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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.

Music Institute to Present Free Performance of PINOCCHIO SUITE, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago presents "The Pinocchio Suite," a chamber opera created and performed by accomplished musicians Ron and Ann Surace, Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m. at the Music Institute's Lake Forest campus at Dickinson Hall, 100 East Old Mill Road. Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Gets Modern Update at the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - May 6, 2016

Overall, there's a lot of mass appeal in this production, some fun musical moments, and opportunities for the entire family to visit the familiar and well-loved. Unfortunately, it simply pales in comparison to what we have seen before. (more...)

Rogue Theatre Company to Host GAME SHOW SPECTACULAR, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Rogue Theatre Company presents an annual fundraising benefit in a whole new light, with Rogue's Game Show Night Spectacular, on Saturday, May 21, at Roseland Ballroom Function Room, 174 Broadway, Rte. 138, Taunton. Doors open and silent auction bidding begins at 6:30 pm, with cash bar. At 7 pm, an optional Chinese buffet is provided by Hong Kong City Restaurant. The hysterical night of game show parodies kicks off at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY Sees The Phoenix Rise From The Ashes Of Six Lives
by Barry Lenny - May 3, 2016

Seeing the women of Buffalo going crazy over a performance by the Chippendale male striptease performers gives Jerry an idea. (more...)

Artistic Director John Langs Launches First Season at ACT Theatre with a Bang
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

It's May of 2016 and John Langs is entering his fifth month as the Artistic Director of Seattle's ACT Theatre, in its 51st season. (more...)

Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Honorable Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema and founder of the culturally, racially and spiritually diverse trans-demoninational Agape International Spiritual Center, will receive the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival following the world premiere of Love, Sweat and Tears at 7 p.m. on June 3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. (more...)

SkyPilot Theatre Company to Bring OVERLAY to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

SkyPilot Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of OVERLAY, directed by Morry Schorr, as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Absolut Elyx Toasts the Toast in their New Ad Campaign: Skal!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Absolut Elyx's new campaign pays homage to the toast, or as it's expressed in the brand's home country of Sweden, "Skl" (meaning cheers). For centuries "Skl" has been exclaimed in Swedish gatherings from midsummer nights to smorgasbords. These are joyous celebrations where everyone is invited to toast and express their gratitude for the moment through speech, song or simply a warm exchange of eye contact with all those at the table. This tradition embodies all that is special about the Absolut Elyx: hospitality, integrity, warmth, playfulness, style and of course, Swedishness. (more...)

Melissa McCarthy Stars in New Comedy THE BOSS, Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2016

Academy Award-nominated Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) takes charge in the outrageous, hilarious new comedy THE BOSS, arriving on Digital HD on July 12, 2016, and Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on July 26 (more...)

MJ12 Featuring Bass Legend Percy Jones to Release Debut Album, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

MJ12, featuring Brand X bass legend Percy Jones, will be releasing their eagerly awaited debut album on Gonzo Multimedia UK on June 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN YOU WISH Is A Wish Unfulfilled
by Herbert Paine - May 23, 2016

Phoenix Theatre premiering WHEN YOU WISH: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY, a highly idealized and superficial portrait of the mogul of animated filmdom that leaves too many stones of character and relationship development unturned. (more...)

BWW Recap: GAME OF THRONES Reveals Shocking Truths in 'The Door'
by Jessica Naftaly - May 23, 2016

This weeks episode of GAME OF THRONES entitled 'The Door,' revealed a lot of information and answers to some of the biggest questions of the series, as well answered some questions that don't necessarily need answering. In a show riddled with plot holes, some of which were highlighted this episode, their ability to carry out reveals and give us answers isn't always up to task. If your biggest concern watching GAME OF THRONES was finding out the origin of Hodor's name, then this was the episode for you! If the importance of finding out the origin of the White Walkers, the biggest threat that endangers the lives of all of our characters, is highest on the scale for you, you'll get answer, but the attention and care given to revealing said answer may disappoint you. It's all apparent just looking at the recaps and reactions. The most used phrase from an episode in which we learn where the White Walkers came from, another direwolf dies, a mythic race goes extinct, and the Starks make a battle plan, is 'Hold the door!' That says quite a lot. (more...)

BWW Review: GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Alan Portner - May 2, 2016

shares new life into Roberts & Hammerstein tunes (more...)

Dessy Di Lauro, Ric'key Pageot Debut as New Music Duo with 'Hotel Cafe' Residency
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Singer-songwriter, neo-ragtime vocalist Dessy Di Lauro and musical director/producer Ric'key Pageot (touring keyboardist to Madonna and writer for Jill Scott and Earth Wind & Fire) announce their official partnership as recording duo Parlor Social with a Residency at L.A.'s Hotel Cafe this summer. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Broadway Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Live Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary theatrical sound designer Abe Jacob will be honored for his pioneering career achievements at the Live Design Awards on Monday, June 13 in New York. Another legendary icon, Chita Rivera, will present the award to Jacob, whom she has known since the original Broadway production of CHICAGO (1975). (more...)

