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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.

Jill Paice, Mark Nadler, Marya Coburn and More Set for Two-Act BROADWAY BALLYHOO, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Scott Siegel's BROADWAY BALLYHOO returns and breaks new ground with a two-act concert event on Tuesday, July 8 at 9:30 PM at 54 Below. Starring: Jill Paice, Mark Nadler, Camille Saviola, Carole Demas, Farah Alvin, Bob Stillman, Maxine Linehan and special guest star Marya Coburn. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Welcome Back DIDN'T YOUR FATHER HAVE THIS TALK WITH YOU?, 7/24-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Act II Playhouse in Ambler is bringing back Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite's acclaimed and hilarious one-man-show Didn't Your Father Have This Talk with You? for two weeks only this summer. Performances will be held for July 24-Aug. 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 43rd summer season this week with the second of its five large-scale productions, the classic "West Side Story." The show opened Wednesday, June 25 and continues through June 29. Scroll down for an epic look at the cast in action! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE IMPROV Comes to Sophie's At Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Jordan Scott Gilbert in Association with Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. presents the WORLD PREMIERE of The Phantom of the Improv, at Sophie's At Broadway with previews beginning June 2nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Franklin Theatre Presents SEUSSICAL for Two Days Only, 7/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Act Too Players (ATP), Williamson County's premier training program for all youths interested in the performing arts will take the stage in June with the production of SEUSSICAL. The productions will run from July 19th and July 20th at the historic Franklin Theatre located in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee. (more...)

BWW Chicago Reviews: THE LAST SHIP
by Misha Davenport - Jun 26, 2014

Sting's heartfelt and emotional musical 'The Last Ship' is mostly sea-worthy in its pre-Broadway tryout. (more...)

Tata Communications Limited announces its intention to deregister in the United States under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

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Marla Schaffel and Tina Chen to Headline Mirror Rep's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Mirror Repertory Company, along with The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), presents Tony-nominee Marla Schaffel (Jane Eyre) in THE MIRACLE WORKER as part of its 2014 summer season in Greensboro, Vermont. With special events beginning over the 4th of July weekend, GAAR's 2014 summer season will also include a limited engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. (more...)

With U Introduces Licensees to the Characters of Popular Gaming App 'Happy Ningels'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Developed by With U, the popular Facebook game Happy Ningels revolves around the adventures of angelic baby ninjas as they travel through a fantasy world, weaving a story equal parts adorable and stylish. (more...)

Information Systems Associates, Inc. Announces New Software Division
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

STUART, FL - Information Systems Associates, Inc. (OTCQB: IOSA) announced today that it has created a new subsidiary, TrueVue 360. Based in Coral Springs, FL, TrueVue 360 will develop, market, and support a range of applications focused on asset management of information technology. The formation of the new division culminates a year-long development effort for a complete re-vamp of ISA's software offerings. The new company will be headed by Adrian Goldfarb, ISA's current President and CFO. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The LOT's 'SPAMALOT' is Full of Humour, Enthusiasm and Quirky Fun
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Jun 24, 2014

SPAMALOT may be based on the Monty Python film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but the musical differs greatly from the film on which it is based. While both the musical and film have hilarity in common, the story's transition onto stage provides some interesting differences. The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 2005 has since graced stages internationally and garnered three Tony awards. The original Broadway cast of the show that spoofs the Arthurian legend boasted Sara Ramirez, Christian Borle, Tim Curry and more! This may be quite The Act to follow, but the Lower Ossington Theatre's current production of the laugh-out-loud show does a good job at creating a similar atmosphere and staying true to the overall show. (more...)

National Circus Project Coming to Stamford's Palace Theatre, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The circus is coming to Stamford - and you can get into The Act! An interactive and fun show for all ages, The National Circus Project brings their time-honored tradition of thrilling and entertaining audiences with awesome acrobats, dazzling jugglers, aerialists, clowns and hula hoop artists to The Palace Theatre on July 22nd at 11 a.m. Tickets are just $10 and group rates are available by calling 203-517-3431. (more...)

The Walt Disney Company Announces Participants for Its Startup Accelerator Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

To kick off the program, participating companies will meet with various mentors including Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger, and leaders from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC, ESPN and Walt Disney Imagineering, as well as other entertainment industry leaders, investors, and Techstars' extensive network of technology mentors. Selected companies will develop mentorship relationships based on expertise, interest and background. Participating companies will meet with mentors regularly and work together to build and expand business plans, product launches, marketing campaigns, and formulate long-term strategies. The program culminates with a Demo Day in October, where each team will present their company to industry leaders, Disney executives, and the entrepreneurial community. (more...)

