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Broadway Review: ‘The Visit’ Starring Chita Rivera - Variety
The show is more literary piece than conventional musical. But it has a dark, sinister beauty -- and who could resist a visit from Chita?...And what a commanding figure she strikes...Like the play, McNally's musical treatment of the central dilemma doesn't add much tension to what seems a foregone conclusion. And, like the play, it begins well and ends well, but sags in the middle. The real problem, it seems, is the inadequacy of Anton's soul-searching about his own guilt. Rees looks very much like someone who's going through hell, and he expresses it well in "Fear." But this morally shabby character hasn't got an ethical leg to stand on. Kander just can't help himself. Even in what may well be his darkest work, he writes beautiful romantic melodies.

‘The Visit’ review: Chita Rivera stars in shoulda-been-better Kander and Ebb musical of revenge - NY Daily News
Revenge is a dish served tepid in "The Visit." The warmth hobbles this stark musical fable by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Terrence McNally. With this team, the show is certainly worthwhile. But it could really send shivers -- and doesn't. "The Visit" pulls its punches...The score echoes earlier rhythms and melodies of Kander and Ebb and provides an evocative backdrop. Rivera's husky voice and high-watt charisma go a long way here. And it would have worked even better if director John Doyle's staging was less polite. Scott Pask's skeletal set and Ann Hould-Ward's raggedy clothes scream decay. But the performances don't go there...Wildcat? No. Claire and "The Visit" are too domesticated for their own good.


 

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by BroadwayWorld TV - April 23, 2015
The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its opening tonight, 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. The Broadway cast also featuresGeorge 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 Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla. Check out highlights of the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2015
The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2015
The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visitwill have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015. Check out new shots of Chita Rivera and the cast on stage!
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2015
On her Sunday off from Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Tyne Daly went to see her friend Chita Rivera in THE VISIT at the Lyceum Theater and congratulated her (after jumping to her feet for the standing ovation) backstage in her dressing room after the show. THE VISIT is set to open this Thursday, April 23rd, making it the final musical and the last show to open in the 2014-2015 season. Scroll down for a photo!
by Danielle Ashley Dias - April 7, 2015
The smell of cigarette smoke, sounds on the catwalk, and other strange sounds in the upper balcony during performances of 'The Visit' at the Lyceum has the cast and crew thinking it could only be one thing: the ghost of Bob Fosse.
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2015
The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visit will have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015. Check out a very first look at Chita Rivera and the cast on stage!
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2015
A rush policy was announced today for the new Broadway musical The Visit, for students to witness legends doing what made them legendary in this momentous event that is history in the making. Rush tickets are $29.
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2015
The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tonight, March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visit will have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015.
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2015
The highly anticipated musical The Visit, led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. Check out photos of the marquee below!
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2015
The highly anticipated musical The Visit, led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. The company just met the press and you can check out photo coverage from the special performance preview below!
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2015
The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, Thursday, March 26 at 8:00pm. The Visit will have an official Opening Night on Thursday, April 23 2015.
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2015
The highly anticipated musical The Visit, led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. The company just met the press and you can check out photo coverage from the special event below!
by TV - Press Previews - March 25, 2015
The highly anticipated musical The Visit, led by Tony Award® Winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tomorrow, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. The company just gave a special sneak peek, including a performance by the one-and-only Chita Rivera, and you can go inside the event below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 18, 2015
The highly anticipated musical, The Visit, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an 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. John Kander, who wrote the music for the show, just celebrated his 88th birthday, and the company treated him to a birthday surprise during a break in rehearsal. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there, and you can go inside the festivities below!
by Jennifer Broski - March 18, 2015
The highly anticipated musical, The Visit, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an 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. John Kander, who wrote the music for the show, just celebrated his 88th birthday, and the company treated him to a birthday surprise during a break in rehearsal. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - March 16, 2015
The highly anticipated musical, The Visit, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an 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 Swiss Ambassador just hosted a breakfast for the legendary duo at his home to celebrate the show, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below!
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015
Producers announced today that Tony® Award-winner Donna McKechnie will be the STANDBY for the lead role of Claire Zachannassian in the highly anticipated musical, The Visit, soon to open on Broadway. The Visit will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. Tickets are now available on Telecharge.com.
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 17, 2015
Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the first of a series of videos, featuring Rivera, Rees and playwright Terrence McNally as they explain what the musical is about. Check out the premiere clip below!
by Stage Tube - February 13, 2015
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 in a stunning tale of young love, timeless seduction, and sweet revenge sure to become the season's most delicious musical sensation. Check out a just-released TV spot for the show below!
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2015
Additional Broadway casting was announced today for the highly anticipated musical, The Visit, soon to open on Broadway. The Visit will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. General on sale will begin on January 31, 2015.