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VIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera & John Kander on Why They Don't Like The Tonys

Broadway legends and Tony nominees Chita Rivera and John Kander talked to USA Today and explained how their work, not the Tonys, is their real reward. The two are up for awards for their musical THE VISIT.

"I love doing the work. The work is our awards," explained Rivera, adding, "I don't like the competition. And somebody is forgotten who should not be forgotten because they're brilliant." Watch the interview in full below!

The Visit began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an official 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 Broadway cast also featuresGeorge Abud as Karl, Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, Matthew Deming as 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 Riddle andMichelle Veintimilla.

Based on the satirical play by Friedrich Du?rrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency, The Visit features music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team John Kander & Fred Ebb, book by four- time Tony Award-winning playwrightTerrence McNally. It 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. Tickets available now on Telecharge.com.

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. From the team that brought you "Cabaret", "Chicago", "Kiss of the Spider Woman", this tale of romance, seduction and betrayal proves that the best revenge is revenge.

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, Gabrielle Palitz/Weatherby & Fishman LLC, Marguerite Hoffman/Jeremy Youett, Carlos Arana/Terry Loftis, Veenerick & Katherine Vos Van Liempt, 42nd.Club/Silva Theatrical and The Shubert Organization, in association withWilliamstown Theatre Festival.


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