UPDATE: This production has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Public Theater continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with the world premiere musical The Visitor, featuring music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and a book by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Brian Yorkey. Daniel Sullivan directs.
Performances are staged at the Public's Newman Theater.
With heart, humor, and lush new songs, Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey with Kwame Kwei-Armah bring their soul-stirring new musical based on the acclaimed independent film, The Visitor by Thomas McCarthy, to The Public for its World Premiere. 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. The Visitor is an unforgettable new musical about friends and lovers caught between two worlds.