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With No Tony Wins, “The Visit” Sets Closing Date

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Thom Kaine

“The Visit,” the final new musical from celebrated songwriting team Kander and Ebb (“Chicago,” “Cabaret”), will play its final performance at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre on Sunday, June 14.

The avant garde musical, which marked the return of two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera to Broadway, was nominated for five Tony Awards including best musical, but went home empty handed Sunday night.

It’s been a tough road for “The Visit” at the box office. Despite a celebrated creative team, including book writer Terrence McNally (“Ragtime,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman”) and director John Doyle (“Company,” “The Color Purple”), the show has been filling a little more than half of its house.

Last week, “The Visit” had one of its lowest grossing weeks, taking in $194,400 of a potential $762,616 gross, according to numbers reported by The Broadway League.

The musical, based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1956 play, opened on Broadway April 23 after a preview period that began on March 26.

Ticketholders who purchased tickets for “The Visit” after its June 14 run can contact their point of sale for exchanges or refunds.

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