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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.



by Billie Roe - May 31, 2015

It takes a woman of considerable wit, style, and maturity to tackle (let alone celebrate) the subject matter of men. In her new show, Celebrating Men (Bless Their Hearts), seen last Thursday night at the Metropolitan Room, happily, Charlotte Patton possesses all those traits as she leads us on her guided tour of all the various male idiosyncrasies that can drive a woman wild--or mad. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Musical Numbers at The Tony AwardsNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Musical Numbers at The Tony Awards
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - May 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on Shakespeare + Musical Theater: (more...)

Liza Minnelli to Perform at London Palladium in SeptemberLiza Minnelli to Perform at London Palladium in September
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Currently in her sixth decade of performing, Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and a BAFTA, remains one of the world's most consummate performers and beloved entertainers. In film, on record, on stage and on television, Liza has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word 'superstar.' (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

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The Met Museum Presents SARGENT: PORTRAIT OF ARTISTS AND FRIENDS, 6/30-10/4The Met Museum Presents SARGENT: PORTRAIT OF ARTISTS AND FRIENDS, 6/30-10/4
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent created portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. Because these works were rarely commissioned, he was free to create images that were more radical than those he created for paying clients. He often posed these sitters informally—in The Act of painting, singing, or performing, for example. Together, the portraits constitute a group of experimental paintings and drawings—some of them highly charged, others sensual, and some of them intimate, witty, or idiosyncratic. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 30, the exhibition Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends will bring together about 90 of these distinctive portraits. It will also explore in depth the friendships between Sargent and those who posed for him as well as the significance of these relationships to his life and art. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

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Keith Pinto to Lead COMPANY at San Francisco Playhouse; Cast Announced!Keith Pinto to Lead COMPANY at San Francisco Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse will complete its twelfth season with Stephen Sondheim's trailblazing musical comedy, Company, directed by Susi Damilano. The play will feature a cast of local favorites, with Keith Pinto (Into the Woods) starring as Robert, along with Teresa Attridge, Velina Brown*, Morgan Dayley, Michelle Drexler, Ryan Drummond*, Richard Frederick*, John Paul Gonzalez, Monique Hafen*, Stephanie Prentice*, Chris Reber*, Abby Sammons, Nicole Weber and Michael Scott Wells. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends 10 OUT OF 12Soho Rep Extends 10 OUT OF 12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere of 10 out of 12 by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) to July 11. The production, which opens on June 10, reunites the playwright with the Obie Award-winning director Les Waters, Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 10 out of 12, a company of theatre artists is engaged in the very peculiar-and uniquely impossible-task of making a new play. Based on notes Washburn took during her past technical rehearsals, this Soho Rep. commission is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us. (more...)

BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway).  Below, check out a roundup of recaps from the press! (more...)

Julie Taymor, Alan Rickman Among Lineup for FSLC's 2015 Free Summer TalksJulie Taymor, Alan Rickman Among Lineup for FSLC's 2015 Free Summer Talks
by Movies News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the initial June and July lineup for the popular FREE Film Society Talks series, sponsored by HBO. The returning summer series kicks off on Monday, June 15 with director, writer, and producer Julie Taymor, who will discuss the filmed version of her critically acclaimed stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Present Neil Simon's SUNSHINE BOYSThe Adobe Theater to Present Neil Simon's SUNSHINE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

The Adobe Theater presents The Sunshine Boys, June 19-July 12. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsBWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 6, 2015

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. It's just a handful of hours until the 69th annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 8/7c on CBS. This Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

Feldman Browne Olivares Wins Appellate Victory Holding Joint Employers Liable For Large Civil PenaltiesFeldman Browne Olivares Wins Appellate Victory Holding Joint Employers Liable For Large Civil Penalties
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

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Tucson Actor Stabbed Accidentally During Local PerformanceTucson Actor Stabbed Accidentally During Local Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

According to tuscon.com an actor was accidentally stabbed during a local production. The Actor KEN BEIDER is recovering after an accidental stabbing during a performance of Gavin Kayner's THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS at the Temple of Music and Art's Cabaret Theatre. (more...)

