Breaking News: Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, to End Broadway Run This Week
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).
The Visit was nominated for 5 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical. It is the final collaboration of John Kander (music) and Fred Ebb (lyrics). Book is by Terrence McNally and it is directed by John Doyle with choreography by Graciela Daniele.
For a week-by-week look at the musical's grosses on Broadway, click here.
Speaking on behalf of the production, lead producer Tom Kirdahy said "The Visit has created a sensation on Broadway and generated interest in productions around the world. We are eager for the release of the original recording of our CD and look forward to future productions across the globe. It has been our great privilege to present the legendary Chita Rivera in the final Kander and Ebb musical. This has been one for the history books".
The cast is led by Tony Award® winner and 2015 nominee Chita Rivera as Claire Zachanassian. Ms. Rivera received the 2015 Drama League Award for Outstanding Performance of the Year for her role. The Broadway cast also features Tom Nelis as Anton Schell, George Abud as Karl, Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, Matthew Deming as Louis Perch, Diana Dimarzio as Annie Dummermut, David Garrison as Peter Dummermut,Rick Holmes as Father Josef, Ken Krugman 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 Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla.
Final performances are Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday at 7 pm. Friday and Saturday at 8 pm with matinees on Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com (212 239-6200).
The Visit is produced by Tom Kirdahy, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Tom Smedes, Hugh Hayes, Peter Stern, Judith Ann Abrams, Rich Affannato, Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler, Ken Davenport, Bharat Mitra & Bhavani Lev, Peter May, Ted Snowdon, Bruno Wang Productions, Taylor Cleghorn, Sandy Moran, Mark Lee & Ed Filipowski, Gabrielle Palitz/Weatherby & Fishman LLC, Marguerite Hoffman/Jeremy Youett, Carlos Arana, Veenerick & Katherine Vos Van Liempt, 42ND. Club/Silva Theatrical, Kate Cannova/Terry Loftis and The Shubert Organzation in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.
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