The Visitor

With heart, humor, and lush new songs, Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning team Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then) and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then) with Kwame Kwei-Armah (Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, Public Works’ Twelfth Night) bring their soul-stirring new musical based on the acclaimed independent film, THE VISITOR by Thomas McCarthy, to The Public for its World Premiere.

Widowed and living alone, Walter is a college professor whose life has lost a sense of purpose. When he discovers two young undocumented immigrants living in his New York apartment, the drummer Tarek and jewelry maker Zainab, Walter finds himself in the middle of their battle to stay in an America that’s lost its better angels.


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Public Theater [Newman Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
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The Visitor New York Cast


by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Theatre Tulsa will kickoff the 'Play Series' for its 97th season with 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile,' by comedian and writer Steve Martin.
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
This October, PBS KIDS invites families to celebrate the beginning of autumn with new episodes of their favorite shows, new games and a wide array of activities. Starting October 7, PBS KIDS will kick off a full week of brand-new episodes of MOLLY OF DENALI on PBS stations and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream. Viewers will join Molly, Trini and Tooey on adventures to see the Northern Lights, attend a totem pole raising in Sitka and more, while showcasing kindness through Alaska Native values like showing respect to others and sharing what you have. Additionally, PBS KIDS will premiere new episodes of ARTHUR. And beginning October 14, families will be able to watch returning Halloween favorites through the end of the month.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, the original musical adaption of Rick Riordan's New York Times best-selling novel, will arrive on Broadway this fall for a strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement at the Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) has announced that Tony Award winner Ari'el Stachel will play the lead role of a?oeJosepha?? in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on February 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm. Stachel joins Michael Arden (Stage Director) and Stephen Oremus (Music Director) in leading this one-night-only performance, featuring a chorus of over 200 singers from across the United States, professional cast and creative team, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019
Slave Play, the acclaimed new work by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, is on its way to making its Broadway debut.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Acclaimed actor Haaz Sleiman will be honored with a Vanguard Award at the 11th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival. This award, presented by the Festival to a member of the LGBTQ+ community, recognizes notable individuals in entertainment for their contributions in helping to tell LGBTQ+ stories, as well as exemplifying outstanding leadership and support of community equality, representation, and education. Previous Vanguard winners include Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Fred Rosser (aka WWE Superstar Darren Young). Sleiman will receive the award on Sunday, October 20, at 8 p.m. during the Closing Night Awards Party at Nu River Landing (511 SE 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Christmas Village in Baltimore is ready to transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market. For the new holiday season, this annual Baltimore tradition will open early with a preview weekend on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Claybody Theatre have released the production images for the premiere of The D-Road, Deborah McAndrew's new play about one of Stoke-on-Trent's most significant cultural and economic landmarks– The A500 dual carriageway.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), a national cultural institution telling the untold stories in the making of America through the lens of the Chinese immigrant experience, honors and pays respect to its founding community in Manhattan's Chinatown by announcing new community access initiatives for residents, non-profits, community groups, and family associations based in Manhattan's Chinatown and Two Bridges neighborhoods.
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Co-host Tony Dokoupil will sub-anchor 'CBS This Morning' live from the top of one of new York city's most iconic landmarks, the Empire State Building, tomorrow to celebrate the completion of the building's redesign. In exclusive television access, “CBS This Morning” will take viewers to rarely seen areas of the building. Gayle King and Anthony Mason reveal some of the secrets of the skyscraper and take you to areas beyond public access. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Showcasing another impactful intersection of arts and technology, the Georgia Tech Office of Arts will present choreographer and disability arts innovator Alice Sheppard and the Kinetic Light team for the Atlanta premiere of a?oeDESCENTa?? at the Ferst Center for the Arts on Nov. 23 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valeq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq. 
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Drumming, dancing, a reading from celebrated author Michael Twitty, an interactive documentary and movie screenings are just some of the exciting happenings at Celebrate Pinkster at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY, on Saturday, May 18, from 10am-5pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
The City and County of Denver is pleased to announce a call for qualifications for a new Denver Public Art commission at River North (RiNo) Promenade.
by Maria Nockin - May 4, 2019
in Long Beach (CSULB). Based on the story by Franz Kafka, the opera has words by Rudolph Wurlitzer and, in this production, added text by Juliette Carillo based on interviews with members of  Rising Scholars.  The latter is a CSULB group consisting of former inmates and family members of people who have served time. 
by Rialto Chatter - May 13, 2019
According to reports online, The Public Theater is set to premiere a new musical adaptation of Thomas McCarthy's film The Visitor as part of its 2019/2020 season.