Cornell Bhangra Wins TODAY'S GOT TALENT Contest; Joins Top Acts
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The votes are in! Cornell Bhangra, a dance group based in Ithaca, N.Y., won the “TODAY's Got Talent” contest, announced last night by “TODAY” anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. (more...)

BWW Review: Cyrano May Be Ready for the Stage, But CYRANO Is Not
by Jeff Davis - Jul 30, 2014

I wish I had Cyrano de Bergerac's way with words. If I did, maybe it would be easier to write what I'm about to say here. City Theatre's current production of the Edmond Rostand classic, Cyrano de Bergerac has several of the elements that a show needs to succeed. It has an incomparable lead actor, two amiable supporting leads, and a text beloved by many a theatergoer. Still, due to a lackluster ensemble and odd directing choices, the production fails to gel or leave a positive impression. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Premiere THE DOG: IMAGES OF A REAL BAD BOY Exhibition, 8/6
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Drafthouse Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are thrilled to announce the Gallery opening of The Dog: Images of a Real Bad Boy - Photographs By Marcia Resnick, in conjunction with the theatrical release of Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's documentary The Dog. (more...)

Netflix Chief Content Officer to Be Honored at Gotham Independent Film Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's premier member organization of independent filmmakers, announced today that Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, will be presented with the 24th annual Industry Tribute (more...)

Dominique Lévy Pays Tribute to Italian Iconoclast Giulio Paolini, 7/8-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Beginning 8 July 2014, Dominique Levy gallery will present a collaborative artists' project inspired by the work of Italian ConceptualistGiulio Paolini. Titled 'Hypothesis for an Exhibition' and curated by Begum Yasar, the project is comprised of two components: The first is an exhibition of work by Paolini and a dozen New York artists and collectives paying tribute to his ideas. The second component is a publication designed by Studio Manuel Raeder. In addition to Paolini, participating artists include Richard Aldrich, Harold Ancart, Sebastian Black, Kerstin Bratsch, GuytonWalker, KAYA, Charles Mayton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, R.H. Quaytman, Antek Walczak, and Viola Ye?iltac. (more...)

Dominique Lévy Gallery Presents HYPOTHESIS FOR AN EXHIBITION, 7/8-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Beginning 8 July 2014, Dominique Lévy gallery will present a collaborative artists' project inspired by the work of Italian ConceptualistGiulio Paolini. Titled “Hypothesis for an Exhibition” and curated by Begum Yasar, the project is comprised of two components: The first is an exhibition of work by Paolini and a dozen New York artists and collectives paying tribute to his ideas. The second component is a publication designed by Studio Manuel Raeder. In addition to Paolini, participating artists include Richard Aldrich, Harold Ancart, Sebastian Black, Kerstin Brätsch, GuytonWalker, KAYA, Charles Mayton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, R.H. Quaytman, Antek Walczak, and Viola Ye?iltaç. (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Adds Voting & Instant Save Starting Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

NBC's “America's Got Talent” is partnering with Google for interactive viewer voting and instant save features. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET at Franklin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

CABARET comes to the Franklin Theatre this Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 5:00pm. Directed by Sondra Morton, CABARET features Musical Direction by Jamey Green and Choreography by Lauri Gregoire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Equicare Health Introduces New Version of Cancer Survivorship Software, EQUICARE CS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

“This version of ECS is our most ambitious and feature rich release to date,“ states Equicare VP of Product Management, Malcolm Wright. “We've taken customer input seriously and developed a product that is ahead of healthcare trends in terms of survivorship care planning, patient reported outcomes, and the use of patient portal. The regulatory landscape of the North American healthcare market is changing rapidly, and we're pleased to provide healthcare organizations with tools that meet these changing standards.” (more...)

Wadhwani Foundation's Upskilling Programme 'Race to a Job' Finds Special Mention in Vice President Biden's Report
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Vice President's report highlights successful job-driven training strategies, details executive actions that are being taken by the federal government, and new commitments by employers, non-profits, unions and innovators to help spread what's working and to support more Americans in getting and moving up in in-demand jobs and careers. (more...)

BWW Recap: I Know You Want To Read This PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Recap. Kisses, A.
by Colleen Maus - Jul 29, 2014

The liars are back in the fifth season of “Pretty Little Liars” and they are not alone. Recovering from last season's shocking finale, the girls are thrown back into Alison DiLaurentis' crazy world. (more...)

