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Chita Rivera Introduces Broadway to Kander and Ebb's The Visit With a Stirring Performance

The new musical, with a book by Terrence McNally, also stars Roger Rees.

Michelle Veintimilla shares a dance with Chita Rivera in a preview from The Visit.
(© David Gordon)

Chita Rivera and the stars of Broadway's The Visit welcomed the press to their home at the Lyceum Theatre, where the new musical begins performances on March 26. The show is set to open on April 23.

The Visit, one of the final musicals of the legendary songwriting duo Kander and Ebb, tells the story of Claire Zachanassian (Rivera), the oft-widowed richest woman in the world. She returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth, where the locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. The show is based on the 1956 play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt and features a book by Terrence McNally.

Tony winner John Doyle directs a cast which also includes Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, David Garrison, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis, Chris Newcomer, Aaron Ramey, Timothy Shew, Michelle Veintimilla, George Abud, Mary Beth Peil, Elena Shaddow, and John Riddle.

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