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425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place & 4th St)

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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.


THE VISIT Cast Reunites Tonight for CD Signing, Performance at Barnes & NobleTHE VISIT Cast Reunites Tonight for CD Signing, Performance at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The Visit cast album, out tomorrow, is a joint release of two labels: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label, and is co-executive produced by Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikelerand Sandi Moran. Tonight, July 9 (7PM), the company will reunite at Barnes and Noble (150 East 86th Street) for a CD signing and performance. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/9/2015 - Broadway at Bryant Park, Seinfeld & Quinn, THE VISIT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/9/2015 - Broadway at Bryant Park, Seinfeld & Quinn, THE VISIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 9, 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: Broadway in Bryant Park kicks off today, The Visit celebrates its cast album at B&N and more! (more...)

Omega Protein Releases New Video of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Visit to Reedville, VirginiaOmega Protein Releases New Video of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Visit to Reedville, Virginia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

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Halcyon Theatre Sets IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT CastHalcyon Theatre Sets IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Halcyon Theatre announces casting for In Love and Warcraft by Madhuri Shekar; Joanie Schultz to direct Estrella Cruz (the junkyard queen). (more...)

Candice Woods & Maurice Murphy Round Out TWENTY-SOMETHINGS Concert Cast at Highline BallroomCandice Woods & Maurice Murphy Round Out TWENTY-SOMETHINGS Concert Cast at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil, & Zoe Sarnak are returning for the last time on Monday, August 3rd for Twenty-Somethings 3. The 8PM concert will feature never-heard-before songs from each songwriter, plus a fan favorite or two. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

FIREFACE, THE ORACLE and More Set for The Brick's Fall 2015 Residency LineupFIREFACE, THE ORACLE and More Set for The Brick's Fall 2015 Residency Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Artists accepted into The Brick Resident Artist Program have demonstrated the highest level of excellence and invention in the New York theater scene.  These are the artists you have only just begun to hear of; presented alongside pedigreed artists who have already won your hearts.  They will change your expectation of Off-Off Broadway and they will reinvent the experimental and non-traditional theater world as you know it. (more...)

Brand New WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Rehearsal Photos Featuring Jessie Mueller & MoreBrand New WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Rehearsal Photos Featuring Jessie Mueller & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

A fresh look at WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Perform BROADWAY AND BEYOND at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond on last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Broadway's Golden Couple shared their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they've starred in along with selections from the Great American Songbook." (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on BroadwayMatthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's SYLVIA just announced that two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) completes the cast of the forthcoming production, to be staged by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof). (more...)

Broadway's SYLVIA on the Prowl for K-9 Models for Show's ArtworkBroadway's SYLVIA on the Prowl for K-9 Models for Show's Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

On the heels of today's big addition of Matthew Broderick to the cast of the Broadway revival of SYLVIA, -- the modern romantic comedy about a midlife crisis, empty nesters, commitment, therapists, and a dog who is life-changing -- the show's producers are looking for yet another star. There will be an open call for a K-9 model to be the real-life face of the dog played by Annaleigh Ashford. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ashley Park, Adam Kaplan and More Join TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 3 at the HighlineJay Armstrong Johnson, Ashley Park, Adam Kaplan and More Join TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 3 at the Highline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil, & Zoe Sarnak are returning for the last time on Monday, August 3rd for Twenty-Somethings 3. The 8PM concert will feature never-heard-before songs from each songwriter, plus a fan favorite or two.  (more...)

Darktrace Joins Prime Minister David Cameron on Official Trade Mission to AsiaDarktrace Joins Prime Minister David Cameron on Official Trade Mission to Asia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

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Roger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam TheatreRoger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

A memorial celebration of his life, which will be open to the public, has now been set for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1pm at The New Amsterdam Theatre, currently home to Disney's ALADDIN.  (more...)

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas' CURTAINS Begins TonightMainStage Irving-Las Colinas' CURTAINS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2014-15 Curtain Up! season with the musical mystery, CURTAINS (book by Rupert Holmes and music by John Kander & Fred Ebb). The production opens tonight, July 24 and runs through August 8 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). Tickets range from $21-26 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now according to the show's official website, 2015 Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, Gypsy Chicago, A Chourus Line) has joined the company. (more...)

