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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.



Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia to Feature Work of Philip Guston, May 10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Beginning 10 May 2017, Gallerie dell'Accademia di Venezia will present the work of the pre-eminent American painter Philip Guston (1913 - 1980) in a major exhibition exploring the artist's oeuvre in relation to critical literary interpretation. In a spirit reflective of how Guston himself cultivated the sources of his inspiration, 'Philip Guston and The Poets' considers the ideas and writings of major 20th century poets as catalysts for his enigmatic pictures and visions. Featuring works that span a fifty-year period in Guston's artistic career, the exhibition includes 50 major paintings and 25 prominent drawings dating from 1930 until his death in 1980. The exhibition draws parallels between the essential humanist themes reflected in these works, and the language and prose of five poets: D. H. Lawrence (British, 1885 - 1930), W. B. Yeats (Irish, 1865 - 1939), Wallace Stevens (American, 1879 - 1955), Eugenio Montale (Italian, 1896 - 1981) and T. S. Eliot (American-born, British, 1888 - 1965). (more...)

Act II Playhouse presents the Hilarious Musical Revue TOMFOOLERY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Act II Playhouse presents Tomfoolery, a revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer, on stage in Ambler from Feb. 28-April 2, 2017. (more...)

Davidson Academy Announces Launch Of Online High School
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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BWW Review: Gripping Journey in GUARDS AT THE TAJ at ACT
by Jay Irwin - Jan 30, 2017

I do love it, Dear Readers, when a show manages to thrill without the aid of elaborate sets or gimmicks. Where you can just immerse yourself in the words and performances. Such is the case with "Guards at the Taj" currently playing at ACT. That's not to say that the minimal set design from Brandon Estrella didn't work, it did. And there is one kind of unexpected prop that beautifully took over the stage at one point. But by then, we were so riveted by the stirring performances of the two actors in the show, even an elephant could have walked on stage I would have been focused on them. (more...)

Gritty BLACKLISTERS to Premiere at Brelby Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Blacklisters is a new play that premiers at Brelby Theatre, the West Valley's new works incubator, as a Studio Series production. The play is written by Brelby founding member, Luke Gomez, and is directed by Van Rockwell. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: The One Muscle You May Not Be Working by Chris Crowthers
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Jan 30, 2017

Here at MFF, we're used to building up our muscles… whether that be with kettlebell swings, squats, or bench presses. (more...)

BWW Review: Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Ford's Theatre
by Jenny Minich - Jan 29, 2017

Albee's characters are shockingly volatile. They curse, they drink and they revel in inflecting pain. It's funny, heartbreaking and yes, slightly familiar. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? may have debuted in 1962 but the truth it provokes still feels relevant. (more...)

BWW Review: Challenging A Society That Has Become Accustomed To A Fear Of Terrorism, OSAMA THE HERO Reminds Us Facts Are Important And Vigilante Justice Is Unjustified
by Jade Kops - Jan 28, 2017

Dennis Kelly's work with a confronting title, OSAMA THE HERO, is presented with a raw honesty under the direction of Richard Hilliar at Kings Cross Theatre. (more...)

Nora En Pure 'Conquer Yosemite' EP Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Looking back at 2016 as her most prolific year to date, dance music's leading lady Nora En Pure strides into the New Year with a fresh and diverse 4-track EP, 'Conquer Yosemite' – out now via Enormous Tunes. (more...)

BWW Review: Ayad Ahktar's DISGRACED Presents Profound Dilemmas in MKE Rep's Fierce Production
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 25, 2017

A cozy, celebratory dinner party in a cosmopolitan New York penthouse ignites irreversible damage between friends in Ayad Ahktar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced now on stage at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Quadracci Powerhouse. Eventually, each character in the no intermission production will somehow be disgraced-sometimes by their personal identity, religion or culture and determined through their own specific actions or reactions to another person. The Rep becomes the third theater company to mount Disgraced in a co-production with Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater and New Jersey's McCarter Theatre in what has become the most produced play in 2016. One only needs to attend to understand why this potent combination of contemporary dilemmas facing Americans personally and politically drew the country's theatrical attention. (more...)