by Andrea Stephenson - May 10, 2019
The musical The Spitfire Grill was first produced Off-Broadway at the Duke Theatre in 2001. Written by James Valcq and Fred Alley, the musical is based on the 1996 film. The show presents us with a moment in the life of Percy Talbot, a young woman recently released from prison, and the residents of Gilead, where the Spitfire Grill is up for sale. The Spitfire Grill is a beautiful show that requires a strong cast and creative direction to truly come alive. Under the direction of Laurie Riffe, the cast and crew at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts deliver an authentic, heartwarming production of The Spitfire Grill.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Ford Theatres presents an immersive experience: Last Whispers - Oratorio for Vanishing Voices, Collapsing Universes and a Falling Tree, on Friday, June 14 at 8:00pm. Last Whispers is simultaneously a spatially-designed sound composition and a film -- an invocation of languages that have gone extinct and an incantation of those that are endangered.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden today passed an important milestone in plans to revitalize its Sculpture Garden, receiving unanimous approval from the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) for its concept design. This news follows last month's unanimous support of the Hirshhorn's plans from the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Public Theater announced the line-up today for The Public's 2019-20 Season 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today announces that Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams and curatorproducer Aldo Rinaldi will join the theatre's Capital Redevelopment Project to ensure that public art is central to the redeveloped building. The Capital Redevelopment Project will see the 43-year-old Theatr Clwyd undergo a major refit to reimagine the public spaces, enhance facilities and create a greener, more efficient, sustainable building for the 21st century.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
THE ART OF BANKSY, the world's largest touring collection of Banksy's works, will open at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney from Friday 13th September. THE ART OF BANKSY has already generated international excitement when it visited Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Auckland, Toronto and Miami, and now this unique exhibition comes to Australia for a limited season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Portland Opera will present Philip Glass's In the Penal Colony for the first time, beginning July 26, 2019. In this piece, a visitor is invited to a penal colony to observe the execution of a prisoner at the hands of a nightmarish machine. The colony's officer extols the virtues of the apparatus, which tortures as it kills, in this piece that The New York Times calls a 'surreal exploration of injustice.' As the future of the institution is questioned, the visitor considers the consequences of meddling, and the officer grows more desperate to preserve the system.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valcq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq. The Spitfire Grill, directed by Tammy Mader with music direction by Malcolm Ruhl, runs July 12 – August 17, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The Jewish Museum has launched new audio tours that will illuminate works of art from the Museum's collection, highlight a range of perspectives, and provide an engaging experience for visitors of all backgrounds. Tours feature the voices of contemporary artists Maira Kalman, Isaac Mizrahi, Arlene Shechet, and Kehinde Wiley; curators and rabbis discussing Jewish traditions and rituals through ceremonial objects; students talking about art; verbal descriptions for visitors who are blind or have low vision; and a podcast-style conversation between artists Ross Bleckner and Deborah Kass discussing their work in the context of Jewish identity and LGBTQ+ history.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Arts Centre Melbourne's acclaimed Morning Melodies started in 1985 when performer Betty Pounder and producer Sandy Graham decided it was time to make good use of an otherwise empty theatre on a Monday morning. Now in its 35th year, Morning Melodies has solidified its presence and become one of Melbourne's quintessential live performance experiences.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
At the 2019 Tanglewood Gala on Saturday, July 13, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will announce that the donor-funded Tanglewood Forever campaign, which continues through August 31, 2019, has surpassed its $64 million goal, raising $70 million as of July 8, 2019. The primary goals of Tanglewood Forever have been both to enhance the festival's traditional summer season offerings with the wide spectrum of dynamic, engaging, and thought-provoking activities of the new Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI), and to amplify its connection with the Berkshire community through the introduction of the new four-building climate controlled Linde Center for Music and Learning, which will play an essential role in establishing Tanglewood for the first time as an all-season facility. Details of fall, winter, and spring programming at the Linde Center will be announced later in the summer. Further details about the Tanglewood Learning Institute are available at; details about the Linde Center are available here.
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Carnegie Hall today announced that boundary pushing hip-hop duo Soul Science Lab will perform Make a Joyful Noize on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commission Project, Make A Joyful Noize explores the affirming and unifying experiences that uplift the human spirit in the face of oppression. The immersive production blends sound and multimedia using music, affirmations, projected images, spoken word, and dance to celebrate unapologetic Black joy as a healing force for cultural resistance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Weimar Republic: Germany 1918-1933, through two wide-ranging and dramatic programs led by Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, explores the musical culture of Germany's politically charged Weimar era. These concerts are given context by Weimar Variations, a collection of ancillary events curated by Stephanie Barron and Nana Bahlmann.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today the spring Public Forum and Public Shakespeare Initiative line-up that will explore the intersection of art, ideas, and action and illuminate the study and performance of Shakespeare's works.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Wonderspaces, an experiential, interactive arts venue, announces the grand opening of its largest location to date, right here in Philadelphia at the Fashion District. Building on the success of annual pop-up shows in San Diego, and its first permanent location in Scottsdale, AZ, Wonderspaces will open a 24,000 square foot new gallery space in late-January.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine continues its 2019-2020 season of Great Music in a Great Space with This Fragile Earth, a celebration of nature's exquisite beauty in collaboration with world music ensemble Rose of the Compass, on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
On view April 7a?"August 7, 2020, Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia, an exhibition of nearly 200 objects, will recreate the splendor of Easter celebrations during the last days of the Tsars. No country is better known for its Easter eggs than Russia. From the jeweled creations of Fabergé to humble wood carvings, the nation's greatest artists, icon painters, jewelers, and artisans have created imaginative egg designs in every medium for the most important of the Orthodox Christian feasts.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Outfest — the non-profit organization with the mission to create visibility for diverse LGBTQ+ stories and empower tomorrow's artists and storytellers by building empathy to drive meaningful social change through its tentpole festivals, Outfest Forward educational labs, fellowships, and Legacy film restoration program — has announced the official lineup for Outfest Fusion 2020: Culture. Film. Music. Story. presented by Comcast NBCUniversal.  Now in its 17th year, Outfest Fusion will celebrate 5 days of screenings, performances, panels, galas, workshops, and world premieres across 6 unique LA venues. This year's festival takes place March 6 - 10, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
This year the Frist Art Museum is expanding two of its public program series to enhance the visitor experience and increase learning opportunities for guests of all ages and backgrounds. The changes to Art After Dark and ARTlab are effective immediately and will continue to evolve over the course of the year.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere musical THE VISITOR, with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey, book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey, and choreography by Lorin Latarro.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine welcomes back David Briggs, organ virtuoso and Artist in Residence, to the 2019-2020 season of Great Music in a Great Space with a recital of works by Brahms, Debussy, and Elgar on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). Ticketholders are invited to a pre-concert talk by Briggs at 6:30 pm.
