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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.


Songwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore.  (more...)

Determination for Taxation Purposes of Acquisition Cost of the Shares of Qt Group Plc, Established Through Partial Demerger from Digia Plc
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

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Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. Reports Net Income of $272,000 or $0.08 per Basic Share for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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BWW Review: KING LEAR, Old Vic, 7 November 2016
by Jenny Gilbert - Nov 8, 2016

Gender-blind casting has arrived and we'd better get used to it. Correction: it seems we are getting used to it, viz the imminent revival of the Donmar's all-female Shakespeare trilogy. So the headline story of this Old Vic production is not that a woman is taking on the Everest north-face of a role formerly reserved for mature alpha males of The Acting profession. The headline story of Glenda Jackson's Lear is that this Lear is magnificent, and its magnificence emanates directly from the text. (more...)

Vectrus reports third quarter 2016 financial results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

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BWW Review: THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE, Richmond Theatre, 7 November 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 8, 2016

A revue is a rare theatrical treat these days. In its heyday, the irresistible combination of light comedy, song and dance sketches was incredibly popular. Its golden age lasted from the early 1920s to the late 1950s and for much of that time its greatest practitioner was Noel Coward who wrote and appeared in a succession of revues on both sides of the Atlantic such as London Calling! (1923) and Sigh No More (1945). (more...)

BWW Review: Laughter Amidst the Tears and Fears in MALA
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 8, 2016

ArtsEmerson presents the world premiere of Melinda Lopez's one-woman play MALA. Ostensibly autobiographical, it is an honest representation of the ups and downs of one woman's journey as she bears witness to the most ordinary, shared human experience, The Act of dying. As playwright, she incorporates a cultural sensibility; as actor, she is deeply in touch with the mixed emotions that are part and parcel of this bumpy ride. This full-length monologue is powerful and compelling. (more...)

Photo Flash: An Outrageous Holiday Favorite Returns with Children's Theatre Company's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) presents the back-by-popular-demand production of Cinderella.  This rambunctious musical originally created by CTC brings together the heart-warming, classic story of Cinderella's transformation, a Victorian Christmas party with lavish period costumes, grandiose sets and holiday carols, with brand-new, clever pop culture references, shameless physical comedy, audience participation, and gut-busting gags.   (more...)

COPsync, Inc. Announces Letter to Shareholders from CEO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Our School, Our Show, OUR TOWN: Among the Dead
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Nov 7, 2016

This week takes a turn to the future…well, sort of. The future of Act three is the topic of the week. We find ourselves in an implied graveyard with rows of chairs and the inhabitants of those chairs represent the gravestones of the dearly departed.  (more...)

Hartford Opera Theater Presents 7th Annual NEW IN NOVEMBER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Hartford Opera Theater is proud to present the 7th annual NEW IN NOVEMBER FESTIVAL. The festival will culminate in a performance of five new operas at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT at 7PM. Three production teams bring these new short operas from 'page to stage' over the course of the weekend. Tickets are available at hartfordoperatheater.com or through ticketleap.com. (more...)

A New Power Rising: Female Immigrant-Owned Businesses
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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La Mirada Theatre to Present BUBBLEMANIA: SCIENCE, ART & COMEDY for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts kicks off its 2016-17 Programs for Young Audiences series with Casey Carle, comic bubbleologist, performing his amazing one-man show, BubbleMania: Science, Art, and Comedy! on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (more...)

Financial Advisor Shares THE REVEAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

VANCOUVER, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Bryan Sommer, CPA, CA, CFP, CIM, shares the success of his financial clients to help others find their best path to retirement security in his new book, The Reveal: Stepping Across the Line into Retirement. (more...)

James & Jamesy to Bring O CHRISTMAS TEA to Maple Ridge This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

As part of their Vancouver Island Tour, critically and audience acclaimed British comedians, James & Jamesy, make their triumphant debut in Maple Ridge this holiday season with their uproarious Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea, on stage December 22 & 23, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Act Arts Centre. (more...)

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

Prizm Art Fair Announces Programs And Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Prizm Art Fair is pleased to announce the programing and events for the fair's fourth edition. Spanning two weeks and coinciding with Miami Art Week, Prizm Art Fair will take place November 29 through December 11, 2016 at its new location: 7230 NW Miami CT in the Little Haiti / Little River community. (more...)

Mary Boone Gallery Presents AI WEIWEI, Nov. 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On 5 November 2016, Mary Boone Gallery will open at both its Fifth Avenue and Chelsea locations Ai Weiwei 2016: Roots and Branches, an exhibition of recent works by eminent international artist and human rights activist AI WEIWEI. (more...)