McKnight Fellows Austene Van and Sally Wingert to Present Works in Progress, 6/29McKnight Fellows Austene Van and Sally Wingert to Present Works in Progress, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

2014-15 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Austene Van and Sally Wingert, along with their collaborators, will present selections from works in progress on June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Illusion Theater. (more...)

'WATERWEAVERS' Exhibition to Open 6/24 at Art Museum of the Americas'WATERWEAVERS' Exhibition to Open 6/24 at Art Museum of the Americas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas in partnership with the Embassy of Colombia in Washington, D.C. present Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture, an exhibition on contemporary Colombia organized by the Bard Graduate Center Gallery (BGCG) of New York and curated by José Roca with Alejandro Martín. Following its debut at BGCG in New York City, Waterweavers traveled to ARCO Madrid (February-March 2015), and now arrives to AMA | Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C. (June 24-September 18, 2015). (more...)

New Digital Novel is ReleasedNew Digital Novel is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

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THE PIANO MEN Coming to A Contemporary Theatre for Free Reading, 6/27-28THE PIANO MEN Coming to A Contemporary Theatre for Free Reading, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The 2015 ACT New Play Award recipient is Moby Pomerance, for The Piano Men, a true story of an American spy working on the Manhattan Project. In the 1950s, Americans believed they knew the identity of all the spies who worked on the atomic bomb: David Greenglass and Klaus Fuchs. They were wrong. There was one more, a young man of 18 named Ted Hall. (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This SummerThe Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Kennedy Center, in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the National New Play Network (NNPN)-the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays-and with Stanford University's National Center for New Plays, will host more than 50 playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs from July 25 to August 2, 2015 as part of the 10th annual weeklong MFA Playwrights' Workshop featuring new works by MFA students from Columbia University, Northwestern University, Fordham University, Yale School of Drama, the Juilliard School, New York University-Tisch School of the Arts, University of California-San Diego, and the Juilliard School. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Puccini's LA RONDINE is a Winner at Opera Theatre of St. LouisBWW Reviews: Puccini's LA RONDINE is a Winner at Opera Theatre of St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - Jun 3, 2015

A rare Puccini receives a lovely production: 'La rondine' at Opera Theatre of St. Louis (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

NEW YORK – Robert Blumenthal Gallery is pleased to present Day Gazer, Jessie Edelman's first solo show with the gallery.  Edelman's Day Gazer series are richly-colored seascapes, each featuring female figures in the foreground. In these lush frame-within-a-frame compositions, the central figure reconstructs The Act of looking. Facing away from the viewer, these women gaze ponderously into both the second frame and the seascapes before us. (more...)

The U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index Shows Gender and Racial Gaps Widening in STEM FieldsThe U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index Shows Gender and Racial Gaps Widening in STEM Fields
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

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Don Rickles Coming to bergenPAC, 8/6Don Rickles Coming to bergenPAC, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Don Rickles, Thursday August 6, 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets to see "Mr. Warmth" at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Catch PIPPIN Flying At The HippodromeBWW Reviews: Catch PIPPIN Flying At The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jun 26, 2015

PIPPIN does what musical theatre ought to do: hooks you with a great opening number, gives you characters to love and hate, treats your senses with song, dance, costuming, sets and lights and offers fresh perspective on a timeless theme. (more...)

Paradise Theatre to Present Family-Friendly Musicals for 2015-16 SeasonParadise Theatre to Present Family-Friendly Musicals for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

"This season is going to be an adventure set to music," says Vicki Richards, Executive Artistic Director of Paradise Theatre, Gig Harbor's only live theater and performing arts education center, "as we launch an entire season of musicals along with our capital campaign, 'Act Local'.   (more...)

TRAIL OF TEARS Begins 7/10 at Nuyorican Poets CafeTRAIL OF TEARS Begins 7/10 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

 TRAIL OF TEARS, a startling new docudrama chronicling the effects of the Native American Removal Act on present-day Native Americans, will receive its world premiere in a production presented by Rebel Theater, The Eagle Project and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Performances begin July 10, 2015. (more...)

