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Majestic Theatre (Broadway) (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.

OPERA America Awards Opera Grants for Female Composers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

A.B. Original, Troy Cassar-Daley Lead National Indigenous Music Awards; Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards today announce their finalists while acknowledging the passing of 14-time NIMA recipient, 2016 NIMA Artist of the Year and giant of the Australian music industry Dr. G. Yunupingu. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour at the Oriental Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 29, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's visually stunning production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has come dancing into Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Wheeldon's complex and extensive choreography is the most striking and entertaining element of this new musical, based upon the classic Gene Kelly film and with a new book by Craig Lucas that weaves together George and Ira Gershwin's lush song catalog. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS enjoyed a successful Broadway run in 2015, and this touring company can certainly keep up with Wheeldon's moves as well as the original ensemble. (more...)

Carlos Vives & Sebastian Yatra's New Single 'Robarte Un Beso' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

'Robarte un beso' (“Steal a Kiss”) from Colombian superstar Carlos Vives' is out TODAY. The song features 22 year old urban popstar Sebastian Yatra, who has more than one billion views on Vevo and more than 500 million streams in Spotify. 'Robarte un beso” is from Vives upcoming eponymously titled album “VIVES”, set for release in October 2017. (more...)

Blank Canvas Theatre Announces Cast of EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre has announced the cast of EQUUS. (more...)

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court. (more...)

by Johnna Leary - Jul 24, 2017

Featuring a tour de force performance from its' two female stars, cutting dialogue and presenting the strongest of both social questions and CATF performances this summer, The Niceties is a show not to be missed. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces 2017 Dionysos Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2017 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The theatre honored 21 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox to Go Back in Time at Hanover Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts presents YouTube phenomenon Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: ACT's Stirring ALEX & ARIS Relies Too Much on Advance Knowledge
by Jay Irwin - Jul 23, 2017

There are certain shows out there that, while being engaging and performed well, make you feel like you're missing something. Many of the plays of Tom Stoppard are that way for me in that, unless you've taken a master class on that particular subject matter, you may not get the full impact. The World Premiere of Moby Pomerance's "Alex & Aris", currently playing at ACT, falls into this category. Stirring performances and crisp dialog but unless you've taken the prerequisite class on Greek history you may fall behind. (more...)

Motown Legend Martha Reeves visits Project Upward Bound Students at OU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

This past weekend, students in Oakland University's Project Upward Bound were in the presence of Motown greatness. Martha Reeves, leader of the famed 1960s singing group "Martha and the Vandellas," visited OU's campus to share stories from her life and career, stressing the importance of setting goals and cultivating confidence.      (more...)

BWW Review: "Best of Broadway' brings out the best of the Cleveland Orchestra and Festival Chorus at Blossom
by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2017

A massive Blossom crowd, a nearly full amphitheater and a lawn in which not a blade of grass was not the covered with blankets, table cloths, lawn chairs and people, came out to hear the 'Best of Broadway,' a series of groovy music, jive, jazz, tin pan alley and ballads from the golden years of musicals performed on the Great White Way. (more...)

Shuttle Announces New Employee Benefit Savings App
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017


Fierce Announces Full Programme of Art, Theatre, Dance, Music & More for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Today, international festival of performance Fierce announced the full programme of live art, theatre, dance, music, installations, activism, and parties taking over Birmingham from 16 - 22 October 2017. (more...)

by John Lariviere - Jul 17, 2017


Dr. Gary Richter, America's Favorite Veterinarian, Celebrates National Book Lovers Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017


BWW Review: These TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Have it Made in the Shade
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 9, 2017

ISC sets TWO GENTS in the 1950s, accompanied by a live band on stage playing an infectious rock 'n' roll score. Musical director Dave Beukers' arrangements are bright and sexy with a beat that's perfect for dancing (think Elvis Presley during his Sun Records days or Jerry Lee Lewis). It's a choice that admirably complements Shakespeare's early play - thought by many to be his first - and the erratic appetites of youth. (more...)

BWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 8, 2017

Last Monday night, the Addison Theatre Center was abuzz, eagerly anticipating the directorial debut of WaterTower Theatre's new Artistic director, Joanie Schultz and the play HIT THE WALL that she carried with her from her previous Chicago home, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. When the house opened, actors milled about the stage, an enthusiastic indie band jamming away behind them, casually greeting ticket buyers as they took their seats. And, although we weren't yet sure if we were there to witness humor or horror, we entered ready for a riot. (more...)

