By Andrew Gans
14 Feb 2008
As previously reported, two-time Tony winners Chita Rivera and George Hearn as well as Mark Jacoby will star in the Signature's upcoming production of The Visit. Part of the Signature's four-month Kander and Ebb celebration, the musical will play the Arlington, VA, venue May 13-June 22. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Joining Rivera (Claire), Hearn (Anton) and Jacoby (Mayor) in the Manhattan reading will be Jayne Houdyshell (Matilda), Florence Lacey (Mayor's Wife), Jason Danieley (Schoolmaster), David Garrison (Doc), David Cryer (Rudi), Manoel Felciano (Karl), Megan McGinnis (Ottilie), Roy Bean (Jacob- Eunuch), David Sabella-Mills (Louis- Eunuch), Aaron Lazar (Young Anton), Lorin Latarro (Young Claire), Matt Farnsworth (Lenny), James Clow (Priest/Evgeny), Brian O’Brien (Benny), Hal Robinson (Policeman), Patty Goble (Ensemble), Sally Wilfert (Ensemble) and Betsy Wolfe (Ensemble).
The reading will boast two new songs penned by John Kander as well as other new material.
Based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt's original play, The Visit features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Terrence McNally. The Signature production will be choreographed by Ann Reinking and directed by Frank Galati.
Signature Theatre is located at 4200 Campbell Avenue in Arlington, VA. For more information visit www.signature-theatre.org.