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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.



Two-time Tony Award-Winner CHITA RIVERA Joins SETH RUDETSKY for Broadway @ The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Two-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera will perform two concerts at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) for one night only alongside Sirius XM Radio host and music director Seth Rudetsky (Broadway's Disaster!) on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM 1963 to Get West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Black History Month is a prime time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, TN. What better way to honor this historical event than by attending the West Coast Premier theatrical production of The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963. This is a play Adapted by Reginald Andre Jackson. Based on the Newberry and Coretta Scott King Honor Book novel by Christopher Paul Curtis.  This Comedy/Drama production is an All The Way West Productions, Inc. with Harry Jones, Jr. as producer and making her directorial debut, Bernadette Speakes.   (more...)

Nominees Announced For The 53rd Annual Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards today announced its nominees for 2017. These annual awards are regarded amongst the most valued and prestigious in the South African performing arts industry. This year's ceremony will take place on Sunday, 18 March at 17:30 at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town and promises to be an "Elegantly Extravagant" evening. (more...)

A BRONX TALE is Launching a North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

They're on the move! A Bronx Tale has just announced a national tour heading out in Fall 2018. (more...)

Video: On This Day, January 30: Happy Birthday, Hal Prince!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 30, 2018

Today we celebrate Broadway legend, Hal Prince, who is celebrating his 90th birthday! (more...)

Erin Kommor Joins WOMEN OF THE WINGS: A Celebration Of Female Musical Theatre Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Erin Kommer joins the cast of Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 2nd. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and Christopher Sieber Will Bring THE PROM to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

It was announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will star Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (Jitney), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and will officially open on Broadway on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at a Shubert theater to be announced. (more...)

Marc Rees, Johann Johannsson and Owen Sheers Collaborate For Landmark Welsh Commission In Final 14-18Now Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Pre-eminent Welsh interdisciplinary artist Marc Rees (P.A.R.A.D.E., {150}, Tir Sir Gar, Raw Material: Llareggub Revisited) will transform the city of Swansea for five days this September. This theatrical experience will take visitors on an extraordinary journey through three narratives of war; from the beautiful Swansea Bay beach to discovering artistic treasures in the city's iconic Brangwyn Hall. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces TRU PRODUCER BOOT CAMP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the workshop Raising Money for Theater: Who, How, and When to Ask, part of TRU Boot Camps on February 4, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC. Basic pricing is $175 for non-members, $150 for TRU members with $25 off for early birds, thru 1/26. Discount codes available for anyone who has applied to any of the upcoming festivals, as well as students. Email TRUStaff1@gmail.com with proof of a festival application, or a student ID, and TRU will provide you with a code for $40 or $60 off (for a Festival price of $135 or Student price of $115). (more...)

MTC Announces Lineup for Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce the lineup for this spring'sTed Snowdon Reading Series. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the Workshop RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the workshop Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, part of TRU Boot Camps on February 4, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC. (more...)

Colby Minife, Daniel K. Isaac, Brian D. Coats, Blake DeLong, Larry Owens, and More Join Reading of RHINOCEROS, First Play In POLITICS OF THE ABSURD Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Casting has been announced for Rhinoceros, the first play in the Politics of the Absurd reading series presented by Christopher Maring/ CM Stage Productions. Joining the reading will be Blake DeLong (Illyria; Othello; Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Larry Owens (Gigantic, FAT CAMP, Grease at the MUNY), Colby Minife (Six Degrees of Separation, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Jessica Jones ) Daniel K. Isaac ( Billions , Search Party , Underland), Brian D. Coats (Jitney, Boardwalk Empire , The Merry Wives of Windsor), Deirdre Madigan (Sweat, Daredevil , Exit Strategy), and Natalie Walker (Puffs, Search Party , Clockwork). Rhinoceros, written by Eugene Ionesco and directed by Srda Vesiljevic (Dust Can't Kill Me, When I Started Dating Men), will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on February 5, 6, and 7. (more...)

Kelly Hall-Tompkins to Hold a One Night Only CD Release Event At Tribeca Rooftop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Kelly Hall-Tompkins will host a special one-night only CD release event on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7pm at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street) in celebration of the release of Broadway Records' Kelly Hall-Tompkins: The Fiddler Expanding Tradition, available digitally and in-stores on Friday, January 26, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)

Lauren Molina Joins Cast of WOMEN OF THE WINGS: A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

???????Lauren Molina joins the cast of WOMEN OF THE WINGS: A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS Volume II at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 2!  (more...)

