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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.


Boston Marathon Documentary Play FINISH LINE to Debut in Boston Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

In association with Boston Theater Company, Citi Performing Arts Center will present the world premiere of Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon March 14 - 26, 2017 at the Citi Shubert Theatre. Press night is set for Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00PM. (more...)

MURDER BALLAD Gets Steamy West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Sidecountry Theatre (SCT) is excited to present the West Coast premiere of Murder Ballad.  Murder Ballad is Sidecountry Theatre's (SCT) second production, following 2014's acclaimed and popular Passing Strange which was presented as part of ACT's Central Heating Lab program (now ACTLab). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A First Hand Account of Elsie Fest 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Sep 7, 2016

The second annual Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival celebrating stars and songs from the stage and screen, took place yesterday, Monday, September 5th at the Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk. (more...)

Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke & Oliver Stone to Be Honored at 2016 Gotham Film Awards
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's premier member organization of independent storytellers, announced today that Ethan Hawke and Amy Adams will be presented with Actor and Actress Tributes, and Oliver Stone will receive the Director Tribute at the 2016 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards (more...)

Act-On Continues to Expand Its Footprint in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

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BWW Interview: Ventriloquist Nina Conti Talks IN YOUR FACE
by Marianka Swain - Sep 30, 2016

Ventriloquist Nina Conti got her break when Ken Campbell specially devised Let Me Out!!! for her in 2001, and she's since won numerous awards, headlined shows, appeared in Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration. She's now on a major UK tour with improvised show In Your Face, which sees audience members donning masks and becoming live semi-puppets. The show comes to New Wimbledon Theatre on 3 October. (more...)

Act II Playhouse in Ambler to Stage MAURITIUS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the exciting crime drama, Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck, on stage for four weeks only, Oct. 25-Nov. 20. (more...)

CLAIRE SHERMAN: WEST RIDGE Exhibition to Open Next Month at DC Moore Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

DC Moore Gallery has announced the opening of West Ridge, an exhibition of new work by Claire Sherman, on view October 6 - November 5, 2016, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of THE LAST FIREFLY Thunders Onstage at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is unveiling the world premiere of The Last Firefly, written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by CTC's Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius, beginning September 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's NEWSIES Charming Family Fare
by Frank Benge - Sep 28, 2016

NEWSIES is a Disney Theatrical Productions musical based on their 1992 film Newsies. The original film took its inspiration from the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. NEWSIES has a book by Harvey Fierstein with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman. It premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for 1004 performances. The stage version contains songs from the movie and several new numbers. Those who grew up on the film version will notice that this new adaptation has written out Jack's original love interest Sarah Jacobs as well as the New York Sun reporter Brian Denton, who writes about the Newsies. These characters have been replaced by a new character, Katherine Plumber, a reporter who is a composite of the characters from the original film. The North American tour, which is currently playing at the Bass Concert Hall, started in October 2014 and is ending its 43 week run on October 2, 2016 here in Austin, TX. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Offers a Bouquet of Musical Delights at Washington National Opera
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 28, 2016

Legend has it there were five encores at the triumphant Viennese premiere of Mozart and da Ponte's Le Nozze di Figaro on May 1, 1786. By the same token, Washington National Opera's new production of the effervescent comic opera deserved just as many ovations. Now playing through Sunday, October 2 in the Kennedy Center Opera House, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO with Mozart's bubbly score and de Ponte's delicious libretto sparkles as bright as ever. The cast of first class singing-actors and the prime conducting skills of James Gaffigan are reason enough to take a seat for this masterpiece. (more...)

LA SOIREE Announces Full Casting for its 2016 Production - this Year at Christmas in Leicester Square
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

La Soiree invites you to their 'truly unique and irresistible world', in their new home for this year - the Christmas in Leicester Square site. Brand new acts announced today include the sensational New Orleans songstress ACANTHA LANG, quirky juggler OLIVIA PORTER, acrobat DAVID GIRARD and his mesmerizing new 'CirQle' apparatus, hula-hooping marvel SATYA BELLA, mind-boggling trapeze artist JARRED DEWEY, and the comedy couple DAREDEVIL CHICKENS. (more...)

