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The Visit - 2001 - Chicago (Regional)

based on the play Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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 5, 2021
Rock the red carpet as the paparazzi snap your picture. Become an action movie star. Make your latest TikTok with a glam backdrop. 
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2021
Rogue Theater Festival is back this year to make a wave with brand new works and playwrights! After the success of their hybrid festival last year, Rogue is excited to dive in head first and give three times as many talented writers the opportunity to showcase their work!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2021
Sadiq Khan will this morning formally sign in for a second term as Mayor of London on stage at the iconic Shakespeare's Globe, as he announces plans for the biggest domestic tourism campaign the capital has ever seen to help London's economy get back on its feet as COVID restrictions are eased. He will be joined at the Globe by award-winning British actor and director Adrian Lester.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
Everyone's favorite girl scout, Dana Steingold, is teaching a masterclass on April 18 at 12pm ET! Watch below as she shares what to expect in the class and teases all the fun topics you can discuss during the Q&A!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 26, 2021
We're looking into the history of each of these theatres, plus their namesakes Ethel Barrymore, Vivian Beaumont Allen, Lynn Fontanne, and Helen Hayes.
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2021
Twenty years after the trial, the lead investigator Paul Carey became so haunted by inconsistencies in the stories that he re-investigated his own case after he retired. Evidence surfaced that brought the entire story into question.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021
Six of the most lauded and influential performing artists across the worlds of pop, hip-hop, jazz, musical theater, and classical music will receive honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee in virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021
Theatre Wesleyan will present the Anton Chekhov classic, Uncle Vanya, at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) from March 26-28. This production of the play will use a 95-minute one-act adaptation translated by Eugene K. Bristow.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
Keen Co Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced new guests for upcoming evenings of the FREE event, Keen After Hours: Heidi Armbruster & Paul Niebanck, who share the distinction of working on the most Keen productions, on April 5th, joining the previously announced Nick Blaemire tonight, March 22nd followed by Dan Domingues on March 29th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
A second performance has been added for A Natural State of Mind: From New York to Arkansas on Saturday, April 17 at Walton Arts Center. Tickets for the new 2 pm matinee are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2021
Debuting in May 2020, Seasons 1 (10 Episodes) and Season 2 (15 Episodes) are now available on YouTube, as well as Instagram @kikisclosetshow. Kiki's Closet features roundtable discussions with BIPOC artists, both onstage and behind the scenes.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2021
Four exciting new events have been announced in the BackLot Live Series at the Broward Center where fans enjoy entertainment under the starts at the all-new outdoor stage in the Lillian S. Wells Backstage Plaza.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
 Due to popular demand, Signature Theatre Extends SIMPLY SONDHEIM, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, for three weeks, until April 16 on Marquee TV.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2021
LeCroy and Riddle most recently performed together on Broadway as Christine Daaé and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Riddle also originated the roles of Hans in Disney's Frozen and Young Anton in The Visit on Broadway. LeCroy is set to join the company of the much-anticipated Broadway revival of 1776 as both Martha Jefferson and Dr. Lyman Hall.
by Virag Dombay - Mar 10, 2021
To celebrate Women's History Month, next up on my arts in conversation is Asabi Goodman, Lisa Hickey, Lauren Roche and Amanda McErlean from the cast of The Curator's The Revolutionists. Their respective bios are featured at the bottom of this article. Here's what these remarkable ladies had to say...
by Team BWW - Mar 10, 2021
We're excited to announce that Wicked's Brittney Johnson and Beetlejuice's Dana Steingold are the next artists taking part in our Masterclass series!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021
The Unicorn theatre has announced that Dr Vanessa Ogden will succeed John Langley as Chair of the Board of Trustees with effect from 18 March 2021.
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2021
Signature Theatre's Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, takes place next month. Get a sneak peek at the show, featuring Awa Sal Secka perform 'Now You Know'! 
