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Majestic Theatre (New York, NY)
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The Act is a musical with a book by George Furth, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander.



It was written to showcase the talents of Kander and Ebb favorite Liza Minnelli, who portrayed Michelle Craig, a fading film star attempting a comeback as a Las Vegas singer. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1977.



VIDEO: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's MURDER FOR TWO
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre plot their first step in musical mayhem and begin rehearsals for the drop dead funny musical comedy Murder for Two. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Gray and Chris DiStefano in MURDER FOR TWO at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre plot their first step in musical mayhem and begin rehearsals for the drop dead funny musical comedy Murder for Two. (more...)

Dallas Opera Presents Bellini's NORMA, 4/21-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present—for the first time on our stage—Vincenzo Bellini's suspense-filled masterpiece of the bel canto repertoire, NORMA, starring the phenomenal South African-born soprano Elza van den Heever in the title role of a Druid priestess wronged by the man she loves. (more...)

Spend A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

After 10 years, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) welcomes the return of the audience favorite, A Year with Frog and Toad, beginning April 18, 2017. (more...)

New Technology Merges Filmmaking and Philanthropy at International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

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BWW Review: Brookline-Inspired CHILL in World Premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 28, 2017

Playwright Eleanor Burgess burrows into her own backyard of Brookline, Massachusetts, to follow four high school friends from the eve of their graduation through a decade of change in CHILL. Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian guides an all-female creative and design team, a first for MRT. (more...)

BWW Review: L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI at Sarasota Opera House
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 28, 2017

Sarasota Opera House Brings Humor to the stage in Italian Girl in Algiers (more...)

Pitbull, Flo Rida, Stephen Marley & More to Perform at WrestleMania
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum international icon, Pitbull, will take the stage at WrestleMania 33 joined by Flo Rida, Stephen Marley and LunchMoney Lewis (more...)

BWW Interview: David Hunter Talks KINKY BOOTS
by Marianka Swain - Mar 27, 2017

Actor and musician David Hunter's previous work includes Once, Tommy and One Man, Two Guvnors. He's currently starring as Charlie in the West End production of Kinky Boots. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Revival Of Handa On Sydney Harbour's CARMEN Is Entertaining But Not True To The Creators Vision
by Jade Kops - Mar 26, 2017

Bizet's CARMEN's big dramatic imagery, colourful crowd scenes and bold iconic music lends itself to a major spectacle like HANDA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR (HOSH), the jewel in Opera Australia's annual programme so it is understandable that they have opted to 'revive' the 2013 production. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company Announces 2017-18 Season Three Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces its most ambitious and theatrically varied lineup to date with its 2017-18 season. Compelled to respond to changing and challenging times in our country, Season Three grapples with our current political climate, celebrating outspoken heroines (of fluid gender and sexuality) in two new musicals, while embracing documentary inspired reportage, sharp political and social satire, and stirring family drama.  (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come… (more...)

'Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends' On Display at National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends is the first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of the great British painter Howard Hodgkin, who died earlier this month at the age of 84. The exhibition shows the breadth and nature of Hodgkin's long-standing engagement with portraiture, an important aspect of his work that has been largely overlooked because his work appears abstract. With over 50 works from collections around the world and dating from 1949 to the present, the exhibition traces the development of Hodgkin's portraits, exploring his important contribution to our understanding of what constitutes a portrait and examining key themes within the artist's work: colour, memory, emotion and imagination. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Joel Grey & More CHICAGO Alumni Surprise John Kander for His 90th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 22, 2017

Just last night, the record-breaking hit musical Chicago celebrated composer John Kander's 90th birthday at the Ambassador Theatre. Mr Kander was in the house for the special night, which featured surprise appearances by Colman Domingo, Joel Grey, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of CARDAMOM at Jagiti Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2017

Jagiti Theatre presents CARDAMOM, March 24-26. Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

Local Artists Tackle the Challenge of Forgiveness in a World Divided with Athol Fugard's PLAYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Internationally acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard tackles the subject of apartheid head on in his gripping drama, Playland. Playland begins on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7pm, and opens on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm. For ticket arrangements, contact playlandphilly@gmail.com. (more...)

BWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim Productions
by Alan Portner - Mar 20, 2017

Audience learns how the movie business works with a combination of drugs, alcohol, wild sex, porn, and wild insecurity (more...)

Jagriti Theatre Presents CARDAMOM, March 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Jagriti Theatre presents CARDAMOM, March 24-26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Shine in 'PREformances with Allison Charney' March 13th Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On March 13th, the stars aligned and came out to shine for 'PREformances with Allison Charney' classical concert series, where celebrated classical musicians come to play before they appear on many of the world's most prestigious stages. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - Mar 16, 2017

The suspenseful mystery genre of theatre is one that should always be approached with caution; the mixture of sprinkling around clues without giving up the ending to the audience is one that can be difficult to get just right. However, at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, their production of LOVE FROM A STRANGER has managed to grip the attention of the audience, and the reviewer in particular, in ways they may not have imagined. (more...)

Dance for PD Celebrates 15th Anniversary for People With Parkinson's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Dance for PD®, celebrating its 15th anniversary next year, offers specialized dance classes to people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and care partners in six locations around New York City and through our network of affiliates in more than 100 communities in 16 countries around the world. Dance for PD classes allow people with Parkinson's to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence. (more...)

GoPro Prices $175 Million of 3.50% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2022
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

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The Bay Area Premiere of THE ROOMMATE Opens 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) continue their fourteenth season of transformation with The Roommate, a bold new play by one of the most dynamic and highly acclaimed emerging playwrights on the scene today, Jen Silverman. (more...)

Italian Dance Connection Announces 3rd Annual Festival Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

ITALIAN DANCE CONNECTION ('IDACO nyc'), Vanessa Tamburi, Artistic Director announces its 2017 Festival Week, May 30 through June 4, the organization's third annual contemporary dance and art event in NYC. (more...)

The Old Globe to 'Speak for the Trees' with DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Just announced, The Old Globe and Children's Theatre Company, in partnership with The Old Vic, will present Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, adapted for the stage by David Greig, with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, directed by Max Webster. (more...)

Italian Dance Connection Announces 2017 Festival Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

 ITALIAN DANCE CONNECTION (“IDACO nyc”), Vanessa Tamburi, Artistic Director announced today its 2017 Festival Week, May 30 through June 4, the organization's third annual contemporary dance and art event in NYC. (more...)

BWW Review: GMCLA Knocks HE HAD IT COMING Out of the Park
by Don Grigware - Apr 4, 2017

On April 1 and 2 GMCLA presented its spring concert  at the Alex Theatre in Glendale He Had It Coming, a compilation of Broadway tunes with special guest star Tony winner and Emmy nominated actor/singer Alan Cumming and a few magnificent surprises. Needless to say, the show was one of their longest, running almost two hours and a half including intermission, but was well worth it. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents its annual 10-minute play festival, 7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball . (more...)

Everyman Theatre Blends Global Perspectives, Women's Voices, and Truth-in-Storytelling for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Following up on a successful year accentuated by record-breaking subscribership and trailblazing new work, Everyman Theatre announces the six-play lineup for its 2017/18 Season, celebrating actor-driven storytelling through a lens of global diversity and stories inspired by true-life events. (more...)

The Mill at Sonning Announces Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Mill at Sonning is delighted to announce its next season of productions from July 2017 to January 2018. Brian Blessed returns to direct Agatha Christie's most enthralling and entertaining thriller "SPIDERS WEB" from Thursday 6 July to Saturday 26 August 2017. (more...)

Close Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships Make Healthy Kids
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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New Children's Book, 'Super-Bestest Grandparent' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

As a technological innovator in the personalized children's book industry, I See Me! introduces a new customizable storybook, Super-Bestest Grandparent, that highlights the mentoring and loving bond between grandparent and grandchild. Intergenerational bonds offer distinct social, emotional, and educational benefits. Grandparents often take on the role of mentor, advocate, and supportive listener. While many children's books cover relationships between parent and child, friends, and siblings, fewer engage in the valuable bond between child and grandparent. I See Me! celebrates this connection with the diversity of personalization and offers a memorable keepsake to families. (more...)

