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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.

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/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 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

DEMOCRACY ON THE EDGE Named the 'Best Political Book' of 2016 by Pacific Book Review
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

If you're interested in politics you will want to buy this book. 'Democracy on the Edge' is named the 'Best Political Book' in 2016 by Pacific Book Review and is also a finalist on the 2016 Publisher Weekly 'Indie Book Award' for Current Events/Social Change. 'Democracy on the Edge' provides the background and facts behind the issues that will decide the next presidential election, all in one book. • The Financial Crisis- What really caused the crisis? The 'Dodd-Frank Act' was enacted to prevent another financial crisis. What does The Act do? • Campaign Finance- What was involved in the Supreme Court's decision of 'Citizens United' case? How do Super PACs operate and affect American elections? Who are these people contributing millions to elections? • Debt and the Economy- 'Income Inequality,' how much do the rich really own? Republican 'supply side economics' versus the Democrat 'Keynesian economics' explained in really simple language? Is it working, the facts? • Healthcare- Why some of us are paying for other peoples care? What is the effect of not having a national heath care system? A primer on how 'Obamacare' works. • Gun Control- The second amendment guarantees the right to won firearms, but what are the limitations? How does America's gun violence rank among other nations of the world? Some reasonable ideas to reduce gun violence. • Tea Party- Who are they? What do they stand for? How are their ideas contradictory? • American Business- The history of how some American businesses operate. Are Government regulations really necessary? • Global Warming- Is it real? What are the effects of global warming? Is it already too late? Each issue is based on reliable and verifiable facts not personal opinion and the issues are explained in simple, easy-to-understand terms. But the book is not just statistics and facts; the discussions are punctuated with personal anecdotes and humorous quips that make the book entertaining to read. 'Democracy on the Edge,' is available at (website owned by Amrheins Books),, Barnes & and at your local book store. What reviewers say about 'Democracy on the Edge': James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief Midwest Book Review, April, 2016 .... If you are fed up with lies and half-truths and want real answers, Terry AmRhein obliges in the pages of 'Democracy on the Edge: A Discussion of Political Issues in America'.... Charity Roswell-Stanbury, Creator of On My Kindle, April 03, 2016 .... Having read and reviewed a book earlier in my career in which the author misrepresented his biased and unsupported views as fact, I appreciate the opportunity to feature an author who did his homework. By Paula, March, 2016, Wow! Who Knew! ... Before reading this excellent book, I must admit I was very naive. I never knew about the PACs and Superpacs massive amount of capital distorting the political process .... This book hits you right between the eyes with its directness and accuracy.... Jim D's Review, July 2015, This book was well written and a very informative and interesting read. Although I did not agree with all the authors' views and opinions, he did provide evidence to support them and provided much food for thought. He also injected some personal humor which lightened the reading of what I usually consider somewhat dry material. By BWayne on August 11, 2015 If you want a good overview of some major issues confronting the U.S. this book is for you.... his writing reflects not only the results of a commendable research effort but also an effort to distill complex issues into more easily understood terms for those who may lack technical expertise in many areas. 'Democracy on the Edge,' is available at (website owned by Amrheins Books),, Barnes & and at your local book store. (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill Hosts a Broadway Star with NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 will present Broadway, film and television star Neile Adams in NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB, featuring popular show tunes from "Chicago," "The Rink," "Flora the Red Menace," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Act," "Steel Pier," "Funny Lady" "Woman of the Year" and "The Happy Time." The show will be presented on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:30p.m. (more...)

COMPUTEX 2016 Opens with New IoT Focus and Address by Taiwan's New President Tsai Ing-wen
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016


NSIG Finland declares its Tender Offer for all shares and option rights in Okmetic unconditional and extends the acceptance period until 14 June 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2016


Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Honorable Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema and founder of the culturally, racially and spiritually diverse trans-demoninational Agape International Spiritual Center, will receive the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival following the world premiere of Love, Sweat and Tears at 7 p.m. on June 3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. (more...)

SkyPilot Theatre Company to Bring OVERLAY to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

SkyPilot Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of OVERLAY, directed by Morry Schorr, as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Absolut Elyx Toasts the Toast in their New Ad Campaign: Skal!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Absolut Elyx's new campaign pays homage to the toast, or as it's expressed in the brand's home country of Sweden, "Skl" (meaning cheers). For centuries "Skl" has been exclaimed in Swedish gatherings from midsummer nights to smorgasbords. These are joyous celebrations where everyone is invited to toast and express their gratitude for the moment through speech, song or simply a warm exchange of eye contact with all those at the table. This tradition embodies all that is special about the Absolut Elyx: hospitality, integrity, warmth, playfulness, style and of course, Swedishness. (more...)

Melissa McCarthy Stars in New Comedy THE BOSS, Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2016

Academy Award-nominated Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) takes charge in the outrageous, hilarious new comedy THE BOSS, arriving on Digital HD on July 12, 2016, and Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on July 26 (more...)

