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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.


UK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn DrysdaleUK's THE RULING CLASS Announces Full Cast, Including Ron Cook & Kathryn Drysdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14thEarl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

Ron Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASSRon Cook, Kathryn Drysdale & More to Join James McAvoy in THE RULING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (more...)

OBSESSIONS Opens 11/28 at SPACE in PittsburghOBSESSIONS Opens 11/28 at SPACE in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of Obsessions, on exhibit from November 28 through January 25, 2015, at SPACE. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces the Opening of OBSESSIONS, 11/28-1/25The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces the Opening of OBSESSIONS, 11/28-1/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of Obsessions, on exhibit from November 28 through January 25, 2015, at SPACE. Obsessions will showcase six artists from across the United States exploring the nature of obsession through painting, sculpture, site-specific installation, video and performance. Craft and expression are common elements in this show, with artists drawing inspiration from personal experience, popular culture and studio rituals. An opening reception, featuring a performance by collaborating artist Becky Slemmons, takes place Today, November 28, 2014, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Toast To The Terrific 'Turkey Lurkey Time' Times Three (And A Half)THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Toast To The Terrific 'Turkey Lurkey Time' Times Three (And A Half)
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2014

Today, in honor of Thanksgiving, we are revisiting one of the most spectacular holiday showstoppers in Broadway history. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Girl-Talk With Andrea McArdleBWW Interviews: Girl-Talk With Andrea McArdle
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 26, 2014

Andrea McArdle talks with BroadwayWorld about 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER , a star vehicle with Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, and Faith Prince driving into Boston next week for one night at The Wilbur Theatre. A modernization of the original show which starred Rosemary Clooney, this version presents four fabulous musical stars who each take a turn performing their signature material and some music of the season, with Music Direction by John McDaniel. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: New Music from Liza Minnelli & Wynton Marsalis - 'Until the End'FIRST LISTEN: New Music from Liza Minnelli & Wynton Marsalis - 'Until the End'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Lava Records will release 'Until The End,' a new song from Liza Minnelli and Wynton Marsalis on Tuesday, December 2nd on iTunes. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Tony-Nominated Writers PASEK AND PAUL Share Love of Musical Theatre with Bethesda AudienceBWW Reviews: Tony-Nominated Writers PASEK AND PAUL Share Love of Musical Theatre with Bethesda Audience
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 26, 2014

Act Two @ Levine, one of the strongest youth musical theatre education programs in our area, continued its tradition this week of providing its cast members with opportunities to learn from the best of the business in Washington, DC and beyond. The young and enormously talented Tony-nominated writing team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (for A Christmas Story) provided a masterclass for those participating in Act Two's intensive Pre-Professional Program and then delivered a concert that not only proved entertaining, but also provided more opportunities for the young musical theatre aficionados to learn. Pasek and Paul, who met as freshmen musical theatre students at the University of Michigan, showcased not only their considerable songwriting talent, but their ability to engage an audience whether delivering a song or stories about their life writing for the theatre. (more...)

Sam Underwood, Michael LaMasa & Brieghanna Minnema to Star in AMAS' Benefit Readings of GOTTA GETTA GIRL, 12/11Sam Underwood, Michael LaMasa & Brieghanna Minnema to Star in AMAS' Benefit Readings of GOTTA GETTA GIRL, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

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

BWW Reviews: The Kennedy Center's THE GIFT OF NOTHING is the Perfect Holiday Treat for FamiliesBWW Reviews: The Kennedy Center's THE GIFT OF NOTHING is the Perfect Holiday Treat for Families
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 25, 2014

The Gift of Nothing is the perfect outing for families with young children hoping to see a meaningful show this holiday season. (more...)

