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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.

IDEX and BIO-key Sign License Agreement to Deliver Advanced Biometric Solutions for Mobility Market
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

WALL, NJ and OSLO, NORWAY - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI) and IDEX ASA (OSE: IDEX) have entered into a license agreement and will collaborate to deliver a sensor-to-server infrastructure solution for trustworthy, yet simple and low-cost, in device and online authentication for consumer applications and in particular the smartphone, tablet, and PC markets. The software and hardware combination will be capable of delivering the most accurate, flexible and cost-efficient fingerprint biometric solutions available. BIO-key is a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, advanced mobile authentication and identity assurance technologies and IDEX is a leader in low cost, high quality fingerprint sensor technologies. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Aaron Lazar & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Clarizen Listed as a 'Champion' in Info-Tech Research Group's Mid-Market Project Portfolio Management Vendor Landscape
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA - Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced it has been positioned by Info-Tech Research Group in the 'Champion' quadrant of the 2014 Mid-Market Project and Portfolio (PPM) Vendor Landscape report. Clarizen also won the report's 'Trend Setter Award' presented to 'only those solutions that are deemed to include the most original/inventive product/service, or the most original/inventive feature/capability of a product/service.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents THE ACT II PRICE IS RIGHT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Act II Playhouse in Ambler is once again putting a new 'spin' on its annual fundraiser by presenting The Act II Price is Right, an original live game show, tonight, March 29, 2014. (more...)

ACT's Central Heating Lab Premieres SEATTLE VICE Musical Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Inspired by the book Seattle Vice by Rick Anderson, this cabaret musical set in 1965 combines dancing, comedy, and original music created by Mark Siano (The Habit, Soft Rock Kid) and Opal Peachey (Modern Luv, Cafe Nordo). (more...)

The Nerve Tank's THE MAIDEN Makes World Premiere at La MaMa Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

A modern-day Hades gets more than he bargained for from a precocious Persephone in this spring's world premiere of 'The Maiden,' a rowdy reboot of the ancient Greek abduction myth by acclaimed genre-bending theater company The Nerve Tank. From tonight, March 28th to April 13th, The Nerve Tank will adapt the raw, downtown ambiance of The Club at La MaMa to the immersive production's setting: a dark trailer-park disco, replete with original music by multidisciplinary artist Admiral Grey. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of Recording STEPHEN WARD With Joanna Riding
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 28, 2014

Go behind the scenes of the new West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton, STEPHEN WARD, via a new behind the scenes featurette highlighting the recording of The Act 2 showstopper 'I'm Hopeless When it Comes To You'. (more...)

MadLab Theatre to Kick Off THEATRE ROULETTE 2014, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

MadLab Theatre presents Theatre Roulette 2014! In its fifteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE, THE SUNSHINE BOYS and GYPSY Make Up Connecticut Rep's 2014 Nutmeg Summer Series, 6/5-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal is pleased to announce Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) 2014 Nutmeg Summer Series. The three show season celebrates life backstage and behind the curtain. Two award winning musicals; A Chorus Line and Gypsy are matched with Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, a comedy starring Jerry Adler (The Good Wife) and Richard Kline (Three's Company). The Nutmeg Summer Series runs June 5 through July 20, 2014 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the University of Connecticut-Storrs campus. Subscriptions to all three productions are now on sale. Single tickets will go on sale April 15, 2014. (more...)

Rapid7 Innovation Helps Organizations Assess, Prioritize, and Monitor Threats in Complex IT Environments
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

“Every user is now a point on the perimeter, which creates opportunities for attackers to infiltrate organizations by targeting users,” said Lee Weiner, senior vice president of products and engineering at Rapid7. “Detecting these kinds of attacks is a huge challenge, particularly given the explosion in IT complexity, with data and assets now spanning virtual, cloud and mobile environments. To help security professionals succeed in addressing these challenges, we've enhanced our solutions to prioritize risks based on business impact, effectively detect incidents of user-based attacks, and improve the effectiveness of security controls.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: Endearing LIZA Minnelli Performs at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by Don Grigware - Mar 26, 2014

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Clarizen Named 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Award Finalist for Project Management and Collaboration Categories
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced it was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Awards for both the Collaboration and Project Management categories. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. (more...)

Video Flashback: 13 Year-Old Liza Minnelli Sings 'Over the Rainbow'
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2014

Liza Minnelli has been a beloved star of stage and screen for decades, and yet she has always refrained from singing her mother's signature tune, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' In the rare clip below, a listen to a 13 year-old Liza perform the song on Hedda Hopper's Hollywood in 1960. (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Stage MAN OF LA MANCHA, 4/29-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Act II Playhouse concludes its 15th anniversary season by dreaming 'The Impossible Dream' with the classic musical, Man of La Mancha. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha plays at Act II Playhouse in Ambler from April 29-May 25. (more...)

