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The Visit - 2014 - Williamstown, MA (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More

In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, who returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Featuring Festival favorite Roger Rees and helmed by Tony Award-winning director John Doyle, this incendiary musical is one of the last collaborations between the incomparable John Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and choreography by the legendary Graciela Daniele.

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by Lauren Gienow - Sep 9, 2021
Director Kimberley Rampersad and a fine company bring Marcia Johnson's delightful and important story to life at the Stratford Festival. Fans of the Royal Family, fans of 'The Crown' and fans of good theatre will all enjoy this re-telling of a historical event from a perspective that has long been missing from the narrative.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021
Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, will begin performances on September 22 in advance of its opening night on September 30, 2021, and will initially run through October 30, 2021, at  HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue, NYC).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2021
Between The Bars was well into rehearsal and ready to open in March of 2020 when the pandemic hit and shut down theatres around the country. After 18 months, the cast and creative team will reconnect and finally return to the stage.  Learn about the play and how to get tickets.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 28, 2021
How do you solve a problem like Jennifer Diamond? That's been a recurring theme as she's navigated a career in musical theatre. Always 'a little too much of' one thing and 'not enough of' another, she's never been able to find a place to plant herself and be exactly enough.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2021
2020 proved to be an exceptional year for the Tony Awards and the nominees in the category of Best Original Score are equally exceptional. In a category usually dominated by musical scores, all five nominees in the category come from plays.
by Gary Naylor - Sep 24, 2021
Men who have behaved badly fail to communicate in Conor McPherson's reflection on guilt, emotional intelligence and a kind of redemption
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
Between The Bars, a new play by Lynn Clay Byrne, directed by Benjamin Viertel, will begin performances on September 22  in advance of its opening night on September 30, 2021,  and will initially run through October 30, 2021, at  HERE Arts Center (145 6  th   Avenue, NYC).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021
In celebration of the first ever Arts Montco week, running now through September 26, Legoland Discovery Center in Plymouth Meeting has unveiled it's special Arts Montco Lego sculpture! The unique piece is a 3D design of the Arts Montco logo.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021
AMERICAN BARD THEATER COMPANY has announced that after a covid-shutdown on Opening Night, March 13, 2020, their production of Ross G. Hewitt’s ECHOES IN THE GARDEN, directed by Aimee Todoroff will have its World Premiere. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2021
AMERICAN BARD THEATER COMPANY is pleased to announce that after a covid-shutdown on Opening Night, March 13, 2020, their production of Ross G. Hewitt's ECHOES IN THE GARDEN, directed by Aimee Todoroff will have its World Premiere. ECHOES IN THE GARDEN will play a three-week limited engagement at The Chain Theatre (312 W 36th St 4th Fl, New York, NY 10018).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is opening up their Back Yard Stage in Florham Park, NJ again for an outdoor concert series titled, “Autumn Night Music.” Three of STNJ’s most luminous alums will bring music to the night air in three very different concerts. 
