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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.

Filastine to Release New EP, APHASIA, 6/23; Kicks Off Tour 6/12 in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Outernational electronic music producer and multimedia artist Filastine continues to trample borders and take risks with his new EP Aphasia. Delicately crafted acoustic details cascade into walls of sound. Lush vocals float above speaker-rattling bass pressure. (more...)

Jill Paice, Mark Nadler, Marya Coburn and More Set for Two-Act BROADWAY BALLYHOO, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Scott Siegel's BROADWAY BALLYHOO returns and breaks new ground with a two-act concert event on Tuesday, July 8 at 9:30 PM at 54 Below. Starring: Jill Paice, Mark Nadler, Camille Saviola, Carole Demas, Farah Alvin, Bob Stillman, Maxine Linehan and special guest star Marya Coburn. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Welcome Back DIDN'T YOUR FATHER HAVE THIS TALK WITH YOU?, 7/24-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Act II Playhouse in Ambler is bringing back Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite's acclaimed and hilarious one-man-show Didn't Your Father Have This Talk with You? for two weeks only this summer. Performances will be held for July 24-Aug. 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 43rd summer season this week with the second of its five large-scale productions, the classic "West Side Story." The show opened Wednesday, June 25 and continues through June 29. Scroll down for an epic look at the cast in action! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE IMPROV Comes to Sophie's At Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Jordan Scott Gilbert in Association with Ocean Bay Entertainment, Inc. presents the WORLD PREMIERE of The Phantom of the Improv, at Sophie's At Broadway with previews beginning June 2nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Franklin Theatre Presents SEUSSICAL for Two Days Only, 7/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 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 June with the production of SEUSSICAL. The productions will run from July 19th and July 20th at the historic Franklin Theatre located in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee. (more...)

BWW Chicago Reviews: THE LAST SHIP
by Misha Davenport - Jun 26, 2014

Sting's heartfelt and emotional musical 'The Last Ship' is mostly sea-worthy in its pre-Broadway tryout. (more...)

Tata Communications Limited announces its intention to deregister in the United States under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

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Marla Schaffel and Tina Chen to Headline Mirror Rep's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Mirror Repertory Company, along with The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), presents Tony-nominee Marla Schaffel (Jane Eyre) in THE MIRACLE WORKER as part of its 2014 summer season in Greensboro, Vermont. With special events beginning over the 4th of July weekend, GAAR's 2014 summer season will also include a limited engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. (more...)

With U Introduces Licensees to the Characters of Popular Gaming App 'Happy Ningels'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Developed by With U, the popular Facebook game Happy Ningels revolves around the adventures of angelic baby ninjas as they travel through a fantasy world, weaving a story equal parts adorable and stylish. (more...)

Information Systems Associates, Inc. Announces New Software Division
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

STUART, FL - Information Systems Associates, Inc. (OTCQB: IOSA) announced today that it has created a new subsidiary, TrueVue 360. Based in Coral Springs, FL, TrueVue 360 will develop, market, and support a range of applications focused on asset management of information technology. The formation of the new division culminates a year-long development effort for a complete re-vamp of ISA's software offerings. The new company will be headed by Adrian Goldfarb, ISA's current President and CFO. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The LOT's 'SPAMALOT' is Full of Humour, Enthusiasm and Quirky Fun
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Jun 24, 2014

SPAMALOT may be based on the Monty Python film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but the musical differs greatly from the film on which it is based. While both the musical and film have hilarity in common, the story's transition onto stage provides some interesting differences. The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 2005 has since graced stages internationally and garnered three Tony awards. The original Broadway cast of the show that spoofs the Arthurian legend boasted Sara Ramirez, Christian Borle, Tim Curry and more! This may be quite The Act to follow, but the Lower Ossington Theatre's current production of the laugh-out-loud show does a good job at creating a similar atmosphere and staying true to the overall show. (more...)

Andy Freeberg's Second Solo Exhibition ART FARE to Open 6/26 at Andrea Meislin Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Andrea Meislin Gallery has announced Andy Freeberg's second solo exhibition at the gallery, Art Fare, which will be on view June 26 through August 8, 2014. (more...)

Filastine Releases APHASIA EP Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Outernational electronic music producer and multimedia artist Filastine continues to trample borders and take risks with his new EP Aphasia. Delicately crafted acoustic details cascade into walls of sound. Lush vocals float above speaker-rattling bass pressure. (more...)