Maryann Plunkett, Pearl Rhein, and More Star in Ars Nova's THE LUCKY ONES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Ars Nova one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies (New York Times), piece by piece productions and Z Space present the world premiere of The Lucky Ones, a new musical by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher (Hundred Days), commissioned and developed by Ars Nova. (more...)

Ariana Sepulveda Joins WOMEN OF THE WINGS: A Celebration Of Female Musical Theatre Writers Volume II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Ariana Sep lveda joins the cast of Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Musicals Tonight Announces Cast of THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Casting has been announced for Musicals Tonight!'s 20th Spring Season opener of Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse, the comedy farce about mistaken identity, as adapted by George Abbott. (more...)

Broadway Stars Raise Funds for Local Humanitarian Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 7th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 18th, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, New York. Doors open at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm. Dinner is available. Tickets range from $15 -$150 and can be purchased online at: https://afwpbway7.eventbrite.com/?aff PressRelease (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 23rd, 2018: 90th Annual ACADEMY AWARDS Nominees Are Announced Today, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 23, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards are announced today, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lyrics & Lyricists Present The Bobby Darin Story at 92Y
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 23, 2018

The 92Y had a swinging start to it's Lyrics & Lyricists Series this weekend with a blockbuster show celebrating the life and music of Bobby Darin. Ted Chapin with his first undertaking as L&L producer created a fascinating and entertaining production which had many in the 92Y audience commenting 'move it to Broadway.' In fact the 5 day event had many Broadway producers in attendance as the buzz about the show travelled from 92nd street to 42 street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Obie Winner Ellen Maddow and Talking Band's FUSIFORM GYRUS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Talking Band will present the world premiere of Fusiform Gyrus - A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns, written and composed by OBIE Award winner Ellen Maddow, and directed by Ellie Heyman, running from February 7 - 25, 2018 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews begin February 7 for a February 13 opening. (more...)

THE SONGS OF LEO HURLEY & CHARLES OSBORNE At Feinstein's/54 Below this February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, proudly celebrates the new works of composer Leo Hurley and lyricist Charles Osborne! A songwriting team that bridges the worlds of opera and musical theatre, Hurley & Osborne's collaborations combine myth and history to combat contemporary issues. (more...)

Tmu-na Theatre Presents JOSEPH JOSEPHSON IS DEAD - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Joseph Josephson Is Dead is a musical comedy about the Josephson family, forced to gather together to do the shiv'ah for their grandfather's death. But the Josephsons are busy with everything except the death of their grandfather, and their anxieties, obsessions, dreams - and even The Visit of death - simply cannot stop them. (more...)

Previews Begin Tonight for Talking Band's FUSIFORM GYRUS, Starring Tom Nelis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Talking Band will present the world premiere of Fusiform Gyrus - A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns, written and composed by OBIE Award winner Ellen Maddow, and directed by Ellie Heyman, running from February 7 - 25, 2018 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews begin tonight, February 7, for a February 13 opening. (more...)

Winter Storm Warning: Meet the Cast of FROZEN- Now in Previews!
by Danielle Gutierrez - Feb 24, 2018

FROZEN had its first preview last night, February 22 at the St. James Theater! Starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy as beloved Disney heroines Anna and Elsa, the musical is set for a March 22 opening. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

MADE TO DANCE IN BURNING BUILDINGS To Play At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings by Anya Pearson is an explosive mix of poetry, theatre, and violent and visceral contemporary dance, which poses the question: how do we heal from trauma? (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stars Sing Out for Peace at Charity Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, recently hosted its 7th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 18th, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, New York. BroadwayWorld has photos from the star-studded event, check them out below! (more...)

Ashley Kate Adams & Jim Kierstead To Premiere ACE at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

???????The producing team of Broadway Actress/Indie Producer Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage Au Folles, The Anthem) and Broadway Producer Jim Kierstead (Kinky Boots, Indecent) will premieretheir new movie ACE at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Saturday, February 24th. This short drama about sexual identity, first love and social norms that takes place among college friends, was written and directed by newcomer Jordan Gear and stars Jonathan Lipnicki, the former child actor from Jerry Maguire. (more...)

Richard Skipper Celebrates John Kander
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Come to the Cabaret! Russ Woolley Proudly Presents Richard Skipper Celebrates... John Kander on his 91st Birthday with a cavalcade of Tony-winners, icons, and American musical theater notables from Broadway - today and yesteryear. (more...)