New Book 'Equanimity: The Spirit Within' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 'Equanimity: The Spirit Within'is a new Christian bookby Samuel D. Bartoli. It was published in January 2014 by Halo Publishing International and is available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (more...)

BWW Blog: Adam Brandner - Galactic Bay Publishing Launches New Website
by Guest Blogger: Adam Brandner - Jul 28, 2014

Galactic Bay Publishing launches new website! (more...)

BWW Interviews: DTH's Dance Master Keith Saunders Talks Ballet and The Legacy of Harlem
by Katricia Lang - Jul 28, 2014

'America's not used to seeing a black face in this particular art form,' says 16-year-old Naazir Muhammad about ballet. He should know. He and his twin brother, Shaakir, both practice ballet at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York. Both are aware that ballet is expected to have a certain face. The Dance Theatre of Harlem defies these expectations. Because of this, the company is special in two ways. It is innovative and radical in existing as well as being innovative and radical in dance. Aretha Franklin en point? You never. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ACT's Three Quirky ONE ACTS Feels Like One Too Many in Total
by Jay Irwin - Jul 27, 2014

In my opinion One Act plays are an underutilized form in the theatrical world. Too short to take up an entire evening's entertainment and so they get overlooked. Thankfully ACT has chosen not to shy away from the form with their current offering, "An Evening of One Acts" and has even chosen works by some iconic American authors. And while the evening was loaded with quirky fun, two of the one acts felt as if they could have ended a few times over and ran a bit long. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Patti LuPone Pandemonium! EVITA To 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 25, 2014

Today we are saluting one of Broadway's best-loved leading ladies in honor of her new cabaret show kicking off this week at 54 Below, the one and only Patti LuPone. (more...)

Icicle Creek New Play Festival Adds Two New Workshops to Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Icicle Creek New Play Festival (formerly known as the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival) will add two new workshops to its line-up in addition to featuring two plays written by esteemed playwright Steven Dietz (Becky's New Car) and Carly Mensch (TV's 'Weeds' and 'Nurse Jackie'). (more...)

Jay Leno, Cyrille Aimee, Sid the Science Kid and More Set for Stamford's Palace Theatre in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Stamford's Palace Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring artists from all genres. The season serves up an exceptional lineup of comedy, music, children's programming and holiday shows, suitable for patrons from 3 to 93. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ramin Karimloo and More in VICTORIA SHAW: UNDER THE COVERS at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

This past Monday marked the fifteenth edition of 'Victoria Shaw: Under The Covers' in the past ten years of the Broadway at Birdland concert series That's a lot of really great music and insider stories told by some of country music's top hit-makers, superstars and up-and-comers. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

VuCOMP Receives Market Clearance for M-Vu Breast Density in Canada
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The clearance is timely as bill C-314, An Act Respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue has been introduced in Canada. The Act requires the Government of Canada to encourage the use of existing initiatives in order to increase awareness among women about the implications of heterogeneous or dense breast tissue for breast cancer screening, and to assist women and health care providers in making well-informed decisions regarding screening. (more...)

Rudolph Announces New SONUS Technology and Collaboration with TEL NEXX for Advanced Packaging Process Control
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Copper pillar bumps and TSVs are key enabling technologies in the rapidly growing field of advanced packaging where 2.5D and 3D assembly schemes are driving the 'More than Moore' roadmap. Rudolph has collaborated with TEL NEXX specifically to develop pillar bump and TSV plating process control based on SONUS Technology. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns' Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2014

As previews were wrapping up last week, Resnick chatted with BroadwayWorld about the impending opening, what it's like playing such a complex character, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Facing Moral Dilemmas in a Crumbling Garage - NORTH OF THE BOULEVARD at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 21, 2014

Trip needs to get himself and his family 'up north of the Boulevard' to a more civilized neighborhood. Then an unexpected circumstance dumps an opportunity in Trip's lap. The only problem is that, to take it, Trip would need to leave his integrity behind and possibly risk going to jail. Is getting north of the Boulevard worth it for Trip and his buddies? Does Trip even have a meaningful choice? (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces 'Coast to Coast' Fundraising Events to keep Doors Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Cabrillo Music Theatre is thrilled to announce that as of Friday, June 27 it had passed the $100,000 mark (from over 400 donors!) towards its goal of raising $250,000 to keep its doors open and launching its 2014-2015 season, featuring MARY POPPINS, MEMPHIS, OKLAHOMA and COMPANY. With still six weeks to go in its fund-raising efforts, Cabrillo "Family" members have initiated two fund-raising events "Coast-To-Coast" with a special benefit concert at the Triad Theatre in New York City on Monday, August 4 and a "CabrilloDance-A-Thon" scheduled on Friday, August 1-2 in Thousand Oaks! (more...)

