After Sunday night’s Tony Awards ceremony, which saw two new musicals garnering the lion’s share of awards, The Visit — co-produced by Dallas’ Terry Loftis and starring stage legend Chita Rivera — saw that a boost in box office after the awards wasn’t in the card. Yesterday, the show posted its closing notice for June 14. I should close with 61 total performance, plus 32 previews.
While this will be the last original Kander & Ebb musical ever — and, realistically, Rivera’s last trodding of the boards — it’s not the end of the road for Loftis, who told me last month he already has two more shows in the words as a producer … revivals of Kander & Ebb shows. The dream continues.