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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.



Broadway's ANASTASIA On Sale This Friday in Austin
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts announces that the individual tickets for the tour of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA will go on sale Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Christy Altomare and Zach Adkins Will Perform 'At The Beginning' Following Thursday's Performance of ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Take a journey to the past with the stars of Anastasia this week! Following Thursday night's curtain call, the show's stars Christy Altomare and Zach Adkins will return onstage for a special performance of the beloved song 'At the Beginning' from the 1997 animated film. (more...)

Chita Rivera Reschedules Dates at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Feinstein's at the Nikko has announced the rescheduled performance dates for the one-and-only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA (more...)

Netflix's New YA Drama Series, THE SOCIETY, Sets Cast
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Chris Keyser and Marc Webb's Netflix YA drama series 'The Society' sets its full cast. The Society follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive. The series is a modern take on Lord of the Flies. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck Will Make NYC Directorial Debut With DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

THERESA REBECK, best known as an award-winning playwright, will make her NYC directorial debut, when WORKING THEATER debuts DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON, the world premiere play by ROB ACKERMAN (TABLETOP), Off Broadway at the A.R.T./ New York Theater's Mezzanine Theater (502 W. 53rd Street), this spring, June 11 - July 6 2019. (more...)

Von Essen, Oscar, & More to Lead Reading of A NEWER WORLD Directed by Jerry Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

A Newer World, an original musical based on the Harvard Scandal of 1920, with a book by Grammy Award nominee Jonathan Sheffer, and score by Sheffer and acclaimed producer and songwriter Bruce Roberts [Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer duet 'No More Tears (Enough is Enough)'], will have an invitation-only reading on Thursday, December 6 at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue. With direction by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Pretty Woman), the reading will feature musical direction by Will Van Dyke (Pretty Woman). (more...)

BWW Previews: Imagined Jane Austen Sequel, MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Promises To Delight Fans And Newcomers This Holiday Season At American Stage
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Nov 26, 2018

Whether you loved the characters of 'Pride and Prejudice' or know nothing about them, you are sure to adore what director Stephanie Gularte calls a 'romantic, holiday comedy.' 'Mary Bennet in 'Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly,' makes its holiday debut at American Stage on November 28 - December 30. (more...)

Tori Scott Announces UK Christmas Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Tori Scott returns to the UK this December following her smash-hit run at this summer's Edinburgh Festival. Produced by Robin Rayner Productions, Scott will bring her festive show Vodka is the Reason for the Season to Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and The Marlborough in Brighton followed by Live at Zedel in London. (more...)

BWW Review: 'A CHRISTMAS' CANNOLI IS A TALE YOU CAN'T REFUSE at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Nov 25, 2018

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, from the imagination of local playwright Joe Pauly comes the outrageous tale of Ebenezer Scungili, the heat-toting Italian olive oil import company proprietor (wink-wink-nudge-nudge) and his miserly, Christmas-hating ways. In this clever adaption of the holiday favorite, 'A Christmas Cannoli' is what happens when 'Casino,' 'Godfather 1, 2, and 3' meet 'A Christmas Carol' and birth an illegitimate, blue-humored, sarcastic baby. (more...)

BWW Review: Dulaang UP's THE DRESSING ROOM is Worth the Visit
by Vince Vicentuan - Nov 22, 2018

Imagine yourself in a small room where you can watch people in their most unguarded moments and listen to their innermost, basest desires without any burden or worry of getting caught¬Ö Imagine yourself doing what you love doing with no cares for time and space¬Ö Imagine yourself in a dressing room where the ethereal meets the corporal, and the objects of your voyeuristic eyes are actresses prepping up for their roles prior to their cues on stage. (more...)

ANASTASIA Announces $43 Digital Lottery Seats For All Performances At PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is pleased to announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming Providence engagement from November 27 - December 2,  offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $43 tickets available per performance. In Providence, ANASTASIA is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.  (more...)

ANASTASIA Comes to Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Wharton Center is proud to present the East Lansing premiere of ANASTASIA, performing in Cobb Great Hall from January 15-20, 2019. ANASTASIA is part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. Tickets are on sale now and available at Wharton Center's official ticketing outlets: online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto- Owners Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. (more...)

Barrington Stage Co To Celebrate John Rando At BSC/NYC Benefit; Elizabeth Stanley, Scarlett Strallen, and More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, will host its annual New York City Benefit, BSC/NYC, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to honor director and BSC Associate Artist John Rando with the William Finn Award for Innovation and Excellence in Musical Theatre. This one-night only cabaret will take place at the Friars Club (57 East 55th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: SIMON BOCCANEGRA, The Royal Opera House
by Gary Naylor - Nov 16, 2018

A traditional production of Verdi's classic opera is beautiful and terrifying in equal measures. (more...)

THE CHANUKAH GUEST Returns to MJTC to Delight Audiences Again this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) continues its 24th season with The Chanukah Guest by Jenna Zark, based off the book by Eric A. Kimmel- a play commissioned by MJTC. (more...)