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DSI Comedy Theater Announces 2017 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

February brings DSI Comedy Theater's largest event of the year. This year, it is giving DSI a chance to showcase a new direction and continue its 17th year tradition of showcasing comedy from up and down the east coast and across the country. (more...)

Heroes in Recovery Releases 'Great Recovery Quotes' and 'Stories to Inspire Great Healers and Great Healing'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Great Recovery Quotes and Stories to Inspire Great Healing and Great Recovery Quotes and Stories to Inspire Great Healers are the two latest releases in the Heroes in Recovery book series. The books include inspiring quotes intertwined with stories of wisdom, compassion and strength. The personal stories included originate from individuals impacted by and/or currently working in the field of addiction and recovery. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Comedy THE SUPPORTING CAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, "The Supporting Cast" by George Furth, on Monday, February 6, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

NYSX Tackles Fake News in Timely MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX), a theatre company that boldly popularizes Shakespeare for diverse, contemporary audiences, is having its way with Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Ross Williams' timely adaptation, in which friends and rivals traffic in fake news to advance their agendas, takes up residence at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street. (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Launch 2017 with LIFTED BY BEAUTY: ADVENTURES IN DREAMING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

National Theatre Wales' first production of 2017 will be inspired by and performed in Rhyl, in north Wales this March/April, in the company's tradition of making theatre productions with and for local communities. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory Presents 21C Music Festival, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

21C Music Festival - five days of newly-minted music during which audiences have an opportunity to experience fresh new sounds and ideas from the greatest musical minds of today - returns for a fourth year to The Royal Conservatory of Music from May 24 to May 28, 2017. (more...)

Theater Icon Robert Lepage to Return to BAM with One-Man Show '887'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Theater icon Robert Lepage returns to BAM with the US premiere of 887, his deeply personal one-man show, running March 16-26, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of Dr. Seuss's THE SNEETCHES at CTC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announces the world premiere production of Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches The Musical which opened on February 7, 2017. Directed by Peter C. Brosius, the production is written by Philip Dawkins, whose many works have been produced from Canada to Washington DC to Los Angeles, and upcoming at the MCC Theatre (Off-Broadway), with music by David Mallamud, whose works have been heard at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Off-Broadway. This new production is the third Dr. Seuss work that CTC has commissioned in a historical partnership that dates back to the first production in 1979 of Dr. Seuss's The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. It is also the first Dr. Seuss commission since 1994 when Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas premiered at CTC before it became the Old Globe Theatre's annual holiday show and its Broadway transfer. CTC retains the exclusive rights to produce and perform both works in Minnesota. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-2017 Season Continues with Kansas City Premiere of DEAD MAN WALKING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 59th season with the powerful modern classic, Dead Man Walking, music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Terrence McNally, and based on the novel by Sister Helen Prejean, with performances March 4, 8, 10 and 12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

BWW Review: Seagull Project's CHERRY ORCHARD Still Shines Amidst Some Confusion
by Jay Irwin - Feb 6, 2017

Mounting something as complex as a Chekov play is not an easy undertaking and should only be handled by professionals. Luckily, in Seattle, we have the Seagull Project who has been tackling these works the last few years including the absolutely incredible "Three Sisters" they put up a few years back. But as crystal clear the intent of the characters in their current production of "The Cherry Orchard" at ACT is, thanks to the stellar performances and direction, I wonder if the translation they chose isn't doing them any favors as I was never quite certain who many of these people were. (more...)

VGambling Secures $850,000 Financing Commitment To Launch eSports Wagering Platform and eSports Operations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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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

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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...)

BLACKLISTERS' Luke Gomez Advises, 'Buy a Shovel and Grab Onto Something Sturdy'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

When asked what inspired his new work, Blacklisters, Lucas Gomez said, 'Sometimes I like giving out obviously wrong answers because I get this question a lot with the types of plays I write but this one is absolutely genuine.' (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In WORKS BY JOHN ADAMS, 3/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program celebrating John Adams's 70th birthday year, featuring John Adams's Harmonielehre and Absolute Jest - with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet as solo ensemble in its debut - on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. (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...)

Photo Flash: 2017 Rising Stars Show at Cabaret at The Merc in Temecula
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Cabaret at The Merc returned to beautiful Old Town Temecula on Monday Night, January 30th with an exclusive look at some of the area's brightest Rising Stars! Featuring the best up and coming talent singing some of the most exciting songs ever written! (more...)

