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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.


New Line Sets Full 26th Season; Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' announces its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, 2016; followed by Kander & Ebb's rarely produced gem ZORBA, running March 2-25, 2017; then the regional premiere of the pitch-black 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, based on the famous novel and film, running June 1-24, 2017; and the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Mario Anastasi Releases New Single 'Let It Go'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Following a successful career with Latin Touch, a band signed to BMG Records, singer/songwriter Mario Anastasi took some time out from making music but has returned with 'Let It Go', the first single to come from his long awaited new solo album 'No Place Like Home'. (more...)

Dream Dinners ShareCrate Makes Loving with Food Easier Than Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Dream Dinners, a national meal-assembly company known for bringing families together around the dinner table, announces the launch of Dream Dinners ShareCrate. This care package allows customers to ship easy, homemade and affordable frozen meals to friends and family members experiencing a life moment like the birth of a new baby or the death of a loved one. (more...)

Rev. Francis Borgia Pens THE WORLD OF MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Rev. Francis Borgia, a Reverend, social worker, teacher, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The World of Man': a gripping and potent work that traces the silent evolutionary result of human development through the centuries of natural cognitive vision of the world. (more...)

NYT Presents THE FALL, BITCHES and More at London's Finborough Theatre, August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

For the first time in its history, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) will present a season of new writing at London's Finborough Theatre throughout August. The season is to include three world premiere productions: Olivier Award-nominated James Fritz will present The Fall, a new play looking at how young people come to terms with an ageing society, Olivier Award-winner Bola Agbaje's Bitches will explore the joys and challenges of being young, female and black in her new play about vlogging and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid's Man Booker Shortlisted The Reluctant Fundamentalist will examine the ironies of prejudice and representation in a post 9/11 New York and Pakistan. The programme of work is part of the NYT's 60th anniversary celebrations this year and runs 9 - 27 August. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Welcome Seoul-Based Bereishit Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents a rare U.S. appearance of Seoul-based Bereishit Dance Company, June 29-July 3 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

World Premiere of THINGS YOU CAN DO Opens at ACTLab
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Brilliant scientist Stevie returns home in the midst of a devastating personal crisis, only to find her family members on the verge of a critical meltdown in this world premiere production by playwright Kristen Palmer. With a rebellious younger sister, and a mother who is losing her ability to cope, Stevie's research on global climate change starts to mirror the disintegration of her loved ones. (more...)

Cabaret Sensation LA SOIREE Returns To The West End
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Featuring world-class performers from across the globe, get ready to be enticed once more by the truly unique and irresistible world of LA SOIREE, in a Spiegeltent in Leicester Square. The jaw-dropping, Olivier Award-winning cabaret sensation returns to London for its seventh season in the capital this Christmas, from 11 November 2016 until 8 January 2017.   (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY's Gala Evening 2016 Slated for Tomorrow at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Board of Directors, Chairman's Council, and Dancers of RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, proudly announce their GALA EVENING 2016,Wednesday, June 22, 2016 starting with a 7pm performance at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street featuring the NYC Premiere of Pascal Rioult's Polymorphous. (more...)

BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa's Edgy CABARET Is More Pertinent Now Than Ever
by Peter Nason - Jun 19, 2016

Aaron Castle as the Emcee and Lauren Buglioli as Sally Bowles shine in this memorable, devastating show. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 6/12/2016 - 6/19/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Sandbox Season of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano continue to build on the momentum of the Award-Winning Sandbox Series-now celebrating its eighth season-by announcing three world premieres, two of which will be presented in the Rueff space at the Strand Theater. (more...)

Artistic Director Daniel Evans Departs Sheffield Theatres This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?Daniel Evans this week brings to a close his critically acclaimed seven year tenure as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres.  (more...)

BWW TV: Liza Minnelli Returns to the Stage in Performance Alongside Michael Feinstein
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2016

Liza Minnelli returned to the stage last week, Thursday, June 9 alongside her friend Michael Feinstein at The Library at the Public in New York City. She sang four songs including Cabaret, Maybe This Time and New York, New York. Check out a video of her appearance below! (more...)

