The Act
Majestic Theatre (New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.
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.

IDEX and BIO-key Sign License Agreement to Deliver Advanced Biometric Solutions for Mobility Market
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

WALL, NJ and OSLO, NORWAY - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI) and IDEX ASA (OSE: IDEX) have entered into a license agreement and will collaborate to deliver a sensor-to-server infrastructure solution for trustworthy, yet simple and low-cost, in device and online authentication for consumer applications and in particular the smartphone, tablet, and PC markets. The software and hardware combination will be capable of delivering the most accurate, flexible and cost-efficient fingerprint biometric solutions available. BIO-key is a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, advanced mobile authentication and identity assurance technologies and IDEX is a leader in low cost, high quality fingerprint sensor technologies. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Lazar & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Clarizen Listed as a 'Champion' in Info-Tech Research Group's Mid-Market Project Portfolio Management Vendor Landscape
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA - Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced it has been positioned by Info-Tech Research Group in the 'Champion' quadrant of the 2014 Mid-Market Project and Portfolio (PPM) Vendor Landscape report. Clarizen also won the report's 'Trend Setter Award' presented to 'only those solutions that are deemed to include the most original/inventive product/service, or the most original/inventive feature/capability of a product/service.' (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of Recording STEPHEN WARD With Joanna Riding
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 28, 2014

Go behind the scenes of the new West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton, STEPHEN WARD, via a new behind the scenes featurette highlighting the recording of The Act 2 showstopper 'I'm Hopeless When it Comes To You'. (more...)

MadLab Theatre to Kick Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

MadLab Theatre presents Theatre Roulette 2014! In its fifteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE, THE SUNSHINE BOYS and GYPSY Make Up Connecticut Rep's 2014 Nutmeg Summer Series, 6/5-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal is pleased to announce Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) 2014 Nutmeg Summer Series. The three show season celebrates life backstage and behind the curtain. Two award winning musicals; A Chorus Line and Gypsy are matched with Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, a comedy starring Jerry Adler (The Good Wife) and Richard Kline (Three's Company). The Nutmeg Summer Series runs June 5 through July 20, 2014 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the University of Connecticut-Storrs campus. Subscriptions to all three productions are now on sale. Single tickets will go on sale April 15, 2014. (more...)

Rapid7 Innovation Helps Organizations Assess, Prioritize, and Monitor Threats in Complex IT Environments
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

“Every user is now a point on the perimeter, which creates opportunities for attackers to infiltrate organizations by targeting users,” said Lee Weiner, senior vice president of products and engineering at Rapid7. “Detecting these kinds of attacks is a huge challenge, particularly given the explosion in IT complexity, with data and assets now spanning virtual, cloud and mobile environments. To help security professionals succeed in addressing these challenges, we've enhanced our solutions to prioritize risks based on business impact, effectively detect incidents of user-based attacks, and improve the effectiveness of security controls.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: Endearing LIZA Minnelli Performs at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by Don Grigware - Mar 26, 2014


New Human Capital Institute Research Focuses on Top Three Concerns of HR Professionals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

NEW YORK, NY -  The Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global institution for strategic talent management, announced the premiere of its newest research report, 'Talent Pulse,' which is a quarterly research e-book that explores the latest trends and challenges in managing talent. Designed to provide HR practitioners and decision makers with high-quality information they can put into practice, Talent Pulse empowers leaders and employees to effectively address future HR challenges. (more...)

Circle S Studio Drives Demand & Growth With Act-On for Agencies
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

BEAVERTON, OR - Act-On Software, a leading provider of cloud-based integrated marketing automation software, today announced that circle S studio, a digital marketing and design firm, has adopted Act-On for Agencies to enhance its own lead generation and content marketing programs as well as that of its clients. With Act-On, circle S studio has been able to strengthen its online marketing skills and services, helping to advance the agency's overall strategic direction. (more...)