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 10, 2021
This season at the Stratford Festival, many of the events taking place as part of the Meighen Forum have gone digital, but there are still some live, in person forum events coming up and one of the most anticipated ones is right around the corner. #KanderAndEbb is a live, in-person showcase from creator and performer Ryan G. Hinds. It is advertised by the Festival as “a tour through the music of Broadway songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, set against entertaining and touching real-life stories from the fan who managed to get semi-close to the legendary writers’ fabled world.” Broadwayworld had the opportunity to chat via zoom with Mark Selby, the Music Director and pianist of this cabaret. Having had the opportunity to perform this show with Mr. Hinds before, Mr. Selby has some inside scoop as to why this “magical” show put on by a “brilliant” showman should not be missed.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021
Tony Award nominated director and choreographer Graciela Daniele was the 2020 recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2021
The Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) ushers in its 107th season with stellar productions of the acclaimed musical Harmony: A New Musical by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman, a co-production with the New York City Opera of the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis, a virtual presentations of Kadye Molodowsky's Ale Fenster Tsu Der Zun (All the Windows Face the Sun), 15 Minute Yiddish (More or Less), and much more.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 30, 2021
The star of WICKED, NOISES OFF, and SMASH is days away from making her Feinstein's/54 Below debut and, boy, is she ready.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021
Connecticut Lyric Opera, in association with its partner, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, will present Italian Baroque composer Francesca Caccini's 'La liberazione di Ruggiero dalla'isola d'Alcina'' on November 5 and 7.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2021
This Christmas, the New Vic Theatre takes the classic story of Beauty and the Beast back to its roots, for a magical retelling of the much-loved classic, from Friday 26 November 2021 to Saturday 29 January 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2021
The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary playwright, five-time Tony Award recipient Terrence McNally, who passed away on March 24, 2020 at age 81. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute at exactly 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 3, what would have been his 83rd Birthday.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021
 The Whitmore Sisters, Eleanor and Bonnie, have shared the second song from their debut album, GHOST STORIES, out January 21, 2022 on Red House Records. 'Hurtin' for a Letdown' premiers this week on SiriusXM Outlaw Country (Channel 60) and is available today on all streaming services HERE. 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2021
In 'The Dark Outside' by Bernard Kops, a birthday celebration for a one-armed East London tailor, who is in a life crisis, brings home his three grown children.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2021
This week, Sing for Hope welcomed to New York City the organization’s esteemed Founders’ Circle members and dear friends, The International Foundation for Arts and Culture (Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Chair, Sing for Hope Global Patron).
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 3, 2021
The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary playwright, five-time Tony Award recipient Terrence McNally, who passed away on March 24, 2020 at age 81. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute at exactly 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 3, what would have been his 83rd Birthday.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 29, 2021
Today's episode features James Calleri, who, with his partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen, owns Calleri Jensen Davis, a creative casting partnership. They have been awarded 16 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2021
Through an imagined conversation between a psychiatrist on the brink and the academic who would go on to write books steeped in theology, the play gives a heightened tension to the age old questions of faith, love, sex and existence itself.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021
Griffin Theatre Company announces its jam-packed 2022 season with new and exciting works from Australian playwrights, along with two Australian plays making their Sydney premiere. 
by Chantal Kunst - Nov 21, 2021
Sunday 21st of November 2021, Kunstlinie Almere. The Dutch premiere of Titanic the musical, produced by De Graaf & Cornelissen. Directed by Paul van Ewijk, in a translation of Daniël Cohen.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the 2022 Gala “Paint the Town” will honor RTC alumna and friend Chita Rivera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nine) on Monday, March 7 at 7pm at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2021
The Paley Center for Media announced today its highly anticipated Grand Reopening with the return of its classic holiday extravaganza, PaleyLand, beginning December 4, 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021
Celebrate the holidays with Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol With A Twist, a modern-day take on Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 novella. Estella Scrooge features a book by Tony Award winner John Caird and Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon, music and lyrics by Gordon and direction by Caird. 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2021
The universal symbol of light will illuminate the rich cultural diversity of our community when Mayo Performing Arts Center transforms the Vail Mansion Plaza into a “Theater of Light,” on Sunday, December 12.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 12, 2021
A little chat and a little music is just the thing for a Wednesday morning, as the cabaret journalists of Manhattan meet the stars who will bring their gifts to the 54 Below stage this holiday season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021
Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre celebrated 26 years as the center for music theatre in Chicago, honored actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera with The ICON Award, Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation with the Luminary Award and Latino business and civic leaders as 2021 Scene Changers at its 2021 ICONS Gala.