Act II Playhouse in Ambler Presents the World Premiere of WHICH REMINDS ME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

To launch its 2017-18 season, Act II Playhouse in Ambler is premiering Which Reminds Me, a brand new laugh-out-loud show from its beloved Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite, on stage Aug. 29-Oct. 1. (more...)

Vectrus Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017


BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at the Ahmanson Makes for Exhilarating Theatre
by Don Grigware - Aug 7, 2017

What a deliciously exciting and provocative evening in the theatre! The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's novel, comes to vivid life as a play within a play with a fascinating array of visual effects, a dynamite ensemble and a remarkable performance by Adam Langdon under the skilled direction of Marianne Elliott. It graces the Ahmanson stage through September 10 only. (more...)

by Maria Nockin - Aug 7, 2017

On August 5, 2017, high in the Sierra Mountains of Nevada, Classical Tahoe presented four of San Francisco Opera's Adler Fellows in a program of music by Gaetano Donizetti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Giuseppe Verdi.The Adler Fellowship Program is a multi-year performance-oriented residency for promising young artists that offers intensive individual coaching, professional seminars and a wide range of performance opportunities. (more...)

BALL' Brand Fresh Preserving Products by Newell Brands Celebrates 7th Annual Can-It Forward Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

Sharing is at the heart of home canning and something created by hand, and made with love, is what fills each jar. To continue honoring this cherished tradition, Ball Brand Fresh Preserving Products by Newell Brands is celebrating the 7 th Annual Can-It Forward Day. On August 5, 2017, Ball Brand Fresh Preserving Products by Newell Brands invites new and seasoned canners to come together to celebrate The Act of canning and sharing the season's bounty. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Creates Magic in Opening Night MADAME BUTTERFLY
by Erica Miner - Aug 6, 2017

A number of key company debuts marked Seattle Opera's 2017-18 season opening (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: MATTHEW MARCUM's Existential Take on The Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2017

Today, our FRINGE-y 5 spotlight focuses on internationally recognized performance artist, producer and educator Matthew Marcum, whose work combines text, sound, movement, and optics to create contemporary theatre productions, live art events, conceptual installations and educational workshops. Marcum holds a dual MFA in Theatre Performance Making from The University of Chichester in the U.K. and the California Institute of Integral Studies as well as an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. (more...)

Shea's Performing Arts Center and O'Connell & Company Productions Partner for Three Show Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and O'Connell & Company Productions are proud to announce the launch of a hilarious three-show season at Shea's Smith Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at JustArt Theatricals, LLC
by Rosanne DellAversano - Aug 3, 2017

JustArt Theatricals, LLC - A new theater company wants all to know. (more...)

Swingin' Sixties Will Be Brought to Life in BURLESCO DIVINO: WINE IN ROME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann's newest spectacle of ecdysiastic pageantry, Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome, is a celebration of wine, liberation, beauty, and frivolity in The Eternal City. (more...)

Esports Entertainment Group Announces Two Key Hires In Preparation For Launch Of Esports Betting Platform
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017


Review: Laugh Your Way Through a Musical Screwball Ride ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Shari Barrett - Aug 20, 2017

The glamorous passenger train Twentieth Century Limited, which ran between New York and Chicago between 1902 and 1967, is the main setting for the musical screwball comedy ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY now playing through August 27 at the Pan-Andreas Theatre, 5119 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Based partly on the 1930s film and play of the same name, the musical, with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman, is part operetta, part farce, and part screwball comedy telling the story of the behind-the-scenes relationship between Lily, a temperamental actress and Oscar, a bankrupt theatre producer. The duo, played with great skill and comedic timing by Alena Bernardi and Wade Kelley, recount the tale of their adventure traveling from Chicago to New York in the 1930s as Oscar tries to cajole the glamorous Hollywood star into playing the lead in his new, but not-yet-written drama, and perhaps to rekindle their romance. (more...)

BWW Review: TIL DEATH DO US PART at The Murder Mystery Co. Of Dallas
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 2, 2017

While Dallas is celebrated for its thriving theatre scene, a good, old-fashioned dinner theatre can be hard to find in our great state. So, in my effort to track down the next best thing, I came across the Murder Mystery Co. of Dallas. While the troupe's creators have plenty of room to grow in order to perfect their intended experience, they're certainly on the right track. (more...)

