By Andrew Gans
14 Oct 2011
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking and musical direction by David Loud, the performance will boast the talents of Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum.
The Visit is a musical based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) with a book by Terrence McNally, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
"Claire Zachanassian (Rivera) was driven from her hometown in disgrace when she was 17, having been betrayed by her lover Anton Schell (Cullum)," according to press notes. "Several decades and seven husbands later, Zachanassian has become the richest woman in the world, yet her hometown has fallen on hard times. When Zachanassian returns with an offer to save the town, salvation comes with an outrageous price tag."
Tickets for the one-night-only benefit go on sale to the general public Oct. 17. (Tickets are available now for Actors Fund and Vineyard members). Tickets are priced at $500, $250, $150, $100 and are available by calling (212) 221-7300 ext. 133, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.actorsfund.org. VIP tickets and sponsorship packages are also available.