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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.



THEATREclub Presents THE GAME at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

???????'The Game' a thought provoking new play that explores The Act of buying sex – the rules, the language and the power structures, is set to be staged at the Everyman, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd March. (more...)

Nokia Announces Early Results for its Offer to Purchase and Pricing of its New Euro-Denominated Notes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Vectrus Statement on Cancellation of Kuwait Base Operations and Security Support Services 2.0 (K-BOSSS re-compete) Solicitation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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BWW Review: Experience the Timeless Magic of the New Vic's THE AGING MAGICIAN
by Kristen Morale - Mar 7, 2017

In association with Beth Morrison Projects and VisionIntoArt, The Aging Magician now celebrates its off Broadway premiere with The New 42nd Street at the New Victory Theater - a theater dedicated to providing children with quality (and usually fantastic) productions in the very heart of Times Square. The Aging Magician is a sensuous piece that is as much a feast for the mind as it is a tug to the heartstrings. It is enigmatic, almost like being lost in a Tim Burton inspired circus with a need to explain the sadness of nostalgia, mixed in with the wonder of keeping those memories alive; it is a show that is perhaps more magical to adults than to children, adults who can understand the almost ethereal pull of a past one does not wish to be gone. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bootlegs - Why They Exist and Why We Discourage Them
by K-Ci Williams - Mar 7, 2017

Watching a filmed recording of a Broadway show is actually piracy - and just really bad manners. This is why bootlegs exist and why we discourage them. (more...)

John Paciga Soars Across 88 Keys In His New Video 'Tickling The Ivories'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

“Tickling The Ivories,” the lead single from his Gotta Play EP, is, superficially, a love song to The Act of playing the piano – Paciga tells his listeners that he'd rather stay in the studio and make music than go out and par (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES! at Kennard-Dale High School
by Christy Brooks - Mar 6, 2017

Special Edition: Kennard-Dale High School of the South Eastern School District presented Cole Porter's musical ANYTHING GOES! March 2-5, 2017, making quite the splash of excitement! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for San Diego Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of First Date. This musical comedy includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, with a book by Austin Winsberg. First Date marks the opening of SDMT's 2017 Off Broadway Series and features direction by J. Scott Lapp, music direction by Jon Lorenz, and choreography by Allison Spratt Pearce. Performances run from March 31 - May 7, 2017 at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Fait Au Canada Festival Announces Programs, 7/17-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Festival Artistic Director Yvonne Ng, Co-Festival DirectorsJanelle Rainville and Jeff Morris, alongside guest curators Daniele Desnoyers and Marc Parent, are pleased to announce the programming for the 2017 dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac), running August 17 - 20. (more...)

Lumentum Holdings Inc. Announces Pricing of $400 Million Convertible Notes Offering
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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'Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends' On Display at National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends is the first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of the great British painter Howard Hodgkin, who died earlier this month at the age of 84. The exhibition shows the breadth and nature of Hodgkin's long-standing engagement with portraiture, an important aspect of his work that has been largely overlooked because his work appears abstract. With over 50 works from collections around the world and dating from 1949 to the present, the exhibition traces the development of Hodgkin's portraits, exploring his important contribution to our understanding of what constitutes a portrait and examining key themes within the artist's work: colour, memory, emotion and imagination. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Joel Grey & More CHICAGO Alumni Surprise John Kander for His 90th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 22, 2017

Just last night, the record-breaking hit musical Chicago celebrated composer John Kander's 90th birthday at the Ambassador Theatre. Mr Kander was in the house for the special night, which featured surprise appearances by Colman Domingo, Joel Grey, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of CARDAMOM at Jagiti Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2017

Jagiti Theatre presents CARDAMOM, March 24-26. Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

Local Artists Tackle the Challenge of Forgiveness in a World Divided with Athol Fugard's PLAYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Internationally acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard tackles the subject of apartheid head on in his gripping drama, Playland. Playland begins on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7pm, and opens on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm. For ticket arrangements, contact playlandphilly@gmail.com. (more...)

BWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim Productions
by Alan Portner - Mar 20, 2017

Audience learns how the movie business works with a combination of drugs, alcohol, wild sex, porn, and wild insecurity (more...)

J.M. Sommers Pens THE GUARDIAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

'The Guardian': a heartwarming story of hope and renewal in a difficult and sometimes tragic world. 'The Guardian' is the creation of published author J.M. Sommers, a married father of three who spends his free time in discipleship, writing music, and operating a small organic farm near Tulsa, Oklahoma. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre to Present TAKE ONE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

4th Wall Theatre, a non union professional theatre in Bloomfield, NJ is presenting a new musical comedy, Take One, written by former SNL writer Jeff Ward. The show is being presented as part of the group's MID (Musicals-in-Development) Stage Series. (more...)