Honeywell Ignites STEM Interest Through Interactive Space Camp Experience For 320 Students
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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BWW Interview: Nikka Graff Lanzarone on Debuting HERO WORSHIP at Feinstein's/54 Below and Performing SWEET CHARITY in the Aftermath of the Election
by Casey Mink - Feb 16, 2017

Audiences may know Nikka Graff Lanzarone from her role in the recent Off-Broadway production of SWEET CHARITY, or as the co-creator and host of the Broadway-centric podcast THE ENSEMBLIST, in which she and her co-host Mo Brady delve into each facet of creating a Broadway show with an emphasis on all those names that aren't above the title. Now, the multifaceted talent prepares to make her Feinstein's/54 Below debut on February 23, with a show she's co-created called HERO WORSHIP. Before descending to the sublevel venue, Lanzarone, billing the concert as an "eclectic whirl through the songs and performers who shaped [her] into the human she is," discussed with BroadwayWorld how she found her way into the show conceptually. She also shared details of what it was like to be a part of the feminist interpretation of SWEET CHARITY in the aftermath of the election, and how she hopes her podcast breaks down the stigma of ensemble work on Broadway. (more...)

Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cleveland Play House shifts gears from playful (Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) to profound with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. Written by Paula Vogel - one of the preeminent figures in American theater today - How I Learned to Drive traverses taboo territory with humor, heart, and empathy. (more...)

Live Arts Bard Presents WE'RE WATCHING, An Exhibition Of New Performance Works About Surveillance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Live Arts Bard (LAB), the residency and commissioning program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, is pleased to present WE'RE WATCHING, the first major survey of performances by contemporary American artists exploring surveillance and its impact on our identities. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre presents ZORBA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

It's 1924, on the Greek island of Crete, and you're about to go on a wild, whirlwind tour of the lusty passions of the human heart. (more...)

Men More Open With Emotions At Work Than Women, Says Study
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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American Players Theatre Announces 38th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 38th Summer Festival Season, June 10 - October 22, 2017, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the return and work of visiting Chicago director and Jeff Award-winner William Brown taking on Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters in APT's newly renovated flagship 1140-seat outdoor amphitheater on the Hill.  (more...)

The ACT Arts Centre and The Ridge Film Studio present Inaugural Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Act Arts Centre and The Ridge Film Studios, with the support of the City of Maple Ridge, are pleased to present a new festival highlighting films created in British Columbia. The inaugural Maple Ridge Festival of BC Film is scheduled to take place at The Act Arts Centre in Maple Ridge from Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19, 2017. (more...)

Cinedigm Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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BWW TV: Watch Highlights of SNEETCHES at Children's Theatre Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) presents the world premiere production of Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches The Musical which opened on February 7, 2017. Directed by Peter C. Brosius, the production is written by Philip Dawkins, whose many works have been produced from Canada to Washington DC to Los Angeles, and upcoming at the MCC Theatre (Off-Broadway), with music by David Mallamud, whose works have been heard atCarnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

New Fitness Brand PRIMAL SPEED Helps Improve Sprinting Technique
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The company is planning events and certifications in the near future to train anyone, athletes and average Joe/Janes alike, how to improve their sprinting form and use its practice to enhance overall strength, conditioning, agility, and power. 'Sprinting is a very specific and unique form of human movement that must be learned and can be taught with proper coaching and training,' says Snideman. He believes that restoring this primitive capacity is the missing link to ultimate health and athleticism. The mission behind the Primal Speed brand is to reacquaint people with the essential skill of sprinting, hence the 'primal' theme. Few people realize that the human body is structurally built for two tasks: long distance walking and short distance sprinting. Unfortunately, many people, even those who train regularly, usually consider The Act of sprinting to be only something that athletes need to do. Franz's goal is to help people realize that everyone needs to sprint for their general health, in addition to the myriad of other benefits sprinting provides. Franz drew on his passion for healthy living, athleticism, knowledge and appreciation of human development, anatomy and personal experience to create the new brand. Snideman believes that sprinting is key to becoming healthier and stronger. Primal Speed has recently partnered with MegaMad Industries and Mark de Grasse to launch the new brand. 'I've been around a lot of different methods of training over the last decade, and even so, I couldn't see the potential of sprinting until I read Franz's stuff,' stated Mark de Grasse, founder of MegaMad Industries. 'Once you talk to Franz, you'll realize how your workout regimen needs to include sprint and power training just like it includes strength and conditioning. Franz is an amazing coach and he'll convince you too.' Mark de Grasse is the former editor and owner of My Mad Methods Magazine and the original Chief Fitness Officer of Onnit Labs. He helped create the Onnit Academy and Onnit Academy Level One Certification and currently partners with innovative fitness companies to bring their products to market. He is also the current owner and editor of Mad Fit Magazine. In order to acquaint people with the necessity of sprinting, the company is releasing a free ebook titled, The Need for Speed, written by coach Franz Snideman. The epublication is available for free at http://primalspeed.com (more...)