The 18th Seattle International Festival of Improv Announces Event Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Join us for the 18th Seattle International Festival of Improv. The theme for this year's festival is 'Serious Play,' which explores, celebrates and reinvigorates The Act of 'play' in creative work. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GA Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT is a Delightful Shakespearean Cartoon
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 20, 2014

To borrow a phrase from a less-comedic Bard classic, Georgia Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE is "a hit, a palpable hit." As has come to be expected, Courtney Patterson is exceedingly captivating as Rosalind, the show's female (and male) lead. The Suzi Bass Award winner leads this fantastic ensemble through a marvelously musical take on this story of betrayal, love-at-first-sight, and cross-dressing. With much discussion lately about women in theatre, it was exciting that Georgia Shakespeare chose a show that not only features strong female characters driving the story, but also to include women in central supporting roles that otherwise could have been portrayed by men. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Nilo Cruz's SOTTO VOCE Added to Asolo Rep's 14-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Asolo Rep's 2014-2015 season Historic Asolo Theater production will be Pulitzer and Greenfield Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's lyrical new play, Sotto Voce. This exquisitely observed metaphysical romance will be co-directed by Asolo Rep's Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and playwright Nilo Cruz, who crafted the Spanish translation for Hamlet, Prince of Cuba at Asolo Rep in 2012. Sotto Voce, which had its world premiere at the Theater for the New City in February 2014, opens Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Historic Asolo Theater and runs through Sunday, April 26, with previews on Tuesday, March 31 andWednesday, April 1. The title of this celebrated new work is an Italian musical term that means to speak in a soft manner with purpose. (more...)

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, Starring Sandra Oh, Extends Through July 20 at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Victory Gardens Theater adds an additional week of performances to the run of Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden now runs June 13 - July 20, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

De-stress the College Application Process With Doorway to College C.A.M.P. in a 5-Day Campus Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

WARRINGTON, PA - In the 1980s, a typical high school senior applied to 3 to 5 colleges. Today, the average student goes through the college application process 12 times. Those seeking admission to a perceived 'prestigious' or 'highly selective' university, such as an Ivy League school, may even submit up to an astounding 25 applications. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jerry Adler and Richard Kline in CT Rep's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre is onstage tonight, June 19-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. The Neil Simon penned comedy is led by Broadway and Television veterans Jerry Adler as Willie Clark and Richard Kline as Al Lewis. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Clarizen Positioned at the Top of Gigaom Research's Sector RoadMap: Process-Based Collaboration in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA - Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced that Gigaom Research rated Clarizen at the top in Gigaom's Sector RoadMap: Process Based Collaboration in 2014 report. Clarizen earned the highest rating in the report, which identified and assessed the relative importance of six disruption vectors that companies can drive to gain revenue and implement collaboration that drives business results. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Announces 2014 Wedge Series Lineup; Runs 6/19-7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Hangar Theatre is pleased to announce the shows for its upcoming Wedge Series. These four shows will be under the direction of the Drama League Directing Fellows, and will feature members of the Hangar Theatre Lab Company. Each year the Hangar offers free admission to Hangar patrons and all community members to its Wedge Series of cutting edge performances. These shows take place under the Hangar Tent, which is transformed into a unique performance venue for each Wedge show. Performances begin 15 minutes after the scheduled Mainstage performances on June 19 and 20, and July 3, 4, 17, 18, 24, and 25. Wedge performances are open to all ages; however they may contain mature language and situations that may not be suitable for all children. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Spot-On Impersonations in SANDY HACKETT'S RAT PACK SHOW at Theatre-By-The-Sea
by David De Almo - Jun 16, 2014

The premise is that God, as played by the disembodied voice of the legendary Buddy Hackett, has decided to send the Rat Pack back to earth for one final show. From there, it's an impersonation game, with standards and jokes straight through. (more...)

CATALOGUING PATTERN Opens at SPACE, 7/11-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the visual art exhibition Cataloguing Pattern, a collaborative meditation on the role of pattern in artistic practice. The exhibition is on view July 11–August 31, 2014, at SPACE. An opening reception takes place Friday, July 11, from 5:30–9 p.m., during the Trust's quarterly Gallery Crawl throughout the Cultural District. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PASSING STRANGE from Sidecountry Delivers the Poetic Beauty of a Rock and Roll Life
by Jay Irwin - Jun 14, 2014

How do you put on an autobiographical show, known to be performed by its author, without that author? It's like "700 Sundays" without Billy Crystal or "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" without Elaine Stritch. Well, fledgling theater company Sidecountry Theatre has done just that with their production of "Passing Strange" by Stew and Heidi Rodewald without Stew narrating his own story. And while it's a little odd at first, narrator LeRoy Bell embraces the part and that oddness melts away as his charisma and talent takes center stage. (more...)