TRU Now Accepting Writer Submissions For How To Write A Musical That Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write a Musical That Works, part 1: The World and The Want, the first workshop in a 3-part series. One of the programs in TRU Beginnings: Opportunities for Early Development of New Work, it will take placeon Sunday, December 9, 2018. (more...)

Tickets For Dallas Premiere Of Broadway's ANASTASIA Go On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) announced today that the individual tickets for the tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA will go on sale Friday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: ZACH Theatre Celebrates Terrence McNally's 80th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

ZACH Theatre recently held a weekend of celebratory events to fete the 80th birthday of industry staple Terrence McNally. The weekend included a dinner party, a screening of 'Every Act of Life' featuring a talkback, and an 80th Birthday Gala Performance featuring Christy Altomare, Chita Rivera, and more. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Major Attaway, Catherine Brunell, Natalie Cortez And James Moye Headline Concert For Alzheimer's Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

Broadway stars Major Attaway, Catherine Brunell, Natalie Cortez and James Moye will form a special cast for When Broadway Goes Dark, Van Dyk Goes Live, a benefit concert to support Alzheimer's awareness Monday, November 12th at 7:00pm at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. (more...)

BWW Review: OUPS at The Moulin Des Roches Cabaret
by Patrick Honorť - Jan 6, 2019

Life is a cabaret in Toulouse thanks to The Moulin des Roches Cabaret in the nearby village of Mauzac. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Fra Fee, 54 Below Sings Lady Gaga & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2019

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: Chita Rivera, Fra Fee, and a benefit concerts for A Thousand Oaks, California. (more...)

L.A. Phil And YOLA Musicians Visit Princeton University Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Five musicians from the LA Phil and eleven musicians from Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), including five YOLA alumni, will travel to Princeton University this month as part of Gustavo Dudamel's residency at Princeton University Concerts, in celebration of its 125th anniversary as one of the oldest concert series in the country. In addition to the LA Phil and YOLA performances, Dudamel's January 7 through 9 visit will also include panel discussions on topics including the intersection of art and faith, civic engagement, and El Sistema. (more...)

Chita Rivera Postpones Feinstein's/54 Below Engagement
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 4, 2019

Feinstein's/54 Below announced this evening that a series of performances from Broadway legend Chita Rivera have been postponed due to illness. (more...)

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan Sing 'Cousin's Cousin' From EVER AFTER
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2019

In a special 'Behind the Musical' event, Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan recently sang 'Cousin's Cousin' from Ever After. Check out the full performance in the video below! (more...)

Fra Fee, John Lloyd Young, Chita Rivera, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 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 (more...)

Tickets On Sale for A BRONX TALE Jan. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that individual tickets for A BRONX TALE will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, January 9. A BRONX TALE will play Broadway In Chicago's Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement March 12 24, 2019. (more...)

Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Back by popular demand, the two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in her acclaimed solo concert for eight performances next week: January 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 7PM. There is a $85 cover charge, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Premium seating is available for $140-145. (more...)

ANASTASIA Tickets On Sale Now For Orlando Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Phillips Center announced today that the individual tickets for the tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA will go on sale today, Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. Groups of 10 or more contact groups@drphillipscenter.org. or 407.455.5550. Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change at any time without notice. (more...)

New House Manager Announced At Swift Creek Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Starting this fall, guests of the Mill have a new, charming face to turn to when they need help at the landmark venue. Whether they are visitors with an attending group, volunteers searching to make a difference, or individual patrons who have a question, Chuck Bowen is now the go-to manager for folks while they are at the Mill. He is no stranger to theatre, tourism, and outstanding customer service, which makes him the ideal person to help Swift Creek Mill patrons. (more...)

Judy Kuhn & Jenna Russell to Join Seth Rudetsky In London's West End February 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Producer Mark Cortale has announced a marquee trio for his acclaimed West End concert series - with two unique shows in one day, on Sunday February 3. (more...)

Robbie Rozelle's SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER to Be Recorded Live at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the return of Robbie Rozelle in "Songs From Inside My Locker"on Saturday, February 23 and Friday, March 1, 2019 at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sierra Boggess Talks EVER AFTER at Alliance Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Jan 14, 2019

There's enough excitement in Atlanta this month to fill a fleet of pumpkin-carriages as Alliance Theatre mounts the highly-anticipated regional premiere of Ever After, a musical adaptation of the popular 1998 film of the same name which made its premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2015. Ever After, loosely based on the Cinderella fairy tale, tells the story of Danielle de Barbarac, the Cinderella-esque young daughter of a 16th-century landowner who's forced into slavery by her stepmother after the unexpected death of her father. When a chance encounter with a prince stirs up considerable excitement for the young servant girl, Danielle finds that she might have the strength to take on her stepmother¬Öand the world. Broadway diva Sierra Boggess, most known for her acclaimed turns as Ariel in The Little Mermaid and Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera, will take on the role of the vibrant Danielle. BroadwayWorld caught up with Boggess to talk about the show. (more...)

