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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.



Ninth Annual Soho International Film Festival Wraps With Awards Night Honoring Independant Films Around The World
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Ninth Annual Soho International Film Festival Wraps With Awards Night Honoring Independant Films Around The World (more...)

Nancy Anderson To Take On The Role Of Marilla Cuthbert In New Folk Rock Musical Version Of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced that Nancy Anderson will take take on the iconic role of Marilla Cuthbert in a developmental production ofAnne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical which features a book and lyrics by Matte O'Brien and music by Matt Vinson. The show runs July 5 through July 25 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park and is presented by special arrangement with Justin Nichols. (more...)

2018 Las Cruces Country Music Festival Lineup Announced Including Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser and Rick Trevino
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Are you ready for some great country fun? The Las Cruces Country Music Festival, New Mexico's largest country music festival, is back this fall for another weekend of legendary country music October 19-21, 2018. (more...)

Season Two of 'Indoor Boys,' Starring Wesley Taylor and Alex Wyse Premieres On Huffpost Queer Voices Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Indie Award-winning series 'Indoor Boys' returns today! The series is created, directed, and starring Broadway's Wesley Taylor (SpongeBob SquarePants; NBC's 'SMASH') and Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening; Marvel's 'Iron Fist'). With a total of eight new chapters, Season Two premieres TODAY, MONDAY, June 25, 2018 on HuffPost Queer Voices, with two episodes released each Monday for 4 weeks. (more...)

Brief 6/25: Tenth Annual Jimmy Awards, LOG CABIN Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 25, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Tenth Annual Jimmy Awards are held today, Log Cabin officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2018
by - Jun 24, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kaufman Music Center Announces 'Bound For Broadway' Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018

Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 23, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/23/2018
by - Jun 23, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/23/2018. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Robbie Rozelle In BUSTIN' OUT' On Pride Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Robbie Rozelle in 'Bustin' Out' today, June 23, 2018 at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2018
by - Jun 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CMA Songwriters Series Presented By U.S. Bank Announces Chicago Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Country Music Association's critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank has announced a performance at Joe's Bar on Weed Street in Chicago Tuesday, July 24 at 8:00 PM featuring Illinois native Brett Eldredge as well as Ross Copperman, Tom Douglas and Jordan Reynolds. The series hosts intimate performances with some of Country Music's most exciting songwriting talent taking turns telling the stories behind their hit songs and performing them in the raw as originally written. Tickets for the performance are on sale now at https://joesbar.com/SuSF0. General admission tickets cost $40.  (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN on Broadway Makes Way for Some Exciting Celebrity Visitors!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Aladdin on Broadway made way for some star visitors this week as Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, and Alex Newell of Broadway's Once on This Island and television star Ty Burrell stopped in for a visit with the good people of Agrabah. Check out behind the scenes photos of The Visit below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Houston (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, A New Folk Rock Musical Will Launch At The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Next up this summer at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical. Book and lyrics by Matte O'Brien and music by Matt Vinson. The show runs July 5 through July 25 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park and is presented by special arrangement with Justin Nichols. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jason Danieley Plays Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 17, 2018

You know that Jason Danieley is a Broadway star (Candide, Full Monty, South Pacific, The Visit,) and soon to be returning to Broadway in Pretty Woman. You know that his concert career brings him into your home on Television with PBS Great Performances and Live from Lincoln Center. You know he performs with the country's leading orchestras. But do you know that Jason Danieley is also one of the most exciting night club performers capable of using his enormous musical and acting talent to bring to the intimate space of a cabaret an experience that harks back to the golden age of night club performances by the likes of Vic Damone, Jack Jones, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin? (more...)

Tickets to ANASTASIA Now On Sale Through June 2, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Anastasia on Broadway announced today a new block of tickets through June 2, 2019. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting today, Friday, June 15. (more...)

Original LGBTQ Musical SONATA 1962 Will Make Off-Broadway Debut At NYMF 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey and composer Thomas Hodges, whose critically acclaimed play Dear Harvey has been making waves across the nation since its debut in 2010, are thrilled to announce their original LGBTQ musical Sonata 1962 will making its Off-Broadway debut this August as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) Next Link Project. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special - Jun 15, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)

Magnet Theatre Trainees Shine In Durrenmatt's Classic Comic-Tragedy THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Multiple award-winning Magnet Theatre presents Friedrich Durrenmatt's classic comic-tragedy The Visit, co-directed by Mark Fleishman and Warona Seane and starring the talented trainees of the fifth Magnet Theatre training programme. (more...)