Victory Gardens Hosts Dynamic Public Programs Surrounding DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, 6/13-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater curates a special lineup of public programs in conjunction with its current production of Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Each special program explores the themes and issues tackled in Death and the Maiden, including political and cultural oppression, prisoner treatment and police brutality, genocide and violence against marginalized groups in society. Death and the Maiden features Sandra Oh, Raul Castillo and John Judd and runs June 13 - July 13, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

THE SUNSHINE BOYS to Run 6/19-29 at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre is onstage June 19-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. The Neil Simon penned comedy is led by Broadway and Television veterans Jerry Adler as Willie Clark and Richard Kline as Al Lewis. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth to Display Peter Bunnell Photography Exhibit, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

New York NY... Beginning 26 June, Hauser & Wirth will present 'The Photographic Object, 1970', an ambitious historical exhibition exploring the legacy of Peter Bunnell's landmark 1970 show 'Photography into Sculpture', presented at the The Museum of Modern Art, New York. (more...)

National Circus Project Coming to Stamford's Palace Theatre, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The circus is coming to Stamford - and you can get into The Act! An interactive and fun show for all ages, The National Circus Project brings their time-honored tradition of thrilling and entertaining audiences with awesome acrobats, dazzling jugglers, aerialists, clowns and hula hoop artists to The Palace Theatre on July 22nd at 11 a.m. Tickets are just $10 and group rates are available by calling 203-517-3431. (more...)

The Walt Disney Company Announces Participants for Its Startup Accelerator Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

To kick off the program, participating companies will meet with various mentors including Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger, and leaders from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC, ESPN and Walt Disney Imagineering, as well as other entertainment industry leaders, investors, and Techstars' extensive network of technology mentors. Selected companies will develop mentorship relationships based on expertise, interest and background. Participating companies will meet with mentors regularly and work together to build and expand business plans, product launches, marketing campaigns, and formulate long-term strategies. The program culminates with a Demo Day in October, where each team will present their company to industry leaders, Disney executives, and the entrepreneurial community. (more...)

Dominique Lévy Pays Tribute to Italian Iconoclast Giulio Paolini, 7/8-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Beginning 8 July 2014, Dominique Levy gallery will present a collaborative artists' project inspired by the work of Italian ConceptualistGiulio Paolini. Titled 'Hypothesis for an Exhibition' and curated by Begum Yasar, the project is comprised of two components: The first is an exhibition of work by Paolini and a dozen New York artists and collectives paying tribute to his ideas. The second component is a publication designed by Studio Manuel Raeder. In addition to Paolini, participating artists include Richard Aldrich, Harold Ancart, Sebastian Black, Kerstin Bratsch, GuytonWalker, KAYA, Charles Mayton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, R.H. Quaytman, Antek Walczak, and Viola Ye?iltac. (more...)

Dominique Lévy Gallery Presents HYPOTHESIS FOR AN EXHIBITION, 7/8-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Beginning 8 July 2014, Dominique Lévy gallery will present a collaborative artists' project inspired by the work of Italian ConceptualistGiulio Paolini. Titled “Hypothesis for an Exhibition” and curated by Begum Yasar, the project is comprised of two components: The first is an exhibition of work by Paolini and a dozen New York artists and collectives paying tribute to his ideas. The second component is a publication designed by Studio Manuel Raeder. In addition to Paolini, participating artists include Richard Aldrich, Harold Ancart, Sebastian Black, Kerstin Brätsch, GuytonWalker, KAYA, Charles Mayton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, R.H. Quaytman, Antek Walczak, and Viola Ye?iltaç. (more...)

VuCOMP Receives Market Clearance for M-Vu Breast Density in Canada
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The clearance is timely as bill C-314, An Act Respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue has been introduced in Canada. The Act requires the Government of Canada to encourage the use of existing initiatives in order to increase awareness among women about the implications of heterogeneous or dense breast tissue for breast cancer screening, and to assist women and health care providers in making well-informed decisions regarding screening. (more...)

Rudolph Announces New SONUS Technology and Collaboration with TEL NEXX for Advanced Packaging Process Control
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Copper pillar bumps and TSVs are key enabling technologies in the rapidly growing field of advanced packaging where 2.5D and 3D assembly schemes are driving the 'More than Moore' roadmap. Rudolph has collaborated with TEL NEXX specifically to develop pillar bump and TSV plating process control based on SONUS Technology. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns' Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2014

As previews were wrapping up last week, Resnick chatted with BroadwayWorld about the impending opening, what it's like playing such a complex character, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Facing Moral Dilemmas in a Crumbling Garage - NORTH OF THE BOULEVARD at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 21, 2014

Trip needs to get himself and his family 'up north of the Boulevard' to a more civilized neighborhood. Then an unexpected circumstance dumps an opportunity in Trip's lap. The only problem is that, to take it, Trip would need to leave his integrity behind and possibly risk going to jail. Is getting north of the Boulevard worth it for Trip and his buddies? Does Trip even have a meaningful choice? (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces 'Coast to Coast' Fundraising Events to keep Doors Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Cabrillo Music Theatre is thrilled to announce that as of Friday, June 27 it had passed the $100,000 mark (from over 400 donors!) towards its goal of raising $250,000 to keep its doors open and launching its 2014-2015 season, featuring MARY POPPINS, MEMPHIS, OKLAHOMA and COMPANY. With still six weeks to go in its fund-raising efforts, Cabrillo "Family" members have initiated two fund-raising events "Coast-To-Coast" with a special benefit concert at the Triad Theatre in New York City on Monday, August 4 and a "CabrilloDance-A-Thon" scheduled on Friday, August 1-2 in Thousand Oaks! (more...)