MJ12 Featuring Bass Legend Percy Jones to Release Debut Album, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

MJ12, featuring Brand X bass legend Percy Jones, will be releasing their eagerly awaited debut album on Gonzo Multimedia UK on June 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN YOU WISH Is A Wish Unfulfilled
by Herbert Paine - May 23, 2016

Phoenix Theatre premiering WHEN YOU WISH: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY, a highly idealized and superficial portrait of the mogul of animated filmdom that leaves too many stones of character and relationship development unturned. (more...)

BWW Recap: GAME OF THRONES Reveals Shocking Truths in 'The Door'
by Jessica Naftaly - May 23, 2016

This weeks episode of GAME OF THRONES entitled 'The Door,' revealed a lot of information and answers to some of the biggest questions of the series, as well answered some questions that don't necessarily need answering. In a show riddled with plot holes, some of which were highlighted this episode, their ability to carry out reveals and give us answers isn't always up to task. If your biggest concern watching GAME OF THRONES was finding out the origin of Hodor's name, then this was the episode for you! If the importance of finding out the origin of the White Walkers, the biggest threat that endangers the lives of all of our characters, is highest on the scale for you, you'll get answer, but the attention and care given to revealing said answer may disappoint you. It's all apparent just looking at the recaps and reactions. The most used phrase from an episode in which we learn where the White Walkers came from, another direwolf dies, a mythic race goes extinct, and the Starks make a battle plan, is 'Hold the door!' That says quite a lot. (more...)

The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2016-17 season. (more...)

BWW Preview: Marquise Productions Presents YOL, A New Kind Of Circus
by Gianluca Russo - Jun 8, 2016

A new kind of circus is heading to the area this weekend presented by Marquise Productions. The event, entitled YOL, meaning "road" or "way" in Turkish, combines a group of different performers together into a beautiful spectacle. At the helm of the production is founder Aaron Marquise, a circus performer himself. (more...)

Whether Someone Finds or Receives News and Video on Social Media Influences How Closely They'll Read It and Whether They'll Share It Says University of Miami Study
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016


Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 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...)

Children's Theatre Company to Present PINOCCHIO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is thrilled to kick off the new season with the acclaimed return of Pinocchio, the clever adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic Italian folk tale that dazzled CTC audiences when it premiered in 2013. The production is created by Greg Banks who has created many highly-acclaimed adaptations, including The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, Huck Finn, and Romeo and Juliet. This production, like Collodi's story, explores the magical moments when make-believe becomes real. (more...)

BWW Blog: Samantha Tirrell - BACKBEARD Finds Its Audience
by Guest Blogger: Samantha Tirrell - Jun 6, 2016

Backbeard: A New Musical found its first audiences this past Wednesday, and we were tremendously busy leading up the first performance. Regardless of what time of day it was, a plethora of artists were working around the clock to see the visions of Backbeard's creators through to opening day. The final week before opening was an integral period of growth for artists, creators, designers, and technical staff. After weeks (or in Backbeard's case, years) of immersion in the text and the projected visions of artists, the final stretch presented The Actualization of the piece, and the monstrous effort of a family of artists was realized.  (more...)

BWW Review: 1st Stage Takes on a Rarely Done Musical With FLOYD COLLINS
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 6, 2016

1st Stage's production is - for me, at least - a very, very welcome addition to the 2015-2016 theatre season. While Guettel's intricate and original score is, quite simply, extraordinary - and reason enough to make the trek to the McLean/Tysons Corner area to hear it sung live - Director Nick Olcott and his talented and committed cast and design team offer other reasons to pay this little gem of a production a visit. (more...)

BWW Review: NUNSENCE at Rhino Theater
by Adam Cohen - Jun 6, 2016

Get thee to the Rhino Theater for high jinks of the highest order (more...)

BWW Review: Sweet and Funny MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at ACT
by Jay Irwin - Jun 3, 2016

In this ever changing world we are getting more and more acceptable variations on love. There are still the traditional ones, man and woman, parent and child, friend to friend. But people are opening up to more with same sex unions and even polyamorous relationships becoming more common. No one can tell you who to love but people will surely try as is evident in the sweet and funny examination of 'The Mystery of Love & Sex' currently playing at ACT. (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...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Brings Campy, Madcap Fun to PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Jun 2, 2016

Going into any play, movie, television show, etc., there are certain expectations. And certain things that the audience will be asked to buy into, to embrace. If you're going to see a horror movie, expect blood and gore. If you're seeing a Tennessee Williams play, expect realism and southern drama. And if you are seeing the Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway at Providence Performing Arts Center, expect silliness, fun, little that's grounded in reality and some solid entertainment. (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 for 6/12/2016 - 6/19/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 6/12/2016 - 6/19/2016. (more...)

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   (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


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


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 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" - 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


The Art Gallery of South Australia to Display Robert Hannaford Exhibit, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The Art Gallery of South Australia presents its first exhibition of the work of South Australia's most celebrated portraitist, Robert Hannaford from 2 July 2016. (more...)

The Board of Directors of Okmetic Oyj supplements its statement concerning the public Tender Offer by National Silicon Industry Group and renews its recommendation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016


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