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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:13pm
I have been told by many people that I should go see The Visit when I'm in town for the Tonys. I don't know very much about it. Is it worth making it one of only 3 shows I'm seeing? What can Yall tell me that will help me make up my mind?
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:14pm
Chita Rivera, Kander and Ebb...

I'd go. But that's just me. You might not see their likes again. In Fred Ebb's case, you haven't...we haven't...for 11 years almost.

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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:17pm
It's a wonderful show. Went to see it twice at WTF, once was just not enough. It's dark, shocking, powerful, and full of great performances. Chita is giving the performance of a lifetime in this role.
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:18pm
Unless The Skin Of Our Teeth gets done on Broadway (unlikely), this will be the last Kander/Ebb musical you will ever see. Add to that Chita Rivera and what may or may not be her final Broadway appearance.
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:22pm
someone really needs to learn history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scottsboro_Boys_(musical)
its only been about 6 years when we saw the musical
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:24pm
Roxy meant the last K&E musical to open on Broadway; Scottsboro Boys opened years ago.
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:35pm
Mr Smith, I believe jv92 meant 11 years since Ebb died.
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:35pm
The Visit

tombomb31,
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 (Nicholas Nickleby) in a stunning tale of young love, timeless seduction, and sweet revenge.
Sure to become the season’s most delicious musical sensation, THE VISIT marks the historic final collaboration between the creators of the Tony award-winning masterwork Kiss of the Spider Woman. JOHN KANDER and FRED EBB, the Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning songwriters behind some of the most iconic musicals of the past 50 years, including Chicago and Cabaret, collaborate once more with four-time Tony Award winner TERRENCE McNALLY (Master Class, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman).
This incredible triumvirate, joined by celebrated choreographer GRACIELA DANIELE (Ragtime, The Rink) and director JOHN DOYLE, the Tony Award-winning visionary behind the revivals of Sweeney Todd and Company, now brings THE VISIT to Broadway.


http://thevisitmusical.com/?gclid=CLf3u5XFvcQCFdgPgQodsWUAZQ

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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:36pm
I hope you now understand what I was saying Mr. Smith.
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:40pm
(Edited: Fantod beat me to it.)



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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:44pm
Would love to have seen the original 2 acter . It is a shame some of the original score will not be heard.

By the way, there is a long out of circulation movie version starring Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn.
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:44pm
Mr. Smith, I really don't need to learn my history, because Fred has been dead about 11 years now. (It'll be 11 years on Sept. 11, actually. Of course, he died in 2004, not during the terrorist attacks in 2001.) So K&E have been disbanded, due to the loss of Fred, for nearly 11 years. And boy is he missed!

But thanks all for backing me up.


And Roxy, I believe the score remains intact save for a few reprises? That's what I've heard.
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:47pm
The Visit

The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Durrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price.

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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:50pm
I've already told Roxy numerous times. It's 100% a full K&E score. Only cuts are a tango dance number and a very short reprise of Winter. Otherwise everything is there, besides a couple songs having a cut verse. It's a streamlined production, but it's definitely a complete show and score.

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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:53pm
Yes you did an a thousand pardons from me for doubting you. Now all we need is a recording.
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Posted: 3/22/15 at 11:56pm
But why doubt me? I've seen the production twice. I know what's cut and what's not.
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Posted: 3/23/15 at 12:04am
I have no explanation.It shant happen again sir.
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Posted: 3/23/15 at 12:05am
I have no explanation.It shant happen again sir.
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Posted: 3/23/15 at 12:09am
THANK YOU.
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Posted: 3/23/15 at 12:12am
You are welcome.
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Posted: 3/23/15 at 12:58am
"The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price."

Is that tragedy dreadful or horror dreadful?
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Posted: 3/23/15 at 6:59am
Horror. It's a dark show from what I have read.

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Posted: 3/23/15 at 7:40am
Very cool looking set i must say .
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Posted: 3/23/15 at 12:24pm
Beyond the creative team and casting, I found the WTF production to be very bland. It seemed nothing more than some nice songs, weird colors of yellow, and Chita Rivera walking around. While I know it's quite a feature for Kander and Ebb's show to start such a legend, I found it to be nothing worth raving or rushing about.

I hope it picks up a few sparks of energy or change in New York.
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Posted: 3/23/15 at 12:24pm
Here's an article from Playbill on the long journey of THE VISIT.

Many Visits Along the Way: The Long History of Broadway’s Latest Kander & Ebb Musical
http://playbill.com/news/article/many-visits-along-the-way-the-long-history-of-broadways-latest-kander-ebb-musical-344648

Also, Kander states in the article that the one act show is complete, and the score has not been majorly altered in any way. This should relieve Roxy's fears.