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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.



Ola Ince Directs POET IN DA CORNER By Debris Stevenson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

In the semi-autobiographical Poet in da Corner, young poet, lyricist, and dancer Debris Stevenson explores how grime helped shape her youth. (more...)

King Dude Announces MUSIC TO MAKE WAR TO LP + Premieres First Single
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

King Dude (the nom de plume of TJ Cowgill) confronted the making and breaking of love with the gothic glamorama of 2016's Sex, and now he's ready to tackle another one of life's inevitabilities—war. The Luciferian rock 'n roller has announced his seventh album, Music To Make War To, and unveiled a video for “Time To Go To War, “ the first of a trilogy of videos teasing the LP's release. Watch the video in full via Revolver today. (more...)

Lauren Weedman Returns To ACT Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

ACT Theatre welcomes back award-winning comedian and playwright Lauren Weedman in her newest show, Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Known for her roles in HBO's Looking, The Daily Show, Arrested Development, and Seattle's Almost Live! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Luann de Lesseps Brings Her Friends to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 27, 2018

There were lines of folks leaving the Paulo Szot show at Feinstein's/54 Below as lines of folks were coming in to see the Luann de Lesseps show. Known as The Countess on Bravo TV's hit series 'Real Housewives of New York City' her nightclub act with always different friends has become a must see at Broadway's Supper Club. The show directed by Ben Rimalower and musically helmed by Billy Stritch. (more...)

NYU Skirball Presents Two New York Premieres From The U.K.'s Acclaimed Forced Entertainment Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

NYU Skirball's 2018-19 season will open at midnight on September 8, 2018 with two New York premieres from Forced Entertainment, one of the U.K.'s most exciting experimental theater companies: And on the Thousandth Night…, an overnight fairytale of epic proportions, and Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare, a six-night retelling of the entire Shakespearean canon - with everyday household objects standing in for the heroes and heroines. (more...)

BWW Feature: DITA VON TEESE AND THE COPPER COUPE at House Of Blues Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - Jun 25, 2018

Sexy and sizzling Dita Von Teese is bringing her new striptease spectacle "Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe" to the House of Blues Las Vegas June 28. Partnering with Absolut Elyx, Von Teese will be performing stunning new acts infused with glimmering copper elements, inspired by Absolut Elyx and its unique copper distilling process for the luxury vodka. (more...)

Matt and Kim Announce Headlining Fall Tour + Forthcoming Remixes with The Knocks and Isom Innis
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Today, duo Matt and Kim announce a headlining North American tour, bringing their explosive live shows to cities including Atlanta, Cleveland, Memphis, Portland Oregon, and others beginningSeptember 1st. Full list of headline dates, including some previously announced festival appearances are below. Tickets for headline shows are available for fanclub pre-sale Wednesday, June 27 and general on-sale Thursday, June 28. Purchase tickets here. (more...)

New Titles Coming to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Video Channels July 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

New Titles Coming to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Video Channels July 2018 (more...)

Taylor Janzen Premieres New Track STATIONS From Upcoming Album INTERPERSONAL Out August 10
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Introducing 19 year old Winnipeg artist, Taylor Janzen, who today premieres her new track, 'Stations' onThe Line of Best Fit. (more...)

PERFECT WEDDING Extends at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's PERFECT WEDDING will now extend wedding season two more weeks! The production was originally scheduled to close on August 12, and will now run through August 26 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for all remaining performances are now on sale atCLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Baltimore (more...)

Seattle Art Fair Artistic Director Nato Thompson Brings Robots, Giant Puppets, And A Satellite To Fourth Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, is proud to announce this year's on-site programming, curated by the fair's Artistic Director, Nato Thompson. From August 2-5, the Seattle Art Fair will host daily talks, special projects, and performances, in addition to the over 100 participating galleries from around the world. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents Mitch Albom's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Act II Playhouse presents Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie, on stage this summer in Ambler for three weeks only, July 10-29. (more...)

CHIRLA's Immi Art at BORDERTOWN NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California announced today that CHIRLA will present the continuation of their "Immigration Art Night - A Celebration of Our Immigrant Heritage," (which begins Thursday June 21 at CHIRLA) on Friday, June 22 to kick off the final weekend of Bordertown Now performances.  The same evening, a post-performance talk will be held with multidisciplinary artists Xicanx Sun Cha and Gabriella Sanchez to discuss art as space and catalyst of identity exploration and experimentation curated by House of Arts and Ideas. (more...)

A QUIET PLACE, DAMAGES, THE CLOSER, & More Coming to Amazon Prime Video this July
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

July brings three Prime Original series exclusively available for Prime members to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership. (more...)

