The Act Broadway

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.


Majestic Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.
by Faeron Wheeler - Sep 26, 2019
Charles Tertiens is heading back to the stage in Cape Town with his new show: PREMIUM LIVE SHOWCASE OF COMEDY MAGIC. It's set to be a laugh a minute at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, but he does promise that no watches will be harmed.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 26, 2019
Avery Sommer (Broadway's Ain't Misbehavin', Show Boat, Chicago) and Angela Bacari singer and vocal coach to the stars (Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson) joined entertainer Rob Russell for the semi official opening of Cafe Centro's Cabaret season last night and it seemed that everyone present got into the act. Rob, whose engaging Baritone voice can also be heard on Legends Radio spinning records (pressing digital buttons) of other Great American Songbook singers got the crowd going with his Marilyn Maye infused song list.
by Review Roundups - Sep 25, 2019
The new musical. Becoming Nancy, is currently playing at Alliance Theatre! Get a first look at the show in these all new photos!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Casting Society of America (CSA) today announced the television and theatre nominees for the 35th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of Casting Directors to film, television and theatre. The winners will be revealed on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York City and London. Comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches will serve as host for the Los Angeles event.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 24, 2019
With her series Tributes, Natalie Douglas gives audiences a thrill a minute by putting the spotlight on Miss Nancy Wilson.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
With nearly 3,500 ballots now counted for the 'Great Society Primary' at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway, theatergoers of The Great Society have broadened the lead for Senator Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic presidential candidate.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 23, 2019
Monologues and Madness is a monthly cabaret where writers can try out their new monologues in front of a willing audience.
by Jay Irwin - Sep 22, 2019
Dear Readers, a few years back I was fortunate enough to see a production made possible by ACT and the Kenan Fellowship in Directing, a?oeGuards at the Taja??. A show that still sticks with me to this day. And I say a?oefortunate enougha?? as it was only on stage at ACT for a few performances. Now ACT has brought us the latest recipient of the Kenan Fellowship, Rey Zane, and her production of Anna Jordan's a?oeYena?? and I can tell that this brutal and gripping play will also be one to stick with me thanks to some stunning direction and performances.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2019
Casamigos Tequila was flowing on Friday night, 9/20 at Entertainment Weekly's Emmy party at The Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2019
Tonight is the 71st Emmy Awards, which is airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on FOX! BroadwayWorld will be updating live as winners are announced tonight, so make sure to check back throughout the night to find out if your favorite nominee won an Emmy!
by Vikki Jane Vile - Sep 21, 2019
Akram Khan's Giselle is only three years old, but it already has a weighty reputation, as a powerful contemporary reworking of a classic, done with the choreographer's impressive sense of intensity and drama. 
by Ingrid Settem - Sep 20, 2019
Skedsmo Amateur Theatre (SKAT) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a brand new production of “Legally Blonde” where the acting and enthusiasm of the performers is truly evident. It is time for the Norwegian musical theatre scene as a whole to be given more attention from politicians, as well as potential sponsors and investors, so that more people could get a chance to see performances like this.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Get a front row seat to history! Act II Playhouse presents Looking Over the President's Shoulder by James Still, on stage Oct. 22-Nov. 17 in Ambler.
by Sam Abney - Sep 19, 2019
Jackie Sibblies Drury's play, Fairview, currently playing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, is a show that desperately calls for conversation. It's no wonder, then, that each performance is immediately followed by community discussions led by Build With, a DC-based anti-racist training, facilitation, and consulting practice focused on people, power, and partnership. While I wasn't able to stay for this event following Saturday night's performance, it is an important step in ensuring this work's complicated themes are digested in a clear way. Fairview is one of the most conceptual shows in recent memory. Not every idea can be fully explored in this production, which has a tight 100-minute run time that director Stevie Walker-Webb keeps clipping at a good pace. Nevertheless, Fairview is a necessary piece for anyone looking to dive deeper into discussions of race and identity in America.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Z Space presents its second annual Problematic Play Festival, a staged reading series. The festival presents ambitious and provocative plays that have been rejected by other theaters or could otherwise be seen as too 'problematic' to produce.
by Craig Richardson - Sep 18, 2019
It's time, pursue your dreams.a?? This is a quote by S. Weitzman, an entrepreneur. It's plastered on a mural right beneath a sundial on southeast Kellogg here in Wichita. Now, I'm not suggesting attempting to read any of the quotes on Kellogg during your morning commute but if you ever do get the time, you'll be reminded kindly that a?oethe journey is the reward.a??
