Already closed | 1h 35m | Midtown W

The Visit

From 84 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Original, Disappointing, Clever, Slow

About the show

Broadway legend Chita Rivera stars in the historical final collaboration between Kander and Ebb and book writer Terrence McNally in this musical adaptation about greed and revenge. More…

Claire Zachanassian, the world's richest woman, returns to her financially depressed hometown to find the man who captured her heart, cast her aside and shattered her dreams. What Claire does next shocks the town to its core: offering them a new leave on life and a return to their prosperity of old, if they kill the man who abandoned her years ago. This is the tale of the lengths one woman goes to win back lost love, proving that revenge is truly the best revenge.

1h 35m | Already closed | Lyceum Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (84)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Original, Disappointing, Clever, Slow

65
Dated, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Strange

See it if you worship @ the Our Lady of Diva Chita Rivera altar. Nothing else to see here. Music's forgettable, choreography's weird, theme's morbid.

Don't see it if you can't handle old bitter vengeful "love". This show is not about love or romance or generosity, & should have never revisited Broadway.

60
Confusing, Great acting, Indulgent, Original

See it if you love Chita Rivera / you are into super quirky plots and musical stylings

Don't see it if you are looking for anything straightforward or easily digestible

50
Dated, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to see Chita Rivera like me.

Don't see it if want something jazzy.

65
Ambitious, Original

See it if you like Chita Rivera and Kander & Ebb

Don't see it if you want a fast-paced, energetic musical with big flashy dance numbers.

68
Slow, Great staging, Confusing, Romantic

See it if you want to catch a theatre legend, Chita Rivera, in a tour de force turn performing Kander and Ebb material. Beautiful set and songs.

Don't see it if you aren't prepared to be bored and confused for 90 minutes. It hurts to say, but I had a tough time staying awake.

60
Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Edgy, Insipid

See it if There isn't a better choice.

Don't see it if There is another option that you are considering.

65
Great acting, Original, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you prefer darker more expressionistic and often-non linear productions.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy sung-through musicals, enjoy lighthearted subject matters, or don't enjoy expressionistic productions.

60
Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You feel like you have to see every Kander and Ebb piece.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with depth and a clear direction and tone. You want memorable or powerful songs that are not short and full of fluff

65
Dark, Intriguing, Odd, Unique, Great lighting

See it if you love Kander and Ebb. If you love theater that is a bit macabre.

Don't see it if you don't like themes of revenge and death, eunuchs, and spinning coffins.

65
Dated, Disappointing, Strange

See it if you want to see a strange story with unlikable characters making awful choices. The set and costumes were great. The staging was good

Don't see it if you expect great music, dancing, and an overall appealing or well constructed plot

55
Disappointing, Great acting, Profound, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a Chita Rivera fan or are privy to the original film.

Don't see it if You like fast-paced shows.

64
Cliched, Mediocre

See it if The only reason to see The Visit is Chita Rivera. She is a great of Broadway and holds up well given her tenure however it is not a must.

Don't see it if You don't like Chita Rivera.

60
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious, Dated, Slow

See it if You would love to see the legend Chita Rivera!!

Don't see it if Your expecting an completely understandable storyline.

60
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you want to appreciate a legend. Chita Rivera was great!

Don't see it if You have not seen many other shows. There are many more great shows out there to see.


April 23rd, 2015
"'The Visit' only rarely shakes off a stasis that suggests a carefully carved mausoleum frieze. Nor does the show ever quite make peace between its uneasily twinned strands of merciless cynicism and a softer sentimentality...'That 'The Visit' still holds the attention has much to do with Ms. Rive...
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April 23rd, 2015
"It remains fascinating and alluring, if finally repetitive and frustrating...For all its flaws, though, you would never say the cast and crew of this often hypnotizing, eerie experiment were driven by fear or the lust for lucre."
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April 23rd, 2015
"The better the songs are, the weirder the show gets. There is, it seems to me, something ultimately incompatible in the marriage of this prime example of the European absurd and American show-must-go-on razzmatazz. Alienation and gregariousness make strange co-stars, but then so did Kander and E...
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April 23rd, 2015
"A second-tier Kander and Ebb score is better than a lot of musical craftsmen's best, which makes 'The Visit' a welcome curiosity...The funereal show's shortage of tonal variation makes it harder to love...One of the production's rewards is the thrilling choral singing and exquisitely textured ha...
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