Sasha Cooke to Replace Susan Graham in San Francisco Opera's David Gockley Gala Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

?San Francisco Opera today announced that it has amended the list of international singers performing at the David Gockley Gala Concert on Thursday, June 16 to now include Sasha Cooke in lieu of Susan Graham, who has withdrawn due to illness. Cooke will sing in The Act III trio “Hab' mir's gelobt” from Der Rosenkavalier and Didon's aria “Ah! Je vais mourir…adieu, fière cité” from Les Troyens. (more...)

BWW Review: THADDEUS AND SLOCUM an Act For the Ages
by Teresa Budasi - Jun 14, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre always brings thought-provoking, visually entertaining work to its stage, and its latest production fits that bill, for the most part. (more...)

BWW Interview: This Bottom's On Top! - Rob McClure Talks Joining the Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 14, 2016

Today, Rob McClure chats exclusively with BWW about joining this hilarious production and explains why he is literally reminded everyday that he has some big shoes to fill! (more...)

BWW Review: Flying V's MATT & BEN a Hilarious Bromance Satire
by Andrew White - Jun 13, 2016

Director Matt Bassett has a genuine hit on his hands, driven by hilarious performances featuring two actresses-Tia Shearer (Matt) and Katie Jeffries (Ben)-who bounce gleefully off of each other for a one-hour romp. Flying V has been around for a few years, folks, and if you haven't caught them in The Act yet, it's high time you got acquainted. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Return to The Joyce Theater Featuring Kathleen Turner as Narrator
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, returns to The Joyce Theater from June 21-26, 2016 with eight performances featuring World and New York City Premieres. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.   (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor.  (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Stage BROADWAY ON BUTLER and ON THE ROAD AGAIN This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Act II Playhouse in Ambler is proud to announce its lineup of great summer entertainment: the all-new Broadway on Butler and the return of On the Road Again. (more...)

Lawyer's New Book Creates Alternative History of Reconstruction...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

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THE ILLUSIONISTS Will Reappear on Broadway This Holiday Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and Road Show Entertainment LLC just announced that THE ILLUSIONISTS will return to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season for a limited engagement, playing November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017, this year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th St). (more...)

NSIG Finland has obtained a confirmation from the Ministry of Employment and the Economy for the voluntary public tender offer for all of the issued and outstanding share
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

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The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Kelsey Kinsella to Bring WHEN THOUGHTS ATTACK to CoHo Summerfest 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Kelly Kinsella, hailed by Manhattan With A Twist as "Shamelessly brilliant," brings her hilarious one-woman play WHEN THOUGHTS ATTACK to CoHo Productions for a limited 4 SHOW ONLY appearance. In this honest and funny show about anxiety, Kinsella ("she's like us, just funnier" - nytheatre.com) begs to answer the question, "Is everyone crazy or is it just me?" (more...)

Cherokee Nation contributes $500,000 to National Museum of the American Indian
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

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BWW Blog: Tara Folio - Giulia Dunes's Balancing Act
by Guest Blogger: Tara Folio - Jul 8, 2016

At the beginning of the summer, I thought that moving from Atlanta to New Hampshire was a huge feat, but my "journey" is chump change compared to the distance Giulia Dunes has traveled in order to be at Interlakes this summer. Giulia Dunes is a native of Holland, who is quickly learning how to become a native New Yorker. This summer she is taking on the huge task of Assistant Directing a show that she is performing in, while simultaneously rehearsing for her lead role in the next show of the season. Did you follow that? Me neither. Let me break it down. Giulia is performing as "Missy" in 9 to 5 while rehearsing for her role as "Ulla" in The Producers. The constant character switch is enough to give anyone an identity crisis, and on top of that, English is not Giulia's first language. I had to sit down and talk to her to find out how she handles all of this insanity and chaos with such grace.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Rye Mullis on Balancing a Circus & Juggling Collaborations
by Gil Kaan - Jul 7, 2016

We had a chance to chat with Rye Mullis, the director of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® latest extravaganza OUT OF THIS WORLD world premiering on the west coast at The STAPLES Center July 14, 2016. Rye's entertainment resume, besides directing, includes acting, casting and professional wrestling. (more...)

