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245 West 44th St.

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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.



Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Launch of 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 6, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) just began performances for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 4. This popular and highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world including Belarus, France, Germany, Indonesia, Lebanon, and the UK. Curated by UTR Director Mark Russell, this year's UNDER THE RADAR expands to venues throughout New York City in addition to The Public Theater's downtown home at Astor Place. (more...)

Grammy Award Winner Susan Graham to Perform With Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Fresh from a triumphant turn as Didon in Chicago Lyric's production of Berlioz's Les Troyens, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham takes the concert stage this winter, performing selections from Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards Winners Announced - Lorain Community Music Theater Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Cleveland winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Review: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Turn THE MIKADO Topsy-Turvey
by Michael Dale - Jan 4, 2017

As the history books and Stephen Sondheim tell us, in 1853 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy, sailed to Japan on a mission to forcibly end the island empire's policy of national seclusion and establish trade with America. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I and CAROUSEL Now Available in Libretto Library
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Applause Libretto Library Applause Books has selected, and continues to select, the most important and the most popular musicals, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Cinderella, Avenue Q, The Last Five Years, Memphis, and more. Visit applausebooks.com for the complete list. Perfect for reading like novels, the Applause Libretto Library has revived the tradition of publishing great Broadway musicals in editions intended to be read and savored. (more...)

Public Theater's 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off January 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) begins performances for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 4. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Signs on to Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The Ghostlight Project will bring together over 500 participating organizations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. From Broadway to high school auditoriums, members of the theatre community will gather from coast to coast on January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.in each time zone to light a light and make a pledge. Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a "ghost light" on in a darkened theatre, we create light for what for some may be challenging times ahead. The Ghostlight Project is open and welcoming to all, regardless of political affiliation or party. The event is not "a protest" but an act of solidarity and affirmation of values. The focus is not on "rallying against" but on "standing for"-and what the Ghostlight Project stands for are the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion in our theatres and our country. (more...)

FLOYD COLLINS, EQUUS and More on Tap for Blank Canvas Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre is dedicated to inspiring a new love for those new to theatre in the Cleveland community, while providing another quality venue for those who already love the arts. (more...)

Billy Porter of KINKY BOOTS Fame Marries Partner Adam Smith
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2017

In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Billy Porter announced his marriage to longtime partner Adam Smith. 'We're looking forward to understanding and learning how to share your life with somebody,' Porter was quoted. 'I'm really thrilled to figure out what that means - together, with my soul mate!' (more...)

BWW Review: BUYER & CELLAR at Daum Theatre Company
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 13, 2017

There's a brand new theatre company about to make a major splash in the gigantic pool of DFW theatres, and although it's not quite bathing suit season, this hot new troupe is ready to come out and play. With the opening night of their inaugural play, BUYER & CELLAR, now under their belt, Daum Theatre Company has hit the ground running with a quality production that holds its own against any established company in town. (more...)

World Premiere of the Next, Great Dr. Seuss Stage Adaptation at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the world premiere production of Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches The Musical beginning February 7, 2017. Directed by Peter C. Brosius, the production is written by Philip Dawkins, whose many works have been produced from Canada to Washington DC to Los Angeles, and upcoming at the MCC Theatre (Off-Broadway), with music by David Mallamud, whose works have been heard at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Off-Broadway. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET'S GISELLE, London Coliseum
by Vikki Broad - Jan 12, 2017

English National Ballet are undoubtedly a company in need or a decent break. Having thrilled audiences with a new take on Giselle from Akram Khan back in November, a full run of Nutcracker over the festive period, they now embark on over a dozen performances of Mary Skeaping's Giselle before they can take a well earned breather. It makes for a pleasing compare and contrast to Khan's contemporary offering. (more...)

CSP Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter Fiscal 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Life.io MIND launched to expand policyholder insights
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Christina Nagy to Star DROWNING IN EUPHORIA 2/3-5 at Jersey Shore Art Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

La Strada Ensemble Theater proudly presents Christine Nagy, co-host of The Bob & Christine Morning Show on 106.7 Lite-FM, in the world premiere workshop production of the lyrical and devastating play by M.F.A. Actors Studio trained and award-winning playwright A.J. Ciccotelli - Drowning in Euphoria. (more...)