Take the Anxiety Out Of Getting Into the 'U' for You
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Time is ticking away for high school students preparing for the April 12 th ACT Test and the pressure to get into college is on. More than 70 percent of high school students reported very high-to-high stress levels during the college application process in Princeton Review's recent annual survey, College Hopes and Worries. Top of the list? Creating stress and fear of getting into college and college entrance exams. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp & Andrea Anders Join Cast of CBS' Comedy Pilot CUZ-BROS
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The project 'centers on Nick (Stults), a successful, suave ladies man working as a sportscaster for a local Los Angeles TV station whose perfect life gets turned upside down when his mess of a cousin needs a place to stay. Rupp plays Merle, Nick's sweet, no-nonsense, widowed mother who lives nearby. Anders plays Stacey, the smart, tough lead anchor of the local news in L.A. where Nick does the sports.' (more...)

Act-On Software to Exhibit at LeadsCon 2014 and Demo Lead Generation and Lead Management Capabilities at Booth 155
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

BEAVERTON, OR - Act-On Software, a leading provider of cloud-based integrated marketing automation software, today announced its participation at LeadsCon 2014, taking place March 25-26 in Las Vegas, NV. The company will showcase its marketing automation platform and provide live demos of its lead generation and lead management tools at booth 155. (more...)

Nokia Corporation updated financial calendar for 2014; Nokia receives an exemption to the publication time of its financial statements and Board's annual review
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Nokia Corporation Stock Exchange Release March 24, 2014 at 08:30 (CET +1) (more...)

Nokia Corporation updated financial calendar for 2014; Nokia receives an exemption to the publication time of its financial statements and Board's annual review
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

ESPOO, Finland, March 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Nokia has received an exemption from the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority, in accordance with Chapter 7, Section 18 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act, for the publication time stipulated in Chapter 7, Section 5 of The Act. Nokia has been allowed to postpone the publication of its financial statements and Board's annual review for the year 2013 until the end of April 2014. Nokia plans to publish the financial statements and Board's review in April 2014, during week 18, at the same time as it plans to file its annual report on Form 20-F for 2013 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, Nokia provides below an updated financial calendar for the rest of the year 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'night MOTHER - Pulitzer Prize Script and Masterful Acting at Beck Center
by Roy Berko - Mar 23, 2014

One of the most common questions I encountered as a counselor when working with someone who had just experienced the suicide of a family member or acquaintance was 'Why did s/he do it?' Or, in confronting someone who was suicidal, the question is, 'Why do you want to do that?' Ironically, most of the time there is no thoughtful answer. (more...)

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Teases New Video 'G.U.Y.' Vdeo on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Lady Gaga stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about her often outrageous wardrobe and controversial performances. (more...)

Drafthouse Films' THE FINAL MEMBER Documentary Set for Release 4/18
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Drafthouse Films presents THE FINAL MEMBER, directed by Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math. (more...)

THE ACT, With Randy Graff, Cady Huffman and More, to Play in Concert Version at 54 Below, 4/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Kander & Ebb's The Act, featuring Anna Chlumsky, Tony winners Randy Graff and Cady Huffman, and more, will play 54 Below in a concert version on April 3 (7 and 9:30 p.m.) and April 4 (8 and 11 p.m.). (more...)

Cinedigm Prices Public Offering of Common Stock
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

In connection with the offering, Piper Jaffray & Co. is acting as the sole manager. (more...)

THE FROG BRIDE to Hop Into Wharton Center, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

David Gonzalez - mastermind behind THE FROG BRIDE, as developed from the classic Russian tale and poems by Robert Bly - has always said, "When a frog talks, listen." This charming and delightfully comedic performance follows this idea and chronicles the journey of a Prince destined to marry a frog, touching on the ultimately human emotions of acceptance and understanding. (more...)

Easton Pharmaceuticals Announces It Has Engaged Online Marketing and Branding Specialists to Support the Firm's Updated Products, Branding and Website Launch; Provides U
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO -  Easton Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC: EAPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company that owns, designs, develops, and markets an array of topically-delivered drugs and therapeutic / cosmetic healthcare products, today announces it has hired marketing and branding specialists to support the firms brand and online marketing awareness, as well as provide an update on its medical marijuana initiatives. (more...)

UM School of Theatre & Dance to Host 2014 ACDFA Northwest Regional Conference, 4/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance is the proud host of the Northwest Regional Conference of the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA). From April 2-5 the University and Missoula communities will welcome 400 dancers, artists and musicians from universities and colleges throughout the nation and the globe. (more...)

