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The Visit, Starring Chita Rivera, to Get Broadway Cast Recording

The Kander and Ebb musical is directed by John Doyle.

Tom Nelis, Chris Newcomer, and Matthew Deming, and Chita Rivera in The Visit.
Tom Nelis, Chris Newcomer, and Matthew Deming, and Chita Rivera in The Visit.
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Broadway's The Visit, which opens tonight at the Lyceum Theatre, will get a cast album. The company will gather in the studio on April 27 to record the show's music. The official release date will be June 26. The Visit's cast album will be a joint release of two labels: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label.

Tony winner John Doyle directs a cast led by Tony winners Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, along with 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.

The Visit, one of the final musicals of the legendary songwriting duo John Kander and Fred 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.

The Visit began previews March 26 after originating at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2014.

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