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based on the play Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit) by Friedrich DŁrrenmatt

Claire was driven from her hometown in disgrace when she was 17, betrayed by her lover. Many years (and seven husbands) later, she returns (beautifully dressed, but with a wooden leg) to her now-impoverished stomping grounds and offers to save the town. The price? Nothing less than the life of Schell.

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Bernard Labadie Makes Debut with Orchestra of St. Luke's at Caramoor
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Bernard Labadie (photo: Francois Rivard) Hailed as ¬ďone of the most versatile and galvanic ensembles in the U.S.¬Ē (WQXR), Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) was first formally founded at Caramoor 38 years ago, and has long made the idyllic estate its summer home. Fittingly, then, it is at Caramoor ¬Ė 90 acres of picturesque Italianate architecture and gardens in Katonah, Westchester, just one hour's drive from Manhattan ¬Ė that French-Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie makes his eagerly anticipated OSL debut this summer, before launching a four-year tenure as the ensemble's new Principal Conductor in the fall of 2018. One of the world's foremost exponents of 18th-century repertoire, Labadie leads an all-Mozart program, pairing three early symphonies with the charming Concerto for Flute and Harp (July 2). (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Bring BROADWAY & BEYOND to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 31, 2017

If songwriters had to choose the definitive performances of their masterpieces to be placed in a musical time capsule I'm sure last night's cabaret concert by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley would be selected.  A celebrity filled audience at Feinstein's/54 Below was at times spell bound by the musicianship and sound of their magnificent voices.   Jason and Marin shared songs they introduced on Broadway from shows including Ragtime, Passion, The Full Monty, Curtains, and The Visit.  There were also gems from roles they originated in Broadway revivals like Kiss Me, Kate, and American Songbook Standards from their many TV, cabaret, and concert hall appearances.   Their often used designation of "Broadway's Golden Couple" are a Gold Standard, and who ever opens that time capsule in the future is gonna flip. (more...)

The Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre Present COUNTLESS MARITZA
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

This upcoming June, the Israeli Opera will host the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre. (more...)

The Set List Welcomes Theatre's Favorite Podcast Guest, Robbie Rozelle
by The Set List - May 28, 2017

On the latest episode of 'The Set List' podcast, director/writer/producer Robbie Rozelle sits down with Victor Legra to talk about his solo cabaret debut "Songs From Inside My Locker". Robbie Rozelle in 'Songs From Inside My Locker' plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on June 9, 2017 at 9:30.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 27, 2017
by - May 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Musicians On Call Teams With Radio Disney Country to Bring Healing Power of Music to Patients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Musicians On Call (MOC), a groundbreaking nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across the country, teamed up with Radio Disney Country yesterday to bring the healing power of music to patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does Mary Beth Peil Feel Returning to the Tony Awards 32 Years Later? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2017

After a career in opera, Mary Beth Peil made her Broadway debut in 1985's THE KING AND I, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Now, 32 years later, she's back on the ballot, earning herself a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performances as the dazzling Dowager Empress in Anastasia. Below, watch as she explains the promises she made to herself 32 years ago, and how surreal this moment is for her! (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valour Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Tony nominee Karine Plantadit will present Victory Dance Project's 'Woman of Valour Award' to Broadway legend Chita Rivera, on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30pm at the opening celebration of the company's third season, at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC), 248 W. 60th Street. (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Premiere PETE THE CAT Musical Off-Broadway This Summer
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jun 7, 2017

This summer, Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of the new musical PETE THE CAT. It will begin performances on July 19 and run through August 18, with its benefit opening on July 25 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets). (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Present Free Limited Off-Broadway Engagement of PETE THE CAT at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

This summer, Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of the new musical PETE THE CAT. It will begin performances on July 19 and run through August 18, with its benefit opening on July 25 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets). (more...)

Julia Glass to Chat THREE JUNES at Music Hall's Writers in the Loft Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series welcomes the National Book Award-winning author of Three Junes, Julia Glass, on Wednesday, June 21. The beloved writer visits with her latest work, A HOUSE AMONG THE TREES, a richly plotted novel about friendship, art, and the power of a legacy. (more...)