The 2nd Annual Chita Rivera Awards Will Be Held Sunday May 20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

The 2nd annual Chita Rivera Awards (www.ChitaRiveraAwards.com) will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off of Washington Square Park), it was announced today by Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (www.ADM21.org) and Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (www.NYCDAFoundation.net). ADM21 has joined forces with the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation to present this year's Awards. Atkins, Lanteri along with Patricia Watt are the Executive Producers of the Chita Rivera Awards. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Honor Emily Joy Weiner with Josephine Abady Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents) will present the 2018 Theatre Women Awards at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues) on Friday, March 16 beginning at 6:30PM. Tickets ($65-$250) are available for advance purchase at www.theatrewomen.org.  (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Eddie Palmieri, Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune to Appear at MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of FUSIFORM GYRUS - A SEPTET FOR TWO SCIENTISTS AND FIVE HORNS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Talking Band are currently presenting the world premiere of Fusiform Gyrus - A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns, written and composed by OBIE Award winner Ellen Maddow, and directed by Ellie Heyman, running through February 25 at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. (more...)

SESSION GIRLS Reunites GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Stars Lauren Worsham And Lisa O'Hare at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

SESSION GIRLS, a new musical by three-time Emmy nominee, Mia Moravis, debuts March 6, 2018 at 9:30PM at Feinstein's/54 Below, and features  A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder's LAUREN WORSHAM and LISA O'HARE. (more...)

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Ten years after its first UK tour, the smash-hit production of We're Going on a Bear Hunt returns to the West End at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 4 July. Music, laughter, rhymes, rhythms and repetitions together with puppetry, paint, water and mud... not to mention a bear - we're not scared! - make this fun-filled adventure the perfect theatrical outing for all young families. (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Present 2018 Theatre Women Awards 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents) will present the 2018 Theatre Women Awards at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st Streetbetween 7th and 8th Avenues) on Friday, March 16 beginning at 6:30PM. Tickets ($65-$250) are available for advance purchase at www.theatrewomen.org. (more...)

The Playhouse Says 'Wilkommen' To CABARET March 13-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

February 19, 2018 - Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET will play The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington for eight performances, March 13-19. This is the first time the Broadway revival has toured the historic Wilmington theater. (more...)

Paper Mill Will Open Season with Premiere of UNMASKED - THE ALW MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Feb 16, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse announced today the world premiere of UNMASKED, which will feature some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most iconic work and the stories behind its creation, along with new music and memories from his extraordinary life and career, will open its 2018-2019 season. (more...)

New Musical SESSION GIRLS To Debut At Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

??????? SESSION GIRLS, a new musical by three-time Emmy nominee, Mia Moravis, will debut Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9:30PM at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

WP THEATER Announces 2018 PIPELINE FESTIVAL Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the second biennial Pipeline Festival, showcasing the work of the celebrated WP Lab residency for playwrights, directors and producers from March 29 - April 28 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway & 76th Street.) (more...)

Prospect And Good To Go Showcase Seven New Musicals By Women
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Alaskan wilderness, the architecture of Barcelona, and a small village in Ghana are among the diverse worlds explored in Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase: a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers. The third annual concert event will be presented on March 10, 2018 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st, NYC). (more...)

Charles Busch Returns to Theater for the New City in THE CONFESSION OF LILY DARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring in his uproarious new comedy The Confession of Lily Dare for a limited premiere showcase engagement. Directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), The Confession of Lily Dare will play a limited engagement of 24 performances from Wednesday, April 4 to Sunday, April 29 at Theater for the New City's Johnson Theater (155 First Avenue). (more...)

WP Theater Extends [PORTO] Through March 4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

WP Theater and The Bushwick Starr, in association with New Georges, are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, [PORTO], the upside-down romantic comedy written by Obie Award Winner Kate Benson (Super Magic Wild Forest, Desert) and directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (Bull in a China Shop, Caught), will extend. Previously scheduled through February 25,[PORTO] will now play its final performance on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway). (more...)

THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Begins Performances Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Musicals Tonight!'s 20th Anniversary Spring Season opener of Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse, begins performances Tuesday, February 13th at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).  The comedy farce about mistaken identity, as adapted by George Abbott, will play a limited engagement through February 25th.  The Boys From Syracuse is directed and choreographed by Jonathan Cerullo who has given the musical a  fresh new take with men cast in almost all of the female roles for the very first time.  Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

This 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...)

Photo Flash: Talking Band presents the World Premiere of FUSIFORM GYRUS - A SEPTET FOR TWO SCIENTISTS AND FIVE HORNS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Talking Band will present the world premiere of Fusiform Gyrus - A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns, written and composed by OBIE Award winner Ellen Maddow, and directed by Ellie Heyman, running from February 7 - 25, 2018 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews began February 7 for a February 13 opening. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: John Lloyd Young, The Skivvies & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2018

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: (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 1, 2018
by - Feb 1, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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