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Announces Mega Making ExhibitStepping Stones Museum for Children Announces Mega Making Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

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Bosch Selects Rudolph for Dynamic Semiconductor Inspection SolutionsBosch Selects Rudolph for Dynamic Semiconductor Inspection Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

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Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 6/14/2015 - 6/21/2015Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 6/14/2015 - 6/21/2015
by BWW - Jun 21, 2015

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North Shore Music Theatre Adds Beatles Tribute THE FAB FOUR to 2015 Concert ScheduleNorth Shore Music Theatre Adds Beatles Tribute THE FAB FOUR to 2015 Concert Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has added THE FAB FOUR to the 2015 Concert Series. The Act the LA TIMES called "The best Beatles show in the world!" will play one show on September 11, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $40.50 and $50.50 (more...)

THE MODERN CRUSADES is ReleasedTHE MODERN CRUSADES is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

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Lynn Cohen to Lead LETTERS TO SALA at TBG TheatreLynn Cohen to Lead LETTERS TO SALA at TBG Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Lynn Cohen ("Sex in the City" and "The Hunger Games") has been cast in the title role of "Letters to Sala," Arlene Hutton's stirring drama about a New York family coming to grips with the sudden disclosure of its matriarch's hidden Holocaust past.  Co-produced by The Journey Company and F.A.B. Women@TBG, "Letters to Sala" will have its New York premiere at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, in a three-week engagement from October 3 to 18.  Directed by Eric Nightengale, "Letters to Sala" will also feature Alice Jankell and Laura Kamin who represent the family's second and third generation survivors. (more...)

Debbie Kurup & Oliver Tompsett to Lead Kander & Ebb Revue at the PheasantryDebbie Kurup & Oliver Tompsett to Lead Kander & Ebb Revue at the Pheasantry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

West End stars and esteemed musical theatre concert artists Oliver Tompsett (Wicked, We Will Rock You) and Debbie Kurup (Chicago, The Bodyguard) will headline a brand new British production of The World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb, which will play a limited run of four nights only from Sunday 5th to Wednesday 8th July 2015 at the Pheasantry in Chelsea . (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal of CPC Theatrical's HAMLETPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal of CPC Theatrical's HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The cast of CPC Theatrical's new production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet have been busy rehearsing for the June 25 preview and June 26 opening at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, located in the Dublin Community Recreation Center in Coffman Park. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Heavy Handed THREESOME at ACT Might Have Something to SayBWW Reviews: Heavy Handed THREESOME at ACT Might Have Something to Say
by Jay Irwin - Jun 15, 2015

If you want to ensure that people come to see your play then make sure you have well advertised nudity and sex in it. This is not a condemnation of "Threesome", the current play over at ACT, but a simple fact of the business of theater. But once you've lured those butts into the seats with the titillating title and promise of skin make sure you've got a story to keep the audience engaged once The Actors put their clothes on. And while Yussef El Guindi's play does manage some interesting, hot button moments and topics the show feels somewhat forced at times and obscured by the gimmick that got the audience there. (more...)

Julie Taymor Launches FSLC's 2015 Free Summer Talks with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMJulie Taymor Launches FSLC's 2015 Free Summer Talks with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents its popular FREE Film Society Talks series, sponsored by HBO. The returning summer series kicks off today, June 15, with director, writer, and producer Julie Taymor, who will discuss the filmed version of her critically acclaimed stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The upcoming events will include a combination of clips, trailers, and extended conversations, with questions also taken from the audience. (more...)