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune to Join Forces on Tour in 'TWO FOR THE ROAD'; Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune have announced their Fall 2017 and early 2018 concert dates for CHITA & TUNE - Two For The Road.  (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome - It's a Memorable Musical That Is Both Thrilling and Magical!
by Charles Shubow - Jun 30, 2017

I always find it exciting to see a musical I know nothing about and FINDING NEVERLAND fits that bill. I remember watching Jennifer Hudson sing 'Neverland' on the 2014 Tony Awards and recall watching the cast perform on the NBC 'Thanksgiving Day Parade' in November, 2014. The cast included Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, Laura Michelle Kelly and Carolee Carmello. However, the Tony Awards snubbed the musical with no nominations. After seeing the show this week, I do not understand why. I found the musical absolutely wonderful and worthy of a Tony nomination for Best Musical. FUN HOME won the Tony for Best Musical in 2015 beating out SOMETHING ROTTEN!, The Visit, and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. There were no nominations for FINDING NEVERLAND. (more...)

Alison Lea Bender and Courtney Daniels to Star in 'THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX' at PRIDEFEST 2017 at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

'TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix' is a parody sequel, queer rock musical that asks the question 'why do strong female characters always gotta die?' and turns the death as freedom narrative for women on its head. It starts mid-air in a Thunderbird convertible suspended over the Grand Canyon. (more...)

Tori Scott Makes UK Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

Robin Rayner has the pleasure of presenting Tori Scott's UK debut at The Marlborough in Brighton followed by Live at Zedel in London. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Mary Beth Peil on Living the Dowager Dream in ANASTASIA
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 3, 2017

Beloved stage and screen star Mary Beth Peil has picked up her second Tony nomination for her work in as the Dowager Empress in Anastasia. This time around she feels deserving of the honor, and she tells Richard Ridge why in the full interview below! (more...)

Exclusive: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow, Ruth Gottschall and More Set For Bucks County Playhouse GUYS AND DOLLS
by Alan Henry - Jun 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has exclusively learned that Elena Shaddow (The Bridges of Madison County), Lesli Margherita (Olivier Award Winner for Matilda), Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone), Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along), and Ruth Gottschall (Mary Poppins) will take to the stage in Buck County Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS. (more...)

Broadway's ANASTASIA to Fly Painted Wings Across the Pond?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The producers of the new musical, ANASTASIA, are pleased to announce plans for international productions of the hit musical across Europe, Asia, United Kingdom, Australia and South America. The list of international markets with plans underway for ANASTASIA include Germany, Holland Spain, Russia, Korea, Japan, Mexico, China and more to be announced. Plans for a North American tour are also underway. A confirmed production timeline will be announced soon. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 23rd, 2017 - Powerhouse in Poughkeepsie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Vassar & New York Stage and Film kicks off its star-studded 2017 Powerhouse season! (more...)

Breaking: John Cariani, Katrina Lenk & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Producers announced today initial casting for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

THE VISIT Comes to Apollinaire in the Park 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

In Durrenmatt's tragic comedy, billionaire Claire Zachanassian returns to the destitute home town she left in disgrace 45 years ago, bent on exacting retribution on the true love who betrayed her. At first the indignant citizens reject her offer of cash for a corpse. They talk importantly of their town's cultural and humane traditions. But when they start buying new shoes, cognac, cars- and all on credit- there is only one way to meet the bills. (more...)

She's An Islander! Hillary Clinton Visits Broadway's COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thrilled both audience and cast members at the Thursday, June 15th performance of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

All Out Arts to Open 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival with CUSTODY This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

CUSTODY opens the 15th annual ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival on Monday July 10th at 8pm at The Wild Project NYC, festival headquarters. (more...)

VIDEO: Hal Prince Chats with Andrew Lloyd Webber Live At the Other Palace!
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2017

Earlier this week, Live at The Other Palace streamed a conversation between Broadway legend Hal Prince and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is currently represented by four shows on Broadway. Watch below as they chat about hits, flops, and everything Broadway! (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Caramoor for 2017 Summer Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The Orchestra of St. Luke's, one of America's most versatile and distinguished orchestras, returns to its summer home at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts to perform six varied programs ranging from opera to tango. (more...)

