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BWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2015

The original Broadway version of Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT closes today, June 14, 2015. The Visit began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 and officially opened on Thursday, April 23. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway! (more...)
Breaking News: Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, to End Broadway Run This WeekBreaking News: Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, to End Broadway Run This Week
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2015

Producers announced today that The Visit starring Chita Rivera will play its final performance on Sunday, June 14th(3 PM).  Previews began on March 26th and opening night was April 23, 2015.  The Visit is at the Lyceum Theatre   (149 West 45th Street). (more...)
VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Cast of THE VISIT Perform on TONYSVIDEO: Chita Rivera & Cast of THE VISIT Perform on TONYS
by TV News Desk - June 8, 2015

Tony nominee Chita Rivera and the cast of THE VISIT were among the performances on last night's show. Watch the appearance below! (more...)
Photo Flash: THE VISITS Chita Rivera Appears on TONIGHT SHOWPhoto Flash: THE VISITS Chita Rivera Appears on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - June 5, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, theater legend Chita Rivera chatted about her Tony-nominated role in Broadway's The Visit and taught Jimmy how to shimmy like Bob Fosse. (more...)
VIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera Teaches Jimmy Fallon Bob Fosse Moves on TONIGHTVIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera Teaches Jimmy Fallon Bob Fosse Moves on TONIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - June 5, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Chita Rivera revealed she wants to guest star on The Walking Dead and chats about her Tony-nominated role in Broadway's The Visit. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- THE VISIT's Terrence McNally- 'I've Always Believed in It'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- THE VISIT's Terrence McNally- 'I've Always Believed in It'
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 4, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Terrence McNally, Best Book of a Musical nominee for The Visit. (more...)
DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera Guests on NBC's 'Tonight Show'DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera Guests on NBC's 'Tonight Show'
by TV News Desk - June 4, 2015

NBC has announced that Tony nominated actress Chita Rivera will be a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON tonight, June 4th. (more...)
BWW TV: Jason Danieley Sings from THE VISIT at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: Jason Danieley Sings from THE VISIT at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 2, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including The Visit's Jason Danieley, who performed 'I Was the Only One'- check it out below! (more...)
AUDIO Exclusive: First Listen- Company of THE VISIT Sings 'Yellow Shoes' on Cast Album; Hits Shelves on 6/26!AUDIO Exclusive: First Listen- Company of THE VISIT Sings 'Yellow Shoes' on Cast Album; Hits Shelves on 6/26!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 1, 2015

The company of Broadway's The Visit gathered in the studio on 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. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive preview of 'Yellow Shoes,' as performed by the company on the cast album! (more...)
UPDATE: Roger Rees on Medical Leave from THE VISIT; Producers Release StatementUPDATE: Roger Rees on Medical Leave from THE VISIT; Producers Release Statement
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

As previously reported, The Visit's Roger Rees has taken a leave from his role in the new Broadway musical The Visit, with Tom Nelis stepping in for the time being. Today, producers have released a statement on Rees' departure, confirming it's due to medical reasons. (more...)
DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera to Guest on NBC's 'Tonight Show'DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera to Guest on NBC's 'Tonight Show'
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

NBC has announced that Tony nominated actress Chita Rivera will be a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Thursday, June 4th. (more...)
Broadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at LunchBroadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at Lunch
by Richard Ridge - May 28, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant earlier this week, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Hosted by Liz Smith and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., a slew of special guests came to celebrate the Broadway icon. Scroll down to see what they had to say about Chita, and click here for all the photos from the luncheon! (more...)
Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four SeasonsPhoto Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant yesterday, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Scroll down for photos of the festivities! (more...)
Tony Nominee Chita Rivera Causes 'Big Splash' (literally!) at THE VISIT CelebrationTony Nominee Chita Rivera Causes 'Big Splash' (literally!) at THE VISIT Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

According to Page Six of the New York Post, one guest was so over the moon with Rivera's presence that he jumped into the restaurant's famous decorative pool.  (more...)
Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISITPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Musical theatre star Betty Buckley recently spent time backstage at THE VISIT with Chita Rivera. In an Instagram post, Buckley wrote, 'Backstage at 'The Visit'with the incredible Broadway Star, Ms. Chita Rivera! My eyes are red from crying at the beauty of this special piece of Art & theater, centered around the extraordinary performance by beloved Chita! Amazing! She touched my heart & soul so deeply! You gotta see this!' Check out the pic below! (more...)
Roger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps InRoger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps In
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roger Rees is currently on leave from The Visit, and in his place, Tom Nelis is temporarily stepping in as Anton Schell. No word yet on the duration of the hiatus. Of note, the star has also been swapped out for Nelis on the show's official web site. According to audience member reports, Nelis is giving a stellar performance in the role opposite the legendary Chita Rivera. Keep checking BroadwayWorld as we learn more! (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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
Photo Coverage: Hal Prince Visits Chita Rivera BackstagePhoto Coverage: Hal Prince Visits Chita Rivera Backstage
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 9, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, opened on April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Legendary Broadway director and producer Hal Prince recently stopped by to greet Chita Rivera, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene! Check out the photo of the two below! (more...)

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