Joseph Brisben Shares MARVIN'S GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

'Marvin's Garden' (published by Lulu) tells the story of an abused housewife in Pond Creek, Oklahoma, who decides to murder her husband. She fears conventional methods because she is afraid her husband will catch her in The Act and kill her first. Recalling that her husband's father and brother died from heart attacks and remembering that 'the way to a man's heart is through his stomach,' she decides to let him eat himself to death, but before that happens, she encounters a complication. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in Residence
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company to Host ROCK OF AGES Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Rock of Ages, the hit show that rocked Broadway, will soon rock the Bangor Opera House, and Penobscot Theatre Company is eager to get the community in on The Act. The nonprofit has planned a Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser for opening night, June 11, and two winners will walk away with walk-on roles at selected performances later in the run. (more...)

NetSuite OneWorld 16 Adds Enhancements for Global Enterprises
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016


ResponseTek Announces Global Winners of Inaugural 2015 Customer Experience Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016


NJPAC to Host Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. The Doo Wop stellar line up includes Charlie Thomas' DRIFTERS 'Save the Last Dance for Me' 'Under the Boardwalk', THE DUPREES 'You Belong To Me' 'Have You Heard', LOU CHRISTIE 'Lightnin' Strikes' 'Two Faces Have', SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES, The original lead of THE SHIRELLES 'Soldier Boy' 'Mama Said', Jay Siegel's TOKENS'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' 'Portrait of My Love', Tommy Mara and THE CRESTS '16 Candles' 'The Angels Listened In' and special Guest LADD VANCE son of KENNY VANCE. This will be an afternoon of classic Doo Wop and 1950s rock 'n' roll at it's very best on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 3PM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - How to Cure a Sore Throat
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - May 17, 2016

Performing in musicals definitely has its perks. You can earn money, spend time with friends, strengthen skills, make audiences happy, and of course do what you love! But there is one serious challenge that all actors/actresses are all too familiar with: sore throats. Sore throats are very common, especially with the tentative weather patterns and sudden temperature changes happening now. So to help you cure a sore throat and go back to jamming out to Broadway each day, here are a few tips of my own, along with some other facts I learned after doing some research. (more...)

Michael Netter's CRYPTOGRAPHICS Exhibition to Open This Summer at ACA Galleries
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Michael Netter: Cryptographics, on view June 2 through July 29, 2016. The exhibition will feature paintings, video art and assemblages from the 1970s to the present. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2016-2017 season, which delivers on CPT's mission of raising consciousness and nurturing compassion through theatre that is daring, relevant and socially-conscious. (more...)

Producer Antonio Saillant Launches Green360 for Clean Energy Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Producer and environmental advocate Antonio Saillant, whose is known as the Renaissance man due to his many talents, has joined forces with many sustainable businesses to launch a campaign for clean energy entitled Green360.  (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater announces the lineup for its 18th season. (more...)

MOV to Launch Immersive Exhibition About Collectors in 'ALL TOGETHER NOW'
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is pleased to present an intriguing exhibition about the significance of collecting. All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds -- on view at MOV from June 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017 -- features wall-to-wall displays of rare, unconventional, and awe-inspiring objects from 20 diverse Vancouver collectors. (more...)

Patrick Scully to Honor Walt Whitman at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

To celebrate Walt Whitman's 197th birthday*, Dixon Place presents Leaves of Grass - Uncut, a solo performance by Patrick Scully, summoning the spirit of 19th-century poet. Leaves of Grass - Uncut shows us many sides of Whitman: from the furtive-changing genders to 'straighten things up', to the fierce-defying the censors and getting banned in Boston. (more...)

Sonia Almeida's "cupping the hand behind the ear" Opens Tonight, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Sonia Almeida's 'cupping the hand behind the ear' opens tonight, May 1st, at Simone Subal Gallery and runs through June 12th.  (more...)

YUZIMA's New Single 'Atheist' Lands on Posture Mag with Exclusive Interview
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Atheist is the first single from YUZIMA's upcoming third Insta-Album and follow up to the greatly praised 'BEHEMOTH {insta-album}'. (more...)

Sorry, Folks! Liza Minnelli Is Not, and Never Will Be, on Twitter
by Jessica Khan - Apr 29, 2016

Sorry folks, but the new Liza Minnelli Twitter account that popped up today -- @RealLizaMinnelli -- is not the legendary performer. BroadwayWorld has confirmed with the star's rep that the handle is fake; he also went on to add that 'she'll never be on Twitter.' (more...)

