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Majestic Theatre (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.


BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Stresses The Importance of Being Earnest
by Michael Dale - Jul 30, 2016

The 1979 Off-Broadway musical was the first collaboration from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. (more...)

Paradise Presents Fiddler on the Roof this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Show Runs AUG 5-27, 2016 Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 2pm & 7:30pm Directed by JEFF RICHARDS Music Direction by VICKI KNICKERBOCKER Choreography by VICKI RICHARDS Set and Light Design by *JEFF RICHARDS* Sound Design by MIKE DULLUM Costume Design by COURTNEY TURNLEY (more...)

BWW Review: An Evening with the Divine Mr. M(ozart) at Lincoln Center
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 29, 2016

The opening program for this year's Mostly Mozart Festival—the 50th--at David Geffen Hall may not have offered any new insights into the mind of the genius composer or uncovered any long-lost masterpiece not heard in 200 years. On the other hand, it was filled with wonderful music, inspired singing and total bliss for the audience, in a program that flew by, all in the name of Mozart. (more...)

Correction of EGM Information
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

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BWW Review: PRODIGY Original Cast Recording
by Jenny Ell - Jul 26, 2016

The latest cast recording release from Auburn Jam Records, Prodigy, was only released yesterday and has already placed in the top 100 albums on iTunes. This new musical, by the immensely talented Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, has been commissioned by the National Youth Music Theatre and received its premiere in August last year at the St James Theatre. As well as being performed by a 27-strong cast made up of 11-23 year olds, over half of them also play a musical instrument during the show. Centred around a competition to be Britain's Best New Classical Music star, five young competitors fight it out to claim the prize. Budding romances, teenage angst and pushy parents added to the mix make for a less straight forward journey to the title. (more...)

Blue Flamingo Makes Brooklyn Debut with THISAMERICANPLAY
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 25, 2016

Blue Flamingo makes their Brooklyn debut with thisamericanplay in a vacant building in Park Slope. Created and performed by Genee Coreno, Cassandra Cushman, Chelsea Marie and Jonathan Schenk, directed by Eliza Laytner and Co-Produced by Laytner and Cameron Kalajian at 794 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, August 6 - August 7, 2016. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Season Schedule; Tickets on Sale, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 1, for Opera Philadelphia's 2016-2017 Season, including two September productions: the World Premiere of Breaking the Waves, composer Missy Mazzoli's opera inspired by Lars von Trier's searing Oscar-nominated 1996 film; and Puccini's grand Turandot starring soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Tickets are also available for a series of special fall events surrounding these productions, including lectures, recitals, film screenings, brunches, backstage tours, and social events. Opera fans can also choose their seats for two spring productions at the Academy of Music: Rossini's Tancredi (February 2017), featuring star mezzo Stephanie Blythe's highly anticipated first appearance in the title role; and a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (April–May 2017). (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Danza, Now in 'Residence' at 54 Below
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 25, 2016

The beloved sitcom star ups his musical theater cred with a summer-long engagement at the midtown cabaret. (more...)

Cast Announced for Children's Theatre Company's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present the audience favorite Cinderella, starring CTC Acting Company member Traci Allen Shannon in the title role. The entire CTC Acting Company stars as well with Reed Sigmund and Dean Holt playing Cinderella's stepsisters, Dorcas and Pearl, Autumn Ness playing the Stepmother, and Gerald Drake playing Lord High Chamberlain. CTC's 15/16 Performing Apprentice China Brickey will perform as the fairy godmother. David L. Murray,Jr (upcoming Theater Latte Da's Ragtime) will debut at CTC as Prince Eric. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil's MYSTERE Offers Open Rehearsals, Meet-and-Greets, Deals and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

As the summer heats up, Mystere by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas offers guests five exciting reasons to enjoy the show today. (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 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...)

BWW Review: Powerful Political and Historical Tension in ACT's World Premiere DAISY
by Jay Irwin - Jul 18, 2016

In our current political climate where candidates regularly hurl insults at each other on things such as penis size it's hard to remember that politics used to be about the candidate's stand on issues as well. So when did that change? When did we go from building up our own candidate in an ad to tearing down the other candidate with scandal, derision and fear? ACT might have the answer to that with their world premiere play "Daisy" that takes a look into the creation of one of the most infamous political ads and one of the first attack ads ever created. (more...)

THE KEEPER Exhibition to Take Collecting to the Next Level at the New Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

This summer the New Museum presents The Keeper, an exhibition dedicated to The Act of preserving and collecting objects, artworks, and images. The Keeper opens on July 20, 2016. (more...)

Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)

COSI FAN TUTTE Live in HD Summer Encore
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Met music director Emeritus James Levine leads charismatic cast in Mozart's joyful and heartrendering masterpiece Cosi fan tutte on Wednesday July 20th at 7pm. (more...)

BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA Returning for Third Season on Lifetime
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, has announced that it has begun shooting the third season of its six-part series, Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America.  The series will launch August 8, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett Teases Her Soho Theatre Show
by Marianka Swain - Jul 12, 2016

Alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett discusses her upcoming Soho Theatre show (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

Rudolph Technologies Announces New Clearfind Technology for Advanced Packaging Inspection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

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Vectrus reports second quarter 2016 financial results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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BWW Review: Jennifer Damiano Masterfully Showcases A Career Beyond Her Years In One-Woman Show 'Jennuinely' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Aug 5, 2016

In traversing her career through the songs and stories that have brought her to this point, it is clear that Jennifer Damiano's journey belies her age. Yet, through her one-woman show Jennuinely at Feinstein's/54 Below on July 29, the second of what was originally a three-performance engagement (two more encore performances have been added to her schedule), the Tony-nominated Damiano gave the impression of a young woman who has seen it all in her decade-long career. That's not to say she isn't happily embracing the unexpected twists and turns in what's still to come. This is, after all, someone who starred in the perilously ill-fated 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' and lived to tell the tale. (more...)

Maurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Showtunes Announces 2016-2017 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The 2016-2017 SHOWTUNES Theatre Company season defies expectations and dazzles audiences with three rarely produced concert musicals and two very special musical theatre events. With the introduction of a cabaret in February, Defying Expectations, and a musical theatre-themed Writer's Initiative in May, SHOWTUNES continues to diversify their offerings while demonstrating their unparalleled devotion to this all-American art form. The season begins with three performances October 22-23 at ACT's Allen Theatre. Shenandoah is directed by Matt Wolfe with music direction by RJ Tancioco. The expanded season also includes two concert musicals inside Benaroya Hall's Ilsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall: Leap of Faith on December 3-4 and The Unsinkable Molly Brown on March 11-12, 2017.   (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

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

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 ILLUSIONISTS to Launch BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA Season 3 on Lifetime
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The award-winning morning show THE BALANCING ACT on the Lifetime Channel will launch the third season of the 'Broadway Balances America' series with THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, presented by BroadwayAcross America, in a featured segment airing on Monday, August 8 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT). (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...)

BWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky Affair
by Benjamin Tomchik - Aug 12, 2016

Signature Theatre's Jelly's Last Jam is a stylish and swanky affair that radiates with soulful energy. (more...)

Single Tickets to Wharton Center's 2016-17 Season on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Individual tickets for many of Wharton Center's 2016-2017 season shows go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

BWW Review: CARNIVAL is a Dazzling Magical Delight
by Frank Benge - Aug 12, 2016

CARNIVAL is a musical that originally appeared on Broadway in 1961, with a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill. You may better know Merrill as the writer of the lyrics for Funny Girl. It is based on the 1953 MGM film Lili. The show is seldom produced; outside of the original production's National Tour; only a handful of productions have been done professionally, and one of those was a staged concert version. The main reason is the difficulty of the music. I am pleased to report that not only does the Summer Stock Austin production handle the score beautifully, the entire production is a dazzling, magical delight. (more...)

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Innovative
by Tyler Hinton - Aug 11, 2016

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is familiar enough to feel comfortable but innovative enough to bring new thoughts and emotions to the forefront. (more...)

ANAIS: A DANCE OPERA at Greenway Court Theatre Beginning August 27th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

?Anais, A Dance Opera, created by composer/lyricist Cindy Shapiro and director/choreographer Janet Roston and produced by Mixed eMotion Theatrix, explodes on stage by incorporating music, dance and visual projections into a cutting edge stage production that explores and illuminates the riveting life of famed diarist and literary figure Anais Nin and her world of words, sex, passion and creativity. This contemporary stage production opens August 27, 2016 through September 18, 2016 for a four-week run at the Greenway Court Theatre 544 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (more...)

Ann Harada Writes of Her Experiences 'Acting While Asian'
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

After making her Broadway debut in 1998 as a replacement in M. BUTTERFLY and returning a dozen years later as Marshal of the Court in SEUSSICAL, Ann Harada made a huge splash as the no-nonsense, perpetually engaged social worker Christmas Eve in AVENUE Q. (more...)

The Welders Welcomes New Generation of Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

A new generation of playwrights takes over The Welders (winner of the 2016 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theater Company) -- Washington DC's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- today, August 1, 2016. The Welders Playwrights' Collective was founded in 2013 to be an alternative platform for production in DC that would be passed on to future generations. (more...)

BWW Review: Set & Costumes the Stars of NTP's Production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Peter Nason - Aug 1, 2016

A well-done production that is a feast for the eyes. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Aug 1, 2016

From it's ominous sounding opening organ chords, Stephen Sondheim makes it clear that you are in for a macabre evening of theatre as his masterpiece SWEENEY TODD begins. What sounds almost too gruesome to be appropriate for a musical has over the years had audiences and critics alike arguing whether this is a musical comedy or opera. Since it's 1979 premiere it has been staged world wide by some of the most notable Opera companies in the world, from English National Opera to the Paris Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. An updated staging is happening this summer at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York with noted Wagnerian bass Greer Grimsley playing the title character. (more...)

BIO-key Biometric Solutions Go Mainstream, Partners With Access Sales Group to Launch Its National Enterprise and Retail Marketing Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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