ACT-IAC Partners With Learning Tree International To Offer Exceptional Training
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL's Dunlop, Lewis and Speir
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2017

Those wacky denizens of Lowake, Texas - members of the Turnover clan - return to the stage tonight in search of their daddy's last will and testament in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Del Shore's chicken-fried comedy Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? Running through May 6, the raucous, downhome comedy features a cast of Nashville favorites including Tonya Pewitt, Memory Strong-Smith, Natalie Royal Herb, Jonathan Hunter, Benny Jones, Linda Speir, Drew Dunlop and Natalie Lewis. (more...)

In Discussion: Walking as a Radical Act to Be Held at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

On Sunday, April 30th the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will present a panel "In Discussion: Walking as a Radical Act." This talk, featuring five artists and writers, will look into The Act of walking today. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Announces 2017 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL WINNERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

FST is proud to announce the winning plays of this year's Young Playwright's Festival. For 26 years, FST has honored thousands of young playwrights from all around the world through the WRITE A PLAY(WAP) program. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sanchita Abrol on KATHAK as a Dance Form
by Zofeen Maqsood - Apr 18, 2017

Counted amongst the ten most important and popular dance forms from India, Kathak is said to be originated from the traveling bards of ancient India (more...)


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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 40th Anniversary Season Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2017-18 season performances in Chicago celebrating the company's 40 year history. Tickets to the three engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park located at 205 East Randolph Street, and a fourth performance at the Auditorium Theatre, located at 50 E Congress Pkwy, will be available to subscribers for renewal beginning April 13 as a Season 40 subscription; Season 40 subscriptions and single tickets will be available for purchase following the Season 39 Summer Series, June 8-11, 2017. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 40th Anniversary Season Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2017-18 season performances in Chicago celebrating the company's 40 year history. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman and More to Lead THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The Golden Apple, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. (more...)

Breaking: Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry, Renée Fleming to Star in CAROUSEL on Broadway
by Alan Henry - Apr 16, 2017

The New York Times reports that producers Scott Rudin and Roy Furman will revive CAROUSEL on Broadway next spring with Jesse Mueller as Julie Jordan, Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow, and Renee Fleming as Nettie Fowler. (more...)

Act II Playhouse in Ambler to Present Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Neil Simon's masterpiece Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by William Roudebush, on stage May 16-June 18, 2017. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Amelia Community Theatre presents RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Amelia Community Theatre will present one of the most human plays you will see this theatre season, Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay - Abaire. "David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that's not just a departure but a revelation-an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty." -David Rooney, Variety (more...)

Iceland's Secret Solstice Festival Adds Extra Day with Opening Ceremony featuring Chaka Khan and Secret Guest to 2017 Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

With the fourth edition of Secret Solstice shaping up to be one to remember this summer solstice weekend, June 16-18, 2017 in Reykjavík, Iceland, organizers have announced a special bonus for ticket holders in the form of an opening ceremony with some truly formidable guests. Extending the festivities, ten-time GRAMMY winner and Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan will be joined by Icelandic acts SSSól and Fox Train Safari for this extraordinary event on Thursday, June 15th, 2017, the day before the full festival was scheduled to begin.  (more...)

Ink Labs, Inc. Secures $6.65M in Seed Funding Led by VTF Capital, Base Ventures, G-Bar Ventures, Nelnet and IT-Farm, Relocates Headquarters to Nebraska
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

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Adrienne Truscott Presents Solo 'Non-Dance', THIS at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Adrienne Truscott made THIS, a solo performance which may not always be a solo, created specifically for Live Arts stage. The event took place April 5-8. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Diego Musical Theatre presents FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

You go on a blind date organized by your sister's husband or a work colleague, and you meet a complete stranger in a busy, inner-city cafe; What could possibly go wrong - apart from everything? Opposites attract in this uproarious romantic musical comedy about the chances we take to find love. When blind date newbie Aaron meets serial dater Casey, a first date turns into a hilarious high stakes dinner. In an unexpected twist, Aaron and Casey's inner critics' transform restaurant patrons into scheming exes, overbearing parents, and supportive best friends who sing and dance them through their date. Will Aaron and Casey be able to turn this disastrous date around before the check arrives? (more...)

Drake & The Chainsmokers Tie for All-Time Record for Most BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

dick clark productions and ABC today released the nominees for the "2017 Billboard Music Awards," honoring the year's most successful artists in 52 categories of music. (more...)

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