This edition: "The Visit" and "It Shoulda Been You"Tweet
Original tape date: April 10, 2015.
First aired: April 25, 2015.
This episode is devoted to two radically different new musicals on Broadway. First up we focus on "The Visit", the last show by the team of John Kander and the late Fred Ebb. Our guests include composer Kander, its innovative director John Doyle plus the show's stars Roger Rees and the legendary Chita Rivera who discuss this bewitching adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's dark and intriguing tale of betrayal and revenge.
Also on the show we discuss "It Shoulda Been You," writer Brian Hargrove's story of a lavish family wedding that goes wildly awry. Our guests are Hargrove, the show's director, David Hyde Pierce (best-known for his role in "Frasier") plus two members of its cast Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris who give wonderful comic performances as the stressed-out mothers of the bride and groom.
Tyne Daly Actress, “It Shoulda Been You”
John Doyle Director, “The Visit”
Brian Hargrove Librettist & Lyricist, “It Shoulda Been You”
Harriet Harris Actor, “It Shoulda Been You”
John Kander Composer, “The Visit”
David Hyde Pierce Director, “It Shoulda Been You”
Roger Rees Actor, “The Visit”
Chita Rivera Actor, “The Visit”