Tony and Drama Desk Winners John Kander and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Time Out Post-Performance at The Visit May 20
By: Ellis Nassour
Time Out New York is sponsoring a conversation with Tony and Drama Desk-winning composers legendary John Kan
der, who with the late Fred Ebb, comprised one of Broadway’s iconic musical teams, and Lin-Manuel Miranda of In the Heights and Hamilton fame following Wednesday night’s performance of The Visit. The Kander and Ebb musical at the Lyceum Theatre is nominated for five Tonys and six DDs – including Best Musical and Best Actress, the equally legendary Chita Rivera, the multiple-nominated winner of two Tonys and DDs.
Tickets for the talkback are limited to the Visit audience. To purchase tickets, visit the Lyceum box office or go online to www.telecharge.com or call at (212) 239-6200 or visit other ticket sites [where service fees will apply].
Miranda has been nominated this season for four DD’s for Hamilton, directed by
Thomas Kail and which recently ended an acclaimed run at the Public and is
transferring to the Richard Rodgers on July 13 [with an official opening date of
August 6], where it will be eligible for Tony nominations in the new season.
Miranda’s In the Heights was a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize.
The Visit, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt as adapted by Maurice Valency, has a book by four-time Tony and three-time DD winner and Pulitzer nominee Terrence McNally, with choreography by 11-time Tony and nine-time DD nominee [which includes directing stints] Graciela Daniele,.
Also starring in the The Visit‘s 16-member cast, directed by Tony and DD winner
John Doyle [a 2015 DD nominee] for the musical, are Tony winner Roger Rees, DD-nominee Jason Danieley, Tony and DD nominee David Garrison, and Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil.
Moving to Broadway with Hamilton, in addition to Miranda, are Dveed Diggs,
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos,
and Phillipa Soo. The show has won Outer Critics and Lortel Awards for Best
Musical. Choreography is by 2015 Drama Desk Special Award recipient Andy Blankenbuehler [for Hamilton; Tony and DD-nomiated for In the Heights].