Jokesters Comedy Club Gets Down and Dirty Nightly in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Las Vegas stand up comedy the way it's meant to be. No Contests! No Gimmicks! No Censorship!!! (more...)

Jagriti Theatre Presents CARDAMOM, March 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Jagriti Theatre presents CARDAMOM, March 24-26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Shine in 'PREformances with Allison Charney' March 13th Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On March 13th, the stars aligned and came out to shine for 'PREformances with Allison Charney' classical concert series, where celebrated classical musicians come to play before they appear on many of the world's most prestigious stages. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Celebrates the 1920s with Scorching Vocal Performances, Paying Tribute to the Past with Stars of the Present
by Casey Mink - Mar 16, 2017

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, the musical revue series created, written, directed, and hosted by Scott Siegel and which pays tribute to a different era of Broadway composers each program, is a stroke of brilliance. Occurring once a month, each evening is dedicated specifically to one decade of American musical theater, and features some of the most talented stars currently working in American musical theater. The series' most recent installment (and the first of 2017) on February 27 at its usual home, The Town Hall, paid tribute to the 1920s. The decade, which inducted into the theatrical cannon the likes of George and Ira Gershwin and Richard Rodgers, brims with melodically-rich scores including songs of yearning and joviality. The tunes selected for the evening certainly felt of their era; however, put into the hands of such skilled performers as Carolee Carmello, Beth Malone, and Robert Cuccioli (to name a few), they could be heard with fresh and non-cynical ears. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - Mar 16, 2017

The suspenseful mystery genre of theatre is one that should always be approached with caution; the mixture of sprinkling around clues without giving up the ending to the audience is one that can be difficult to get just right. However, at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, their production of LOVE FROM A STRANGER has managed to grip the attention of the audience, and the reviewer in particular, in ways they may not have imagined. (more...)

Dance for PD Celebrates 15th Anniversary for People With Parkinson's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Dance for PD®, celebrating its 15th anniversary next year, offers specialized dance classes to people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and care partners in six locations around New York City and through our network of affiliates in more than 100 communities in 16 countries around the world. Dance for PD classes allow people with Parkinson's to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence. (more...)

CCGN Acquired Guidance Finance and Obtained the SP Special License
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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Jayme Stone's Folklife Out 4/7; Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Stone is the consummate collaborator, unearthing musical artifacts and magnetizing extraordinary artists to help rekindle these understudied sounds. He is a passionate educator and producer. (more...)

Children's Theatre Company to Bring SEEDFOLKS to South Africa, Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will bring its production of Seedfolks to the prestigious ASSITEJ International (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, May 17-27, 2017. (more...)

Opera San Jose Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME, 4/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

La boheme is a passionate story of love among young artists in Paris. Mimi spends her days embroidering and her winter evenings longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTON
by Misha Davenport - Mar 14, 2017

BWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTON (more...)

Statement Regarding Lawsuit Between Meowingtons, LLC, Operating as Meowingtons.com vs. Joel Zimmerman, Also Known as Deadmau5, Prof. Meowingtons and Ronica Holdings Ltd.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at FINISH LINE: A DOCUMENTARY PLAY on the Boston Marathon Bombings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Presented by the Boch Center in association with Boston Theater Company, the world premiere of Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon opens this week at the Shubert Theatre. The play runs from March 15 – 26, 2017. Tickets can be purchased at bochcenter.org/finishline2017.  (more...)

Nuance Prices $350 Million Offering of 1.25% Senior Convertible Notes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

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BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Mar 13, 2017

Are there multiple universes existing in almost parallel? (more...)

Liza Minnelli Discusses Performing With Legends With Michael Feinstein For Facebook Live
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 10, 2017

Michael Feinstein sat down with Liza Minnelli yesterday for a Facebook Live chat. Feinstein interviewed Minnelli about some of her past experiences with performing with legends such as Gene Kelly and Bob Fosse. Watch the full video below. (more...)

BWW Review: ACT's TRIBES – Touching and Engaging But a Bit Cliché and Forced
by Jay Irwin - Mar 10, 2017

I want to start off, Dear Readers, by stating that I really did enjoy ACT's current production of "Tribes". There are some great performances and it's a funny, engaging play with rich dialog. But even with my level of enjoyment in the moments of the play I can't help but also see some glaring shortcomings in the piece itself specifically having to do with the characters and their arcs. But let's set the stage (so to speak) first. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Kicks Off Rehearsals This Week in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This week The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre plot their first step in musical mayhem and begin rehearsals for the drop dead funny musical comedy Murder for Two. (more...)

