Kander and Ebb’s Final Musical “The Visit” Will Get Broadway Cast Recording
Rick Miramontez / Pete Sanders / Jaron Caldwell / Andrew Esposito
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
THE LEGENDARY BROADWAY COMPOSING TEAM OF
KANDER & EBB’S FINAL MUSICAL
“T H E V I S I T”
C H I T A R I V E R A
R O G E R R E E S
WILL GET OFFICIAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
BROADWAY’S FINAL SHOW OF THE 2014-2015 SEASON
New York (April 23, 2015) – It was announced today that The Visit, which will open tonight, Thursday, April 23rd as the final musical of the 2014-2015 Broadway season, will record its cast album. The Visit is the final musical ever written by legendary Oscar Award®, Grammy Award® and Tony Award®-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. The company will gather in the studio on Monday, April 27th for the original cast recording. The recording will be produced by the Emmy Award® winning and Grammy® nominated producer Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers). The official release date will be June 26th, 2015 and can be pre-ordered by visiting http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/the-visit. The Visit cast album will be a joint release of two labels: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label and will be co-executive produced by Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler and Sandi Moran.
The cast is led by Tony Award® winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachanassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell. The Broadway cast also features 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. Tickets are available at Telecharge.com.
Broadway Records is one of the preeminent record labels in its industry and has produced cast albums for many major Broadway shows (the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical and the recently released Side Show Original Broadway Cast Recording) as well as the preservation of shorter run Broadway shows (Bonnie & Clyde and Big Fish) and NBC’s television event “Peter Pan Live!”. Broadway Records believes in delivering the best cast recordings to its customers, while also striving to innovate with the critically acclaimed “Live at 54 Below” series featuring top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti and many others. Recently Broadwayworld.com nominated 19 of Broadway Records albums for their inaugural 2014 Album Awards, all of which can be found by visiting www.broadwayrecords.com
Yellow Sound Label is a Grammy ®Award nominated, cutting-edge record label that produces established performers, up-and-coming artists and noteworthy Broadway and Off-Broadway cast recordings. As a boutique label, they take a hands-on approach in nurturing and producing artists. Select projects include the cast recordings of Matilda The Musical, First Date, Heathers and Murder Ballad as well as solo albums for such artists as Chita Rivera, Alan Cumming, B.D. Wong, Telly Leung, Anika Larsen, Alysha Umphress, Christopher Jackson and composers Goldrich & Heisler, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Michael Patrick Walker and Miller & Tyson. For a complete list of releases please visit www.yellowsoundlabel.com
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.