The Visit

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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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Pacific Symphony expands its semi-staged series of operas with a timeless musical: Meredith Willson's ¬ďThe Music Man in Concert,¬Ē which tells the story of a fast-talking con man who has his heart stolen by the town librarian.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Music Mondays, the summer concert series for July and August, with all shows at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Kick Boom Theater Company launches its inaugural production Scarlett Fever, created and directed by John Wuchte. Original music by John Wuchte and award-winning composer Michael Teoli.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Be up close and personal with the indomitable Broadway icon Chita Rivera as she recreates signature moments from her legendary career in CHITA & FRIENDS, coming to the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College at 8 p.m., Friday, June 28.
by Sarah Hookey - May 30, 2019
The Orpheum Theatre is announcing that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming Memphis engagement from June 4 - 9, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Marcus Performing Arts Center's Broadway Bash is one of the hottest tickets in Milwaukee. The 14th Annual fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 14 and will feature a concert by Tony Award winner and Broadway Icon, Chita Rivera, in the Todd Wehr Theater. Individual tickets are $300 including a gift back to support the Marcus Center's local arts education programming and can be purchased by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org. Sponsorship are available by contacting Kelly Candotti, Director of Development, at kcandotti@marcuscenter.org or 414-273-7121 x221.
by Cindy Sibilsky - May 28, 2019
The stars were on their feet (toes, taps and standing ovations) on a warm Sunday night, May 19th, for the Chita Rivera Awards ¬ó an annual ceremony recognizing the very best in dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in film that honors icons and trailblazers while also nurturing future generations simultaneously. It could have been dubbed ¬ďChita Rivera's Dance Salon¬Ē for the presenters, attendees and honorees read like a Who's Who of Chita's friends, fans and fellow Fosse favorites, including hosts Ben Vereen and Anne Reinking.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Performing Arts Fort Worth is pleased to announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the show's upcoming engagement at Bass Performance Hall May 28-June 2. Fans will have the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets per performance.
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2019
Multiple Tony Award-nominated Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy was presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'Outstanding Achievement In Commercial Theater Producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
This morning at New York University's 187th Commencement Exercises at Yankee Stadium, playwright Terrence McNally was honored with a Doctor of Fine Arts degree, honoris causa.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2019
Chicago is giving us a peek at all the razzle dazzle of the show's original 1975 production with this throwback to Broadway's original Velma Kelly, Chita Rivera, performing 'All That Jazz' choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse! Check out the footage below!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble kicks off its "Circa '69" season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the Odyssey's 1969 inception with Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece Loot. Bart DeLorenzodirects this tour de force of corrosive wit, dizzying intrigue and classic farce for aJune 8 opening, with performances continuing through Aug. 10.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical that will close the company's 2018/19 Season. Susi Damilano will direct, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2019 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
This morning at the Broadway League's 2019 Spring Road Conference, playwright Terrence McNally was honored with the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award as part of the Broadway League Awards, which recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 13, 2019
Terrence McNally has had a remarkably far-ranging career, including at least one new work on Broadway in each of the last six decades.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019
What makes a Broadway theatre? Technically any venue with 500 seats or more, located along Broadway in New York City's Theatre District is a Broadway theatre, and the art that is produced in these special places is widely considered the highest form of theatrical entertainment in the world. Today, forty-one theatres are technically Broadway houses, each with their own rich history. Below, we're giving you the scoop on the life of every one of them!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee announced today that the individual tickets for the tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Marcus Performing Arts Center's Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups 10 or more can SAVE! and should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213.
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019
As part of the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, legendary playwright and librettist Terrence McNally was honored with one of the Lifetime Achievement Award. A revival of his play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is currently on Broadway, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon. Watch Terrence McNally accept his 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award here.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019
Celia Keenan-Bolger has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Broadway In Detroit announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming Detroit engagement at the Fisher Theatre, June 11 - 23, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Back by popular demand, the two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her unique solo concert event for seven performances this fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie: Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch on Monday, July 8 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Get set for an awfully big adventure as the National Theatre's magical retelling of J M Barrie's PETER PAN, a thrilling story for audiences of all ages devised by the companies and directed by Olivier Award-winner Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, A Monster Calls), will open at Troubadour White City, a new theatre in West London, this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Carnegie Hall presents two performances of We Chose to Go to the Moon-a music and multimedia presentation, created and narrated by historian John Monsky, that reignites the unforgettable moments of the historic mission-on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 PM in Zankel Hall, part of Monsky's groundbreaking series, American History Unbound.