Gustafer Yellowgold Coming to Long Island Children's Museum, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

By popular demand, that little guy from the Sun is set to be back in Garden City! Gustafer Yellowgold brings his out-of-this-world, multimedia family show to LONG ISLAND CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, 11 DAVIS AVE., GARDEN CITY, NY 11530 at 11:30AM & 2:00PM on AUGUST 27TH, 2014. (more...)

BROOKLYN SHANTI Releases New Single 'This Feeling' With Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Brooklyn Shanti is widely regarded as an accomplished producer, emcee, and pioneer of Global/Tropical Bass/Dancehall fusion, and is hip-hop's official cultural ambassador to India. (more...)

CATALOGUING PATTERN Now On View Through 8/31 at SPACE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the visual art exhibition Cataloguing Pattern, a collaborative meditation on the role of pattern in artistic practice. The exhibition is on view through August 31, 2014, at SPACE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Leslie Uggams Makes History as GYPSY's First African-American Rose at UConn
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 16, 2014

History is being made over at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus as Leslie Uggams becomes the first African-American actress to star as Rose in an Equity production with a mixed race cast for the musical Gypsy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ensemble's I WISH YOU LOVE Swings, Sound and Sincere
by Katricia Lang - Jul 15, 2014

I WISH YOU LOVE chronicles Nat 'King' Cole's struggles to keep his popular show on the air against the prejudiced American public, sponsors and studio executives. Over and over again, the skittish execs force Nat to decide what is most important to him - the show or his people. (more...)

Act-On's New Platform Capabilities Give Marketers More Flexibility, Power, Control and Enhanced Usability
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BEAVERTON, OR - Act-On Software, the leading marketing automation provider for small and mid-sized businesses, today announced its latest platform enhancements designed to empower marketers with the flexibility and control to customize individual user experiences and reports based on unique business processes. Act-On focused its product innovations on feature sets most vital to its customers' needs, with the objective of simplifying the user experience through customization capabilities, while making the system more intuitive with personalization and dynamic reporting.  (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present MORE BROADWAY ON BUTLER, 8/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Act II Playhouse in Ambler continues its summer of entertainment with More Broadway on Butler, a lively musical review featuring numbers from many popular Broadway shows. The production runs Thursdays-Sundays, Aug. 7-17. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Spits Water at Woman During HEDWIG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

According to Page Six, Neil Patrick Harris got exceedingly angry at a woman during the Thursday night performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at the Franklin Theatre, 7/19-20
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2014

The Act Too Players Summer Production of Seussical opens at the Franklin Theatre for 2 Shows Only! The shows are at 1pm and 6pm on Saturday July 19th & Sunday July 20th. (more...)

BWW Launches New Series in Collaboration with The NY Public Library for the Performing Arts; First Up, Digital Curator Doug Reside on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jul 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to kick off a new special content series, in partnership with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Future entries will delve into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. First up, Doug Reside, Digital Curator for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts writes about The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES a Jaw-Dropping, Thrilling Production
by Paul Hyde - Jul 11, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre's production of 'Les Miserables' is jaw-droppingly terrific, a thrilling production of polished professionalism from beginning to end. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HANDS SOLO: PIANOMAN at ACT Elicits Jazzy Charm
by Jay Irwin - Jul 11, 2014

I always get a little worried about the one man, autobiographical shows. All too often they can become self-indulgent therapy sessions as the performer delves into a life that we may or may not care about. Luckily this is not the case with 'Hands Solo: Pianoman' currently playing at ACT as Victor Janusz offers up a more self-reflective rather than self-indulgent journey mixed with some wonderfully sweet and jazzy tunes from he and his piano. (more...)

Bookworks Presents June's IT'S ABOUT BOOKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Dear Bookworks Bookworm, I read a book this month that I had every intention of liking, but didn't. It had a story line that interested me but the characters were one dimensional and flat and the writing that was not worth writing home about. Rather than review a book that disappoints, I decided to review a movie that I had just seen with Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, Words and Pictures. This is a movie well worth the ticket price. It is always a pleasure seeing a movie where actors do what they should be doing best, acting and where writers are doing what they should be doing best, writing. (more...)

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