Sandra Gering to Host Release Party, Signing for John Simon's DRAWING YOUR OWN PATH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

John Simon's Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation will be celebrated at a release party and book signing on Thursday, November 10th from 5-7pm at Sandra Gering Inc (14 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065). Books will be available for purchase at the gallery. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Named Creative Producer & Musical Mastermind of THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLE Franchise
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, is partnering with The Kingkiller Chronicle author Pat Rothfuss to serve as creative producer and musical mastermind of feature film and television series adaptations of the best-selling franchise book trilogy. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - When One Door Closes Another One Opens
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Nov 29, 2016

On November 19th, we played our last performance of Our Town at the University of New Haven. Every show had a unique element to it. Thanks to our dramaturg, Dr. Margaret Savilonis, and our helpful reliable team of ushers, the program contained an insert asking us what we would put into a time capsule, referring to The Act 1 speech from the Narrator. At the end of the show, to the audiences amazement, they walked out to the lobby which had their answers (which were collected at intermission) projected onto an image of the night sky. Like any show, we were sad to see it end. We learned about each other and ourselves through this process and we grew closer as a department.  (more...)

Twelfth Edition of PS122's Coil Features Dance, Theater, Virtual Reality and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. The festival explores the constant vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures and perspectives. Featuring work created locally, across the U.S., and around the world, Coil is known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance across interdisciplinary art, working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where, and when performance is experienced. (more...)

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 29: Touch Tone Phones
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards Update - Robert Kowalewski, Marlene Karpinski in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Poet Martin Galvin Presents New and Selected Poems, A WAY to HOME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Martin Galvin's reputation as a teacher in the DC area is legendary and despite the many years devoted to his students, Dr. Galvin has continued to publish his extraordinary poetry over the decades. A WAY to HOME brings together selections from previous volumes as well as a large group of major new poems. Having spent his working life teaching at the college and high school level as well as at the well known Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD, he managed to produce 5 books of poetry and hundreds of collected and uncollected poems over the years. A former student, now living in Germany has added paintings to enhance the beauty of this volume and celebrate his mentor. This project is an ideal example of the work done by the William Meredith Foundation to continue the legacy of the former US Poet Laureate through publications and educational programs in the arts. Ryan Bongers beautiful paintings offer a remarkable foil to the poems. As he says in the artist statement, 'The Act of using a brush loaded with wet material to bring an imagined thing to life remains elusive, if not downright shifty. And the performance can be both meditative and manic, demanding guts - like all creative endeavors - and a great deal of honest reflection and introspection, plus a cool capacity to eliminate non essentials.' Poet Mary Morris, writing in Montserrat Review has said of Galvin's work, 'It is a comfort and a blessing (as the Irish might say) to hear a voice from the rich landscape of a country with such strong and ancient tradition of poetry, this Celtic land of Atlantic Europe.' And Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet, Henry Taylor describes Galvin's work as that 'of a poet who values what can be learned from other lives than his, and what can be made of imagining characters and settings. Mr Galvin gives them believable things to do; he speaks with admirable directness, rewardingly juxtaposes the exotic and the mundane. His poetry reminds us... of how we stay human, even in the presence, or the grip, of various uniquenesses.' This is a collection of poems and art not to be missed and is brought to serious lovers of poetry with great pride by Poets-Choice.com and WilliamMeredithFoundation.org. (more...)

CHRISTMAS INN at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

It's just days before Christmas and the Christmas Inn is a hive of activity. Two famous entertainers who split up their act return to the Inn--one to try out his new Christmas show and the other to see the place one last time before it is sold. Enjoy an evening of holiday music, laughter and a poignant story filled with Christmas magic as the supporting players and the families of the feuding stars try to get them to reunite and recreate The Act which made them famous. The show features all your favorite Christmas songs including an old-fashioned sing-along. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

British Museum Announces Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and Treasure Annual Reports
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This morning, at the launch of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and Treasure annual reports at the British Museum, Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture,  announced the recording of a further 82,272archaeological finds made by the public in 2015. Finds discovered include a Bronze Age gold torc (the largest ever found), a beautifully  enamelled Anglo-Saxon mount and an intriguing hoard of silver coin clippings deposited in the late 17th century. These finds, and others,  are rewriting the archaeology and history of Britain and enabling people across the county to learn more about the past of their local area. (more...)

Guest Blog: Director/Adaptor Daniel Goldman on THEBES LAND
by Guest Blog: Daniel Goldman - Nov 25, 2016

Three years ago I saw the original Uruguayan production of Thebes Land in Colombia and came out physically shaking with joy at what it was doing as a piece of theatre. It is simultaneously a moving, funny and at times shocking play about patricide and a moving, funny and always surprising play about The Act of making theatre. But what is most special about the show is that it blurs the boundaries between fiction and truth. It is, as writer Sergio Blanco describes, a work of auto-fiction. (more...)

