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)


Great acting, Original, Disappointing, Clever, Slow
Avg Score

Ambitious, Dark, Edgy, Intense, Quirky

See it if you like darker musicals and are able to easily scan a stage to follow the characters who are talking ect.

Don't see it if trigger warning, and a dark story line

Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if You love Kander and Ebb and are willing to forgive them for not being at top form.

Don't see it if Don't see this unless it hadps a performer (like Chita Rivera) and it's probably your last opportunity to see that performer.

Clever, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Great acting, Star-driven

See it if you like Chita Rivera and/or Kander & Ebb. If you were curious to see what's been developing since the late 90s. not a whole lot, turns out.

Don't see it if you expect another Chicago or Cabaret. Or even a Spider Woman or a Rink.

Original, Thought-provoking, Intense, Quirky

See it if you're 1.) an avid fan of Kander and Ebb, 2.) want to see Chita on Broadway, and/or 3.) have a deep appreciation for dark musicals.

Don't see it if you have an aversion for dark musicals (e.g. Assassins, Sweeney Todd, etc). This one's definitely on the darker end of that spectrum.

Slow, Dreadful, Excruciating

See it if you want a good nap or love Chita Rivera

Don't see it if you are looking for a captivating story and musical score.

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.

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.

Macabre, Spell-binding, Intense, Sinister, Moving

See it if The show gave a chance to see Broadway royalty Chita Rivera, Roger Rees in his last role Terrence McNally & Kander & Ebb.s last work

Don't see it if the macabre

Absorbing, Enchanting, Refreshing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you love to see a new Kander & Ebb musical. Great story, dark.

Don't see it if you don't like your musicals dark. It's based on a German Expressionist Play.

Clever, Funny, Original, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if If you are into a dark comedy with a striking dramatic edge, this show is for you

Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't like Chita Rivera... Which is impossible so just see it

Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You like classic musicals and like to think about what you're absorbing.

Don't see it if You like pop/jukebox musicals.

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.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

See it if beautiful musical, the last Kander and Ebb score. Chita is incredible.

Don't see it if I wouldn't know why not!

Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You live Chita Rivera- she was the show!

Don't see it if If you don't like a dark musical .

Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Slow, Insipid

See it if You like poor acting, a bad score, a stupid story, and a geriatric step touching.

Don't see it if You don't like cool sets.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You are an ardent fan of Chita Rivera and the music of Kanter and Ebb.

Don't see it if You want great sets, great props and lively music.

Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You like dark comedy

Don't see it if You don't like dark comedy.

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of the composers work.

Don't see it if you have high expectations of a show with the great rivera

Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Epic, Intense

See it if You want to be challenged

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the subject matter

Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Exquisite

See it if You like thought-provoking, dark, interesting shows--and great music. Kander & Ebb for life!

Don't see it if You like stories where everything is wrapped up in a bow. This is a weird, wonderful show.

Absorbing, Original, Quirky, Edgy

See it if You like macabre, unusual theatre (not avant garde, per se, but Dark theme).

Don't see it if You find comedy in dark topics too difficult to take.

Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful, Clever, Enchanting

See it if You love good stories

Don't see it if You're not willing to take the ride!

Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Original, Edgy

See it if Your looking for something different.

Don't see it if If just want to be entertained.

Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Enchanting

See it if Loved it!

Don't see it if You are not intrigued by darkness.

Absorbing, Edgy, Masterful, Romantic, Resonant


Don't see it if You don't like a happy ending

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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