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Based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1956 satirical play "Der Besuch der alten Dame," the haunting musical features the work ofJohn Kander, Fred Ebb, and Terrence McNally.


Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, visits her hometown, now in a hopeless, dreary state. The townspeople hope that she brings money to help them with all their problems, and so she does - but it will cost them. She has returned with a mission of vengeance against her former lover, Anton, who impregnated her in their teen years and then gave testimony that forced her from town. The exchange is simple - Anton’s life for one billion dollars - but the town’s decision is understandably difficult.

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Composer and Lyricist
John Kander


Composer and Lyricist
Fred Ebb


Terrence McNally

Broadway Premiere

Lyceum Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 23, 2015
Total Performances
Original Cast
Roger Rees, Chita Rivera, Jason Danieley, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, David Garrison, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis, Chris Newcomer, Aaron Ramey, Timothy Shew, and Michelle Veintimilla
John Doyle
Graciela Daniele
Tom Kirdahy, Tom Smedes, Hugh Hayes, Peter Stern, Judith Ann Abrams, Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler, Ken Davenport, Rich Affannato, Gabrielle Palitz, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival
Musical Director
David Loud
Larry Hochman
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design
Japhy Weideman
Sound Design
Dan Moses Schreier


Original Broadway Cast Album


The play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt



2015 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Chita Rivera
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater
Best Lighting Design of a Musical

2015 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Chita Rivera
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design

2015 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Performance Award - Chita Rivera Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Roger Rees

2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding New Score
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Chita Rivera
Outstanding Lighting Design

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