The Visit New York Tickets
The Visit New York Tickets
Darkly comic, The Visit inspires its audiences to think critically about power, money and ethics. If they themselves were confronted by Claire Zachnassarian's dastardly bargains, what would they choose?
Claire Zachnassarian, now the richest woman in the world, is returning to her home town of Brachen, Switzerland. Brachen has fallen on hard times, and the people hope that Claire can give them the money they need to get off their feet. Her former lover, the shopkeep Anton Schell, still loves her dearly and wants to renew the romance they once had. But in a startling twist, Claire says that Anton impregnated her early in life and she was forced to leave town in shame. She'll give the impoverished people of Brachen a million dollars if they'll murder Schell. Will they do it?
The Visit New York tickets are for a run that lasts for nearly two months at the Lyceum Theatre at 149 West 45th Street, in Broadway, New York.
The music and lyrics to this show's songs were written by composer John Kander and librettist Fred Ebb. Together, this legendary duo has worked on a number of remarkable Broadway musicals, including Fosse, Chicago and Cabaret. The Visit, finished in 2001, was one of Ebb's last musicals before he passed away in 2004.
Chita Rivera stars as the elderly matron Claire Zachnassarian. Rivera is a famous Broadway actress, whose work has included musicals like The Rink (alongside fellow Kander and Ebb alum Liza Minelli), Kiss Me Kate and Chicago. Though she's primarily a stage performer, she's also appeared off and on again on TV and film.
The role of Anton Schell is played by Tom Nelis. Nelis is an established Broadway actor with an extensive Shakespearean background, whose work includes productions like Aida and Enron.
While Terrence McNally has worked hard to turn The Visit into a successful musical, the original writing credits go to Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt, for his play Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Old Lady's Visit). The Visit follows the plot of the original closely, and the two match closely for their grotesque, tragicomic feel. Der Besuch der alten Dame is touted as one of the classic German-language works of the 20th century, which asks troubling questions about what money and power can do to reshape the world and people's ethics.
The musical's book was written by playwright Terrence McNally. McNally has won two Tony Awards for Best Musical (for Master Class and Love! Valour! Compassion!), and two for Best Book of a Musical (for Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman). Like The Visit, most of McNally's shows have to do with human connection and the difficulty of intimacy.
ProducersOne of the foremost producers of this production is Tom Kirdahy. Kirdahy is an attorney, activist and theatre enthusiast, who himself is married to playwright Terrence McNally. He has backed and produced many Broadway plays, including the McNally-written Master Class, Ragtime and It's Only A Play.
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