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan Sing 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVER AFTER
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2019

In a special 'Behind the Musical' event, Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan recently sang 'Cousin's Cousin' from Ever After. Check out the full performance in the video below! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

West End and Broadway Stars Jenna Russell and Judy Kuhn Will Join Seth Rudetsky For Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Olivier Award winner & Tony Award nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday In The Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along and Fun Home at the Young Vic) and four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (star of Trevor Nunn's new Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Broadway's Fun Home, Chess and Les Miserables) will join Seth Rudetsky as music director/host for two intimate concerts on Sunday, February 3 as part of the long-running Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre series. (more...)

Constantine Germanacos and Penny Fuller Will Join the Company of ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Anastasia will welcome new cast members to the Broadhurst Theatre this winter. Beginning Tuesday, December 18, original company member Constantine Germanacos will rejoin the hit Broadway musical as "Gleb." Emmy Award Winner Penny Fuller will assume the role of the "Dowager Empress" the week of January 7. (more...)

CMA Visits Seattle with Bailey Bryan, Barry Dean, Cassadee Pope and Walker McGuire
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The Country Music Association visited Seattle Tuesday, Dec. 4, with songwriters Bailey Bryan, Barry Dean, Cassadee Pope and Walker McGuire. During the trip, Bryan, Dean and Pope met with 150 music students from Seattle Public Schools' Cleveland High School and Rainier Beach High School. As part of the CMA Foundation's Places to Play partnership with U.S. Bank and its Community Possible giving platform, U.S. Bank surprised students with $25,000 worth of musical instruments for both schools' music programs. Tuesday evening, Bryan, Dean, Pope and Walker McGuire performed at a CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank at Showbox SoDo. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Headline Garden Theatre's Annual Encore Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Legendary Broadway icon and Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera will headline the Garden Theatre's annual Encore celebration on March 9, 2019. Ms. Rivera will perform her signature songs and share behind-the-scenes stories from her illustrious career. Corporate sponsorship packages are available now for the Garden's benefit gala. Individual tickets ($125 - $325) will be available starting Thursday, December 6 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Playreading Of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of "Tuesdays with Morrie," based on the best-selling memoir by Mitch Albom, on Monday, December 17, at 7 p.m.  Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, the reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

ANASTASIA Tour Comes To Fox Cities PAC 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

The National Tour of ANASTASIA will come to FOX Cities P.A.C. beginning January 8th, 2019! (more...)

A First-Timer's Guide to Cambria in the Off-Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2018

First-time visitors to Cambria are in for a treat, especially in the off-season. The Central Coast is much less crowded, and with mild weather and cool coastal breezes to refresh the senses, visitors will leave feeling relaxed and renewed. No matter what time of year, there is always plenty to see and do in Cambria. Prepare yourself for luxury lodging, delicious meals, boutique shopping, and wines made at local vineyards-not to mention the unforgettable ocean views. Guests can kick back, relax, and enjoy everything this little gem on the Central Coast has to offer. (more...)

VIDEO: Sierra Boggess Sings 'Who Needs Love' from EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

In a video from a special 'Behind the Musical' event, watch below as Sierra Boggess sings the song 'Who Needs Love' from Ever After. (more...)

The Barrow Group Hosts the World Premiere of K. Lorrel Manning's AWAKE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Following the success of The New York Times critic's pick The Tricky Part by Martin Moran, The Barrow Group, under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock and Executive Director Robert Serrell, continues its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of AWAKE, written and directed by K. Lorrel Manning. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Rachel York, And More In Rehearsal For EVER AFTER At Alliance Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Rehearsals are underway for the Alliance Theatre's world premiere production of EVER AFTER. a musical based on the hit film that starred Drew Barrymore, starring Broadway favorite, Sierra Boggess! (more...)

ANASTASIA Announces $26 Digital Lottery For Every Performance In St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is pleased to announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming St. Louis engagement from December 26 - January 6 offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $26 tickets available per performance. (more...)

West Ham Players Give Local Families A Festive Surprise
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

On Wednesday 12th December, for the second year running, some of West Ham United's top players paid a visit to excited families at Stratford Circus Arts Centre. The players came along in support of the venue's Full Hearts Full Tummies campaign, which raises money to make Christmas a magical one for families in difficult circumstances in Newham who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford a seasonal treat. Families were thrilled to meet local sporting heroes including team captain Mark Noble, Robert Snodgrass, Aaron Cresswell, Marko Arnautovic and Jack Wilshere, who joined the team from Stratford Circus to help serve hot food and meet the families. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2018
by - Dec 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Quebec Theatre is Faced With a Fine For a Fake Cigarette Featured on Stage
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 15, 2018

A recent production in Quebec featured an actor in an oversized penis costume. However, according to City News 1130, that isn't what authorities took issue with. (more...)

ANASTASIA Journeys To The Fox Cities Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to present the Fox Cities engagement of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA, January 8-13, 2019. (more...)

Andrea McArdle And Donna McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim And Hamlisch At Feinstein's At The Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Two of Broadway's most endearing leading ladies-Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie-celebrate two of America's most beloved musical theatre composers-Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch-at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, January 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 19 (8 p.m.). (more...)

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