Flash: Queen Elizabeth Pays Visit to Set of HBO's GAME OF THRONES!
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited the set of HBO's Game of Thrones today as part of their 3-day state visit of Northern Ireland. The royals took time to view the Iron Throne and greet cast members in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, in Northern Ireland. (more...)

The Cast of MAMMA MIA! Visits Opportunity Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

On Thursday (June, 19 2014) Las Vegas cast members from the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! spent the morning visiting Opportunity Village. During The Visit the cast took a tour of the beautiful Engelstad campus and got to meet some of the OVIPs while they were hard at work. (more...)

To Spread Tianhe-2 Worldwide, I2I Program Grandly Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

BEIJING, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Inspur HPC I2I program is a comprehensive market exploration project with the direct goal to take over the IBM x86 server market share. In this project, Inspur will take the emerging markets as the entry points and motivate global HPC users and partners to cooperate with Inspur. The project is believed to be a success, according to Inspur's abilities in R&D of the fastest supercomputers, Tianhe2 and Tianhe-1A, and on the high-quality support for HPC applications and services. More importantly, the complete HPC products and solutions family and the quick expanding global operating chain of Inspur will undoubtedly inspire confidence in the project. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Among Pit-Stops on Cross-Country Study of 14 American Shakespeare Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Scholars and lovers of Shakespeare will be traveling this summer from England to America to study why Shakespeare is so popular here, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival is on their list of places to visit. (more...)

Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Join Chita Rivera in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus just announced the full cast and creative team for The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. (more...)

CATS to Run 9/10-10/12 at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. (more...)

Tech Startup Provides Medical Services to Patients at Reduced Cost
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A revolutionary approach to the high cost of healthcare has recently launched its first trials in the Wyoming capital. This new service, Galen.me, is aimed at simplifying the process of finding and paying for healthcare. It helps connect patients directly with doctors and it offers a combination of web-based and mobile applications that enable patients who are looking for medical services to price shop for nearby doctors and clinics who can address their specific needs. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/14 - 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', AVENUE Q Hits 11 Years, Chita in THE VISIT, GREASE in STL & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 31, 2014

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: Off-Broadway is heating up today with BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY and 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' kicking off performances, plus AVENUE Q's interactive 11th Anniversary celebration, and stars are popping up around the country with Chita Rivera in Williamstown's The Visit, Taylor Louderman in The Muny's GREASE and more! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. (more...)

Chita Rivera Set to Return to Birdland for Seven Shows This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The incomparable CHITA RIVERA returns to Birdland (315 West 44 Street) for seven shows only, Tuesday, October 7 through Saturday, October 11. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival will soon present The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, in The Visit. When Claire returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth, the locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Go inside rehearsals with the video below! (more...)

Sensor-Based, Cloud Delivered Personal Safety & Security Product yrConnected'' Introduced by Pontimax Technologies
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

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Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

John Glover to Star in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced the launch of The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative with the presentation of two outdoor staged readings of THE TEMPEST, starring Tony Award winner John Glover as Prospero, on August 16 and 17. This initiative is an ongoing program, which offers exciting performances and educational opportunities focusing on the work of William Shakespeare at Bay Street Theater. (more...)

Renee Fleming Stars in Williamstown Theatre Festival's LIVING ON LOVE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival welcomes Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of LIVING ON LOVE, opening today, July 16, and continuing through the 26th. This World Premiere by Joe DiPIetro and Garson Kanin is based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

From Sea to Shining Sea- Where to Find the Brightest Stars at Regional Theaters This Summer!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2014