Kaltura Migration to Clarizen V6 Improves Customer Satisfaction Through Better Professional Services Implementations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA - Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced its long-standing customer Kaltura Inc., a leading open source video platform, is completely revolutionizing the way its professional services team communicates due to its migration to Clarizen V6. (more...)

'Solitary Thoughts' by William Goff to be Featured at 2014 Beijing International Book Fair
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

William Goff's debut book, 'Solitary Thoughts: A Series of Subjects Addressed' (published by Trafford Publishing), will be featured at the 2014 Beijing International Book Fair. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at ACT Feels a Little Anemic
by Jay Irwin - Mar 16, 2014

It's one of my all time favorite shows so naturally I'm a little picky about it. I mean, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's "Little Shop of Horrors" is one of those near perfect musicals. Great story, great characters, super fun music, it's got it all. But just as the plant in the show feeds on blood, so does the show, metaphorically speaking of blood as being the grit, funk, soul and attitudes of 1960's doo-wop and B-horror movies. And while there's a ton of talent and great voices on the stage of the current joint production from ACT and The 5th Avenue Theatre, there's also a shocking lack of that "blood" from the production. (more...)

Acentia Senior Director, Simon Godwin, Selected as ACT-IAC Partner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Acentia, a premier provider of technology and management solutions, today announced that Simon Godwin, Senior Director, Strategy and Solutions, has been selected as one of 16 industry members in the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) 2014 Partners Program. (more...)

VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Talks New Tour, Ellen's Oscar Joke & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Entertainment legend Liza Minnelli isn't letting turning age 68 keep her from wowing audiences on her world tour, 'Simply Liza.' (more...)

Clarizen Named 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Award Finalist for Project Management and Collaboration Categories
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced it was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Awards for both the Collaboration and Project Management categories. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. (more...)

Video Flashback: 13 Year-Old Liza Minnelli Sings 'Over the Rainbow'
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2014

Liza Minnelli has been a beloved star of stage and screen for decades, and yet she has always refrained from singing her mother's signature tune, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' In the rare clip below, a listen to a 13 year-old Liza perform the song on Hedda Hopper's Hollywood in 1960. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Stage MAN OF LA MANCHA, 4/29-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Act II Playhouse concludes its 15th anniversary season by dreaming 'The Impossible Dream' with the classic musical, Man of La Mancha. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha plays at Act II Playhouse in Ambler from April 29-May 25. (more...)

Rolling Gate NYC Explains the Advantages of the Grille Gate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

For decades metal roll down gates have provided security for store fronts and business owners. Metal roll down gates have always offered an added degree in security by creating an extra layer of defense against unwanted criminal activity. Rolling Gate NYC, a leading seller, repair servicer and installer of rolling gates of many types and styles is also active in installing, repairing and maintaining grille gates. Rolling Gate NYC's staff of licensed technicians knows that some business and store fronts are made more secure with grille gates. With more grille gates being installed is the grille gate the new rolling gate? For your business, it just may be. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society to End 199th Season with Handel's SAMSON, 5/2 & 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

H+H Artistic Director Harry Christophers is joined by an international cast of outstanding singers and the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus to close the season with George Frideric Handel's dramatic oratorio, Samson. (more...)

Virtualization in Cloud Computing, Network Infrastructure, Software Services and Platform Services
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

LONDON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ has added a new market research report: (more...)

Virtualization in Cloud Computing, Network Infrastructure, Software Services and Platform Services
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

LONDON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ has added a new market research report: (more...)

Liza Minnelli Reacts to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Stage legend Liza Minnelli posted the following statement on her Official Facebook page regarding the loss of the Hollywood star (more...)