Gustafer Yellowgold Coming to Long Island Children's Museum, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

By popular demand, that little guy from the Sun is set to be back in Garden City! Gustafer Yellowgold brings his out-of-this-world, multimedia family show to LONG ISLAND CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, 11 DAVIS AVE., GARDEN CITY, NY 11530 at 11:30AM & 2:00PM on AUGUST 27TH, 2014. (more...)

BROOKLYN SHANTI Releases New Single 'This Feeling' With Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Brooklyn Shanti is widely regarded as an accomplished producer, emcee, and pioneer of Global/Tropical Bass/Dancehall fusion, and is hip-hop's official cultural ambassador to India. (more...)

CATALOGUING PATTERN Now On View Through 8/31 at SPACE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the visual art exhibition Cataloguing Pattern, a collaborative meditation on the role of pattern in artistic practice. The exhibition is on view through August 31, 2014, at SPACE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Leslie Uggams Makes History as GYPSY's First African-American Rose at UConn
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 16, 2014

History is being made over at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus as Leslie Uggams becomes the first African-American actress to star as Rose in an Equity production with a mixed race cast for the musical Gypsy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ensemble's I WISH YOU LOVE Swings, Sound and Sincere
by Katricia Lang - Jul 15, 2014

I WISH YOU LOVE chronicles Nat 'King' Cole's struggles to keep his popular show on the air against the prejudiced American public, sponsors and studio executives. Over and over again, the skittish execs force Nat to decide what is most important to him - the show or his people. (more...)

Act-On's New Platform Capabilities Give Marketers More Flexibility, Power, Control and Enhanced Usability
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BEAVERTON, OR - Act-On Software, the leading marketing automation provider for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced its latest platform enhancements designed to empower marketers with the flexibility and control to customize individual user experiences and reports based on unique business processes. Act-On focused its product innovations on feature sets most vital to its customers' needs, with the objective of simplifying the user experience through customization capabilities, while making the system more intuitive with personalization and dynamic reporting.  (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present MORE BROADWAY ON BUTLER, 8/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Act II Playhouse in Ambler continues its summer of entertainment with More Broadway on Butler, a lively musical review featuring numbers from many popular Broadway shows. The production runs Thursdays-Sundays, Aug. 7-17. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Spits Water at Woman During HEDWIG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

According to Page Six, Neil Patrick Harris got exceedingly angry at a woman during the Thursday night performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at the Franklin Theatre, 7/19-20
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2014

The Act Too Players Summer Production of Seussical opens at the Franklin Theatre for 2 Shows Only! The shows are at 1pm and 6pm on Saturday July 19th & Sunday July 20th. (more...)

BWW Launches New Series in Collaboration with The NY Public Library for the Performing Arts; First Up, Digital Curator Doug Reside on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jul 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to kick off a new special content series, in partnership with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Future entries will delve into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. First up, Doug Reside, Digital Curator for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts writes about The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES a Jaw-Dropping, Thrilling Production
by Paul Hyde - Jul 11, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre's production of 'Les Miserables' is jaw-droppingly terrific, a thrilling production of polished professionalism from beginning to end. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HANDS SOLO: PIANOMAN at ACT Elicits Jazzy Charm
by Jay Irwin - Jul 11, 2014

I always get a little worried about the one man, autobiographical shows. All too often they can become self-indulgent therapy sessions as the performer delves into a life that we may or may not care about. Luckily this is not the case with 'Hands Solo: Pianoman' currently playing at ACT as Victor Janusz offers up a more self-reflective rather than self-indulgent journey mixed with some wonderfully sweet and jazzy tunes from he and his piano. (more...)

Bookworks Presents June's IT'S ABOUT BOOKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Dear Bookworks Bookworm, I read a book this month that I had every intention of liking, but didn't. It had a story line that interested me but the characters were one dimensional and flat and the writing that was not worth writing home about. Rather than review a book that disappoints, I decided to review a movie that I had just seen with Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, Words and Pictures. This is a movie well worth the ticket price. It is always a pleasure seeing a movie where actors do what they should be doing best, acting and where writers are doing what they should be doing best, writing. (more...)

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