Tony Nominee The Visit Sets Broadway Closing Date

first_img The Visit After struggling with low grosses for some time, The Visit will close on June 14. Starring legendary two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, the production began previews on March 26 and officially opened on April 23 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre.Along with Best Musical, The Visit received 2015 Tony nominations for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Rivera, Best Score for Kander & Ebb, Best Book of a Musical for McNally and Best Lighting Design for Japhy Weideman. It garnered no wins.John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price.Directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production also features Tom Nelis, George Abud, Jason Danieley, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, David Garrison, Rick Holmes, Chris Newcomer, Mary Beth Peil, Aaron Ramey, Elena Shadow, Timothy Shew, John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img

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