BWW Reviews: Natalie Weiss' Personality Overshadows Vocal Talent in Houston Cabaret
by David Clarke - Apr 5, 2014

As a YouTube sensation, many are familiar enough with Natalie Weiss' voice and face, and the largely teenage/early 20s audience last night couldn't be more enthusiastic to see her perform live. Yet, somewhere along the way, her abrasive personality overshadowed her vocal talent. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Randy Graff and Cady Huffman Bring THE ACT to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 4, 2014

Kander & Ebb's The Act, featuring Anna Chlumsky, Tony winners Randy Graff and Cady Huffman, and more, will play 54 Below in a concert version, continuing tonight April 4 (8 and 11 p.m.). The songs of the show-which originally played Broadway in 1977 with Liza Minnelli as the lead-take place in a nightclub, so it's only fitting this one-night-only event will take place in the swankiest nightclub in town! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEATTLE VICE at ACT Remembers the Smutty Fun
by Jay Irwin - Apr 4, 2014

Psst! Hey Buddy! Yeah you! You lookin' for a good time with some scantily clad performers who are ready and willing to do whatever you want while putting on a hell of a show? Well then you'd better hop in your time machine and head back the 1960's because Seattle doesn't do that anymore. But luckily we have "Seattle Vice" now performing over at ACT which takes a look back at those grittier days of Seattle in the 60's where the booze and the boobs flowed freely. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 3, 2014 - A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway, GUYS AND DOLLS at Carnegie and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 3, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A RAISIN IN THE SUN, starring Denzel Washington, opens tonight on Broadway, and GUYS AND DOLLS plays in concert with an all-star cast at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

MARXFEST to Celebrate 100 Years of The Marx Brothers, 5/1-31 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

In May 1914, four brothers at a poker table sat down as Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton, and stood up as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Gummo. In May 2014, MARXFEST celebrates the centennial of this momentous event with screenings, talks, parties, performances, and remembrances, all in the city of their birth. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Maine State Ballet's CINDERELLA Glitters
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 14, 2014

With its new production of Cinderella, the Maine State Ballet, one of only a handful of professional classical dance organizations in the state, proved the saying that 'everything is beautiful at the ballet.' Linda MacArthur Miele's staging of the Prokofiev classic played to sold out houses, comprised in good part by rapt youngsters, awed at the magic of the timeless fairy tale. (more...)

Free Reading of SHOSTAKOVICH Set for ACT, 5/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre's New Play Award recipient: Shostakovich by Jason Grote. Best known for his play 1001 (a deconstruction of Arabian Nights) and Maria/Stuart, Jason Grote's newest work focuses on the life and work of celebrated Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Commissioned through the New Works for the American Stage initiative in 2010, Shostakovich chronicles the tumultuous career of a brilliant musician striving to make art and survive the regime of Joseph Stalin. (more...)

Museum of Sex to Host Teaser Screening of THE FINAL MEMBER, 4/16
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

In Collaboration with Drafthouse Films, Museum of Sex are proud to present a preview screening of THE FINAL MEMBER, a fascinating new documentary about Iceland's Phallus museum. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NCTC's TAILS OF WASPS Explores the 'What' of Scandal But Lacks the 'Why'
by Jay Irwin - Apr 11, 2014

A world premiere play from one of Seattle's best, Stephanie Timm, directed by one of Seattle's best, Darragh Kennan and from one of Seattle's best theatre groups, New Century Theatre Company. Seems like a dead lock winner right? But while I still found "Tails of Wasps" currently playing at ACT thoroughly engaging and interesting I wasn't so blown away by it as I have been by others from this group. And yes, I may be holding them up to a higher standard, but that's what you get for consistently being on the top. (more...)

BIO-key Expands Partner Sales Network
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

WALL, NJ - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a leader in fingerprint biometric identification technologies, cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity verification solutions, today reported that the company continues to advance its reseller sales support network by announcing the addition of five new sales partnerships. (more...)

Soundtrack to Disney's FROZEN Retains Top Spot on Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

According to, the soundtrack to Disney's hit movie 'Frozen' continues its time at the top of the Billboard 200 for the ninth nonconsecutive week. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse to Present LEADING LADIES, 4/24-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Two English Shakespearean actors find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing 'Scenes from Shakespeare' on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. (more...)

Exelis services company spin-off to be named Vectrus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Vectrus is a blended name derived from the words Vector and Trust. Vector represents strong forward direction, while Trust represents the essence of the new company's commitment to its customers. A comprehensive roll-out of the new brand will take place at the completion of the spin-off. (more...)

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