NORDICITE Returns to Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

???????Four years ago, author and director Jose Babin set out on an unusual circumpolar adventure and crossed path with wonderful peoples and territories. North of the Norwegian polar circle, she created the theater play NORDICITE, an intimate testimony of her voyage. (more...)

Spotlighters Theatre Presents the World Premiere of JUDY & THE GENERAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

Spotlighters Theatre presents the world premiere of JUDY & THE GENERAL, a new musical comedy by Rosemary Frisino Toohey. (more...)

BWW Review: PAGEANT at ACT - a Hilarious Ride from Beginning to ... Well Almost
by Jay Irwin - Jun 16, 2018

Dear Readers, I recently commented on a show at ACT on how it was the veggies to your theatrical diet. A show that may be hard to swallow but it's good for you. Well if that show is your veggies then another show currently at ACT is your dessert. "Pageant: The Musical", currently being offered from A Sensible Theatre Co., is a frothy, glitzy good time filled with oodles of gorgeous "real women with a little something extra". And while I certainly had a blast and laughed my butt off throughout, there was one moment that stuck with me and made me say, "huh?" But we'll get to that in a bit. (more...)

New Titles Coming to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Video Channels July 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

July brings three Prime Original series exclusively available for Prime members to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership. (more...)

BWW Review: ACT's UNTIL THE FLOOD Examines a Society After Ferguson
by Jay Irwin - Jun 15, 2018

We all remember hearing of the tragedy of August 9th, 2014 when Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri was shot in killed by police officer Darren Wilson in his attempt to apprehend Brown after a convenience store robbery. It may have been on the other side of the country from us but the racial unrest that followed surrounding the shooting is something that was felt everywhere. But this polarizing issue is a hard one to unpack and discuss especially without the context of being there. Enter Dael Orlandersmith and her one woman show, 'Until the Flood' currently playing at ACT, with its unique and quite complete viewpoint to give us all a new perspective. (more...)

BWW Review: PRIVATE LIVES at Vermont Stage Company
by Stacy Raphael - Jun 15, 2018

Three acts, three directors, three approaches to the same play script. Vermont Stage Company's annual season closer allows artists to play and experiment--this year, with Noel Coward's 1930 play Private Lives. Larry Connolly, Chris Caswell and Abbie Tykocki direct the three acts independent of one another with unique casting and directorial conceits. (more...)

Three Time Emmy Award Winner Jean Smart Joins Cast of Bravo Media's DIRTY JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Jean Smart (“Legion,” “Fargo”) will recur in Bravo Media's “Dirty John” playing Arlane Hart, Debra's (Connie Britton) mother. Smart will join Britton and Eric Bana in the scripted anthology series based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. The series reunites Smart with Bana, who she previously starred alongside in the film “Lucky You.” (more...)

Award Winning Artist Selina Thompson Seeks Young Collaborators For Sortition Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

???????Imagine scrapping elections and instead selecting politicians at random. What would you do if your name was drawn out and you suddenly found yourself in charge? How do you think the country should be run?  (more...)

Liza Minnelli Shuts Down Reports About Involvement in Upcoming Judy Garland Movie
by Nicole Ciravolo - Jun 14, 2018

This morning, Radar 'exclusively' reported, 'Renee Zellweger and Liza Minnelli have taken a genuine liking to each other, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively, now that Zellweger is playing her mom in the upcoming Judy Garland biopic.' Only a few hours later, Minelli, the daughter of the famed Judy Garland herself, took to Facebook to clear things up. (more...)

DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX Begins Performances at The Old Globe This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The Old Globe, together with Children's Theatre Company (CTC), and in partnership with The Old Vic, today updated information for Dr. Seuss's The Lorax in its U.S. premiere. The production, based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, is adapted for the stage by David Greig (Artistic Director of Royal Lyceum Theatre Company; recent work: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cover My Tracks) with music and lyrics written by Charlie Fink (front man/songwriter for the hit musical group Noah and the Whale, 2007-2015). (more...)

Spotlighters Theatre to Present Premiere Of JUDY & THE GENERAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Spotlighters Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of JUDY & THE GENERALa new musical comedy by Rosemary Frisino Toohey, Judy and the General, by Rosemary Frisino Toohey. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at ACT Of Connecticut
by Sean Fallon - Jun 12, 2018

The Act of Connecticut takes Ridgefield by storm with their amazing debut musical, MAMMA MIA! Excellent singing, dancing, and acting dazzle the audience in this wonderful show! (more...)

