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The Visitor Tickets

The Visitor Tickets

New York
24 Mar 2020 - 10 May 2020

The Visitor Information

The Visitor, initially scheduled for the Public’s 2019-20 season, now opens the 2021-22 season. Performances are staged at the Public's Newman Theater. The Visitor tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.

The Visitor musical is based on the independent film of the same name, which was released in 2007. It is set in post-9/11 America and follows Walter, a college professor seeking renewed purpose in life. He finds it when he returns to an old apartment of his and finds a Palestinian-Syrian immigrant couple living there: the drummer Tarek and the jewelry maker Zainab. The couple has built their life in America but risks deportation, and Walter, who cannot bring himself to kick them out, soon develops a friendship with them and gets caught up in their quest to stay.

The original 2007 film The Visitor was based on writer-director Tom McCarthy's state-sponsored visit to the Middle East and the people he met there. His resulting film was met with acclaim: Richard Jenkins, who played Walter, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and The Visitor won the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director.

Now, the world-premiere musical adaptation features a new creative team helmed by Daniel Sullivan as director, with music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and a book by Yorkey and Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Tickets to The Visitor will be available soon.

With heart, humor, and lush new songs, Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning team Tom Kitt (Next to Normal,) and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) with Kwame Kwei-Armah (Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic) bring their soul-stirring new musical based on the acclaimed independent film, THE VISITOR by Thomas McCarthy, to The Public.

Widowed and living alone, Walter is a college professor whose life has lost a sense of purpose. When he discovers two young undocumented immigrants living in his New York apartment, the drummer Tarek and jewelry maker Zainab, Walter finds himself in the middle of their battle to stay in an America that’s lost its better angels.

Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (The Little Foxes, Proof) directs this unforgettable new musical about friends and lovers caught between two worlds.

Run time

2hr 20min (incl. intermission)

Opening date

March 24th, 2020

Closing date

May 10th, 2020




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