For 90 minutes of ecstatic storytelling, you are transported to a place where love, death and consequence are dancing together and where a victory for true love might just not be what you first think it will. Chita Rivera, an incandescent star of the Broadway stage in undiminished glory, is faultless. One of the best of Kander & Ebb’s musicals, The Visit is the best, most important, musical currently playing on Broadway.
The best scenes were the group set pieces – the enthusiastic party to celebrate Semyon’s planned suicide and the reveal around the coffin when the truth comes home to roost. The cast were all in tune with each other, delightfully interacting in a silly way while keeping true to their particular character’s interior motivations and drives.