Cellist Maya Beiser Set for BEAUTY IS POWER at The Jewish MuseumCellist Maya Beiser Set for BEAUTY IS POWER at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Bang on a Can: Beauty Is Power, a concert featuring 'cello goddess' (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser, will take place at the Jewish Museum on Thursday, January 29 at 7:30pm. Tied to the Museum's exhibition, Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, the first exhibition about the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur and trendsetting art collector Helena Rubinstein, the performance will highlight powerful women composers. This program is the third concert of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can's partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015, inspired by the Jewish Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT, Now thru 12/28Act II Playhouse Presents MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Making Spirits Bright, a new comedic cabaret for the holiday season, from tonight, Dec. 9-28, 2014. Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite and friends present an evening of song, dance, original comedy skits, and holiday-themed improvisation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Renaissance Players' IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMASBWW Reviews: Renaissance Players' IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2014

While the Renaissance Players' mounting might be a little rough around the edges, there's still plenty to recommend the show if you're in need of some Christmas cheer. Directed by Jon Kopischke, with choreography by Alaina Deaver and musical direction by SharonTaylor, Irving Berlin's White Christmas features Jarrod Clark, Zane Jordan, Amanda Mollehour and Tawny Frey as the leading quartet of showbiz types (along with the showstopping Linda Sue Runyeon, who delivers some of the night's best moments) who breathe life into the libretto. (more...)

La Soiree Prepare For Royal Variety Performance And Announce New Acts!La Soiree Prepare For Royal Variety Performance And Announce New Acts!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Roll up, roll up - the circus continues in town! Multi award-winning cult hit La Soiree is celebrating its return to the capital, and bringing some new faces to join the party. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HAM FOR THE HOLIDAYS at ACT Outdoes ItselfBWW Reviews: HAM FOR THE HOLIDAYS at ACT Outdoes Itself
by Jay Irwin - Dec 8, 2014

Strengthen up those smiling and laughing muscles because the insanity of one of my favorite holiday show alternatives is back with "Ham for the Holidays: Fear the Bacon" over at ACT. And let me tell you, they have upped their game and outdone themselves. My cheeks are still aching from all the laughter as they turned in one of their best holiday shows to date. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'The Pontiac Bandit Returns' on BROOKLYN NINE-NINEBWW Recap: 'The Pontiac Bandit Returns' on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 7, 2014

On this week's episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, Craig Robinson returns as Doug Judy a.k.a. The Pontiac Bandit! In 'The Pontiac Bandit Returns' Peralta and Diaz arrest Judy after an undercover stakeout, but when Rosa finds out that that Judy knows the whereabouts of the 'Giggle Pig' drug leader, Captain Holt offers him a plea deal to help track down the drug kingpin. For the full recap keep reading, but beware of SPOILERS! (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre to Present THE MATCHMAKER in JanuaryAsolo Repertory Theatre to Present THE MATCHMAKER in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Asolo Repertory Theatre kicks off its 2014-15 rep season with three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder's uproarious romantic comedy, THE MATCHMAKER. Directed by Peter Amster, the play opens Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8pm, with previews Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 8 at 8pm. THE MATCHMAKER, which was adapted into the Tony Award-winning musical Hello, Dolly!, runs in rotating rep through Saturday, April 11, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MIRACLE ON 34 PARNIE STREET, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, December 3 2014BWW Reviews: MIRACLE ON 34 PARNIE STREET, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, December 3 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 4, 2014

Christmas mayhem is afoot in everyone's favourite department store - T J Confuse - because Santa's shown up and he's a little bit different-- he's a SHE! Not only that but she's claiming to be the real bona fide Santa Claus; and that she's here to bring the true meaning of Christmas back to the pantosphere as well as prove to little Snoozy that her mum Doris will get all she wants for Christmas and more… (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret AwardsUnwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Clarizen's Fall Release Puts Work in Context, Delivering Unparalleled Workplace Productivity, Accuracy and Efficiency Clarizen's Fall Release Puts Work in Context, Delivering Unparalleled Workplace Productivity, Accuracy and Efficiency
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2014) - Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced its new Fall Release, which pulls workplace productivity tools together in a single solution to provide unparalleled insights and context for work. Inspired by customer requests, the award-winning Clarizen v6 platform now delivers new customization, configuration, visualization and digital proofing enhancements to power the modern, real-time, high-performance workplace. (more...)

