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Show Summary
The Visit is a musical written and created by John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys). These writers have many Tony accolades to their credit including Cabaret, Chicago and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. The book was written by Terrence McNally (It’s Only a Play, Love! Valour! Compassion!). The show is based on a satirical play by Friedrich Durrenmatt (originally entitled Der Besuch der alten Dame) and was adapted for the stage by Maurice Valency

Chita Rivera (Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink) has been developing the role of Claire Zachanassian for many years, and now is her chance to finally debut the role on Broadway. This latest incarnation is a revised, one-act version of the musical, which had a tryout run this past summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival to rave reviews.

The plot is based upon the oft-widowed character Claire Zachanassian (played Rivera). Zachanassian is the richest woman in the world but returns to the town of her birth, which has now become derelict and forlorn. The locals that still inhabit the town hope that her return will save them from a dismal existence, but with her arrival comes with a high price to pay. Many years earlier Anton Shell (played by Roger Rees) scorned Zachanassian and now the chickens have come home to roost for Shell.

Kander and Ebb's The Visit is directed by Tony winner John Doyle with choreography by Tony winner Graciela Daniele.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show
Previews Begin: 03/26/15
Show Opens: 04/23/15
Show Closes: 06/14/15
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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John Kander and Fred Ebb
  What Is The Visit Like?
Starring Chita Rivera alongside Roger Rees (The Addams Family, Peter and the Starcatcher), The Visit is based off of Friedrich Durrenmatt’s 1956 satirical play.  Rivera plays Claire Zachanassian, one of the world’s richest women, who returns to her hometown which is facing a lot of poverty. Claire is a many time widow, who brings her bad luck back to her hometown, although residents are hoping that her wealth will help them. Rees plays Anton Schnell, a man who scorned Claire many years ago, and soon it becomes clear that Claire has returned precisely to exact revenge on Anton. The plot twists and turns until the two eventually come to terms.

Is The Visit Good for Kids?

The show is appropriate for children over the age of 10.  Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Chita Rivera in The Visit on Broadway
  • John Doyle in The Visit on Broadway
  • Graciela Daniele in The Visit on Broadway
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Cast Members:
Chita Rivera
Roger Rees
Rick Holmes
Matthew Deming
Tom Nelis
Michelle Veintimilla
Broadway Theatre:
Lyceum Theatre
149 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
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45th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave
Lyceum Box Office Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Seating Map:
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Show Duration:
1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission


Tom Kirdahy
Tom Smedes
Hugh Hayes
Judith Ann Abrams

Other Credits:
Fred Ebb (Lyrics)
Terrence McNally (Book)
John Kander (Music)
  Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
Richards Climan
Company Manager:
Bruce Klinger at Hudson Theatrical Associates
Technical Supervisor:
Hudson Theatrical Associates
Casting Director:
James Calleri at Calleri Casting
Advertising Representative:
Serino Coyne
Press Agent:
O&M Co
Production Stage Manager:
Lori M Doyle
Musical - Broadway Premiere

Production Credits:

John Doyle (Director)
Graciela Daniele (Choreographer)
Ann Hould-Ward (Costume Designer)
Scott Pask (Set Designer)
Japhy Weideman (Lighting Designer)
Larry Hochman (Orchestrations)
David Loud (Music Direction and Arrangements)
Dan Moses Schreier (Sound Designer)
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Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the Lyceum Theatre is located at:
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164 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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100 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.