Exclusive! Roger Rees & More Will Join Chita Rivera in The Visit on Broadway

first_img Related Shows The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price. The Visit The musical premiered in 2001 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and later played The Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. Rivera starred in both productions as Claire, a role originally written for Angela Lansbury, who withdrew from the project in its early stages after her husband fell ill. Further members of the company will be announced later. The cast at WTF also included Judy Kuhn (who is already booked for Fun Home on Broadway this season), David Garrison, Jason Danieley, Diana DiMarzio, Melanie Field, Christopher Newcomer, Aaron Ramey and Timothy Shew. As revealed by these exclusive photos from Broadway.com photographer Bruce Glikas, Tony winner Roger Rees, Rick Holmes, Matthew Deming, Tom Nelis and Michelle Veintimilla will join the previously reported Chita Rivera in John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit on the Great White Way. All the actors are set to reprise their roles from the John Doyle-helmed production of the musical at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts last summer. Broadway.com has learned that The Visit will likely open at the Lyceum Theatre once Disgraced closes there this spring; a show spokesperson had no official comment. Rees won the Tony for his performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. His other Broadway credits include The Winslow Boy, The Addams Family, Uncle Vanya, The Rehearsal and Indiscretions. Holmes has most recently appeared on the Great White Way in Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pillowman and Spamalot. Deming made his Broadway debut in Chicago, while Nelis was last seen on the Great White Way in Enron. This will mark Veintimilla’s first appearance on the Main Stem. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img read more

Migne worried after exit of key CHAN players

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne passes instruction to his players during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 25, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – Ahead of the first leg of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Tanzania at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne is faced with a headache.The pre-season transfer window has left his CHAN team in tatters with several key positions left vacant. Faruk Shikalo moved to the Tanzanian Premier League after signing with Yanga while midfielder Francis Kahata moved to cross-town rivals Yanga. Striker John Avire, by the coach’s own admission is AWOL while winger Paul Were might not be available as he is trying to work on a move out of the country.His biggest headache is the goalkeeping and striking departments as he had made up his mind that Shikalo would be his starter between the sticks while Avire who earned lots of praise from his performance at the Cup of Nations was expected to lead the line in attack.“Avire, I don’t know where he is maybe you can tell me. If you have any news you can tell me,” the tactician stated on the absence of Avire.Harambee Stars striker John Avire during his debut against Madagascar in a friendly match at the Stade Robert Bobin in Paris on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe Sofapaka forward had been at the centre of a transfer saga that left the Football Kenya Federation Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi as a casualty after he stepped aside following his implication in an alleged foiled transfer of the forward to an unnamed club in Egypt.In his absence now, Migne has to look on Piston Mutamba, Nicholas Kipkurui and last season’s Kenyan Premier League top scorer for solutions though he says they lack in experience at the high level.“It’s difficult like when we lost Faruk. We need to find an option but now I don’t have an answer. I know Piston but for Kip and Enosh, I don’t know them at this kind of level. It is another step for them but we will see,”“Of course we have lost a lot of mature players for this level. It will be difficult but it will be a good opportunity for some players to show me their qualities. We will play with players without huge experience,”“It will be a big difference between us and Tanzania. Except Dennis (Odhiambo) and Philemon (Odhiambo) we don’t have many players who played at AFCON. For them, they have seven or eight players who played,” the tactician further stated.Harambee Stars goalkeepers Faruk Shikalo and John Oyemba arrive at the training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHis goalkeeping department also has Migne worried as he is left with John Oyemba who didn’t have much of playing time at Kariobangi Sharks last season, Ulinzi Stars skipper James Saruni and Bandari’s second choice from last season Mike Wanyika who he called up early this week.The tactician has admitted that there is a scarcity of good goalkeepers in the country but believes with the investment in the FKF Centre of Excellence, the problem can be solved in the next few years.“We don’t have lots of talented keepers and that’s the reality. Even Matasi (Patrick) I would like to put pressure on him, but as at now he is the best we have. We need to think about the improvement and development for this department in the team from the youth. We need to work hard and try build some strong keepers,”The tactician will now have a headache of choosing who to start against Tanzania on Sunday between the three uncapped shot stoppers.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more