BWW Review: Catch The 'Jersey Boys' While You Can
by BWW Staff - Sep 26, 2016

To call JERSEY BOYS a 'jukebox musical' is downright myopic, as underneath the musical's cotton-candy pop hits lies a piercing story of ambition, love, drugs, sex, greed, failures, triumphs, and yes, family values. However, it would take more than a fanatic mind to look beyond those monster hits to see the real heart of the show--one that tells of realities past that still ring true in today's cutthroat music industry. (more...)

BWW Review: Beckham and Joplin Deliver First-Rate Performances in LUNGS
by Frank Benge - Sep 26, 2016

LUNGS is a 2011 play by Duncan MacMillan that is a wickedly funny, yet touching, look at the insecurities and fears of a generation for whom apprehension and precariousness are the norm. When the concept of bringing a child into the world comes up (in of all places, IKEA), W (Liz Beckham) and M (Michael Joplin) weigh all of the consequences that surround that decision: bringing a child into a world that is perhaps irretrievably screwed up, how will they offset the carbon footprint of another life on the planet, how will it change her body, their love life, and ultimately, their relationship. All of this becomes even more complicated by the fact that they are not married. (more...)

Photo Flash: Switt, Gardner, McDaniel & more at Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar in DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

 Tony nominee SALLY MAYES ('She Loves Me') and award-winning JEFF HARNAR (Broadway World Cabaret Award) continue their run of DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.  At Wednesday night's performance the audience included LORETTA SWITT ('Mash'), RITA GARDNER ('The Fantasticks'), JOHN McDANIEL ('The Rosie O'Donnel Show'), MICHAEL ALDEN ('Pippin'), REX REED ('Myra Breckinridge'),and more.  The September performances conclude on Wednesday September 28 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre followed by a special Cabaret Convention week matinee on Thursday October 20th at 2pm.  Music Director Alex Rybeck ('Grand Hotel') leads the trio featuring Bob Renino (bass) and Dan Gross (drums).  'A  swell evening of prime, solidly-anchored entertainment.  SALLY MAYES and JEFF HARNAR have created a show full of charm, schtick and creativity, not to mention a fresh song list and well-honed singing chops.  Their distinctive, individual voices work quite well as one.  In addition the show has been cannily crafted to make the most of what each can bring to The Act.'  Marilyn Lester THEATRE PIZZAZZ (more...)

BWW Review: TWISTED 2 a Celebration of all Things Columbus
by Amanda Etchison - Sep 23, 2016

Columbus performing arts organizations proved that collaboration is the key to creativity with the debut of 'Twisted 2.' (more...)

The Segal Center Invites You to A Day with Romeo Castellucci
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Italian theatre director Romeo Castellucci is one of the world's leading contemporary theatre artists. Born in Cesena in 1960, Castellucci graduated in scenic design and painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. Together with Claudia Castellucci, Chiara Guidi, and Paolo Guidi, he founded the theatre company Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio in 1981. He is internationally recognized—his works having been staged in over fifty countries—for his theatre based on a synthesis of the arts. In 2013 Castellucci received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from La Biennale Teatro di Venezia. In 2014 he was assigned an Honorary Degree for the disciplines of Music and Theatre from the University of Bologna, and the European magazine Opernwelt named him Best Opera Director of the year. (more...)

First World War Masterpiece Comes To Swindon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

R.C Sheriff's multi award-winning First World War Masterpiece Journey's End comes to Swindon Arts Centre this Friday and is a story based on real-life experiences not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - Sep 19, 2016

With a minimalist set depicting an abandoned stage - brick wall, ladder, random set pieces, and a piano - Music Theatre of Connecticut begins its 30th season with the iconic musical, Gypsy. Written in 1959, Gypsy harnesses the dream-team creative talents of music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, plus the original production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. All of these legends combined certainly raises the bar for expectation, and therefore, this show can be a difficult one for any theatre to produce. All in all, MTC did a good job of presenting this whirlwind piece. You should go! (more...)