Ethan Slater to Serve as NYMF Honorary Chair; Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon, and More Among Initial Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announces Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Ethan Slater as the 2018 NYMF Honorary Chair. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING & I at STARLIGHT THEATRE Kansas City
by Paul Bolton - Jun 13, 2018

'The King and I' at the Starlight Theatre, in Kansas City, this week only! The ever popular Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical about the Anna and the King of Siam is now showing at the Starlight Theatre, June 12-17th, 2018. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: John Kander Ebbs & Flows In 3/4 Time
by Harry Haun - Jun 13, 2018

In the black at the back of the Vineyard Theater during one of the final previews of The Beast in the Jungle the other night sat its composer, disguising himself as a member of the audience by dispassionately drinking in the stage action and politely applauding at the appropriate places. This is-typically-the usual battle station for the artist-in-progress. Atypically-in fact, for the first time--John Kander sat alone. (more...)

The Ninth Annual Soho International Film Festival Announces Full 2018 Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

With the SOHO International Film Festival #SOHO9 returning to NYC this Thursday, June 14th through Thursday, June 21st at Village East Cinemas (189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street) the full schedule of films has been announced! (more...)

Orchestra Of St. Luke's Returns To Caramoor With 3 Concerts For Its 2018 Summer Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The Orchestra of St. Luke's, one of America's most versatile and distinguished orchestras, returns to its summer home at Caramoor to perform three diverse programs ranging from Baroque to Broadway show tunes. (more...)

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT LIVE ON STAGE Announces Full Cast For 10th Anniversary West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

We're Going on a Bear Hunt announces full cast for the smash-hit production which returns to the West End at Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 4 July, ten years after its first UK tour. Benjamin Hills (Dog/Musician), Rebecca Newman (Girl) and Thos Wainwright (Dad) return to the cast and they will be joined by Joey Hickman (Boy). (more...)

Investigations Opened to Explore Suicide of CHICAGO Actor Jeff Loeffelholz
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 6, 2018

This week, it was reported that Jeff Loeffelholz, an original cast member of the 1996 revival of Chicago, had taken his own life. Now, some of the late actor's loved one have launched an online investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

???????Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

Original CHICAGO Revival Cast Member Jeff Loeffelholz Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Jeff Loeffelholz, an original cast member of the 1996 revival of Chicago, passed away. (more...)

Lila Coogan, Stephen Brower, and More Cast in ANASTASIA First National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Take the journey! Casting has been announced for the North American tour of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of ANASTASIA. This production features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and direction by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. The tour will launch at Proctors in Schenectady, NY on October 9, 2018 and will go on to play 30 cities in its first season. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: John Bambery Paints the Town in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and Recalls His Visit with Chita Rivera
by Wayman Wong - Jul 25, 2018

Critics are calling San Francisco Playhouse's revival of 'Sunday in the Park With George' a 'masterpiece.' But its director, Bill English, found out firsthand that 'Art isn't easy,' to quote one of the show's lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. In putting it together (with James Lapine's libretto), English knew he had cast 'the perfect Dot' in the award-winning actress Nanci Zoppi. (more...)

CMA Songwriters Series Visits Chicago with Illinois Native Brett Eldredge
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

The Country Music Association visited Chicago yesterday, Tuesday, July 24, with Illinois native Brett Eldredge and fellow songwriters Ross Copperman, Tom Douglas, Heather Morgan and Jordan Reynolds, joining the CMA Foundation and U.S. Bank to visit students at Chicago's Notes for Notes studio followed by a sold-out CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank performance at Joe's on Weed Street.  (more...)

A BRONX TALE Makes its Way to San Francisco This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

SHN and Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions and Evamere Entertainment are pleased to announce a San Francisco engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre from November 27 to December 23, 2018 as part of the 2018-2019 SHN Season for the North American tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Meet the Cast of PRETTY WOMAN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jul 20, 2018

Pretty Woman begins previews today, get to know the cast below! (more...)


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UPDATE: Actors Equity Association Hires Counsel to Investigate Suicide of CHICAGO Standby Jeff Loeffelholz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Last week, it was reported that Jeff Loeffelholz, an original cast member of the 1996 revival of Chicago, had taken his own life. Since then, the producers of the show have hired attorney Judd Burstein to oversee the developing situation and conduct an exhaustive investigation. (more...)

Broadway Producer Jim Kierstead Invites You To An Erotic Game Of Cat & Mouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The newest member of the company - ironically - is its co-producer. Jim Kierstead has become synonymous with quality work on Broadway with credits that include KINKY BOOTS (Tony, Olivier), PIPPIN (Tony), WAITRESS, INDECENT, THE GREAT COMET, The Visit, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (all Tony nominated), M. BUTTERFLY, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, SIDE SHOW, ROCKY. Plus London: DREAMGIRLS, YANK!, THRILL ME. Off-Broadway: UNEXPECTED JOY, THRILL ME, YANK! Upcoming: PRETTY WOMAN, AIN'T TOO PROUD, SPARKLER. He is currently on the Board of The York Theatre Company, The Abingdon Theatre Company, and The New York Theatre Barn. (more...)