by - Jul 30, 2021
Jason Danieley returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with Reflections, an evening of Broadway and Great American Songbook standards threading together reflections of yesterday, today and a hopeful look toward tomorrow.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021
Graciela Daniele has directed on Broadway, at Lincoln Center and the Public Theater, and at regional theaters and has earned ten Tony Award nominations and six Drama Desk nominations. Her Broadway Director/Choreographic credits include Chita Rivera, The Dancer's Life, Annie Get Your Gun, Marie Christine, Once on This Island, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Dangerous Game.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 26, 2021
Before the end of the first song, there was thunderous applause at the return of SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED to 54 Below after having been absent, in fact, all of last year. For those of you, like me, who have never been to a SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED show, it is the creation of impresario Phil Geoffrey Bond. It is a simple concept. It is a monthly event at which he gathers a group of guest stars who sing songs by Stephen Sondheim, accompanied only by a piano. The entire evening is hosted and curated by Mr. Bond who also provides tidbits of history and trivia about the songs we are hearing. The series is in its eleventh season. Tonight’s show was number 93.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Reflections is an evening of Broadway and Great American Songbook standards threading together reflections of yesterday, today, and a hopeful look toward tomorrow.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2022
The Hermitage Artist Retreat brings the next installment of its “Artists & Thinkers” series to Longboat Key with “Theater Today: Process & Production,” a conversation with Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy (Hadestown; The Inheritance; Little Shop of Horrors). This event will be held outdoors on Friday, February 25th at 5:30pm, at the Town Center of Longboat Key, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2022
Feinstein's/54 Below presents David Sabella. After his sold out and critically acclaimed debut, last November, David Sabella, returns to the iconic Club to celebrate the release of his new CD “Time Heals.”
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 15, 2022
Tis the season for bundling up and hunkering down. 2022 has begun and winter has officially arrived. As the temperatures drop and the winds of winter howl, have your very own Broadway snow day with these 25 songs that celebrate snow, ice, and all things winter!
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 6, 2021
Right before Hex started its previews this past weekend, we sat down with cast members Kat Ronney and Michael Elcock to talk about the National Theatre's new original musical. Directed by Rufus Norris, with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder and lyrics by Norris himself, the show is a retelling of the popular fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, its annual fundraising concert,  Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. 
by Peter Danish - Dec 1, 2021
Pope Francis arrives in Cyprus December 2, 2021, in what is a historic event. The visit will last till December 4th, when the Pope is scheduled to visit Athens, Greece. This is the second time that a Leader of the Vatican State visits Cyprus.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2021
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is has announced the full roster of events for their first ever Arts Montco Week. The festivities will highlight Montgomery County, Pennsylvania's over 200 arts and culture venues, which normally represent $100 million in positive economic impact, not to mention hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs. The county, which has hosted such prestigious international entertainment organizations like Cirque du Soleil, Big Apple Circus, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, will roll out the red carpet to visitors for Arts Montco Week, September 17-26, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will resume in-person performances when it launches its previously announced 51st season, featuring eight plays and musicals presented October 2021 through August 2022, kicking off with the new indie folk-rock musical Lizard Boy.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board has announced additional venues, attractions, and events for their first ever Arts Montco Week. These additional features will join the previously announced series of festivities that will highlight Montgomery County.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2021
The Peterborough Players will round out its three-show Grand Restart with the U.S. Premiere of Where You Are, a new play written by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva. Directed by Tom Frey and performed on the new outdoor Elsewhere Stage at the Players, the “dramedy” will run from September 1-12 at 4:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2021
The musical tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history.
by Ricky Pope - Aug 2, 2021
Jason Danieley does not disappoint in his new show at Feinstein's/54 Below.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021
Gideon Media, the creators behind the hit podcast Steal The Stars and the critically lauded stage saga The Honeycomb Trilogy, will premiere part two of season one of their multi-season science fiction epic Give Me Away, written by audio-fiction juggernaut and critically lauded playwright Mac Rogers with acclaimed director Jordana Williams.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2021
Next month, the Houston Symphony and Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke open the 2021–22 Season with two sensational programs at Jones Hall: the Bank of America POPS program, Once Upon a Time: Alan Menken's Broadway, Sept. 3–5, and the one-night only Opening Night Gala and Concert with Renée Fleming, sponsored by ConocoPhillips, on Sept. 11.