Swiftpage and ALSO Announce Master Distribution Agreement at Act! Certified Consultant European Partner Summit in LondonSwiftpage and ALSO Announce Master Distribution Agreement at Act! Certified Consultant European Partner Summit in London
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

DENVER, CO and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small businesses grow, announced today that it has entered into a Master Distribution Agreement with ALSO, a leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) distribution company in Europe. The announcement was made today at Swiftpage's annual Act! Certified Consultant European Partner Summit. ALSO is the title sponsor of the event and will be speaking at the conference. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Become Judy Garland and Liza MinnelliBWW Interviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Become Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli
by Donna Marie Nowak - Dec 3, 2014

Critically acclaimed entertainers Tommy Femia and RIck Skye bring to life the 20th Century's greatest mother/daughter duo at DON'T TELL MAMA! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ronnie Giles Gets REVENGE At Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: Ronnie Giles Gets REVENGE At Don't Tell Mama
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 3, 2014

Actor-singer Ronnie Giles and jazz pianist Daryl Kojak took stage at Don't Tell Mama once again to take the REVENGE OF THE THIRD RATE LOUNGE SINGER (more...)

She's Back! Liza Minnelli Gives Surprise Performance Following Back SurgeryShe's Back! Liza Minnelli Gives Surprise Performance Following Back Surgery
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 24, 2014

Legendary performer Liza Minnelli is fully recovered from her recent back surgery and even gave a surprise performance in Hollywood last night. (more...)

BWW NY Cabaret Awards Update: Tickets Now On Sale for 2014 Awards Show at Joe's Pub, 2/23; Latest Vote Leaders With 8 Days LeftBWW NY Cabaret Awards Update: Tickets Now On Sale for 2014 Awards Show at Joe's Pub, 2/23; Latest Vote Leaders With 8 Days Left
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 23, 2014

With the end of the voting period for the 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards just eight days away (voting will close at Noon on December 31, 2014), BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual BWW NY Cabaret Awards Show will take place for the second successive year at Joe's Pub (The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC) at 6:30 pm. Once again, this Award presenting extravaganza will feature performances by the Award winners (whose schedules make them available), and BWW's New York Cabaret Editor Stephen Hanks will once again host the festivities. (more...)

National Geographic Channels Announce Annual Holiday MarathonsNational Geographic Channels Announce Annual Holiday Marathons
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

To keep your days merry and bright, this holiday season National Geographic Channels marathons pack a bite. From claws to jaws, brains to chains, holidays with Nat Geo on your TV set you won't soon regret. With 140 hours of marathon shows, your family and friends are sure not to oppose! (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST END WOMEN, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, December 1 2014BWW Reviews: WEST END WOMEN, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, December 1 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 2, 2014

West End leading ladies Kerry Ellis (Wicked/We Will Rock You), Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon/Cats) and Ria Jones (Les Miserables/Evita) join forces to celebrate their critically acclaimed careers. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present MURRAY THE ELF AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SLEIGHBELLS, 12/21-28Act II Playhouse to Present MURRAY THE ELF AND THE CASE OF THE STOLEN SLEIGHBELLS, 12/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the world premiere of Murray the Elf and the Case of the Stolen Sleighbells, a new comedy for kids and their families, from Dec. 20-26, 2014. (more...)

LendingTree Launches Community-Powered 'Lend a Hand' CampaignLendingTree Launches Community-Powered 'Lend a Hand' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

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Liza Minnelli and Wynton Marsalis Release New Song 'Until the End' TodayLiza Minnelli and Wynton Marsalis Release New Song 'Until the End' Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Lava Records releases 'Until The End,' a new song from Liza Minnelli and Wynton Marsalis today, December 2nd, on iTunes. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary NIGHT WILL FALL, 1/26HBO to Debut Documentary NIGHT WILL FALL, 1/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

NIGHT WILL FALL reveals the previously untold story of this deeply moving documentary when it debuts MONDAY, JAN. 26 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

BWW Reviews: In Entertaining Individual Shows, Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton Explore the Military Life Through MusicBWW Reviews: In Entertaining Individual Shows, Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton Explore the Military Life Through Music
by Billie Roe - Dec 17, 2014

The month of December has always been an emotional time of the year, especially for our military families; a period to deeply reflect on family and country. Over the past few months in New York cabaret, a few performers have offered up musical testimony on wars, patriotism, and US military veterans. Recently, two singers fairly new to the cabaret scene--Anna Marie Sell and Kim Sutton--staged shows saluting the brave men and women who serve our country now and in the past. (more...)

Lineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal CenterLineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal Center
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces its inaugural international Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). The film festival will take place all day long on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. (more...)

LightInTheBox Extends Share Repurchase ProgramLightInTheBox Extends Share Repurchase Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

BEIJING, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) ('LightInTheBox' or the 'Company'), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today announcedthat its Board of Directors has authorized to extend its existing share repurchase program for an additional 12-month period throughDecember 15, 2015. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY Receives NEA Grant to Support New Work POLYMORPHOUSRIOULT Dance NY Receives NEA Grant to Support New Work POLYMORPHOUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced today that RIOULT Dance NY is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. RIOULT Dance is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support the creation and presentation of Artistic Director, Pascal Rioult's new work entitled Polymorphous. (more...)

Act Too Players to Present Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Next MonthAct Too Players to Present Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 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 January with the mounting of Disney's High School Musical. The productions will run from January 23rd through January 25th at the historic Franklin Theatre located in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee. (more...)

Colligo Named to 'Vendor to Watch' List by Gartner as a Representative Vendor for Collaboration and Social Software SuitesColligo Named to 'Vendor to Watch' List by Gartner as a Representative Vendor for Collaboration and Social Software Suites
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2014) - Colligo - (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces IN CASE OF NO EMERGENCY: THE FILMS OF RUBEN OSTLUNDFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces IN CASE OF NO EMERGENCY: THE FILMS OF RUBEN OSTLUND
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the schedule and details for In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund, January 14-22, 2015 (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - Chrysten Peddie, Jim Caruso Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - Chrysten Peddie, Jim Caruso Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Sean Fader's 'SHARE THIS!' Exhibition Opens This Sunday at Denny GallerySean Fader's 'SHARE THIS!' Exhibition Opens This Sunday at Denny Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism, curated by Elizabeth Denny, is an exhibition of artists who appropriate the work of other artists. Running from December 14 through January 25, it is a continuation of programming at Denny Gallery that explores alternative modes of exchange between artists, collectors, curators, and exhibitors. Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism will feature work by Brent Birnbaum, Lily Cox-Richard, Matthew Craven, Sean Fader, Nikolai Ishchuk, Michael Mandiberg, Adam Parker Smith, Jordan Tate, and Ana Teles. (more...)

Sam Underwood, Michael LaMasa and Brieghanna Minnema Star in AMAS' Benefit Readings of GOTTA GETTA GIRL TonightSam Underwood, Michael LaMasa and Brieghanna Minnema Star in AMAS' Benefit Readings of GOTTA GETTA GIRL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

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

The Washington Ballet Hosts Military Appreciation Night TonightThe Washington Ballet Hosts Military Appreciation Night Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The Washington Ballet (TWB) will celebrate its presentation of Septime Webre's The Nutcracker at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, December 4 through December 28. Tonight, December 10, The Washington Ballet, teaming with Northrop Grumman and Geico, will bring the magic of The Nutcracker to 500 service men and women and their families for Military Appreciation Night. (more...)

WE tv to Premiere New Docu-Soap LOVE THY SISTER, 1/8WE tv to Premiere New Docu-Soap LOVE THY SISTER, 1/8
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

WE tv starts the new year with some good ol' southern charm…some sugar and some spice, but not everything is nice. “LOVE THY SISTER”, premiering Thursday, January 8 (more...)