by Emma Watkins - Dec 8, 2019
Chances are that even if you aren't a fan of pop music, you could sing along to more than one of ABBA's hits, and you've almost certainly busted a move or two to Dancing Queen. Now fans and the semi-curious alike can visit London's O2 to see an exhibition exploring the band's history...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2019
The Renaissance City Theatre, Inc. (RCTI) announces the exciting and new 20th Season of the Granite Theatre. Southern Rhode Island's only year-round theatre is within walking distance of some of the region's finest dining as well as a beautiful stretch of beaches and popular resorts. The Theatre is in a beautifully refurbished Greek Revival building located in the heart of historic downtown Westerly. Jude Pescatello will serve as interim Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
On Monday, August 19th Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage Aux Folles) of AKA Studio Productions will present a reading of FRANKIE! The Musical with Book, Music & Lyrics by teen prodigy Elise Marra and directed by Joe Barros (NY Theatre Barn). 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Following on from their critically acclaimed Sold-out productions, Dirty Laundry and Hot Lane, Stoke-on-Trent based Claybody Theatre Company will once again transport the city's iconic Spode Works for the premiere of Deborah McAndrew's new play about Stoke's major dual carriageway a?" The D-Road.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 20, 2019
It's time to head to Camp Halfblood! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Percy, Annabeth, and all the demigods of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical are heading to Broadway this fall! To prepare you to bring on the monsters, we're getting to know the show's cast members. Get a peek at Chris McCarrell, Jorrel Javier, Kristin Stokes, and more with these videos!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop, has announced it will produce a new musical during its 2019-2020 season. FLYING OVER SUNSET, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, will feature choreography by Michelle Dorrance, and will begin previews March 12, 2020 and open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will head the cast with additional casting to be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today release architect Haworth Tompkins initial designs for their building's capital redevelopment with the start of an extensive public consultation. The project will see the 43-year-old theatre refurbished and repaired, creating a greener, more efficient and sustainable building for the 21st century. The redeveloped building will incorporate reimagined public spaces, as well as dedicated facilities for health & well-being and community work.
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
The Game of Thrones Studio Tour, comprising the breathtaking imagery, captivating sets, original props and costumes, and other behind-the-scenes items from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, will drop fans in the very heart of the Seven Kingdoms. Guests will be treated to an up-close and personal look at a wide selection of items pulled straight from the screen and have the opportunity to walk through authentic set pieces from some of the show's most iconic scenes. In collaboration with HBO Licensing & Retail, Linen Mill Studios are designing and building the new 110,000-square-foot interactive experience and will open its gates for visitors in Spring 2020. It is the first in a series of Game of Thrones Legacy projects announced by HBO last year.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
City Theater In Biddeford presents Calendar Girls written by Tom Firth.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Showtunes Theatre Company will continue its new partnership this season with The Cornish Playhouse as they feature a concert production of The Spitfire Grill, with music by James Valcq, lyrics by Fred Alley, and a book by both artists. The Spitfire Grill continues Showtunes' theme for its 19th season, "Underestimated - Stories about Redefining the Rules," and will feature some of Seattle's amazing actresses in this powerful, intimate story of healing and hope. Directed by Jessica Spencer and with music direction by RJ Tancioco, the show will have four performances only: Saturday, May 4 at 8pm, Sunday, May 5 at 2pm, Saturday, May 11 at 8pm, and Sunday, May 12 at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
The Bentway is pleased to announce that Toronto-based scholar, composer, and artistMitchell Akiyama, and Canadian designer and researcher Brady Peters have been selected to participate in The Bentway's inaugural Artist Residency.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 11, 2019
 Organized by the McNay Art Museum and drawn from the renowned Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, America on Stage celebrates the vision of the nation's 20th- and 21st-century master designers on stages across the U.S. and around the world.