BWW Review: Tyne Daly Brings Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD To The York Theatre
by Michael Dale - Feb 28, 2017

Listening to the original Broadway cast album of Jerry Herman's 1969 entry, DEAR WORLD, it's almost unimaginable to think you're hearing the score of a show that shuttered on Broadway after less than four months worth of performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Damrau and Camarena Radiate Star-Power in the Met's PURITANI
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 27, 2017

The last time soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena appeared together at the Met, they reinvented the deadly Mary Zimmerman production of Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA and made it into something wonderful. This time around, while the duo tried their hardest, they still couldn't quite bring the company's elderly production of IL PURITANI (also by Bellini) back to life, although they came pretty close, using all the considerable star-power they could muster. (more...)

BWW Review: Broken Box Mime Theater Highlights the Joys of Subversion in SEE REVERSE
by Victoria Ordin - Feb 27, 2017

These are deep philosophical waters but important to understanding the work of Broken Box Mime Theater, whose mission is threefold: 1) 'To activate the imagination of audiences,' 2) 'to contemporize the art of mime,' and 3) 'to remind us all of the power of simple storytelling.' SEE REVERSE consists of ten individual pieces, some of which include some combination of eight enormously talented performers with backgrounds ranging from theater to opera to poetry: Nick Abdeel, Becky Baumwoll, Duane Cooper, Geraldine Dulex, Blake Habermann, David Jenkins, Marissa Molnar, and Matt Zambrano. Surprisingly, not one has formal dance training, which makes the precision of their physical movement all the more remarkable.  (more...)

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at the La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 25, 2017

'Freaky Friday' at the La Jolla Playhouse is plaing through March 19th (more...)

Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - Feb 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation … (more...)

BWW Review: Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal Star In A Glorious SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2017

Inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillism masterwork 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,' the authors explore how 'the art of making art' can be less about applying paint to a canvas as it is about applying a signature to a check. (more...)

Visual Arts of NJ Explores New Jersey Parks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

More than two years in the making, Park Wonder: Rediscovering Four New Jersey Landscapes will open at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey on April 20, 2017. Park Wonder is a multi-dimensional site-specific exhibition drawn from the artist Matthew Jensen's experiences in public parks and landscapes. (more...)

BWW Review: Magical FINDING NEVERLAND at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Feb 23, 2017

To say that the musical version of Finding Neverland is a real charmer is an understatement. The book by James Graham retains all of the sweetness of the 2004 film and adds on a delightful theatricality for the stage that just will not quit. One surprising element is the musical score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy that includes some wonderfully poignant and moving ballads. With sweeping direction by Diane Paulus and a dynamite cast this national touring production is bound to please just about everyone, the young and the young at heart. It plays at the Hollywood Pantages through March 12. (more...)

When asked about companies' marketing, 35% of unsatisfied customers say, 'The company does not put my needs and wants above its business goals'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

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BWW Interview: Tony Danza Makes His Return to 54 Below with STANDARDS AND STORIES
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2017

After a triumphant series of concerts at Feinstein's/54 Below, the one and only Tony Danza is returning with his cabaret show Standards and Stories. Tony will be performing six shows,  February 24 & 25, March 17, 18 & 31 and April 1 at 7pm. He was kind enough to take some time out of his sunny day in Los Angeles to speak to me about the upcoming series and things currently going on in his career. (more...)

George London Foundation to Welcome Paul Appleby & Sarah Mesko in Recital
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Tenor Paul Appleby, the 2011 George London Award winner who, it was recently announced, will be in the cast of the world premiere of John Adams's Girls of the Golden West with San Francisco Opera next season, teams up with mezzo-soprano and 2015 George London Award winner Sarah Mesko and pianist Ken Noda for the season's second event in the George London Foundation Recital Series at The Morgan Library & Museum on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 4:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at Broadway In Louisville - Down Where Its Wetter
by Keith Waits - Feb 20, 2017

Down Where its Wetter (more...)

BWW Review: STUPID F*CKING BIRD Tackles Modern Milieu in Australian Premiere at Metanoia Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Feb 20, 2017

The saying goes that there are no new ideas. Originality in the age of mass-production and population density and exponential destruction of every natural muse known to great artists, has been shot mid-flight. Originality was shot through the heart, plummeted into an oil-drenched ocean, washed upon a beach of glass and needles only to be eaten by an ice addict and made into a meme. (more...)

Galantis Release New Single 'Rich Boy' Alongside Official Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Grammy-nominated duo Galantis have today released their anthemic new single 'Rich Boy'. The track follows the announcement of their highly-anticipated headline show at Brixton Academy, London, in April. (more...)

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Presents POSTCARDS OF PERSISTENCE, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC), the city's longest running independent print shop (since 1989), and DailyActivists, a progressive action smartphone app and website, will present POSTCARDS OF PERSISTENCE, a project featuring CPC artists creating and sharing a variety of postcard and poster designs for the community to use to contact legislators, hoping to mail at least a million postcards from around the country on March 15, to The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,?Washington, DC 20500.  Please bring the supplies and snacks listed below.  (more...)

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