DiverseWorks Group Exhibition 'Parliament of Owls' Opens 6/26DiverseWorks Group Exhibition 'Parliament of Owls' Opens 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This exhibition takes its title from the word that designates a group of owls. Species of animals travel in various groups: a dazzle of zebras, a murder of crows, a pod of whales, a tower of giraffes, or a parliament of owls. During the middle ages, owls were often symbols of ominous forces and dark magic, while todaythey are typically associated with wisdom. Although these two concepts may seem contradictory, they both relate to the artistic process, which requires a combination of cognitive and intuitive skills. Creativity may be defined as The Act of conjuring imaginative ideas into reality in order to reveal underlying truths and patterns related to the human condition. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Host SUMMER FLINGS 2015, 7/9-26Act II Playhouse to Host SUMMER FLINGS 2015, 7/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Act II Playhouse in Ambler is proud to present 'Summer Flings 2015,' three weeks of comedy, magic and entertainment. Three different shows will perform for one week only during this summer festival. (more...)

Review Roundup: New Musical WATERFALL Opens at Pasadena PlayhouseReview Roundup: New Musical WATERFALL Opens at Pasadena Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Jun 12, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story. Performances at Pasadena Playhouse take place now through June 28, 2015.  Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis' RICHARD THE LIONHEART Astonishes with its BeautyBWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis' RICHARD THE LIONHEART Astonishes with its Beauty
by Steve Callahan - Jun 11, 2015

This review was first published by KDHX, St. Louis. Opera Theatre of St. Louis has opened Handel's 'Richard the Lionheart,' and it is truly astonishing! It is, in all aspects, the most perfect production of an opera that I've ever seen. And voices? Ah, the voices are quite stunning! This is not to be missed. This is a masterpiece. (more...)

Soho Rep. Opens Anne Washburn's 10 OUT OF 12, Set During a Tech Rehearsal, TonightSoho Rep. Opens Anne Washburn's 10 OUT OF 12, Set During a Tech Rehearsal, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, recently extended the world premiere of 10 out of 12 by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) to July 11. The production, which opens tonight, June 10, reunites the playwright with the Obie Award-winning director Les Waters, Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Based on notes Washburn took during her past technical rehearsals, this Soho Rep. commission is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us. (more...)

Holt Festival Sets Full 2015 LineupHolt Festival Sets Full 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The waiting is over, Holt Festival, North Norfolk's award winning international festival of music, drama, visual art, literary giants, talks, dance and comedy, has announced its full programme for 2015, its seventh year. (more...)

Review Roundup: Anne Washburn's 10 OUT OF 12 Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Anne Washburn's 10 OUT OF 12 Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 10, 2015

Soho Rep. presents the world premiere of 10 out of 12 by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns), opening tonight, June 10, and running through July 11, 2015. The production reunites the playwright with Obie Award-winning director Les Waters, Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: ABT's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at The MetBWW Reviews: ABT's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at The Met
by Wesley Doucette - Jun 1, 2015

Review of ABT's timeless recreation of Tchaikovsky and Petipa's 'Sleeping Beauty' as staged by Ratmansky. (more...)

Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Date, Preliminary Guidance for First Quarter 2016 Revenues and Introduces the TR-36 Communications/NaviTel-Instrument Electronics Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Date, Preliminary Guidance for First Quarter 2016 Revenues and Introduces the TR-36 Communications/Navi
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

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Linda Lavin, 54 SINGS AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More Set for 54 Below This WeekLinda Lavin, 54 SINGS AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 6/28/2015 - 7/5/2015Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 6/28/2015 - 7/5/2015
by BWW - Jul 5, 2015

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BWW Reviews: TRAV'LIN at The Ensemble Moves into Our Hearts and SoulsBWW Reviews: TRAV'LIN at The Ensemble Moves into Our Hearts and Souls
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 2, 2015

Many theatre companies stay true to the commercial theatre blueprint, and then there's The Ensemble! The Ensemble was founded in 1976 by George Hawkins. His mission was to create a theatre that would provide diverse roles for black artists. Here we are 39 years later and The Ensemble is taking the Houston theatre scene by storm with their Houston premiere of TRAV'LIN - the 1930's Harlem Musical. (more...)


by Jennifer Perry - Jul 1, 2015

Missteps aside, it's good to see Keegan back in action, and I look forward to what it offers next at their lovely intimate theatre space. (more...)

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