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THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight on BroadwayTHE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tonight, March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visit will have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015. (more...)
Up On The Marquee: THE VISITUp On The Marquee: THE VISIT
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2015

The highly anticipated musical The Visit, led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: A First Look at Chita Rivera & More in THE VISIT Onstage- Inside the Performance Preview!Photo Coverage: A First Look at Chita Rivera & More in THE VISIT Onstage- Inside the Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2015

The highly anticipated musical The Visit, led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. The company just met the press and you can check out photo coverage from the special performance preview below! (more...)
THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tomorrow on BroadwayTHE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, Thursday, March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visit will have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera & THE VISIT Cast Meet the Press; Previews Begin Tomorrow!Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera & THE VISIT Cast Meet the Press; Previews Begin Tomorrow!
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2015

The highly anticipated musical The Visit, led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. The company just met the press and you can check out photo coverage from the special event below! (more...)
BWW TV: Chita Rivera Gives Special Sneak Peek of THE VISIT Onstage at the Lyceum Theatre!BWW TV: Chita Rivera Gives Special Sneak Peek of THE VISIT Onstage at the Lyceum Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 25, 2015

The highly anticipated musical The Visit, led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. The company just gave a special sneak peek, including a performance by the one-and-only Chita Rivera, and you can go inside the event below! (more...)
BWW TV: John Kander Blows Out His Birthday Candles in Rehearsal for THE VISIT!BWW TV: John Kander Blows Out His Birthday Candles in Rehearsal for THE VISIT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 18, 2015

The highly anticipated musical, The Visit, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. The cast is led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell. John Kander, who wrote the music for the show, just celebrated his 88th birthday, and the company treated him to a birthday surprise during a break in rehearsal. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there, and you can go inside the festivities below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: John Kander Celebrates 88th Birthday With the Cast of THE VISITPhoto Coverage: John Kander Celebrates 88th Birthday With the Cast of THE VISIT
by Jennifer Broski - March 18, 2015

The highly anticipated musical, The Visit, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. The cast is led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell. John Kander, who wrote the music for the show, just celebrated his 88th birthday, and the company treated him to a birthday surprise during a break in rehearsal. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Swiss Ambassador Toasts THE VISIT at Special Breakfast with Chita Rivera & Roger Rees!Photo Coverage: Swiss Ambassador Toasts THE VISIT at Special Breakfast with Chita Rivera & Roger Rees!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - March 16, 2015

The highly anticipated musical, The Visit, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. The cast is led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell. The Swiss Ambassador just hosted a breakfast for the legendary duo at his home to celebrate the show, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)
Breaking News: Broadway Legend Donna McKechnie Will Standby for Chita Rivera in THE VISIT on Broadway!Breaking News: Broadway Legend Donna McKechnie Will Standby for Chita Rivera in THE VISIT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015

Producers announced today that Tony® Award-winner Donna McKechnie will be the STANDBY for the lead role of Claire Zachannassian in the highly anticipated musical, The Visit, soon to open on Broadway. The Visit will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. Tickets are now available on Telecharge.com. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Conversations with THE VISIT Team-  Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & Terrence McNally Explain the ShowBWW TV Exclusive: Conversations with THE VISIT Team- Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & Terrence McNally Explain the Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 17, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the first of a series of videos, featuring Rivera, Rees and playwright Terrence McNally as they explain what the musical is about. Check out the premiere clip below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Chita Rivera in New TV Spot for  Broadway-Bound THE VISIT!STAGE TUBE: Watch Chita Rivera in New TV Spot for Broadway-Bound THE VISIT!
by Stage Tube - February 13, 2015

When the world's wealthiest woman returns home for the first time in decades, it's the talk of the town. When that woman is portrayed by the legendary CHITA RIVERA, it's Broadway history in the making. This spring, the sensational two-time Tony® winner joins Tony Award® winner ROGER REES in a stunning tale of young love, timeless seduction, and sweet revenge sure to become the season's most delicious musical sensation. Check out a just-released TV spot for the show below! (more...)
Jason Danieley, David Garrison & More Will Join Chita Rivera in THE VISIT on BroadwayJason Danieley, David Garrison & More Will Join Chita Rivera in THE VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2015

Additional Broadway casting was announced today for the highly anticipated musical, The Visit, soon to open on Broadway. The Visit will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. General on sale will begin on January 31, 2015. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - January 30, 2015

Today we are saluting one of the most iconic leading ladies in Broadway history in honor of her recently announced return to Broadway in Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, the one and only Chita Rivera. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera in New Artwork for Broadway-Bound THE VISIT!Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera in New Artwork for Broadway-Bound THE VISIT!
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

Check out new artwork for the musical below! When asked about working with Chita Rivera to shoot the image, photographer Frank Ockenfels told NYT: 'She's a grand dame.There are not a lot people left like her. She was so present and giving. There was no, "We're done." She said, "Is there more I can do?" Sometimes with someone of her age, they are conscious of being overlit. But she was more about what makes sense for the photograph, which is tremendously helpful. It was amazing to see her work with other actors and how she moved gracefully and beautifully. She had to step up on a piece of steel and she got up and there were no complaints. She moves around like a 20-year-old.' (more...)
Move Over Chita! Oprah Winfrey Wants to Star in Tony Kushner's New Version of THE VISIT on BroadwayMove Over Chita! Oprah Winfrey Wants to Star in Tony Kushner's New Version of THE VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

According to the New York Post, Chita Rivera wasn't the only star vying to bring The Visit to Broadway this season. Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been waiting for Tony Kushner to finish a new translation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's satirical 1956 play. (more...)
Broadway's THE VISIT Offers 1/26 Presale for Audience Rewards MembersBroadway's THE VISIT Offers 1/26 Presale for Audience Rewards Members
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Tom Smedes, Hugh Hayes and Judith Ann Abrams announced today that the highly anticipated musical, The Visit, soon to open on Broadway, will have an exclusive presale for Audience Reward members beginning January 26, 2015. Please visit AudienceRewards.com to sign up and purchase. General on sale will begin February 1, 2015 and tickets will be available on Telecharge.com. (more...)
Breaking News: It's Official! Chita Rivera to Return to Broadway in THE VISIT This Spring; Theatre Booked and Dates Set!Breaking News: It's Official! Chita Rivera to Return to Broadway in THE VISIT This Spring; Theatre Booked and Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Tom Smedes, Hugh Hayes and Judith Ann Abrams announced today that John Kander and Fred Ebb's final Broadway musical, The Visit, featuring a book by four-time Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally, will open on Broadway this Spring, starring two-time Tony Award winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera and Tony Award winner Roger Rees. Helmed by Tony Award winning director John Doyle and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Graciela Daniele, The Visit will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. (more...)



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