Raymond Bokhour Joins Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab's TAKE ONE Reading, Set for TomorrowRaymond Bokhour Joins Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab's TAKE ONE Reading, Set for Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab presents a staged reading of TAKE ONE, a new musical comedy with book by Jay Freeman, music & lyrics by Jeff Ward. The reading will be directed by Nancy Robillard with musical direction by Dina Pruzhansky. (more...)

BWW Previews: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at State Theatre, New BrunswickBWW Previews: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at State Theatre, New Brunswick
by Michael T. Mooney - Dec 1, 2014

This December the national tour of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL is coming to the Garden State with stops in New Brunswick and Morristown. First up, the show will play the historic State Theatre in New Brunswick for three performances on December 12th and 13th. The SISTERs then swing back through New Jersey to perform at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown on January 31st and February 1st. (more...)

BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Award Final Nominees Announced: LuPone, Maye, Callaway, Monheit, Ebersole, Gillett and Bufford Among Multiple Nominees; Voting Until 12/31BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Award Final Nominees Announced: LuPone, Maye, Callaway, Monheit, Ebersole, Gillett and Bufford Among Multiple Nominees; Voting Until 12/31
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 1, 2014

The day is finally here! After one month of voting on preliminary nominees in 17 categories, the results of more than 5,000 ballots were considered along with the selections of BroadwayWorld's cabaret section editors to determine the final nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards. Joining cabaret icon Marilyn Maye with four nominations is budding star Carole J. Bufford, who made the final ballot for two different shows during 2014 and as 'Best Female Vocalist' and 'Performer of the Year.' Among Maye's nominations were 'Performer of the Year,' two shows in the 'Best Celebrity Show' category, and a 'Best Director' nomination for her work with jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli (who received two nominations). In addition to her usual nod for 'Best Jazz Vocalist,' jazz star Jane Monheit received two other nominations as 'Performer of the Year,' and as 'Best Host' for her new variety show at Birdland, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party (Monheit also co-starred with Clint Holmes in another nominated show, Frank Wildhorn and Friends in the 'Best Revue' category.) Eric Michael Gillett also earned three nominations for 'Best Show, Male,' 'Best Male Vocalist,' and 'Best Director.' (more...)

How Much Are You Tipping This Holiday Season? Care.com Survey Finds Approximately 1 In 4 Plan To Spend More On Holiday Tips This YearHow Much Are You Tipping This Holiday Season? Care.com Survey Finds Approximately 1 In 4 Plan To Spend More On Holiday Tips This Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ This holiday season, babysitters, housecleaners and hair stylists may have an extra reason to be thankful. A Care.com Holiday Tipping Survey found that approximately 1 in 4 people (24%) plan to spend more on holiday tips than last year. But for all that generosity, 21% don't plan to tip at all this season, according to the survey of more than one thousand members on Care.com (NYSE: CRCM, www.care.com), the world's largest online destination for finding and managing family care. (more...)

National Survey Finds More Than One-Third of All Drivers Admit to Breaking Distracted Driving Laws Within the Last WeekNational Survey Finds More Than One-Third of All Drivers Admit to Breaking Distracted Driving Laws Within the Last Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO(Marketwired - Dec. 1, 2014) - (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) - A new TELUS survey has found that 36 per cent of Canadian drivers admitted to illegally using their smartphones while driving. The survey also found that while 70 per cent of Canadian passengers are uncomfortable with drivers using their smartphone behind the wheel, nearly a quarter of them don't speak up. This National Safe Driving Week (December 1-7), TELUS is launching the 'Thumbs Up. Phones Down.' campaign to increase awareness of distracted driving and encourage Canadian drivers to focus on the road while they are behind the wheel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ACT's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Alive with MagicBWW Reviews: ACT's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Alive with Magic
by Jay Irwin - Dec 1, 2014

ACT and Director John Langs completely nailed it again and then some. I saw the production last year of ACT's Seattle tradition of "A Christmas Carol" and found myself struck by how well they conveyed this classic tale. And as much as I enjoyed it last year there was something even more magical and special in the air for this year's production (or they spiked my eggnog) as I completely found myself swept away by this incredible show and, yes, crying my eyes out. (more...)

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