BWW TV: Chita's Back! Watch the Broadway Legend Make Her Opening Night Entrance in THE VISIT
The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrated its opening last night, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). The cast is led by Tony Award winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, with George Abud as Karl, Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, Matthew Demingas Louis Perch, Diana Dimarzio as Annie Dummermut, Tony Award nominee David Garrison as Peter Dummermut, Rick Holmes as Father Josef, Tom Nelis as Rudi, Chris Newcomer as Jacob Chicken, Mary Beth Peil as Matilde Schell, Aaron Ramey as Otto Hahnke, Elena Shadow as Ottilie, Timothy Shew as Hans Nusselin, with John Riddleand Michelle Veintimilla.
Below, watch as Rivera makes her opening night entrance!
Based on the satirical play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency, The Visitfeatures music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team John Kander & Fred Ebb, book by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Helmed by Tony Award-winning director John Doyle, The Visit is choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Graciela Daniele.
In her juiciest role yet, Chita Rivera is Claire Zachannassian, the world's wealthiest woman, who returns home to Anton Schell (Roger Rees) who captured her heart then shattered her dreams. What she does next shocks the town and makes for the most thrilling and intriguing musical in years. This tale of romance, seduction and betrayal proves that the best revenge is revenge.