BWW Review: MTW Gives Regards to YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
by Don Grigware - Jul 9, 2018

Previous attempts have been made to bring George M. Cohan's life to the stage. None is remembered, however, as much as the 1942 film starring James Cagney. Book writer David Armstrong has constructed a much more realistic account of Yankee Doodle Dandy, tryimg to avoid the traps of Hollywood glamor and tinsel, currently onstage at MTW Long Beach at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts through July 22 In spite of the fantastic cast and sturdy direction and scintillating choreography by James Rocco, it turns in a rather weak account of the father of the American musical comedy (1878-1942). Not that you shouldn't see it; go for the cast and the sheer entertainment value of the music alone that set the scene for Rodgers nd Hammerstein and others to follow. (more...)

ANGELMAKERS: Songs For Female Serial Killers Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Gelsey Bell and Viva DeConcini in Molly Rice's ANGELMAKERS:  Songs for Female Serial Killers on August 15th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Writers Selected to Work on James Graham's SKETCHING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Taking inspiration from Sketches by Boz, Charles Dickens' first novel which chronicled all walks of Victorian London Life James Graham's SKETCHING will play at Wilton's Music Hall from Wednesday 26 September - Saturday 27 October, with a press night on Tuesday 2 October. (more...)

Writers Announced To Collaborate On James Graham's SKETCHING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

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BWW REVIEW: ALADDIN Is a Manic Ride on Disney's Magic Carpet
by Jan Nargi - Jul 21, 2018

The mania with which the late Robin Williams brilliantly voiced the Genie in the 1992 Disney animated film ALADDIN infuses every inch of Casey Nicholaw's high-octane Broadway musical production. Now on tour at the Boston Opera House through August 5, ALADDIN is a gilt-edged treasure chest of sensory overload that unabashedly begs for cheers - and gets them - throughout its two-and-a-half hour running time. (more...)

Loft Ensemble Announces Its 7th Season Of Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

???????Award winning theatre company LOFT ENSEMBLE announces its 7th Season of complete programming. Founded in 2008 by Geoffrey Hillback, Adam Chambers and Emmy Award nominated actor Cameron Britton (Mindhunter) among others, Loft began curating full season programming in 2012 at its original space in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

FOOL Takes the Stage at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Marriage! Marriage? Marriage. Fool, an original play uncovers the juicy, secrets of a marriage and the catastrophic turn of events that happen when things go a little pear shaped. A chauvinistic, custard of a husband and a devilish, sour housewife find themselves swimming around in a boiling pot of unwanted and unfortunate realities, bubbling under the surface until their shameful truths unfold. He obviously doesn't like her cooking, but this wicked woman has much bigger fish to fry and let's just say that revenge sure is sweet…beastly, dangerous and delicious! (more...)

Wilton's Music Hall Announce Autumn Season With ENO, James Graham's SKETCHING And The Return Of Christmas Classic THE BOX OF DELIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Wilton's Music Hall today announces its stunning autumn season, which sees collaborations with forward-thinking theatre companies, era-defining playwrights and prestigious institutions. Continuing what has been an incredible year of theatre for Europe's oldest music hall, this new season is set to be the best yet. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce its ninth season, featuring three knockout dramas presented at its new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. This season, Interrobang explores "identity/crisis," with three plays featuring characters on the edge of something new, battling old demons and making room for fresh starts. (more...)

The Gateway Presents Kander and Ebb's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning masterpiece, Cabaret, opens at The Gateway on August 3, (Previews begin August 1) featuring unforgettable songs like "Maybe This Time," "Two Ladies," "Don't Tell Mama," and the title song, "Cabaret." Ticket prices range from $59-$89 per show with Previews starting at $49. Student discounts and group rates are available.  For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit our website TheGateway.org, tickets on-line or through the box office at 631-286-1133. (more...)

YouTube Orders Second Season of Supernatural Thriller IMPULSE
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

YouTube announced that it has ordered a second season of the critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller IMPULSE from Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Since its debut on June 6, the first episode of IMPULSE has generated nearly 8 million views. Season Two of the 10-episode, hour-long series will premiere on YouTube Premium in 2019. (more...)

Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME Comes to The Baxter This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Samuel Beckett's incandescent classic Endgame - featuring a star-studded and multi-award-winning cast and creative team - explodes onto the Baxter's Golden Arrow Studio stage from 8 to 25 August, with Andrew Buckland, Rob van Vuuren, Antoinette Kellerman and Soli Philander, directed by Sylvaine Strike. (more...)

