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Majestic Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.

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The Act is a musical with a book by George Furth, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander.



It was written to showcase the talents of Kander and Ebb favorite Liza Minnelli, who portrayed Michelle Craig, a fading film star attempting a comeback as a Las Vegas singer. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1977.



Cast Set for Jeff Ward's TAKE ONE Musical Reading; Preview a Song from the Show!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Cole Road Media/Tim Hurley will present an invitation-only reading of the new musical comedy Take One, with Book, Lyrics and Music by Jeff Ward (SNL's 'Weekend Update,' NPR); Michael Schiralli (Jackie Hoffman's The Kvetching Continues, Hit Her With The Skates at Hamilton Stage) directs, Nathan W. Perry is Music Director. (more...)

BWW Review: JONAH Makes a Big Splash at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster
by Jennifer Perry - May 30, 2017

From now through October 14, visitors to the theatre can expect to be - like I was - impressed by how the creative team, its stellar cast, and some exceedingly talented technicians bring this well-known story to life on its massive stage. (more...)

BWW Review: URINETOWN is Satire at its Best at NextStop Theatre
by Hannah Wing - May 30, 2017

NextStop Theatre's production of Urinetown is a musical that is certainly worth the wait in line…even if you have to hold your bladder. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/29/2017
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BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts
by Daniella Parcell - May 28, 2017

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Nathan Lane (THE FRONT PAGE) and Patti LuPone (WAR PAINT) are no strangers to the Tony Awards, let alone to the Broadway stage. (more...)

BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - May 28, 2017

A 'ME AND MY GIRL' Not To Be Missed It is infrequent for the theatre god of comedy to shine bright enough to induce glee, but that is what occurred on opening night of the Shaw Festival's utterly charming production of ME AND MY GIRL. An alchemy of sorts has melded a super talented cast with the thoughtfully insightful director. The Shaw Festival has not always had a strong track record of completely successful musicals, but under new Artistic Director Tim Carroll's leadership, it seems as if the tide has turned. Of course, the selection of a musical with British heritage ( a rarity of sorts), fits in perfectly with the Shaw Festival's mandate. (more...)

ADOLESCENCE 2.0 Entertains with Stand-Up Comedy About Being a Middle-Aged Teenager
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Former Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Producer/Director reveals all in her stand-up show about a midlife crisis turned upside down, stumbling through topics like weight loss, shaving, masturbation and internet dating. Spoiler alert: the show is ultimately about personal transformation and finding love. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Find Beauty in the World in Track from WAR PAINT Cast Recording
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - in digital formats tomorrow, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. Click here to pre-order today! (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank - May 25, 2017

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present CHESS IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)

theSpaceUK Announces its Programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

theSpaceUK is proud to announce the line-up for its 2017's Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. This year will feature over 350 shows across 17 performance spaces - more than 100 more shows than any other Edinburgh Fringe producer - literally offering something to suit everyone, from new writing to classical music, hard-hitting productions about contemporary issues to dance training for the learning-disabled, and everything in between. theSpaceUK occupies an unparalleled position with its two central hubs on the Royal Mile and Nicholson Street/Hill Square. The former is enlarged this year with the return of theSpace on North Bridge (Carlton Hilton Hotel) after a two-year absence, presenting two very smart new spaces. (more...)

Miami Music Festival Launches Second Season of Miami Wagner Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Miami Music Festival (MMF) is proud to announce the second season of their prestigious Miami Wagner Institute, welcoming Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer and returning bass-baritone Alan Held to MMF's team of internationally acclaimed faculty, to teach and perform with eight rising dramatic stars. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez and Tony Desare to Join Philly POPS for Free Concert at Independence Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Philly POPS will perform its annual free Independence Day Weekend concert at Independence Hall on July 3 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Re-Staging of Fosse's 'I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man' & More Set for Steps on Broadway Conservatory Show
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, will complete the Conservatory spring semester with a bi-annual performance on June 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/22/2017
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Calling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are Open
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the thirteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS at Act II Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Neil Simon's masterpiece Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by William Roudebush, on stage now through June 18, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Soundstreams in partnership with 21C Music Festival presentTHE MUSIC OF UNSUK CHIN
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Soundstreams, in partnership with The Royal Conservatory of Music 21C Music Festival, is thrilled to present The Music of Unsuk Chin on May 28th at Koerner Hall. The concert will feature opera, musical parody, jazz, and a virtuoso chamber orchestra under the baton of award-winning conductor Guillaume Bourgogne. (more...)