Rolling Gate NYC Explains the Advantages of the Grille Gate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

For decades metal roll down gates have provided security for store fronts and business owners. Metal roll down gates have always offered an added degree in security by creating an extra layer of defense against unwanted criminal activity. Rolling Gate NYC, a leading seller, repair servicer and installer of rolling gates of many types and styles is also active in installing, repairing and maintaining grille gates. Rolling Gate NYC's staff of licensed technicians knows that some business and store fronts are made more secure with grille gates. With more grille gates being installed is the grille gate the new rolling gate? For your business, it just may be. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society to End 199th Season with Handel's SAMSON, 5/2 & 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

H+H Artistic Director Harry Christophers is joined by an international cast of outstanding singers and the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus to close the season with George Frideric Handel's dramatic oratorio, Samson. (more...)

Virtualization in Cloud Computing, Network Infrastructure, Software Services and Platform Services
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

LONDON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: (more...)

Virtualization in Cloud Computing, Network Infrastructure, Software Services and Platform Services
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

LONDON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: (more...)

Liza Minnelli Reacts to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Stage legend Liza Minnelli posted the following statement on her Official Facebook page regarding the loss of the Hollywood star (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

BWW Reviews: Natalie Weiss' Personality Overshadows Vocal Talent in Houston Cabaret
by David Clarke - Apr 5, 2014

As a YouTube sensation, many are familiar enough with Natalie Weiss' voice and face, and the largely teenage/early 20s audience last night couldn't be more enthusiastic to see her perform live. Yet, somewhere along the way, her abrasive personality overshadowed her vocal talent. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Randy Graff and Cady Huffman Bring THE ACT to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 4, 2014

Kander & Ebb's The Act, featuring Anna Chlumsky, Tony winners Randy Graff and Cady Huffman, and more, will play 54 Below in a concert version, continuing tonight April 4 (8 and 11 p.m.). The songs of the show-which originally played Broadway in 1977 with Liza Minnelli as the lead-take place in a nightclub, so it's only fitting this one-night-only event will take place in the swankiest nightclub in town! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEATTLE VICE at ACT Remembers the Smutty Fun
by Jay Irwin - Apr 4, 2014

Psst! Hey Buddy! Yeah you! You lookin' for a good time with some scantily clad performers who are ready and willing to do whatever you want while putting on a hell of a show? Well then you'd better hop in your time machine and head back the 1960's because Seattle doesn't do that anymore. But luckily we have "Seattle Vice" now performing over at ACT which takes a look back at those grittier days of Seattle in the 60's where the booze and the boobs flowed freely. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 3, 2014 - A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway, GUYS AND DOLLS at Carnegie and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 3, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A RAISIN IN THE SUN, starring Denzel Washington, opens tonight on Broadway, and GUYS AND DOLLS plays in concert with an all-star cast at Carnegie Hall! (more...)

THE ACT, With Randy Graff, Cady Huffman and More, Plays in Concert Version at 54 Below, Now thru 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Kander & Ebb's The Act, featuring Anna Chlumsky, Tony winners Randy Graff and Cady Huffman, and more, will play 54 Below in a concert version tonight, April 3 (7 and 9:30 p.m.) and April 4 (8 and 11 p.m.). (more...)

UM School of Theatre & Dance Hosts 2014 ACDFA Northwest Regional Conference, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance is the proud host of the Northwest Regional Conference of the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA). From today, April 2-5 the University and Missoula communities will welcome 400 dancers, artists and musicians from universities and colleges throughout the nation and the globe. (more...)

MARXFEST to Celebrate 100 Years of The Marx Brothers, 5/1-31 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

In May 1914, four brothers at a poker table sat down as Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton, and stood up as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Gummo. In May 2014, MARXFEST celebrates the centennial of this momentous event with screenings, talks, parties, performances, and remembrances, all in the city of their birth. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Well Performed Frustration in ACT's BETHANY
by Jay Irwin - Apr 18, 2014

There's a plot device that has annoyed me since I was a kid. Sitcoms use it a lot. It's where the main character keeps lying and/or making obviously poor decisions which keeps digging them deeper and deeper into a hole until you just want to scream at them, "Just tell the truth and do the right thing already!" In sitcoms it all gets resolved in a fun way in 22 minutes and everyone learns a valuable lesson. But when this plot device is combined with the nation's current economic woes as is the case with Laura Marks' play "Bethany", currently playing at ACT, that frustration with the characters never seems to end leading to a bleak evening which left me asking, "why?" Is this a journey we need to take or is it simply frustration for frustration's sake and shining a spotlight on the plight of some to make others without the plight feel better about their lives? (more...)