The Food Network Shares August 2018 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Food Network gets competitive this August testing contestants of all ages and abilities on their cooking, grilling and baking skills! Kicking off the action on Sunday, August 5th at 8pm is the premiere of Ultimate Summer Cook-Off hosted by Eddie Jackson and featuring six competitors taking on America's summertime favorites in a bid for the grand prize and backyard bragging rights. Then, it is the grand finale of Food Network Star when Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay crown the winner on Sunday, August 5th at 9pm. Then, a new season of Kids Baking Championship begins on Monday, August 6th at 9pm, when hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman give nine young bakers the chance to compete for the title and $25,000 prize. Cupcake designer Ashley Foxen is taking viewers inside her New York City bakery, where she is known for making some of the most unique and imaginative cupcakes in the world, on the new seriesReality Cupcakes premiering with back to back episodes on Monday, August 6th at 10pm and 10:30pm. Next,Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine are putting a new class of recruits through the ringer on a new season ofWorst Cooks in America premiering Sunday, August 12th at 9pm. Two serious summer competitions come to an epic close when a final winner is named on the season finales of Chopped: Grill Masters on Tuesday, August 28th at 9pm and The Great Food Truck Race on Thursday, August 30th at 9pm. Andrew Zimmern is keeping the food truck spirit alive as he searches the country for the most passionate food truck owners with a secret prize of $10,000 on the line in the all-new series Big Food Truck Tip premiering Wednesday, August 29th at 10pm. Also in primetime, catch new episodes of Beat Bobby Flay, Comfort Food Tour, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy's Grocery Games and Triple D Nation. In daytime,get the latest recipes, food trends and kitchen secrets on the new series Let's Eat premiering Sunday, August 12th at 11am. Also in daytime, don't miss premieres of Girl Meets Farm, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha's Southern Kitchen. FoodNetwork.com serves up all-new series, summer recipes perfect for Labor Day and fun back to school snacks. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Discover. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings Solo Show to Feinsteins at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Come celebrate the one-and-only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event coming to San Francisco'sFeinstein's at the Nikko (222 Mason St.) for four performances only - Friday, November 9 at 8 p.m., Saturday, November 10 at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 11 at 5 p.m. (more...)

Original LGBTQ Musical SONATA 1962 To Star Five-Time NYMF Favorite Erin Leigh Peck
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey and composer Thomas Hodges announce that five-time NYMF alum Erin Leigh Peck (Motherfreakinghood, Grease! on Broadway) will step into the lead role of Margaret Evans in their original LGBTQ musical Sonata 1962.The production, which will make its Off-Broadway debut this August as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, was originally slated to star Becca Ayers who has had to step out of the show due to booking a Broadway contract. (more...)

UPDATE: Attorney Judd Burstein Launches Investigation Into Suicide of CHICAGO Standby Jeff Loeffelholz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Last week, it was reported that Jeff Loeffelholz, an original cast member of the 1996 revival of Chicago, had taken his own life. Since then, the producers of the show have hired attorney Judd Burstein to oversee the developing situation and conduct an exhaustive investigation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katie Lynch Brings BACKSTAGE BITE: LIVE to The Green Room 42
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 7, 2018

Straight from BroadwayWorld's hit web series, Katie Lynch brought BACKSTAGE BITE: LIVE to The Green Room 42 stage along with some of your favorite Broadway Stars! (more...)

New Musical to Workshop in Los Angeles This Weekend From Dallas Producers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Living Over The Rainbow is a new musical based on a true story that made national headlines in 2008 when a young gay teenager, Lawrence King, was murdered by a fellow classmate at his high school in Oxnard, California. The circumstances of his death and the issues brought to light by it have now been made into a heartfelt and inspirational musical about acceptance and finding peace crafted by Roz Esposito. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 4, 2018
by - Aug 4, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

John Cariani, Lisa Kron, Des Mcanuff, Itamar Moses & Sergio Trujillo Set For The Producer's Perspective Super Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport (Once On This Island, Gettin' The Band Back Together) has announced initial speaker line-up for the 2nd annual Producer's Perspective Super Conference on November 10th and 11th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. (more...)

Bonnie Milligan, John Riddle & More Join Lineup for BACKSTAGE BITE: LIVE This Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Straight from BroadwayWorld's hit web series, Katie Lynch brings BACKSTAGE BITE: LIVE to The Green Room 42 stage along with some of your favorite Broadway Stars!  (more...)

CHICAGO Producers Establish Endowment in Memory of Long-Time Standby, Jeff Loeffelholz
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a framed photo of Jeff performing as Mary Sunshine is being hung at the Ambassador Theatre. Additionally, producers Barry and Fran Weissler, in partnership with the company members of CHICAGO, have announced that they will establish an endowment in Jeff's name at the University of Oklahoma's Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre. (more...)

Steve Wilson Confirms Concerts In DC And NYC, Collaborations With Billy Childs And Chick Corea, And Expansion Of Educational Efforts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson looks forward to an active Fall/Winter, as he confirms headlining concerts at Blues Alley in Washington D.C. and at Jazz Standard in New York City, as well as collaborations with Billy Childs and Chick Corea, and an expansion of his ongoing educational efforts. (more...)

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