BWW Review: Drink to Love and Love to Drink at The Musical Stage Company's ONEGIN
by Taylor Long - May 18, 2017

You don't always get a second chance at love. The Musical Stage Company's ONEGIN presents this cautionary moral tale in 120 minutes of energetic, interactive musical theatre. A mix of old and new, Pushkin's famous poem and Tchaikovsky's renowned opera meet music and lyrics by creators Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone. (more...)

The Provincetown Theater to Stage AMADEUS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Genius and jealousy take center stage in Peter Shaffer's award-winning play, 'Amadeus'. The highly-stylized theater piece follows the re-imagined rivalry between composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. (more...)

ARISE Festival Announces Headliners
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

ARISE Music Festival tops 2017's outstanding lineup with the addition of Lettuce and SunSquabi to  join fellow headliners ranging from hip-hop to funk, reggae to rock, folk to electronic for anticipated The 5th Year Celebration at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch. ARISE's 2017 headliners also include Atmosphere, TIPPER, Beats Antique, Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, The Expendables, and Brother Ali as well as over 200 performances, presentations and more across seven stages this August 4-6. (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Paradise Theatre announces seven exciting and diverse shows for its 2017-2018 Season to be presented in their CURRENT 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...)

Photo Flash: Mad Cow Theatre presents The Marx Brothers Musical Comedy ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Animal Crackers, the rollicking Marx Brothers musical comedy opening June 2, 2017 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES Finds Its Team at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announces the casting for the premiere of The Abominables, the first Minnesota hockey musical produced in association with The Civilians, written and directed by Steve Cosson with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and choreography by Joe Chvala. Ryan Bourque (son of Ray Bourque) will serve as Fight and Hockey Choreographer (Ryan is a former Rangers player and current Hershey Bears player). (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/5/2017
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South African HAMLET, Drum-Fueled 'TEN BLOCKS' and More Set for 2017 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A South African Hamlet performed in a shallow tank of water at Fisherman's Wharf. A drum-fueled, outdoor production of Ten Blocks on the Camino Real imported from Ghana. Pericles staged on board the 66-foot Rose Dorothea fishing schooner.  (more...)

BWW Review: The Big F: Elaine Gale Reminds Us That We Are All ONE GOOD EGG
by Maggie Yates - Jun 4, 2017

Elaine Gale's one-woman show, One Good Egg, offers Santa Barbara a frank conversation about gender and the female experience. One Good Egg is about Gale's journey toward motherhood-one that delivers an important narrative about handling a very specific type of failure: the inability to have a child. Motherhood is a potent topic in a culture facing a fast-evolving definition of gender identity and gender roles, and One Good Egg is an exploration of the female experience in direct relation to fertility and creating a legacy. (more...)

Sodom & Chimera Unleashes New Trailer for FLESH OF THE VOID
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Sodom & Chimera has debuted a new trailer for Flesh of the Void, the feature-length debut of Austrian filmmaker James Quinn, following the end of principal photography. After a number of shorts, Quinn turns his eye on the threshold of death with Flesh of the Void. (more...)

The Philly POPS Return to Independence Hall Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Philly POPS will perform its annual free Independence Day Weekend concert at Independence Hall on July 3 at 7 p.m. (more...)

ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER Will Get U.S. Premiere this Fall at TADA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Bob Ost & Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, with generous support by Granite Hills Press and The Confucius Institute of San Diego University, are thrilled to announce that Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, will make its U.S. Premiere this fall. The production will play a strictly limited engagement of 14 performances, beginning Thursday, September 14 at TADA! Theater (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), with opening night scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017. Performances will take place according to the following schedule: Thursdays & Friday at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/26/2017
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Esports Entertainment Group Hires Digital Marketing Team And Opens Antigua Headquarters With Full Staff In Preparation For Launch Of Esports Betting Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Offers a New Production of John Cranko's EUGENE ONEGIN, Courtesy of the National Ballet of Canada
by Sondra Forsyth - Jun 22, 2017

John Cranko's Eugene Onegin is often referred to as a “story ballet for grown-ups” since it is devoid of the fantasy birds and other magical creatures that populate so much of the classical ballet canon. The dancers portray real people with real emotions as Cranko brings to life Alexander Pushkin's iconic verse novel. Cranko's version of the tale has new plot twists that some critics have found dismaying while others have applauded them. I fall into the latter category. (more...)

BWW Review: JOSEPH at DE All State Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Jun 22, 2017

The 10th anniversary production of DE All State Theatre JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is staged at the sumptuous Laird Performing Arts Center at Tatnall School. (more...)

BWW Review: Brilliant ReImagined OKLAHOMA! at 3-D Theatricals
by Don Grigware - Jun 20, 2017

When Oklahoma! was first produced on Broadway in 1943 it became the first smash hit for  the newly formed collaborating team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and was also the first real book musical, preceded only by Showboat. It was a breakthrough musical, which when given a first-class production, is still, some 74 years later, without question, one of the greatest American musicals ever written. 'The Farmer and the Cowman' truly represents the philosophy of what America is all about, a unity and pride that is unmistakable. Oklahoma! is currently onstage in Redondo Beach, directed byT.J. Dawson, artistic director of 3-D Theatricals. He has beautifully succeeded in reimagining Oklahoma! for the 21st century. In the 40s it was not appropriate to portray racism onstage the way it clearly existed. Modern audiences, however, demand that musicals go a giant step further and explore life in all its complexities. I can thruthfully state that this Oklahoma! is quite unlike any production you have ever seen....and that means you should put it at the top of your must-see list. Our country has always been referred to as a melting pot culture. The expression rings in this produciton of Oklahoma! There's Ali Hakim (Drew Boudreau), the traveling pedlar, who sets his eyes on Ado Annie (Kelley Dorney). He is Persian. And in this production Jud Fry is African American (played by Rufus Bonds, Jr.). His hidden affections for Laurey (Julia Aks) are not only difficult for her to accept because of his low class, rough and cruel behavior, but being black in 1906 made you ... intolerable. Casting Fry as black adds a whole other dimension to the story. Fry seems beleaguered by previous war inju (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/19/2017
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BWW REVIEW: American Ballet Theatre's LE CORSAIRE
by Wesley Doucette - Jun 19, 2017

Petipa, who of the three choreographers listed in the program has the most influence on American Ballet Theatre's Le Corsaire, knows how to create a dramatic excuse for dance. With a few notable exceptions, 'Giselle' and 'Romeo and Juliet' come instantly to my mind, declarative dance which spends twenty minutes to hammer out an 'I love you' through pirouettes can be draining and leave the audience thinking 'Just spit it out.' Petipa, clearly seeing this dramatic shortcoming, forms his ballets around vast pageants, processionals, and presentations. The Black Swan seduces by exhibition at a banquet, the last glorious act of The Sleeping Beauty is a virtually plotless celebration, and practically the entire Nutcracker is a series of vignettes formed around a presentation. Le Corsaire is no different. The first act features the presentation of several ballerinas. The second act is centered around the principal dancers performing to 'entertain the group'. Then, in act three, a pasha spends a lengthy amount of time in a dream sequence which features, what else, women and flowers. Superficially, this all works wonderfully and the dancers shamelessly take this opportunity to exploit their most acrobatic technique. The piece's issues begin upon the introduction of the words 'slave girls.' (more...)