Joe's Pub Will Present MURRAY HILL: ABOUT TO BREAK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

???????Joe's Pub at The Public presents the North American premiere of Murray Hill: About To Break, a new comedy and theatrical event, running September 20-22 and 27-29. About To Break is written and performed by Hill and directed and developed with Tony Award-winning lyricist, writer, and director Scott Wittman. Renowned as a comic host around the world, this new show is a departure, putting Hill center stage in the first major dedicated solo show of his long, storied career. Musical direction is by Paul Leschen with original music by Hill with Wittman, Marc Shaiman, Kyle Forrester, Eric Kornfeld, Jesse Elder, and Leschen. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: Comedy Safe From Forced Audience Participation
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 18, 2018

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue blogs about comedy at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe that doesn't involve forced participation. (more...)

MASTER CLASS IN SUICIDE NOTES WRITING Returns to NYC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

'Master Class in Suicide Notes Writing' returns to the NY stage with July 26, 27, & 28th at 9PM with a possible extension for  August 2 & 3 at the Manhattan Rep Summer One Act Play Competition.  (more...)

NYU Skirball Announces 24-Hour MOUNT OLYMPUS, Return Of GATZ, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

???????NYU Skirball's 2018-19 season will open at midnight on September 8, 2018 with an all-night theater storytelling marathon from the U.K.'s acclaimed Forced Entertainment theater company, followed by their Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare, adaptations of all 36 Shakespeare plays, starring everyday household objects. (more...)

BWW "Spotlight on" The Moorestown Theater Company's ANNIE
by Pati Buehler - Jul 17, 2018

It all started with ANNIE and is still going strong, as Moorestown Theater Company welcomes back that 'perky redhead'. (more...)

Industry Interview: Wolf of Broadway- Meet Tony-Winning Producer, Orin Wolf
by Robert Diamond - Jul 16, 2018

Just over a month ago, Orin Wolf was celebrating a whooping ten Tony wins for his little musical that could- The Band's Visit. As the big winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, the new show not only swept the ceremony, but it found a place in history with some of Broadway's most awarded musicals- a producer's dream. (more...)

BWW Review: A Little Mythology, an Exploration of War at Home and Abroad, and Something Entirely Different – Four Shows at the Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 15, 2018

I spent an evening and afternoon taking in a few offerings at this year's far more conveniently located Capital Fringe festival in Southwest DC. International Affairs and history nerd that I am, I took in a performance of BLACK CONFEDERATES and the exceptional THE BODY OF A WOMAN AS A BATTLEFIELD IN THE BOSNIAN WAR. I threw in a little musicalized mythology for good measure (Jo Williamson's METAMORPHOSE) as well as an avant-garde and wholly modern dance-theater piece, O MONSTERS, presented by Philadelphia's experimental performance ensemble New Paradise Laboratories. (more...)

Tops Gallery Presents SCREEN DOOR, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

A screen door allows circulation-of air, light, conversation. It is a porous boundary, used to mark the transition between inside and out, the personal and public. In the South and beyond, the screen door, like the porch, is a social mediator. It exposes the home to the neighborhood, while still maintaining a veil of privacy. In summer's heavy heat, it is of the utmost importance. The four painters in this exhibition have set up a screen, a scrim, a partition in their paintings that allows them to operate within the exterior, coaxing out the mercurial habits of painting behind a seemingly sound surface. (more...)

Julia Garner and Juno Temple Join Cast of Bravo Media's DIRTY JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Julia Garner ('Ozark') and Juno Temple ('Vinyl,' 'Wonder Wheel,' 'Black Mass') have joined the cast of Bravo Media's 'Dirty John' as the daughters of Debra Newell (Connie Britton), who are both skeptical about their mother's relationship with John Meehan (Eric Bana). Joining the previously announced Jean Smart who will play Debra's mother Arlane, Garner will star as Terra Newell, while Temple will star as Veronica Newell. The scripted anthology series, based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, tells the true story of how Debra's romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial and manipulation. (more...)

Fridays On Ice Returns With AzN PoP!, Jonathan Braylock, Kaitlin Kaufman & Maarit Hara
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Fridays on Ice, the Ice Factory Festival's late-night salon series is thrilled to announce this year's lineup. Curated and produced by Kevin Laibson (formerly of The PIT and Magic Futurebox), with associate producer Jonathan Portee (The Late Stream), Fridays on Ice features cutting-edge micro-works by experimental comedians, rappers, storytellers, dancers, and cabaret performers. (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Footlite Musicals
by The Marriage Matinee - Jul 1, 2018

Once you've read past the words 'happily ever after,' the book typically closes and all is right with the world. But INTO THE WOODS takes that idea and turns it on its head. Haven't you ever wondered what happens beyond those three words? Is the prince really that charming? Does the death of an enemy cure all ills? That is what makes this musical so amusing and enticing. It is a chance to look past the last page. (more...)

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