TNT's WILL to Bring Modern Elizabethan Marketplace to Life During Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

TNT's new drama WILL is sponsoring The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park during the final performances of Julius Caesar on June 17-18 at the Delacorte Theater in Manhattan's Central Park. (more...)

Physician's Computer Company (PCC) Releases First Pediatric-Specific ePrescribing Solution
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017


Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Join Forces for BROADWAY & BEYOND at Feinstein's/54Below
by Walter McBride - Jun 1, 2017

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, "Broadway's Golden Couple" (San Francisco Chronicle) present songs from both the Great White Way and the Great American Songbook.  Continuing tonight, June 1 at Feinstein's/54 Below, Marin and Jason share songs they introduced on Broadway in shows including Ragtime, Passion, The Full Monty, Curtains, and The Visit! Also expect songs from roles they originated in Broadway revivals like Kiss Me, Kate, and popular standards from their many TV appearances, cabaret, concert hall and symphony performances around the world. (more...)

Old Opera House Announces 2017 New Voice Play Festival Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Old Opera House has announced the finalists for the Old Opera House's 11th Annual New Voice Play Festival.   (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Karam, Young Jean Lee Recall Beginnings as a Playwright
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Below, BWW brings you exclusive video content from TNT's newest show WILL, premiering Monday, July 10th.   (more...)

Education Department Highlights Importance of Nutritious Meals and Reading for Young Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017


Ellen Burstyn, André De Shields & More Will Star in John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast for AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. The production will run at Bay Street Theater from August 8 - September 3. The production will star Hannah Cabell (The Father, Men on Boats, Major Barbara) as Rosalind, Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Same Time, Next Year, The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist) as Jacques, and Andre De Shields (The Full Monty, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz) as Touchstone. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. This limited engagement is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF Original Cast Recording to Strike This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Off-Broadway's hit show, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has announced the much-anticipated original cast recording is now available for pre-order at will be released at all major music retailers on Friday, July 7, 2017. Premium pre-sale order package will also be available and will come with an official The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Off-Broadway t-shirt. (more...)

Photos: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow and More in Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Bucks County Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS! Check out the photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at Arena Stage ¬Ė Back by Popular Demand and Thank Goodness
by Charles Shubow - Jul 21, 2017

How else can one describe actor Edward Gero's incredible performance as the late Supreme Court Justice Antonia Scalia other than a 'tour de force' in the acclaimed play by John Strand and directed perfectly by Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Michelle Veintimilla joins the cast of WOMEN OF THE WINGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Michelle Veintimilla joins the cast of WOMEN OF THE WINGS: A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS at Feinstein's/54 Below on August 4th! (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Grand Theatre Part of New Wolverhampton What's On Website
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre is part of a brand new website developed by the city council in partnership with other major Wolverhampton venues. (more...)

Up On The Marquee: THE BAND'S VISIT
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2017

An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. The Band's Visit celebrates the deeply human ways music and laughter connect us all.  (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Performs 'Adelaide's Lament' and More Highlights from Bucks' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld got a special preview of the upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS at the Bucks County Playhouse! Check out the rehearsal highlights below! (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.   (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017


The Community College of Rhode Island Players present Summer Repertory Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

???????The Community College of Rhode Island Players will present their first annual Summer Repertory series at the Knight Campus this summer. They will perform two Shakespeare plays, Twelfth Night or What You Will and The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, the first in July presented in the Bobby Hackett Theater, and the second in August presented in Room 0540. The plays will feature current CCRI students, CCRI alumni, a number of prospective CCRI students who are still attending high school, and a few outside guest artists. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

THIRTEEN's Great Performances will air a re-broadcast of CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO on Friday, July 21st at 9:00 pm/et. (Check local listings.) The 60-minute career retrospective features interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed songs from Rivera's concert repertoire (more...)

LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT to Present 'Russia Week' Beginning 7/17
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT will present ¬ďRussia Week¬Ē with shows highlighting the host's recent visit to the country, starting Monday, July 17 (11:35 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

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