MegaMad Industries Announces Partnership With PRIMAL SPEED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Primal Speed is planning events and certifications in the near future to train anyone, athletes and average Joe/Janes alike, how to improve their sprinting form and use its practice to enhance overall strength, conditioning, agility, and power. 'I've been around a lot of different methods of training over the last decade, and even so, I couldn't see the potential of sprinting until I read Franz's stuff,' stated Mark de Grasse, founder of MegaMad Industries. 'Once you talk to Franz, you'll realize how your workout regimen needs to include sprint and power training just like it includes strength and conditioning. Franz is an amazing coach and he'll convince you too.' Mark de Grasse is the former editor and owner of My Mad Methods Magazine and the original Chief Fitness Officer of Onnit Labs. He helped create the Onnit Academy and Onnit Academy Level One Certification and currently partners with innovative fitness companies to bring their products to market. He is also the current owner and editor of Mad Fit Magazine. 'Sprinting is a very specific and unique form of human movement that must be learned and can be taught with proper coaching and training,' says Snideman. He believes that restoring this primitive capacity is the missing link to ultimate health and athleticism. The mission behind the Primal Speed brand is to reacquaint people with the essential skill of sprinting, hence the 'primal' theme. Few people realize that the human body is structurally built for two tasks: long distance walking and short distance sprinting. Unfortunately, many people, even those who train regularly, usually consider The Act of sprinting to be only something that athletes need to do. Franz's goal is to help people realize that everyone needs to sprint for their general health, in addition to the myriad of other benefits sprinting provides. Franz drew on his passion for healthy living, athleticism, knowledge and appreciation of human development, anatomy and personal experience to create the new brand. Snideman believes that sprinting is key to becoming healthier and stronger. In order to acquaint people with the necessity of sprinting, the company is releasing a free ebook titled, 'The Need for Speed,' written by coach Franz Snideman. The epublication is available for free on the Primal Speed website. (more...)

NYC's Mack Keane Releases 'Imagine'; Announces '2107 EP'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Mack Keane has a finesse to putting a modern twist on retro soul. It's helped the 20-year-old singer-songwriter/producer build a buzz for himself on New York University's campus and beyond, and it's best exemplified on the 2107 EP, out May 5. (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Dazzles at Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 10, 2017

One of the best modern shows has a top-notch cast and production in Harrisburg. (more...)

Mina Fajardo & Chuscales to Return to Teatro Paraguas for Flamenco Fiesta 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Flamenco dancer & Choreographer Mina Fajardo and legendary flamenco Guitarist Chuscales are coming back to Teatro Paraguas this Spring 2017!!!!! (more...)

Colin Hanks Talks with Katie Couric on New Film on Deadly Paris Attacks
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with actor, producer and documentary filmmaker Colin Hanks. Hanks is the director of the new HBO emotional and intense documentary “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)' (more...)

U.S. Premiere of THE LORAX and More Set for Children's Theatre Company in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Children's Theatre Company has announced its 2017-2018 season, which includes four musicals, two world premieres, one preschool production and partnerships with other leading theatres such as The Old Vic (London, UK), The Civilians (New York, NY) and Penumbra Theatre (Saint Paul, MN). The season also celebrates Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius' 20th Anniversary with CTC. (more...)

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