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
With just over 2,500 ballots cast in the first week of voting in the 'Great Society Primary' at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway, theatergoers of The Great Society overwhelmingly chose Senator Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic presidential candidate with 36% of the vote, followed by Vice President Joe Biden (17%), Mayor Pete Buttigieg (15%), Senator Kamala Harris (6%) and Senator Bernie Sanders (6%). As the Republican presidential candidate, theatergoers chose President Donald Trump (4%) over Governor Bill Weld (2%) and Congressman Joe Walsh (0.5%).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
THE GREAT SOCIETY today announces a series of voter registration events in partnership with FairVote, NYC Votes and Young Invincibles in an effort to support voter registration and turnout on Broadway.
by Review Roundups - Sep 16, 2019
Derren Brown: Secret opened this Sunday, September 15 at the Cort Theatre! Let's see what the critics are saying...
by Alan Portner - Sep 15, 2019
Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its 2019-2020 season with an ambitious production of a difficult, intense, family drama by Tennessee Williams, one of the twentieth century's most renowned talents. a?oeCata?? won a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1955 and is said to have been Williams' favorite.
by Maria Nockin - Sep 15, 2019
Los Angeles Opera opened its 2019-2020 season with Barrie Kosky's production of that most popular of operas, Giacomo Puccini's LA BOHEME. With minimal scenery from Rufus Didwiszus, Kosky's cast made the audience believe they were in the garret and at the toll gate. Only the scenery for the Café Momus was completely fleshed out.
by Jay Irwin - Sep 13, 2019
If you're an aficionado of theater here in Seattle, then you've probably heard of Yussef El Guindi or at least seen one of his plays. An ACT 2018 core member, this prolific writer has had numerous plays around Seattle and beyond. And when reading the synopsis of his current piece making its World Premiere at ACT, a?oePeople of the Booka??, you may think you know what to expect and what hot button topics he'll hit upon. And he does. But he also manages some literary acrobatics bringing in surprise after surprise making this a deliciously complicated show with an ending that may leave you with more questions than when you came in.
by Bobby Patrick - Sep 13, 2019
Saving America 1 audience at a time, Leola spreads her Lady Land at The Green Room 42.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Sunshine Boys tells the story of Al Lewis and Willie Clark, two faded stars of the Vaudeville circuit, once beloved and now mostly forgotten. At their height, Lewis and Clark made multiple appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show and headlined all the major performance venues.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
A one-night only adaptation of the 1974 Tony-Award winning musical Over Here! will take place on Monday, November 11 at the Triad Theater on Manhattan's upper west side. Directed by Will Nunziata and set to the original score by the Sherman Brothers, this is the first performance of this six-time Tony award winning work since its closing in 1975.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 8, 2019 had the pleasure of interviewing Chef James Waxman about his career and the restaurants of 85th Day Food Community for our 'Chef Spotlight.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
With nearly 5,000 ballots now counted for the 'Great Society Primary' at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway, theatergoers of The Great Society continue to broaden the lead for Senator Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic presidential candidate with 39% of the vote (+1% from Week 3), followed by Vice President Joe Biden (17%, NC), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (16%, NC). In the Republican primary field, President Donald Trump is back up a point to 4% from Week 3, followed by Governor Bill Weld (2%, NC) and Congressman Joe Walsh (0%, -0.5%).
by Sean Fallon - Oct 7, 2019
On Saturday, October 5, I had the pleasure of seeing yet another stellar performance at the ACT of Connecticut, in Ridgefield, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.  Having never seen this show or the movie before, I was not familiar with the story, and had no idea how intense the horror side of this show would be, as I was under the impression that comedy was the primary genre.  This musical, with music by Alan Menken, captured the attention of the entire audience, generating laughs from the comedic moments, impressing us with the powerful singing, and shocking with the horror, all of which was brilliantly performed by this first-rate cast, under the brilliant direction and choreography of Jason A. Sparks.
by David Sousa Lopes - Oct 7, 2019
One of the most expected events of the season. This weekend, the Rockhal was proud to present the singer and songwriter Khalid, a rising star in American music known for his work in R&B and hip hop.
by Student Blogger: Arly Rubens - Oct 7, 2019
Lesson number one: paint one straight white line and one straight black line onto your forearm in cream stage makeup. That familiar chorus of artsy-assignment self-deprecation begins before any of us have the chance to settle into the process. We crack jokes - we are a room of college students who can't paint straight lines, adults who can't finger-paint. They're jokes, sure, but delivered with a hint of genuine criticism that each of us can feel.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Broadway's Belasco Theatre will soon be home to an all new type of presentation. Netflix has announced Martin Scorsese's The Irishman will have a unique and historic theatrical run at the Belasco. The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, will screen at the famed theater from November 1 - December 1.
