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149 West 45th St, New York, NY 10036

The Visit

Closed June 14, 2015

"The Visit" is a cynical tragicomedy whose score is as gorgeous as its heart is hard.

The Wall Street Journal

Why See The Visit?

What's your Price?

After a critically lauded run last summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Terrance McNally's dark, musical adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's black comedy returns to Broadway with inestimable legend Chita Rivera at the helm. The production was nominated for five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play and a cast award for Ms. Rivera.

With music and lyrics from the musical geniuses behind Chicago and Caberet, Kander and Ebb and captivating choregraphy from Graciela Daniele The Visit is a powerfully emotive play, chilling to the bone as we confront the price we're all prepeared to pay for revenge, love and untold riches.

Look who's coming to town, what is the story of The Visit?

The town of Brachen, Switzerland is down on it's luck, with businesses failing by the day. When the locals hear of the return of their most famous and richest daughter, the oft- widowed Claire Zachanassian (Chita Rivera), they predict their fortunes are changing, along with their bank balances.

But Claire, now the world's wealthiest woman, has more than just a trip down memory lane in mind. She has a proposition for Brachen, for all the residents; to execute one of their own, the boy, (Anton, now a married shopkeeper,) who broke her heart all those years ago. Will they accept her deal and sacrifice their morality for a (very generous) handout, or will this town of ordinary people be able to see right from wrong?

Compelling, haunting and mischievous, The Visit is a welcome addition to the spring line up on the Great White Way and is sure to be an unforgettable show, making you question your own principles long after the curtain falls.

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Additional Information


Previews from: 26 March 2015

Opening night: 23 April 2015


Suitable for ages 15+ due to mature themes

Run time

One hour 35 minutes without intermission

And before you stop reading

Please note that images used are from the Summer 2014 production of this show. With the exception of Ms. Rivera and Mr. Rees, cast is subject to change.


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Chita Rivera - Claire Zachanassian

Roger Rees - Anton Schell

Matthew Deming - Lewis Perch

Rick Holmes - Father Josef

Tom Nelis - Rudi

Jason Danieley

Michelle Veintimilla

Diana Dimarzio

David Garrison

Chris Newcomer

Aaron Ramey

Timothy Shew


Terrence McNally - Playwright

John Kander - Music

Fred Ebb - Lyrics

Friedrich Dürrenmatt - Source Playwright

Maurice Valency - Translator

John Doyle - Director

Graciela Daniele - Choreographer


2015 tony award nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Chita Rivera)
Best Lighting Design of a Musical

2015 Drama desk nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Chita Rivera
Outstanding Director of a Musical - John Doyle
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design

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