Details Revealed for Chita Rivera's Upcoming PBS SpecialDetails Revealed for Chita Rivera's Upcoming PBS Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Chita Rivera's GREAT PERFORMANCES special, subtitled 'A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO', will air as part of PBS's Fall Arts Festival 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 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: Taye Diggs steps into HEDWIG's stilettos, AMERICAN IDIOT and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD open in London, JOHN begins off-Broadway, Valerie Harper returns to the stage, and more! (more...)

Broadway's THE VISIT Recording Hits No. 1 on Billboard Cast Album ChartBroadway's THE VISIT Recording Hits No. 1 on Billboard Cast Album Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Visit Original Broadway Cast Recording, out on July 10th via Broadway Records, just hit No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart, followed by WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON in slots 2 and 3. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast RecordingJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Ghostlight Records will record the Original Cast Album of Be More Chill, the new musical which recently had its world premiere production at Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ. Be More Chill has music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. The show was directed by Stephen Brackett with Chase Brock serving as choreographer. Also available on Ghostlight is the cast recording of Things To Ruin - The Songs of Joe Iconis and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree. To sign up for updates on Be More Chill, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/be-more-chill. (more...)

Mmm! Jessie Mueller & More In Fresh WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Rehearsal PhotosMmm! Jessie Mueller & More In Fresh WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Rehearsal Photos
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2015

Dig in to this new sneak peek of WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL! (more...)

THE VISIT's Michelle Veintimilla to Star in FIREFACE at The BrickTHE VISIT's Michelle Veintimilla to Star in FIREFACE at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Third Space is thrilled to announce the New York premiere of Marius von Mayenburg's Fireface this August at The Brick. (more...)

BIG FISH Opens Tomorrow at Music Theatre WichitaBIG FISH Opens Tomorrow at Music Theatre Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 44th summer season with Andrew Lippa and John August's Big Fish the musical,  a stage adaptation based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and subsequent Tim Burton film. (more...)

THE VISIT Original Broadway Cast Recording Debuts At #1 On Billboard Cast Albums ChartTHE VISIT Original Broadway Cast Recording Debuts At #1 On Billboard Cast Albums Chart
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2015

The Visit makes a big impression on record! (more...)

Stage Couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington StageStage Couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Bring BROADWAY AND BEYOND to Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond onMonday, July 27 at 8pm at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield). (more...)

Charles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCharles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 20-26, Featuring Clyde Alves, Samantha Marie Ware, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 20-26, Featuring Clyde Alves, Samantha Marie Ware, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 19, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Broadway Song & Dance Man: Clyde Alves at Birdland; Ladies of Eve, Featuring Daisy Eagan, Ellyn Marie Marsh, and More; Mara Wilson & Jenny Jaffe Present: Send in the Clowns; George Abud: Never Been Young with Special Guests Mary Beth Peil & Elizabeth A. Davis; and Samantha Marie Ware, Guest Starring GLEE's Alex Newell. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS at Olney Theatre Center - Mel Brooks Would be EcstaticBWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS at Olney Theatre Center - Mel Brooks Would be Ecstatic
by Charles Shubow - Jul 17, 2015

Michael Kostroff and Michael Di Liberto Shine as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom (more...)

President Barack Obama Expected to Attend Saturday Matinee of HAMILTONPresident Barack Obama Expected to Attend Saturday Matinee of HAMILTON
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2015

President Barack Obama will take a trip back in time to meet one of our nation's most famous Founding Fathers (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood BowlBroadway Veterans Round Out Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the final casting for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Monty Python's Spamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005. Those joining the starry company are Broadway vets Kevin Chamberlin as Sir Bedevere, Tom Deckman as Not Dead Fred, and Rick Holmes as Sir Lancelot. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for LADIES OF EVE at 54 BelowSTAGE TUBE: New Promo for LADIES OF EVE at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2015

Produced and concieved by Megan Minutillo, and featuring music direction by Nat Zegree, LADIES OF EVE will play 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on July 20th. Click below to watch a new promo for the concert! (more...)