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Presented by Asian CineVision, the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF42), and taking place July 25 ¬Ė August 3 in New York City, has announced its full film lineup. The first and longest running Asian interest film festival in the country, AAIFF42 will be presenting 12 narrative features, 9 documentary features, and 67 short films, from 19 countries.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Dark Prophet Productions in association with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) are ecstatic to present the world premiere of My Real Mother, a new musical with bookmusiclyrics by Riley Thomas based on the book "Open: An Adoption Story in Three Voices" by Alaina O'Connell, Alex Porter and Sara O'Connell. My Real Motherwill play Tuesday, July 30th at 8pm; Thursday, August 1st at 5pm and 9pm; Friday, August 2nd at 1pm; and Sunday, August 4th at 6pm; at the Alice Griffin Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd St.) Tickets begin at $31.50 and are available at www.nymf.org or by calling 212-352-3101.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Meet Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)-the creator of the award-winning musical In the Heights and a producer on the upcoming film version-on the set of the film, shooting June 2019 in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 25, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
DONELLE DADIGAN (FounderPresident of The Hollywood Museum), gathered a celebrated roster of stars including Anita Pointer and her sister Bonnie Pointer fro the unveiling of the EVER AFTER exhibit at The Hollywood Museum
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 21, 2019
"I had been looking for a reason to come back, and do another show here, so I was pleased when my managers sent me to audition for TREASURE ISLAND [A MUSICAL ADVENTURE]. Doing new work is always great; I love that process where I get to be more involved in the actual creation." Broadway star Aaron Ramey is explaining how he has come to find himself back in Maine to play the plum role of Long John Silver in MSMT's East Coast premiere of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's new epic musical which plays at the Pickard Theater from June 26 - July 13, 2019. Ramey had been an intern in 1997 while he was still a student at Otterbein University. "Ironically," he notes, "that was the summer of renovatios and MSMT performed at Crooker Auditorium, so this production will actually be my first time on the Pickard stage." He recalls the shows from that season: "I was in SWEENEY TODD, CAROUSEL, and TOMMY. I wasn't a good enough dancer to be in THE MUSIC MAN, but I did get to carry the pool table across stage, and in A CHORUS LINE, I played trombone in the pit," he laughs. "And then, too, I knew Michael Nigro [who plays Jim Hawkins] from a workshop we had both been in in New York, and he had urged me to audition."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Broadway Grand Rapids is pleased to announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming Grand Rapids engagement from June 25-30, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience founding artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz, having just received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 OBIEs, today announces TFANA's 40th anniversary season. The 2019-2020 programming exemplifies what makes TFANA, in the words of the OBIE committee, one of the city's most vital institutions championing adventurous and urgent productions of Shakespeare alongside other writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Today the National Theatre announced the 24 strong cast of Sally Cookson's magical retelling of Peter Pan as rehearsals get underway for its limited run at Troubadour White City Theatre, a brand-new venue, just minutes from Westfield in West London.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
The Producer's Perspective PRO Reading Series, which is produced in part by Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, is proud to announce their second presentation, which will be an invited reading of Ocean in a Teacup on Monday, June 24th at 3pm at Sunlight Studios (321 W 44th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
A graceful examination of a collision of cultures. A comedy about the hilarious eccentricities of Midwestern family life. A big Broadway musical where lonely hearts fall in love. A play about an artist's responsibility for his art with some of the most beautiful music in the world. After 86 years, the 2019 season at the Peterborough Players promises to continue their tradition of producing delightful, surprising, thought-provoking professional theatre at the highest level. In addition, this year boasts an entire season of American playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre is announcing a change in its 2019/20 season lineup. The world premiere of an original new musical, Bliss, will replace the previously announced Stu for Silverton in early 2020. Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry said, "Even though we do not like to make changes after we have announced our season, we are very proud of the hundreds of thousands of audience members who come to The 5th each year and understand that this is sometimes part of the process of being one of the leading theaters in the country producing new musicals."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Watch the tale revolving around 'home, love, family' as Anastasia plays at the Marcus Center July 23-28.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Before Paul Osborn wrote the screenplay for Rodgers and Hammerstein's box office hit South Pacific, he wrote a hysterical, semi-autobiographical Broadway comedy that captures Midwestern eccentricity to hilarious effect. Winner of 4 Tony Awards, Morning's at Seven is a funny and deeply poignant look at the foibles of a close-knit Midwestern family in the 1930s. It opens at the Peterborough Players on July 17th. ?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) announced today that single tickets for An Evening with the Best of Broadway, the highly anticipated concert finale to the 2019 DSM Gala, will go on sale Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Overture Center for the Arts is proud to present the Madison premiere of ANASTASIA in Overture Hall from Tuesday, July 30-Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. The tour of the critically acclaimed Broadway production began performances in October 2018 at Proctors in Schenectady, NY before journeying to over 30 cities in its first year. Touring the country with ANASTASIA is Tari Kelly, a graduate from Madison's East High.
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
The Country Music Association's acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series Presented by   U.S. Bank has announced a performance in Phoenix at Mesa Arts Center's Piper Repertory Theater Wednesday, Aug. 21 featuring Lauren Alaina, Ingrid Andress, Marti Lynn Dodson and Mickey Guyton. The series hosts an intimate round of performances with some of Country Music's top songwriters taking turns sharing the stories behind their hit songs and performing them as originally written. Tickets for the performance start at $23 plus service fees and go on sale Friday, July 19 at 12:00 PM/CT through Mesa Arts Center. $1 of each ticket sold will benefit the CMA Foundation, CMA's philanthropic arm, which is committed to improving and sustaining high quality music education programs across the United States. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2019
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Carnegie Hall presents two performances of We Chose to Go to the Moon-a music and multimedia presentation, created and narrated by historian John Monsky, that reignites the unforgettable moments of the historic mission-on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 PM in Zankel Hall, part of Monsky's groundbreaking series, American History Unbound.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Winter just got a whole lot warmer with the announcement of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
An industry reading of ALICE IN WONDERLAND: AN X-RATED MUSICAL FANTASY will be held on Thursday, August 15th in New York City. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: AN X-RATED MUSICAL FANTASY is a new musical with Music by Harrison Beck, and Book and Lyrics by Maya Kates and Harrison Beck.