Cirque du Soleil to Return to Houston Next Spring with KURIOS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Cirque du Soleil returns to Houston in 2017 with its most acclaimed touring show, KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities. KURIOS will premiere under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top April 6, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Hard Hitting ROYALE at ACT Examines Consequences of Being First
by Jay Irwin - Sep 16, 2016

Let me start, Dear Readers, by saying I have never had an appreciation for boxing. I've just never understood why it's important to find out who can beat up someone else the best or, alternatively, who can take a beating the best. Having said that, the current production of Marco Ramirez's stirring play "The Royale" at ACT is not about boxing. Sure the backdrop of the story is boxing but moreover it's about the choice to take personal groundbreaking victories even in the shadow of danger to your friends and family. And that is a much more interesting fight than who can punch who the hardest. (more...)

Danspace Project's Platform 2016: LOST & FOUND to Feature Over 80 Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Since their inception in 2009, the Platform series, Danspace Project's signature curatorial initiative, has 'given dance presentation a makeover.' (The New York Times). Conceived by Danspace Project Executive Director and Chief Curator Judy Hussie-Taylor as exhibitions that unfold over time, Platforms are multi-week series of performances and events, organized by guest curators, that act as deep inquiries into artistic practice and concerns. Ten Platforms have been held to date, each accompanied by a print catalogue. (more...)

Moving Image to Screen Complete Kieslowski Retrospective This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image will present the most comprehensive U.S. retrospective of all of the Polish director's features, short films, early documentary work, and a marathon viewing of the Dekalog, from October 7 through November 6, 2016. The series will also include four posthumous works based on Kieslowski's unproduced screenplays. (more...)

BenchPrep Selected for Prestigious Tyton Growth50 List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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BWW Review: THE RAT PACK IS BACK at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 14, 2016

Pleasant evening recalls Vegas glory days (more...)

Asheville's The Get Right Band Unveils 'Who's In Charge' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Get Right Band has been earning raves for their latest release 'Who's In Charge' and they've recently released the music video to the titled track. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Review: BAD APPLES at ACT Shocks, Disturbs, Potentially Offends, and Kills It!
by Jay Irwin - Sep 10, 2016

Are there any taboo subjects for musicals anymore? I mean we've had shows about serial killers and assassins, drug addicts and prisoners, demons and super powered psychotic teens, and even oversexed puppets. So I don't know why anyone should be surprised by the new musical at ACT in conjunction with ArtsWest and Circle X Theatre Co., 'Bad Apples' which takes a look at one of our countries most disgraceful moments, the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. This in your face rock musical will definitely not be everyone's cup of tea and especially not for the kids. But if you can get past all the language, sex, and horrific images then what you're left with is a killer show that looks at how easily people in power can justify appalling acts. (more...)

Rituals Of Mine Announce October Tour With Tricky, Tickets Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Rituals of Mine, formerly Sister Crayon, have just announced an October run supporting musician and producer, Tricky. The tour kicks off in California on October 21st and will run through the end of October with stops in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Tickets are on sale now and available at (more...)

THE LAST FIREFLY World Premiere Will Flash to Life at Children's Theatre Company This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will unveil the world premiere of The Last Firefly, written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by CTC's Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius beginning September 27. (more...)

BWW Review: The Exploitation Of The Famous Conjoined Twins Plays Out In The Heartbreaking SIDE SHOW
by Jade Kops - Oct 1, 2016

SIDE SHOW, the musical about the sisters that were quite literally joined at the hip makes it's Australian Premiere at Hayes Theatre (more...)

8th Annual Burbank International Film Festival Announces Record-Breaking Film Schedule
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to present a record-breaking 140 films including 22 from outside the US, and 12 world premieres at the Burbank AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank from Wednesday, September 7th, through Sunday, September 11th, 2016. For tickets, festival passes, special hotel rates please visit www.burbankfilmfest.org. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Kick Off Australian Tour in Canberra Next November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Here we go again! It was announced today that the global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA!, will tour Australia in 2017 - 2018 commencing its national tour in Canberra in November 2017 before moving on to five other capital cities. The announcement was made by the Hon. Andrew Barr, ACT Chief Minister. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Opens 2016-17 Series with the Political Drama ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The riveting political drama All the Way will open Cleveland Play House's 101st season this September in the Allen Theatre. Written by Robert Schenkkan, All the Way takes its name from Lyndon B. Johnson's 1964 campaign slogan "All the Way with LBJ" and is set during the first year of Johnson's presidency. (more...)