Liberace and Liza at CoHo this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

This holiday season, gather around the piano and raise a cup of holiday cheer with two of the biggest personalities in show business - Liberace and Liza Minnelli! (more...)

FRACTURED HEARTS AND LURID DETAILS a W'holy, unHoliday Series of Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

 From December 20, 2016 until January 2, 2017 BAD REP will be in residence at IRT in NYC. The collaborative group will present a 'wHoly, unHoliday series of events' which include "Fractured Hearts & Lurid Details", a play written by Pamela Enz and directed by Vera Beren along with several pop-up workshops facilitated by Connie Noyes, visiting cohort from Chicago. The play will run from December 21-23, 27-30 at 8:00pm and December 31 at 6:00pm at IRT Theater 154 Christopher Street, NYC, NY 10014. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents MURRAY THE ELF Mystery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the world premiere of Murray the Elf and the Case of the Horrible Holly Heist, the fifth and final mystery in the theatre's beloved local kids series, on stage Dec. 17-29. (more...)

Nassau County Museum of Art Breaks Ground on The Manes Family Center for Arts & Education to Open in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Museum Director Karl E. Willers, Ph.D. announced that ground has been broken for The Manes Family Art and Education Center, a dedicated education and exhibition space that will open during 2017.  (more...)

Alfresco Announces Managed Solution and Simplified Deployment Options for Amazon Web Services
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

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Vanderbilt Finalizes Acquisition of Access Control Technology Ltd.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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BWW Review: An Old-Fashioned Opera Hoedown at Carnegie Hall's Richard Tucker Gala
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 2, 2016

Returning to Carnegie Hall this year after more than 25 years, the Richard Tucker Gala—celebrating the current winner of the Richard Tucker Award, soprano Tamara Wilson, as well as the life and career of the famed tenor for whom it was named—was a grand night for singing. (more...)

British Comedy Duo James & Jamesy to Bring Holiday Cheer to Maple Ridge with O CHRISTMAS TEA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

As part of their Vancouver Island Tour, critically and audience acclaimed British comedians, James & Jamesy, make their triumphant debut in Maple Ridge this holiday season with their uproarious Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea, on stage December 22 & 23, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Act Arts Centre. The 17-time 'Best-of-Fest' winners from theatre festivals across North America invite audience members of all ages to join them in their action-packed quest to save the world from drowning in tea. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone Captured in EVITA-Themed Holiday Ornament for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Inimitable icon Patti LuPone has been a shining star on Broadway for more than four decades. Now, she can be the brilliant centerpiece of your holiday decor as the latest addition to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Broadway Legends ornament collection. Scroll down for a peek at the ornament! (more...)

BWW Review: Los Angeles Playwright Nathan Wellman Channels Arthur Miller in his World Premiere of MOM'S DEAD at Sacred Fools Theater Company
by George Brietigam - Nov 14, 2016

In DEATH OF A SALESMAN the Loman family found the unattainable American Dream to the source of depression. Here, the Thompson family finds the idea of the perfect family to be the cause of theirs. (more...)

The Secret Theatre Seeks Submissions for The Act One: One Act Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Act One: One Act Festival 2017 is now accepting submissions for the 2017 festival. Deadline for submissions is December 2nd and acceptances will be awarded from now until December 5th. (more...)

Sandra Gering to Host Release Party, Signing for John Simon's DRAWING YOUR OWN PATH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

John Simon's Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation will be celebrated at a release party and book signing on Today, November 10th from 5-7pm at Sandra Gering Inc (14 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065). Books will be available for purchase at the gallery. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Kingston On LA BOHEME at Opera In The Heights
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Kingston - Nov 10, 2016

Opera in the Heights stages the Puccini classic that has inspired a generation of 'bohemians' (including Jonathan Larson, creator of RENT) from November 11 through 19. Soprano Amanda Kingston, who portrays seamstress Mimi, writes about her personal connection to the romantic tragedy. (more...)

Act II Playhouse in Ambler Presents THIS WONDERFUL LIFE 12/6- 12/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents This Wonderful Life, a hilarious one-man adaptation of the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, on stage for three weeks only, Dec. 6-24. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

New Work by Daniel Fish, Virtual Reality Show and More Set for PS122's COIL 2017 Festival; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. (more...)

ACT-IAC Announces Igniting Innovation 2017 Showcase and Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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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...)

Victoria Michelle Gholston-Simpson Releases 'Just One Drop of Jesus' Blood Washed Away My Sin'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'Just One Drop of Jesus' Blood Washed Away My Sin': a powerful and easy to read devotional inspired by The Act of salvation and the desire to leave a Christian legacy for generations to come. 'Just One Drop of Jesus' Blood Washed Away My Sin' is the creation of published author, Victoria Michelle Gholston-Simpson, proud and devoted mother, grandmother, and Christian. (more...)

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