Photos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger ReesPhotos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Broadway community mourned the loss of Tony Award-winning actor and Tony-nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71, by dimming the Great White Way's theater marquees in his memory tonight, July 15th, at 7:45 p.m. for one minute. Scroll down for footage and photos of the special moment to honor the one-of-a-kind star. (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Re-Air 2012 Interview with Roger Rees This WeekTHEATER TALK to Re-Air 2012 Interview with Roger Rees This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

THEATER TALK honors the late actor/director Roger Rees with an encore presentation of its 2012 interview featuring Rees and his husband, Rick Elice, discussing their three decades as life-partners, as well as their collaboration with Alex Timbers on the multi-Tony® winning play, Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

Emily Skeggs, Constantine Maroulis & More Set for TWENTY-SOMETHINGS Concert at Highline Ballroom, 8/3Emily Skeggs, Constantine Maroulis & More Set for TWENTY-SOMETHINGS Concert at Highline Ballroom, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil, & Zoe Sarnak are returning for the last time on Monday, August 3rd for Twenty-Somethings 3. The 8PM concert will feature never-heard-before songs from each songwriter, plus a fan favorite or two.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Claire's Back...Again! THE VISIT Cast Renites for a Performance at Barnes & NoblePhoto Coverage: Claire's Back...Again! THE VISIT Cast Renites for a Performance at Barnes & Noble
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

The Visit cast album, available now, is a joint release of two labels: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label, and is co-executive produced by Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikelerand Sandi Moran. Just last week, July 9, the company reunited at Barnes and Noble (150 East 86th Street) for a CD signing and performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special performance below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Remembers Roger ReesBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Remembers Roger Rees
by Ken Fallin - Jul 13, 2015

To remember the legend, we bring you three illustrations of his work by caricature artist Ken Fallin- two from his appearance in The Addams Family, and the third from The Visit. (more...)

Broadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award® - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away on Fridayat age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part TwoPhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/13/2015 - HAMILTON Begins, RUTHLESS! Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/13/2015 - HAMILTON Begins, RUTHLESS! Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 13, 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: Founding fathers, stage moms, music icons and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part OnePhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part One
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall & Lawrence Leritz Adopt Sisters at Broadway BarksPhoto Flash: Lena Hall & Lawrence Leritz Adopt Sisters at Broadway Barks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

The 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser was held July 11 in Shubert Alley. Broadway's brightest were in attendance, including Tony Award-winner Lena Hall. Below, check out a photo of Hall with Lawrence Leritz with their newly-adopted pups! (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

It was just back in late-May when we reported that Roger Rees, then starring in The Visit on Broadway opposite Chita Rivera had departed the show on a medical leave. Today, we are sad to share the news that the star passed away on Friday evening, at home in New York at 71. According to a statement from his publicist, he passed away at home after battling a brief illness. (more...)

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in PhotosPhoto Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2015

Below, we share photos from the site's archives of the star both onstage and off. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed.  (more...)

Broadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger ReesBroadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

We came online this morning to an overflowing inbox of thoughts and rememberances that we present belong along with quotes from industry notables on social media. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: From CHEERS to THE VISIT, Celebrate the Life of Roger Rees in Videos!STAGE TUBE: From CHEERS to THE VISIT, Celebrate the Life of Roger Rees in Videos!
by Sally Henry - Jul 11, 2015

Below, take a look back at this brilliant stage and screen actor's career with video clips from the television shows CHEERS and THE WEST WING, Broadway productions such as THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, The Visit, and many more! (more...)

Roger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be SetRoger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband, Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

First Listen! New Musical SUMMER VALLEY FAIR to Premiere Next Week at NYMFFirst Listen! New Musical SUMMER VALLEY FAIR to Premiere Next Week at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) along with Sally Cade Holmes (Here's Hoover!, Les Freres Corbusier) and Patti Anne Miller (LOVEPLAY /PLAYMONEY, La Mama) present Summer Valley Fair. Performances will take place from July 16 through July 19 at THEATER 3 (311 West 43rd Street). Official Opening is set for July 16 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Kailey Marshall Joins LADIES OF EVE at 54 BelowKailey Marshall Joins LADIES OF EVE at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Kailey Marshall is quickly becoming one of musical theatre's hottest new voices. Described as Lena Dunham meets Sara Bareilles, Marshall aims to marry the world of pop music with original & unique storytelling. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 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: Penn & Teller officially come back to New York this Sunday, a crazy cat lady invades 47th Street and more! (more...)

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