by Jade Kops - Oct 5, 2019
'Against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilises: The Angry Brigade. Their targets: MPs, embassies, police, pageant queens. A world of order is shattered by anarchy and the rules have changed. An uprising has begun. No one is exempt.' The New Theatre impresses us again with their production of James Graham's The Angry Brigade.
by Zofeen Maqsood - Oct 4, 2019
Performance art 'Fourplay' talked about the active/passive roles of two people and presents an awareness of sexual education while mocking the system of non-acceptance towards same-sex marriages.
by Bryony Rae Taylor - Oct 2, 2019
Lloyd Owen about what it's like to act in something where art, quite literally, imitates life: Noises Off at the Garrick Theatre.
by TV Scoop - Oct 2, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE RESIDENT , airing on FOX on Tuesday, October 8, 2019!
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Oct 19, 2019
For their third annual concert, JAKSICAL went for a more intimate show with a handful of singers alongside a team of musicians, wrapped in a charming theme of globetrotting. The resulting exploration of beloved show tunes in JOURNEY THROUGH TIME 3: A MUSICAL EXPEDITION (JTT3) was a worthy addition to the community's growing accomplishments.
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 18, 2019
Zawe Ashton's incredible 2019 brings to the plate the second piece she's written in her career. It took a long, winding road that spanned 11 years and more than a few attempts, but for all the women who thought they were Mad finally made it. Now, it's receiving his world premiere in London before opening almost simultaneously Off-Broadway too. Jo McInnes directs the play, which oozes with metaphors and allegoric meaning; the small, daily aggressions that black women have to endure are put together to form a universal experience infused with just the right amount of magic.
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 18, 2019
As they near the end of their first year, Beyond Mental Bordersa?"comprised of Armand Antony and Alexandra Brynna?"has seen their act go farther than they could have anticipated. Their live show CONNECTION, held twice monthly at The Rec Room, has become a largely popular event that's sold out for the last few months with no sign of slowing down.
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 16, 2019
Eric (Steve Cooper) and Kylie (Sophie Osborne), a musical duo called The Doodlebugs, are embarking on their very first tour. However, the engagement is not exactly what Kylie expected.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
After earning national acclaim as the standout star of NBC's America's Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Piff The Magic Dragon continues to win over audiences across the globe with his mythical mixture of wizardry, wit and sarcasm that ignites a one-of-a-kind comedy magic show you must see to believe!
by Review Roundups - Oct 16, 2019
The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Boston Ballet presents the return of Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker. The critically-acclaimed production, featuring sets and costumes by award-winning designer Robert Perdziola, has been delighting audiences and critics since its world premiere in 2012. The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky's renowned score, opens November 29 with performances through December 29 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.
by Bryony Rae Taylor - Oct 15, 2019
Sabrina Mahfouz has created a lecture/music gig about the history of water in the Middle East.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
With nearly 6,000 ballots now counted for the 'Great Society Primary' at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Centera?"including from special guest Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12)!a?"theatergoers of The Great Society continue to choose Senator Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic presidential candidate with 38% of the vote (-1% from Week 4), followed by Vice President Joe Biden (17%, NC), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (16%, NC). In the Republican primary field, President Donald Trump comes in at 4% (NC), followed by Governor Bill Weld (2%, NC) and Congressman Joe Walsh (0.3%, +0.3%).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Three of New York City's most beloved downtown acts join the comic singing sensation Wilfredo for the October edition of Wilfredo a Go Go! tonight. Cassandra Rosebeetle, Jenny C'est Quoi and Lucy Licious are all lined up to appear in the monthly variety show, produced and presented by the Slipper Room at 9.30pm.
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 14, 2019
One of the most unique opera experiences in Toronto this year is that of a classic story brought to life in a dive bar. The Tranzac Club's unassuming entry makes it easy to miss if you aren't looking for it, but upon entering the building there's an unshakeable feeling that something special is happening within.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
You and a guest will enjoy VIP house seats to Tootsie on Broadway.
by Katie Laban - Oct 10, 2019
RENT is coming back to Detroit! The limited engagement is part of the Fox Theatre series and a stop on the 20th Anniversary Tour. It will here October 11th and 12th at the Fox Theatre. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award winning master piece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with Cody Jenkins, who plays the role of Mark in the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT, about the show, his iconic role, and why RENT is still going strong 20 years later. Check out our conversation below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
With the Fall season, change is in the air and A Classic Theatre announces the retirement of its founder, Jean Rahner, and Technical Director, Tom Mangan from the Board of Directors.