BWW Review: Intensity and Anger Abounds in Theatre22's DOWNSTAIRS
by Jay Irwin - Jun 18, 2017

Some plays are light bits of fluff, perfect for an evening's entertainment filled with laughs and warm fuzzy feelings. Others, however, take you to a dark and intense place filled with foreboding and anger and, if you're lucky, some gripping performances. Theatre22 and ACTLab's west coast premiere of Theresa Rebeck's "Downstairs", currently playing ACT, is definitely the latter and definitely has those gripping performances. In fact, I'll even go as far as to say it has some of the best performances I've seen all year. (more...)

24th SUBTROPICS Returns to Miami Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

The 24th edition of Subtropics, the globally recognized experimental biennial of music and sound art, aims to ignite the lost art of listening with a summer festival featuring live concerts, sound art installations, workshops and films. (more...)

BWW Review: ACT's LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Struts and Sashay's into Seattle
by Jay Irwin - Jun 16, 2017

Are you adverse to fun or having a good time? If so, then just stop reading now and move on. If not, keep reading and then get yourself down to ACT to catch "The Legend of Georgia McBride" for some fabulous numbers, fake boobs and hell on heels all wrapped up in a fun and engaging story. (more...)

Video Series of Raj and the 100's Out Now via The Big Takeover
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Following the sudden passing of his parents, Raj Sabhlok jumped in an RV and hit the roads of America for a two-year journey of exploration, during which he wrote over 300 songs. (more...)

NEA Grant Supports Touchstone Theatre's CIRQUE IT! Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 to ArtsQuest, Touchstone Theatre and Zoellner Arts Center, for the Cirque It! Festival on July 14-16, 2017. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for RSC's QUEEN ANNE in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Today, rehearsal images have been released for the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. The production stars Romola Garai as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and Emma Cunniffe as Queen Anne. Scroll down for a look at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

BWW Review: Experimental STILL LIFE WITH ROCKET at Theater Alliance
by Roger Catlin - Jun 13, 2017

At its core, Mollye Maxner's 'Still Life with Rocket' is one of those complex, emotional theatrical dramas that grow out of an uneasy reunion, where cracks in the family unit become increasingly and tragically clear. After its secrets are revealed, there's a climax from which no one can return. (more...)

BWW Review: In Solo Debut, Robbie Rozelle Leaps Into the Spotlight and Insists That the 'Personality Piece' Is Not a Dead Art
by Matthew Blank - Jun 13, 2017

The New York cabaret scene has found itself a new star, whether or not anyone was asking for it. Broadway album designer and social media demagog Robbie Rozelle, who has previously created solo shows for Melissa Errico and Kate Baldwin, decided it was finally Robbie's Turn and brought us SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER. When he regally ascended to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 9 as though he were the goddamn mayor's wife, it became immediately evident that this was a man set to lay it all out there for the enjoyment of the masses. (more...)

Members of the Geer Family Star in OTHER DESERT CITIES at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The manicured life of a conservative actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including politically liberal daughter Brooke, who's about to publish a tell-all memoir. Mary Jo DuPrey directs Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, opening July 8 at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/12/2017
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BWW Review: Hollywood Fringe Cheers HELLO AGAIN! THE SONGS OF ALLAN SHERMAN
by Don Grigware - Jun 12, 2017

Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman/conceived, written & produced by Linden Waddell/musical direction and accompaniment by Marjorie Poe/directed and choreographed by Janet Miller/Asylum @ Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre/remaining performances in June: Sunday 6/18 at 4 pm; Thursday 6/22 at 7 pm; and Saturday 6/24 at 11:30 am Sherman (below) (more...)

From SWEENEY TODD to BANDSTAND to GREAT COMET, the Ins and Outs of Actor/Musicians
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

Music has been a part of theatre since the dawn of the genre; from the origins of the Greek chorus to opera to Vaudeville to and to musical theatre. However, in recent years the line between the music and the theatre on Broadway has become more blurred as in unique and creative ways, we have seen performers serving as both actors and musicians. (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette. (more...)

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