Zoe Leonard's IN THE WAKE Exhibition to Open Next Month at Hauser & Wirth
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Beginning 13 September, Hauser & Wirth will present 'In The Wake,' its first exhibition with New York- based Zoe Leonard. The artist's distinctive merging of photography, sculpture, and installation will unfold over three floors of the gallery's townhouse, debuting three new bodies of work that balance the rigorous conceptualism and personal vision for which she has achieved critical recognition. On view through 22 October, the photographs and sculptures in the exhibition probe the generational impact of displacement and what Leonard has described as 'statelessness as both an individual experience and a shared social condition. (more...)

Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin Opens for Inaugural School Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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SWITZERLAND Comes to MTC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Joanna Murray-Smith's acclaimed two-hander, Switzerland, comes to MTC with the stunning original cast of Sarah Peirse and Eamon Farren. Under the direction of newly appointed MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes, this Sydney Theatre Company production opens at Southbank Theatre, the Sumner on Wednesday 21 September. (more...)

James Franco and Tim O'Keefe, aka Daddy, Unveil NSFW Music Video for 'I'm A Sword Swallower'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Today, James Franco and Tim O'Keefe, the duo called Daddy, shared a music video for the new remix from their track 'I'm A Sword Swallower' (Prince Rama Remix). James Franco directed and shot the artfully erotic video at the Chateau Marmont. (more...)

MoMA Presents PROJECT 104: NÁSTIO MOSQUITO, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art presents Projects 104: Nastio Mosquito, the artist's first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum, from September 23 to October 30, 2016. Projects 104, part of the Elaine Dannheiser Projects series, features Mosquito's new work, Respectable Thief, which comprises three elements: a live performance in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters on September 23; a single-channel video installation on view on the Museum's third floor; and interventions into the digital display monitors in the Museum lobbies, the audio tour for kids, and the Museum's social media outlets. Initiated by MoMA in 1971 as a platform for new and experimental art, the Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series, now staged at both The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, provides a forum for the most urgent international voices in contemporary art. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Saves the Day at Michael Feinstein Concert
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Michael Feinstein found himself in a troublesome situation during his concert at the Pasadena Pops at LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden Saturday evening. Lucky for him, his good pal Liza Minnelli was in the wings, ready to save the day!liz (more...)

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13. (more...)

New Musical Comedy TAKE ONE to Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Producer, Tim Hurley will present the world premiere of the new musical TAKE ONE by Jeff Ward, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Nathan W. Perry. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Aug 22, 2016

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents The Wizard of Oz, initially an adaptation of the 1900 book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum. This Royal Shakespeare adaption is perhaps the most well-known due to how closely it mirrors the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland.  (more...)

New Musical TAKE ONE to Premiere at New York Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Producer Tim Hurley will present the world premiere of the new musical TAKE ONE by Jeff Ward, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Nathan W. Perry. TAKE ONE will begins performances on Sunday, August 21and run through Saturday August 27 at Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente (107 Suffolk Street, NYC). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting fringenyc.org. (more...)

The Preppie Killer Case & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Swiftpage Honored for Fourth Year as One of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies on 2016 Inc. 5000 List
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Midland Center for the Arts launches Windows on the World (WoW) Series With FREE outdoor concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Act II Playhouse to Present ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Just in time for the 2016 election, Act II Playhouse presents the world premiere of Electile Dysfunction. (more...)

Biometric ID Provider BIO-key Reports Q2 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

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Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: A 1940's RADIO VARIETY SHOW Featuring CASABLANCA Looks Back
by Marietta Lunceford - Aug 14, 2016

This weekend the Montevallo Main Street Players present A 1940's RADIO VARIETY SHOW, featuring CASABLANCA. With only two more chances to see this show, August 13 at 7:30 and August 14 at 2, I would say if you want to step back to a simpler time call 665-9207, extension 6 for reservations. Although there was a good crowd Friday night, I would think you could take the chance and just head to Montevallo for a fun night out. (more...)

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