Friday, May 1, 2015


John Kander & Fred Ebb’s THE VISIT, that finally opened on Broadway last April, is getting a lot of attention by this season theatre awards.

It received 5 Tony Awards nominations: Best Musical, Original Score, Book, Actress in a Leading Role (Chita Rivera) and Lighting Design.

It did better at the Drama Desk Awards with 7 nominations: Outstanding Musical, Book, Music, Lyrics, Actress (Chita Rivera), Director and Set Design.

At the Outer Critics Circle Awards, it received 6 nominations: Outstanding New Broadway Musical, Book, New Score, Actress (Chita Rivera) and Lighting Design.

Photo by Thom Kaine


  1. It's unfortunate that The Visit didn't win any Tony Awards. I read today that they have posted their closing notice. Too bad. It's a very dark show but hypnotic, engrossing and very entertaining. The attendance has been poor. I guess it simply couldn't find an audience. At least the score will be preserved with an Original Cast CD.

  2. I was hoping that at least it could won the Tony for Best Original Score, but deep down I knew it wouldn't. Like you said Harry, at least there's a cast recording.