A Historic One-on-one Conversation With John Kander and Lin-manuel Miranda May 20th
Rick Miramontez / Pete Sanders / Jaron Caldwell / Andrew Esposito
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
TWO GENERATIONS MEET FOR HISTORIC ONE-ON-ONE
A CONVERSATION WITH
JOHN KANDER AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
ON STAGE AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE
FOLLOWING THE EVENING PERFORMANCE OF
THE 5-TIME TONY AWARD® NOMINATED MUSICAL
“T H E V I S I T”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
New York (May 14, 2015) – It was announced today that The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will host a conversation with two iconic composers following the evening performance on Wednesday, May 20. Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, will sit down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Tickets are available for this special performance and talkback at telecharge.com (212-239-6200). The Visit is on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater (149 West 45th Street, NYC). Time Out New York is the sponsor for the evening.
The cast of The Visit is led by Tony Award® winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachanassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell. Also featured are Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, David Garrison as Peter Dummermut, Mary Beth Peil as Matilde Schell, George Abud as Karl Schell, Matthew Deming as Louis Perch, Diana Dimarzio as Annie Dummermut, Tony® Award-nominee Rick Holmes as Father Josef, Tom Nelis as Rudi, Chris Newcomer as Jacob Chicken, Aaron Ramey as Otto Hahnke, John Riddle as Young Anton, Elena Shaddow as Ottilie Schell, Timothy Shew as Hans Nusselin and Michelle Veintimilla as Young Claire.
In her juiciest role yet, Chita Rivera is Claire Zachanassian, the world’s wealthiest woman, who returns home to Anton Schell (Roger Rees) who captured her heart then shattered her dreams. What she does next shocks the town and makes for the most thrilling and intriguing musical in years. From the team that brought you “Cabaret”, “Chicago”, “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, this tale of romance, seduction and betrayal proves that revenge is the best revenge.
Based on the satirical play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency, The Visit features music and lyrics by the John Kander & Fred Ebb, book by four-time Tony Award®-winning playwright Terrence McNally, choreography by Tony Award®-nominee Graciela Daniele, scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Hould Ward, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier and orchestrations by Larry Hochman with music direction and arrangements by David Loud. The Visit is helmed by Tony Award®-winning director John Doyle.
The Visit is produced by Tom Kirdahy, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Tom Smedes, Hugh Hayes, Peter Stern, Judith Ann Abrams, Rich Affannato, Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler, Ken Davenport, Bharat Mitra & Bhavani Lev, Peter May, Ted Snowdon, Bruno Wang Productions, Taylor Cleghorn, Sandi Moran, Mark Lee & Ed Filipowski, Gabrielle Palitz/Weatherby & Fishman LLC, Marguerite Hoffman/Jeremy Youett, Carlos Arana, Veenerick & Katherine Vos Van Liempt, 42nd.Club/Silva Theatrical, Kate Cannova/Terry Loftis and The Shubert Organization, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.