Trinity's 2017-18: Time's Arrow Webern Festival, Bernstein Centennial, 150 PSALMS Comes to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

"Life without music is unthinkable. Life without music is academic. That is why my contact with music is a TOTAL EMBRACE." - Leonard Bernstein (more...)

Charles Pang and Jessica Wu to Lead NY Premiere of Chinese Classic ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bob Ost of Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, have announced the complete casting for the N.Y. premiere of Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji. (more...)

Rapp and Folsom Bring The Fully Immersive Lenny Bruce Experience to The Fort Worth Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Producers Bren Rapp and Joey Folsom are going to give 2017 Fort Worth Fringe audiences their money's worth as anchor of the 2nd annual festival on its Friday and Saturday nights at The Scott Theater with their production of Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein's Lenny Bruce is Back. (more...)

by Alistair Wilkinson - Aug 18, 2017

As one of the leading acts in the queer performance circuit Bourgeois and Maurice have been entertaining audiences for a decade. Since the opening of their first full-length show Social Work back in 2009 they have enjoyed success across the entire country. The duo celebrates 10 years of "dicking around" in their new show Style Over Substance - A 10 Year Retro-Speculative, a 75-minute celebration consisting of lots of glitter and clever musical numbers. (more...)

The Kentucky Center to Present The Simon & Garfunkel Story
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Kentucky Center presents The Simon & Garfunkel Story on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. at The Kentucky Center - Bomhard Theater (501 W. Main St.). (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare's 'Shakespeare and the Law' Series to Continue with MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), in collaboration with the Boston Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, will present its annual Shakespeare and the Law series, focusing this fall on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by CSC's Associate Artistic Director Adam Sanders and produced by McCarter & English partner Daniel J. Kelly.  (more...)

Is Liza Minnelli On Her Way Back to the Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Could Liza be gearing up for a return to the stage? Friend of Minnelli, Michael Feinstein told Closer Weekly: "She's talked about putting a show together that she'd like to do with me. Every time we meet, we discuss songs and come up with opening numbers. We'll see!" (more...)

Review Roundup: Aaron Tveit Led COMPANY at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Aaron Tveit (Broadway's Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), who returns to Barrington Stage Company after previously playing 'Matt' in the 2007 production of Calvin Berger, stars as 'Bobby' in Company at BSC. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Tveit and the cast in action below! (more...)

It's Face-Off Time for First MN Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES at CTC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) brings to the stage the very first Minnesota hockey musical, The Abominables. (more...)

Cinedigm Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017


BWW Review: ED GAMBLE: MAMMOTH at Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
by Matt Elliot - Aug 14, 2017

Ed Gamble returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his new show 'Mammoth'. A show that will have you laughing from beginning to end. (more...)

DREAMSTATES Film, Misty Copeland Ballet Class, Story Slam and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Harlem Stage is back with another amazing season featuring a range of Music, Film, Spoken Word, Dance and the return of their successful Dinner/Discussion series, WaterWorks at 10: Visionary Artists and Transformative Art. Harlem Stage will launch the Fall 2017 season with their first ever Open House. (more...)

Katie Bonna's ALL THE THINGS I LIED ABOUT to Embark on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Fresh from a five star award-nominated (Offie nominations for Most Promising New Playwright and Best Female Performance) run at Soho Theatre, All The Things I Lied About is a fearlessly honest show for the post-truth era. (more...)

by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Michael Saul Productions has opened THE DAYDREAMER'S NOTEBOOK after a lifetime of filming. This experimental selection of short films by award-winning gay filmmaker Michael J. Saul (The Surface, Crush, Adults Only), have been created and then set aside over his 40-year career in film. (more...)

CSPi Reports Third-Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017


THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Catherine Schreiber Announced As 2017 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Broadway Global has announced that CATHERINE SCHREIBER has been selected as the 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year. Schreiber, the first woman ever honored as Producer of the Year & chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, is the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. (more...)

ETC's 13-THE MUSICAL Packs A Youth-Filled Entertainment Punch! 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

13 - THE MUSICAL put a smile on my face from the time the youthful band took the stage until the ensemble energetically pumped out the encore number! (more...)

Save 57% On Tickets For QUEEN ANNE In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of QUEEN ANNE, which stars Romola Garai and Emma Cunniffe, plays at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket until 30 September - book tickets here from £15 (more...)

Michael Kiley's CLOSE MUSIC FOR BODIES to Transform Christ Church Neighborhood House at the Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Bodies and voices resonate together in an immersive performance, Close Music for Bodies, created by multidisciplinary artist Michael Kiley. (more...)

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