Scenebot Enlists Top Celebs to Serve as Virtual Scene Partners for Auditioning Actors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Entertainment industry app Scenebot launched The Act BACK TRACK today as the newest feature for actors to maximize their audition and "get scene" by leading executives in the entertainment industry.  (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre in February. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Kick Off Annual SPARK Program with NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The process of creating a new play begins with an initial moment of creation - an instant, an event, a word, image or emotion that ignites a playwright's journey towards a compelling story. The quest for that creative spark is a fascinating one. (more...)

Theater To Go Joins Trenton Patriots Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Theater to Go has joined the lineup of events for  Trenton Patriots Week 2016, occurring between December 26-31.  (more...)

PrecyseTech Announces New inPALM(sm) MOB Rescue System Improving Worker Safety For Marine Infrastructure Projects; Teaming With Emerald Marine Products
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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Balanchine's Legacy Lives On This Nutcracker Season with Scarsdale Ballet Studio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Scarsdale Ballet Studio, recognized regionally for providing students with a quality ballet curriculum, will present a brand-new production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, choreographed by New York City Ballet's Diana White, Broadway's Marcus Galante, and contributions of the faculty, for two shows only on December 18 at the Purchase Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. In keeping true to the timeless tale of The Nutcracker, audiences will enjoy the rich legacy of a classical work that is a postcard to the holiday season, celebrating with magic, whirling snowflakes and dancing treats from the Sugar Plum Fairy's Land of the Sweets.  (more...)

Niall Horan, Shawn Mendes & More to Perform on DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE on ABC
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Niall Horan, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Emeli Sande and Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign join the biggest celebration of the year, performing from the Billboard Hollywood Party on DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: PENTATONIX WORLD TOUR at American Airlines Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 7, 2016

In August 2015, the a cappella group Pentatonix visited Dallas as an opening act for superstar Kelly Clarkson, although which act received more vocal support is certainly up for discussion. Fast-forward a year later, and the popular group just made a return stop in town - only this time, they were the headliner of an epic evening at the massive American Airlines Center. (more...)

Jean-Michel Jarre's 'Electronica 1:The Time Machine' Nominated For Grammy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Pioneering French electronic music composer and producer, Jean-Michel Jarre's 'Electronica 1: The Time Machine' has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category. (more...)

Lehmann Maupin Announces Solo Exhibition for Kader Attia, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition for Kader Attia. This will be the New York debut of Attia's multimedia video installation, Reason's Oxymorons (2015), which premiered at the 13th Biennale de Lyon in 2015. Reason's Oxymorons is a video library comprised of 18 interviews presented within a modular cubicle environment. The interviews feature European and African ethnographers, psychiatric and philosophical practitioners, and theorists discussing topics grouped under titles including "Genocide," "Totem and Fetish," "Reason and Politics," and "Trance." On Friday, January 13, there will be a media preview at 11 AM, and the gallery will host a public opening reception for the artist that evening from 6-8 PM. (more...)

In Time for the Holidays a Service that Makes Group Gifting Simple and Stress-Free
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour - A Need To Find A Meaning
by Keith Waits - Dec 5, 2016

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Ifrah Mansour's HOW TO HAVE FUN IN A CIVIL WAR to Play Encore Performances at CTC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Back by popular demand, Minnesota-based Somali playwright and performer Ifrah Mansour revisits her childhood memories during the 1991 Somali civil war to confront violent history with humor, and provide a voice for the stories of children. (more...)


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Preschool TV Superstar Genevieve Goings Presents DO YOU KNOW? Concert Live
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is proud to announce a live performance by Disney Junior superstar Genevieve Goings. Genevieve performs the 'Do You Know?' concert featuring songs from her album of the same name. The performance takes place on January 14 at 11 am at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Hands-On With The UNIBOT: The First Multifunction Robot From ECOVACS Robotics At CES 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's CAROUSEL, Starring Kelli O'Hara, Now Available for Pre-Order
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

On April 26, 2013, PBS' Live From Lincoln Center presented the New York Philharmonic's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's iconic American musical, CAROUSEL, featuring a star-studded cast including Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, and Jessie Mueller. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

BLIND CINEMA Will Play to a Blindfolded Audience at PS122's 2017 COIL Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

As part of the twelfth edition of PS122's Coil festival, Performance Space 122 and SVA Theatre present the New York premiere of Blind Cinema by Britt Hatzius. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars Into the Buell Theatre
by Felicia Tassone - Dec 22, 2016

Finding Neverland is based off the Oscar winning film starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. It tells the story of J.M. Barrie (Kevin Kern), a playwright who is seeking inspiration to write his next play. The problem, there are no ideas flowing. One day, in a park in London, Barrie sees four boys playing and they spark his interest. He has forgotten to use his imagination to write. The boys introduce Barrie to their mother Sylvia (Christine Dwyer), and as Barrie's marriage starts to fall to pieces, he grows romantic feelings for Sylvia. All the while, Barrie gets the inspiration to write his next big hit - "Peter Pan." (more...)

Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory Presents NUTCRACKER WINTER SUITE, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Valentina Kozlova's Dance Conservatory of New York returns to Symphony Space with Kozlova's delightful new production of Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker Winter Suite,' running slightly over one hour - Saturday December 3 at 7 PM.    (more...)

BWW Review: DICK WHITTINGTON, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 1 December 2016
by Jenny Ell - Dec 2, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry has teamed up again with Imagine Theatre and panto veteran Iain Lauchlan this year to create a brand new production of Dick Whittington - a very popular title choice in the Midlands this year it seems! Remarkably busy for a school night, there was a very good mixture of adults and children alike making up last night's audience - all of whom were able to find plenty of elements to entertain them across the three-hour production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CHRISTMAS INN at Westchester Broadway Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents CHRISTMAS INN, with Book and Original Lyrics by Kathy Keating Wheeler & Bob Fitzsimmons, and Original Music and Arrangements by Steven Silverstein. Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford with Musical Direction by Ryan Edward Wise, the production runs now through December 23rd, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theater To Go to Present Staged Reading of THE TRIAL OF ABRAHAM HUNT: AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS STORY 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

Theater to go has joined the lineup of events for  Trenton Patriots Week 2016, occurring between December 26-31.  A staged reading in costume of a new play entitled The Trial of Abraham Hunt: An American Christmas Story by Michael Davis, under the direction of Ruth Markoe, will be presented on Weds. Dec 28 at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, the region's Historic Haven for Arts and Culture.  (more...)

New Q&A on Lies, Deception and the Personalities Behind Them Now Live on InYourRightMind.com
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

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ProfNet Experts Available on New Year's Resolutions, Mental Health Care, More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

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Ferry Corsten Presents 'Gouryella – From The Heavens' Documentary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Watch the official trailer for Gouryella – From The Heavens': https://youtu.be/UknL8KuRtJQ 15 years ago a movement was started in The Netherlands that would leave a sentimental connection with fans worldwide until this present day. At the very heart of that movement was Gouryella. (more...)

Finisar Corporation Announces Pricing of Upsized Offering of $500,000,000 of Convertible Senior Notes Due 2036
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

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Finisar Corporation Announces Proposed $450,000,000 Million Offering of Convertible Senior Notes Due 2036
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

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BWW Review: Moscow Ballet's NUTCRACKER Brims With Tradition, Grace, and Delight
by Perry Tannenbaum - Dec 15, 2016

Now in its 24th annual North American tour with traditional Russian favorites, the Moscow Ballet is a massive enterprise to contemplate. The Central tour that played Charlotte - one of three concurrent tours - wowed the audience with grace, delight, and athleticism. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Dance Theatre of Orlando's THE NUTHOUSE Brings Modern Twists to Old Traditions
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Dec 15, 2016

This year, the Dance Theatre of Orlando presents The Nuthouse -- a new holiday tradition. The production reimagines The Nutcracker in an insane asylum. On Christmas Eve, the patients celebrate the holidays and welcome a new inmate, Claire. After overdosing on medication, Claire slips into an alternative reality, envisioning the other patients as characters from the traditional ballet. (more...)

DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner to Helm GOTTA GETTA GIRL Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Gotta Getta Girl, a 1930s musical romp with book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and music by David Caldwell. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eleanor Holdridge
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 12, 2016

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BWW Review: The Gift We All Need for Christmas is HAM FOR THE HOLIDAYS: JURASSIC PORK
by Jay Irwin - Dec 12, 2016

In these chaotic and somewhat disturbing times, we can all use a good laugh as a release valve. I know I could. This is why I was so excited that last night I was going to get to partake in my favorite annual holiday tradition. No, not getting to beat some old lady to the last Tickle-Me Pokemon (or whatever) on Black Friday or sipping eggnog with your co-workers until the inappropriate conversations begin. It's my annual trip to ACT to catch the latest installment of Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt's 'Ham for the Holidays' and this year's offering 'Jurassic Pork' was certainly not a letdown, in fact I think this may be one of their best. With their liberal dose of liberal humor and more gay than you can shake a glitter and jewel encrusted stick at, Koch and Platt have the cure for any Grinch-like holiday moods. (more...)

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