ACTLab to Present New Musical BAD APPLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Bad Apples is the new rock musical inspired by the real-life prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Bad Apples seeks to answer the simple question: How in God's name did this happen? Two soldiers ended up pregnant by fellow soldier Charles Graner; both women wanted to marry him, competed with each other to win his love, and enthusiastically tortured prisoners together, documenting most of it in pictures that later leaked and shocked the world. (more...)

BWW Blog: Playwright Alric Davis on Creating the Characters for His Original Play DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED
by Guest Blogger: Alric Davis - Jul 6, 2016

DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED appears at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. starting Thursday, July 7 at 7:15 pm; Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, July 16 at 2:15 pm; Tuesday, July 19 at 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, July 23 at 2:15 p.m. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - Curious Theatre Presents: 10 Plays Written By The Future In One Week 
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Jul 5, 2016

10 playwrights. 10 plays. 5 days, give or take. 3 hour production in front of an audience of more than 100. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Ben Hanlin
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 4, 2016

BWW speaks to Ben Hanlin ahead of his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Trickhead. (more...)

Blue Flamingo Makes Brooklyn Debut with THISAMERICANPLAY
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 25, 2016

Blue Flamingo makes their Brooklyn debut with thisamericanplay in a vacant building in Park Slope. Created and performed by Genee Coreno, Cassandra Cushman, Chelsea Marie and Jonathan Schenk, directed by Eliza Laytner and Co-Produced by Laytner and Cameron Kalajian at 794 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, August 6 - August 7, 2016. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Tickets are also available for a series of special fall events surrounding these productions, including lectures, recitals, film screenings, brunches, backstage tours, and social events. Opera fans can also choose their seats for two spring productions at the Academy of Music: Rossini's Tancredi (February 2017), featuring star mezzo Stephanie Blythe's highly anticipated first appearance in the title role; and a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (April–May 2017). (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Danza, Now in 'Residence' at 54 Below
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 25, 2016

The beloved sitcom star ups his musical theater cred with a summer-long engagement at the midtown cabaret. (more...)

Cast Announced for Children's Theatre Company's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present the audience favorite Cinderella, starring CTC Acting Company member Traci Allen Shannon in the title role. The entire CTC Acting Company stars as well with Reed Sigmund and Dean Holt playing Cinderella's stepsisters, Dorcas and Pearl, Autumn Ness playing the Stepmother, and Gerald Drake playing Lord High Chamberlain. CTC's 15/16 Performing Apprentice China Brickey will perform as the fairy godmother. David L. Murray,Jr (upcoming Theater Latte Da's Ragtime) will debut at CTC as Prince Eric. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil's MYSTERE Offers Open Rehearsals, Meet-and-Greets, Deals and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

As the summer heats up, Mystere by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas offers guests five exciting reasons to enjoy the show today. (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful Political and Historical Tension in ACT's World Premiere DAISY
by Jay Irwin - Jul 18, 2016

In our current political climate where candidates regularly hurl insults at each other on things such as penis size it's hard to remember that politics used to be about the candidate's stand on issues as well. So when did that change? When did we go from building up our own candidate in an ad to tearing down the other candidate with scandal, derision and fear? ACT might have the answer to that with their world premiere play "Daisy" that takes a look into the creation of one of the most infamous political ads and one of the first attack ads ever created. (more...)

THE KEEPER Exhibition to Take Collecting to the Next Level at the New Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

This summer the New Museum presents The Keeper, an exhibition dedicated to The Act of preserving and collecting objects, artworks, and images. The Keeper opens on July 20, 2016. (more...)

Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)

COSI FAN TUTTE Live in HD Summer Encore
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Met music director Emeritus James Levine leads charismatic cast in Mozart's joyful and heartrendering masterpiece Cosi fan tutte on Wednesday July 20th at 7pm. (more...)

BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA Returning for Third Season on Lifetime
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, has announced that it has begun shooting the third season of its six-part series, Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America.  The series will launch August 8, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett Teases Her Soho Theatre Show
by Marianka Swain - Jul 12, 2016

Alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett discusses her upcoming Soho Theatre show (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

Rudolph Technologies Announces New Clearfind Technology for Advanced Packaging Inspection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

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E-House Announces Extraordinary General Meeting Of Shareholders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

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