MARXFEST, Centennial Celebration of The Marx Bros, Adds More Events, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In May 1914, four brothers at a poker table sat down as Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton, and stood up as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Gummo. In May 2014, MARXFEST celebrates the centennial of this momentous event with screenings, talks, parties, performances, and remembrances, all in the city of their birth. (more...)

The National Gallery Victoria Presents PASTELLO: DRAW ACT, 5/10-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The art of drawing will be turned on its head this May when the National Gallery of Victoria's Children's Gallery is given over to the creative and absurdist talents of Melbourne-based Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli of Mathery Studio. Creating dedicated spaces that subvert The Act of drawing, children will be invited to upend themselves, draw with crayon embellished shoes, use cutlery to leave their marks on tables and wear a crayon-clad helmet and let their heads do the drawing. (more...)

CoroWare Provides Update on Status of Late Form 10-K Filing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

BELLEVUE, WA - CoroWare, Inc. (OTCQB: COWI) (http://www.coroware.com/) announced today that it continues to work to file its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 upon final approval from its auditor. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, April 18, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, April 18, 2014! (more...)

Museum of Sex Hosts Teaser Screening of THE FINAL MEMBER Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

In Collaboration with Drafthouse Films, Museum of Sex are proud to present a preview screening of THE FINAL MEMBER, a fascinating new documentary about Iceland's Phallus museum. (more...)

VIDEO: Dancing Grandma Stuns BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Audience
by - Apr 16, 2014

Below, check out dancers Paddy and Nico, whose salsa performance stunned the crowd and the judges on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT, and has since garnered over 7 million views on YouTube. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Maine State Ballet's CINDERELLA Glitters
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 14, 2014

With its new production of Cinderella, the Maine State Ballet, one of only a handful of professional classical dance organizations in the state, proved the saying that 'everything is beautiful at the ballet.' Linda MacArthur Miele's staging of the Prokofiev classic played to sold out houses, comprised in good part by rapt youngsters, awed at the magic of the timeless fairy tale. (more...)

Free Reading of SHOSTAKOVICH Set for ACT, 5/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre's New Play Award recipient: Shostakovich by Jason Grote. Best known for his play 1001 (a deconstruction of Arabian Nights) and Maria/Stuart, Jason Grote's newest work focuses on the life and work of celebrated Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Commissioned through the New Works for the American Stage initiative in 2010, Shostakovich chronicles the tumultuous career of a brilliant musician striving to make art and survive the regime of Joseph Stalin. (more...)

Museum of Sex to Host Teaser Screening of THE FINAL MEMBER, 4/16
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

In Collaboration with Drafthouse Films, Museum of Sex are proud to present a preview screening of THE FINAL MEMBER, a fascinating new documentary about Iceland's Phallus museum. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NCTC's TAILS OF WASPS Explores the 'What' of Scandal But Lacks the 'Why'
by Jay Irwin - Apr 11, 2014

A world premiere play from one of Seattle's best, Stephanie Timm, directed by one of Seattle's best, Darragh Kennan and from one of Seattle's best theatre groups, New Century Theatre Company. Seems like a dead lock winner right? But while I still found "Tails of Wasps" currently playing at ACT thoroughly engaging and interesting I wasn't so blown away by it as I have been by others from this group. And yes, I may be holding them up to a higher standard, but that's what you get for consistently being on the top. (more...)

BIO-key Expands Partner Sales Network
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

WALL, NJ - BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a leader in fingerprint biometric identification technologies, cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity verification solutions, today reported that the company continues to advance its reseller sales support network by announcing the addition of five new sales partnerships. (more...)

Soundtrack to Disney's FROZEN Retains Top Spot on Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

According to Billboard.com, the soundtrack to Disney's hit movie 'Frozen' continues its time at the top of the Billboard 200 for the ninth nonconsecutive week. (more...)

New York Festival of Song's 2013-14 Edition of 'NYFOS Next' Concludes with HAROLD MELTZER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Tonight, April 1 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song concludes its 2013-14 edition of NYFOS Next-the series for new song in which composers curate and host an hour of contemporary song-with celebrated composer HAROLD MELTZER. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse to Present LEADING LADIES, 4/24-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Two English Shakespearean actors find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing 'Scenes from Shakespeare' on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. (more...)

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