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Jan 26, 2021
Broadway legend Chita Rivera celebrated her 88th birthday on January 23rd. With a stage career spanning over half a century, this triple threat deserves to have her name shouted from every theatre geek’s rooftop. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
Theatre Wesleyan will present a production of the Anton Chekhov classic Uncle Vanya at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) from February 19-21, 2021.  This production of the play will use a condensed one-act adaptation translated by Eugene K. Bristow.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
The National Theatre's new filmed version of Romeo & Juliet for television is coming soon! The play was originally to have played to theatre audiences in the NT's Olivier auditorium from Summer 2020.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 23, 2021
Just last month, Broadway lost one of its brightest stars in Ann Reinking, who sadly passed away at the age of 71. Ann, or Annie and she was called by those closest to her, leaves behind a legacy of greatness. 'We've lost a big icon in our craft...' said her friend and colleague Chita Rivera. 'But somewhere there is a light that shines, and that light is Annie. Now she shines within us and we have to keep that alive. We have to talk about her and think about her.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with Chita Rivera's birthday celebration! An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received five additional Tony nominations. Most recently, she appeared on Broadway in Kander & Ebb's musical The Visit (2015). In 2018, she was awarded a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021
Signature Theatre has released the ninth episode of The Signature Show, a free half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021
Jenny Caron Hall, Artistic Director of SHAKE Festival, today announces a rehearsed reading of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Following the success of previous livestreams, The Tempest, and Sonnets & Carols, the latest reading, directed by Caron Hall, will be streamed live for one night only on Wednesday 31 March at 7.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and streaming dates for Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer’s canon, and was filmed over the course of three days.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
Anchorage Concert Association created the Community Artist Project to partner with local artists to create short-term projects that provide connections between communities throughout Anchorage while social events, venues, and performances remain limited due to the COVID-19 crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with an Ann Reinking Celebration with Bebe Neuwirth, Rick Elice, Rob Fisher, Greg Butler, Maria DiDia, Caitlin Carter, Jim Borstleman, William Whitener.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2021
James Calleri, Erica Jensen, and Paul Davis announced today that Calleri Casting is being renamed Calleri Jensen Davis, to better reflect the equal partnership that has been central to their 14-time Artios Award-winning company’s success over these past 15 years.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
Today, Signature Theatre releases Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer's canon, and was filmed over the course of three days in Signature's MAX Theatre with multiple safety protocols in place.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2021
A unique duet performance for next year's Adelaide Guitar Festival is being made possible with help from a $10,000 grant from the Australia-Korea Foundation.
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2021
In December, Broadway lost one of its brightest stars in Ann Reinking, who sadly passed away at the age of 71. Her legacy live on though, as dancers from the Broadway and National touring companies of Fosse and Chicago have reunited to tribute her memory.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
Bundle up! 2021 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 BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2020
More than 50 US theatre companies are benefitting from Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist, an original streaming musical written and filmed during the pandemic, which focuses on the joys and responsibilities of common welfare and helping others. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2020
Tonight, Paper Mill Playhouse will begin streaming Sing in a New Year!, the first show to be produced on the Paper Mill stage since the pandemic shut down the theater in March.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2020
Broadway Records announced today the release of the digital album of ESTELLA SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH A TWIST, a new holiday musical that uniquely blends theatre, film and cutting-edge animation starring Betsy Wolfe, Clifton Duncan, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello and Danny Burstein.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Broadway legend Ann Reinking has passed away, via the star's sister-in-law Dahrla Reinking. She was 71 years old.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 15, 2020
Earlier this year, Ann was interviewed by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from her home in Arizona. During the hour of storytelling, she opened up about how she fell in love with dance as a young girl, recounted stories of her career on stage and screen, working with Bob Fosse, teaching young dancers across the country, and so much more.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
Read what theatre stars from across social media are saying about the passing of Ann Reinking.
by Fiona Scott - Dec 14, 2020
Simon Startin was recently announced as the new artistic director of disabled-led theatre company Vital Xposure, taking over from Julie McNamara. We spoke to him about taking on this exciting and important role.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2020
The new musical, Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist, is now available to stream at EstellaScrooge.com.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
Just in time for the holidays, Musical Theatre West brings audiences a magical musical created with new cutting-edge technology that is sure to become new a holiday tradition – the World Premiere of Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist! Estella Scrooge is now available for streaming through the holidays.
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
A House on the Bayou follows a troubled couple (Paul Schneider, Tales from the Loop and Angela Sarafyan, Westworld) and their teenage daughter (Lia McHugh, The Eternals) who go on vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
Critically acclaimed artists Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable, performing together virtually from their homes for the last 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, have launched their next concert series entitled “Composer Series”. Their first concert was a wonderful program featuring music from the great American Composer Leonard Bernstein.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2021
South Street Seaport Museum will open the 1885 tall ship Wavertree to the public beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021 and running on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 2021, with timed entry, from 11am-5pm at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2021
The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company announced today that applications for the seventeenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters are now available. Applications will be accepted from June 1 - June 30, 2021. The winner will be selected in November of 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2021
The Hermitage Artist Retreat will present “From Creation to Production: Where it All Begins,” a talk with Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy, Friday, April 23, 6 p.m., on the Hermitage Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, April 17-18, 2021.