New York City is the place where stars flock to take their turns on the grandest stages in the world. Throughout the past year, Broadway has welcomed such film and television stars as Daniel Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Debra Messing and Ian McKellen, as well as a slew of celebrated Broadway favorites such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. The Great White Way isn't the only place for stars to shine on stage though. During the summer months, many cherished performers travel to regional theatres around the country to share their extraordinary talents with the rest of America. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of this summer's starriest productions at a theatre near you! (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING at the Unicorn Theatre, 7/30-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening Night is August 2 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on July 30 at 7pm and the production closes August 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Williamston Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Williamston Theater, mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company located at 122 S. Putnam in downtown Williamston, celebrates its 9th Season with a mix of comedies, dramas, murders, World Premiers and Michigan Premiers. The 2014-2015 Season will include: The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Story by Joseph Zettelmaier, Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzik, The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor, Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley and The Art of Murder by Joe DiPietro. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/14 - Broadway in Bryant Park, 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', Leslie Uggams as 'Mama Rose' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2014

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: BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK launches its summer season today, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins off-Broadway, Leslie Uggams stars in GYPSY in Connecticut and more! (more...)

Stew and Heidi Rodewald's FAMILY ALBUM Opens at OSF, 7/1-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open the world premiere of Family Album, with book and lyrics by Stew, music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, created with and directed by Joanna Settle. The opening performance is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5 in the Thomas Theatre; previews are July 1, 3 and 4. Family Album was commissioned by OSF with support from the Edgerton Foundation. The show runs through August 31. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Tony Yazbeck!
by Ken Womble - Aug 8, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Tony Yazbeck! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include The Public Theatre's KING LEAR, Constantine Maroulis' return to ROCK OF AGES, the opening of the Off-Broadway production of PHOENIX, and more! (more...)

UPDATED Review Roundup: Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT Starring Chita Rivera
by Review Roundups - Aug 7, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival opened The Visit, starring Broadway legend, Chita Rivera and Tony Award winner, Roger Rees. The production runs through August 17, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chita Rivera Makes it Worth THE VISIT to Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 7, 2014

Broadway legend Chita Rivera makes her Williamstown Theatre Festival debut opposite Festival favorite and former Artistic Director Roger Rees in the newest incarnation of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, the musical based on the 1956 tragicomedy by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, with book by Terrence McNally. Director John Doyle has reimagined it as a one-act with a focus on the love story, and his collaboration with Choreographer Graciela Daniele results in a show that makes movement a vital component to convey elements of the narrative without words. (more...)

The Doctor Will See You Now…On Your Computer, Smart Phone or Tablet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Members can now use their smart phone, tablet or computer to have a live video visit with a US-based, board certified doctor of their choice to discuss non-emergency health issues from home, work or wherever they happen to be with internet access. Doctors using LiveHealth Online can provide a diagnosis, treatment, and even a prescription if needed. (more...)

John Kander Remarks On THE VISIT In Williamstown
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 5, 2014

Multi-award-winning stage and screen composer John Kander discusses the latest edition of his long-aborning musical adaptation of the classic Friedrich Durrenmatt play The Visit as part of a new interview. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/5/14 - KING LEAR and 'SUNDAY' in the Park, Fitzgerald as Flynn in CHICAGO and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 5, 2014

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: KING LEAR opens at Shakespeare in the Park, and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE begins in D.C., plus Christopher Fitzgerald returns to CHICAGO in a new role and more! (more...)

Books-A-Million to Help Theater-Goers Read the Book Before Big Screen Debuts
by Movies News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Books-A-Million, Inc. (NASDAQ:BAMM), released today a list of books that are being adapted for the big screen as a way to help their customers learn about, and become excited to see, movies coming in the months ahead. (more...)

Review Roundup: Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT Starring Chita Rivera
by Review Roundups - Aug 4, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival opened The Visit, starring Broadway legend, Chita Rivera and Tony Award winner, Roger Rees. The production runs through August 17, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

The Petersons to Play 54 Below, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Petersons in "Oh, my God! It's The Petersons!" on Saturday, September 27th at 930pm. The Petersons are a five piece contemporary music ensemble comprised of five accomplished actors, writers, and comedians who play original rock tunes and present a continuing serial comedy about a misfit band from upstate New York who still want to make it big. Having performed more than 40 of these episodes around New York City at Joe's Pub, Caroline's on Broadway, The Bottom Line and many other venues, the band returns to the scene with their first performance in several years. But don't call it a comeback! (more...)

