Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Kander Will Unite for One-Night-Only Visit Event

News   Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Kander Will Unite for One-Night-Only Visit Event
 
Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who returns to Broadway this summer with his new musical Hamilton, will join The Visit composer John Kander for a special post-show talkback May 20 at the Lyceum Theatre.

The talkback will follow the 7 PM performance of The Visit, which received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. It also garnered nominations for Chita Rivera (Best Actress), Best Book (Terrence McNally) and Best Score (John Kander and Fred Ebb).

The new musical opened April 23 at the Lyceum. Read reviews here.

Read: Terrence McNally On Collaborating With Fellow Broadway Icons John Kander, Fred Ebb and Chita Rivera

Based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1956 play, The Visit has a score by Tony Award-winning Cabaret, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman collaborators John Kander (music) and the late Fred Ebb (lyrics). The musical features a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Master Class, It's Only a Play).

A cast album will be released June 26. Rivera originated the role of Claire Zachanassian when The Visit had its debut in September 2001 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and later repeated her work at the Signature Theatre in 2008 and at Williamstown.

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She is reunited on Broadway with her Williamstown co-star Roger Rees, who again plays her long-ago lover Anton Schell.

The cast also features George Abud as Karl, Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, Matthew Deming as Louis Perch, Diana Dimarzio as Annie Dummermut, Tony nominee David Garrison as Peter Dummermut, Rick Holmes as Father Josef, Tom Nelis as Rudi, Chris Newcomer as Jacob Chicken, Mary Beth Peil as Matilde Schell, Aaron Ramey as Otto Hahnke, Elena Shaddow as Ottilie, Timothy Shew as Hans Nusselin, with John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla.d

Standing by for Rivera is Tony Award-winning Chorus Line star Donna McKechnie.

Chita Rivera and Michelle Veintimilla
Chita Rivera and Michelle Veintimilla Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Here's how the plot is billed: "In her juiciest role yet, Chita Rivera is Claire Zachannassian, the world's wealthiest woman, who returns home to Anton Schell (Roger Rees) who captured her heart then shattered her dreams. What she does next shocks the town and makes for the most thrilling and intriguing musical in years... This tale of romance, seduction and betrayal proves that revenge is the best revenge."

The creative team includes Tony-winning scenic designer Scott Pask , Tony-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, Tony-winning orchestrator Larry Hochman, Tony Honoree for Excellence Paul Huntley (hair and wig design), Tony nominee Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Tony nominee Dan Moses Schreier (sound design), J. Jared Janas (make up design) and veteran musical director/supervisor David Loud

The Broadway run is produced by Tom Kirdahy, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Tom Smedes, Hugh Hayes, Peter Stern, Judith Ann Abrams, Rich Affannato, Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler, Ken Davenport, Bharat Mitra & Bhavani Lev, Peter May, Ted Snowdon, Gabrielle Palitz/Weatherby & Fishman LLC, Marguerite Hoffman/Jeremy Youett, Carlos Arana/Terry Loftis, Veenerick & Katherine Vos Van Liempt, 42nd.Club/Silva Theatrical and The Shubert Organization, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.

For further information, go to thevisitmusical.com.

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