Bill Savage and More to Chat Literature & Poetry for HCL 'Cultural Conversations'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

On Saturday, May 7, High Concept Labs (HCL), Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, and The Point Magazine present a day-long symposium on the relevance of Literature and Poetry at Mana Contemporary Chicago. (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers to Stage GYPSY in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Winthrop Playmakers are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of the beloved musical Gypsy, opening June 18 at Memorial Hall at 151 Pauline Street in Winthrop. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy has been hailed as one of the greatest musicals ever written by The New York Times. (more...)

Jessica McKeirle to Present GENDER SPANNER in Sydney, May 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

On the back of her first Australian tour, smashing her way into the hearts of Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, Jessica McKeirle brings Gender Spanner the to The Sydney Comedy Festival. Now in its filthy pubescence, The Act emerges bigger, louder and messier at The Factory Theatre, May 4th, 6th and 8th. (more...)

Knowles Announces Pricing of Upsized $150 Million Convertible Notes Offering
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016


LETTERS TO SALA, Starring Original Off-Broadway Cast, Set for Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

LETTERS TO SALA, Arlene Hutton's stirring drama about a New York family coming to grips with the sudden disclosure of its matriarch's hidden Holocaust past will have two concert performances on May 15 at 12 P.M. and 3:30 P.M. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Met's New ELEKTRA Has the Cast and Conductor--But Where's the Catharsis?
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 26, 2016

The Met's new production of Richard Strauss's ELEKTRA is something to behold, with Vincent Huguet recreating the original by the late Patrice Chereau from France's Aix-en-Provence Festival. Starring the glorious Nina Stemme in the title role--and backed by the stellar performances of Waltraud Meier as Klytamnestra, Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis and Eric Owens as Orest--this is a cast that would be hard to better. Add to it conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's insightful, propulsive performance with the great Met orchestra. And, yet, there was…something missing: catharsis--no burst of rapture and the urge to jump up and applaud. (more...)

BWW Review: Crown City Theatre Revives THE FANTASTICKS
by Don Grigware - Apr 25, 2016

The longest running musical in the world The Fantasticks is always at its best when produced and performed with simplicity. When I first saw it in New York in the 60s, it was performed in a cabaret space against a brick wall, with the suspension of a paper moon above. You can't get much simpler than that. In their revival Crown City Theatre keep it simple with minimal blocking from director Lisaun Whittingham and boasting a fine cast... (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Marcus D'Angelo Warms Up for His New York Pops Debut!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

In anticipation of the big event, BroadwayWorld is checking in with some of the performers. Today, check out what Marcus D'Angelo had to say... (more...)

FST Announces Winners of Young Playwright's Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

FST has announced the winning plays of this year's Young Playwright's Festival. For 25 years, FST has honored thousands of young playwrights from all around the world through the WRITE A PLAY(WAP) program. Over the course of the 2015-2016 season, FST received plays written by over 3,600 young playwrights, aged 5-18. This year's winning plays will be presented in Imagination Adventures which is now playing through May 27 in FST's Keating Theatre. Tickets are $6. Please contact WRITE-A-PLAY Coordinator Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797 for tickets, show times, or other questions. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

'Living generously is more a gift to oneself than it is to someone else,' said 'World-Changing Generosity' authors Jim and Nancy Cotterill. In their new book, they engage readers with inspirational stories of ordinary people with normal demands on their time and money who confront want and lack in new and exciting ways. (more...)

BWW Review: WE'RE GONNA DIE in New England Premiere
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 24, 2016

WE'RE GONNA DIE is a sweet and weird song cycle, the perfect vehicle for Company One Theatre and the engaging Obehi Janice, backed up by a four-piece band that kicks it on the stage of Oberon. Playwright Young Jean Lee takes us through a series of life lessons by telling stories about pain, loneliness, illness, loss, and love, using humor and music to make us feel alright about the inevitable. It is definitely worth an hour of your time. (more...)

by Wesley Doucette - Apr 22, 2016

A review of Robert Carsen's direction of 'Les Fetes Venitiennes,' as performed by Les Arts Florissants and L'Opera Comique at BAM. (more...)

BROADWAY UP CLOSE Walking Tour Souvenir Book Out Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Take a piece of Broadway home with you with the official Broadway Up Close Walking Tour ACT I Souvenir Book. With over 100 rarely seen photos, 48 full-color pages and all of the tour's ghost stories, anecdotes and other wonderful tales, Broadway history will be at your fingertips like never before. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present KISS ME, KATE, 5/17-6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

It's 'Too Darn Hot!' Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate, on stage from May 17-June 19, 2016. The classic musical comedy features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Brings A VISIT WITH KANDER & EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 21, 2016

Donna McKechnie is  brought her world premiere show A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The show is running from April 19-22. (more...)

Drag, Shakespeare and More Slated for CoHo's Summerfest 2016; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

CoHo has announced its Summerfest 2016 lineup. Four shows in four weekends will feature an unknown drag legend, a masked Shakespearean fanfic, an acrobatic Downton Abbey, and laughable panic attacks. (more...)

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