HID Global and Chapman University Collaborate to Develop A Technology Incubation Environment for Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

HID Global is providing the students a chance to gain hands-on experience identifying new market opportunities for the company's cutting-edge solution, which combines secure cloud authentication services and trusted tags that are readable by mobile devices. The team of students is enrolled in Chapman University's New Product Development and Entrepreneurship courses, where they will formulate, develop and present a business and launch plan around connectivity of objects, devices and/or systems in markets where HID Trusted Tag Services can enable significant opportunities. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Drama Desk Award Recipeint Jeremy Webb To Participate in POWER PLAYS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Drama Desk Award Recipient Jeremy Webb, who has stared in various shows, including 'Tabletop' and 'The Baltimore Waltz' will be participating in the reading of 'Power Plays.' (more...)

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn has announced casting for there 2014 season, including the three black comedies, including 'Play Strindberg,' 'The Father,' and 'Exit The King.' (more...)

Review Roundup: SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Brings Noir Grit Back to the Big Screen
by Review Roundups - Aug 22, 2014

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning 'Sin City' graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. The film hits theaters today, August 22nd. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Just Published: Alphabet Animals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

Just Released! Author Frederick Fichman has just published a new non-fiction children's book: 'Alphabet Animals.' 'Alphabet Animals' is a great way for toddlers and young children to learn the alphabet and at the same time learn about animals. This book makes the introduction of the alphabet a fun way to learn. From A to Z all of the letters of the alphabet are highlighted with pictures and descriptions from the animal kingdom. The book is written with parents in mind; reading and exploring the book with their children. The fascinating but simply described facts concerning the animals and the vivid photography makes 'Alphabet Animals' an intriguing book for the little ones as they are introduced to the letters of the alphabet. The facts and photographs used in 'Alphabet Animals' are taken from author Fichman's anthology 12-book series, 'Visit the Zoo.' So if parents wish more detail about the animals and the ability to choose from the large library of 120 animals in the anthology, the huge collection of animals in 'Visit the Zoo' makes that jump possible. The 'Visit the Zoo' 12-book series has been reviewed and endorsed by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Author Frederick Fichman is a prolific writer with 29 books available on the Amazon Kindle Bookstore. His work covers both fiction and non-fiction. In preparation now are two new novels; 'The Feather,' a fantasy on the Lewis and Clark Expedition and 'Megaptera,' a science fiction novel. He recently completed an anthology of his SETI series of science fiction books, 'The SETI Trilogy.' Mr. Fichman's books can also be purchased on BarnesandNoble Nook, KOBO Books and at the Apple iBookstore. For more information on "Alphabet Animals" copy and past the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Alphabet-Animals-Frederick-Fichman-ebook/dp/B00LJ6O37U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1406780207&sr=8-4&keywords=Frederick+Fichman (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera Closes Today, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

The newly staged version of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, starring Chita Rivera, concludes its run in the Williamstown Theatre Festival today, August 17. Under the direction of John Doyle, the show officially opened on August 2. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/16-8/17/2014
by - Aug 17, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Hurry Back - A Lauren Bacall Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 13, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary Broadway and Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall in honor of her death this week at the age of 89. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

Rockhopper Adventure Trail Run Returns to Kosrae Island in Micronesia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

TOFOL, Federated States of Micronesia, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Scuba divers and adventure travelers can now experience Kosrae's stunning tropical landscape in a different way with the second Rock Hopper Adventure Trail Run on Monday, September 1. The 5.7-mile run will include on-road and off-road terrain. Runners and their cheering parties can enjoy exploring Kosrae's lush rainforests, ancient ruins, and meeting local craftspeople along with world-class diving with one of Kosrae's local dive shops. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage through August 17, 2014. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Danieley Talks All About THE VISIT at Williamstown Theatre Festival!
by Adrienne Onofri - Aug 11, 2014

Will they or won't they...bring the Berkshires production to NY? Chita Rivera's costar brings us the scoop on the Kander and Ebb show. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014

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