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The Act - 1977 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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)


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by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022
Natalia Osipova presents the New York Premiere of Force of Nature, a new program of dazzling classic and contemporary dance pieces, on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55th St., NYC.
by Michael Major - Sep 7, 2022
Emmy Winner Margo Martindale, Emmy Nominee Molly Parker, Rachel Bilson and Jack Davenport, J. Harrison Ghee and Ian Anthony Dale have joined the cast of Accused, which also features Malcolm Jamal Warner, Karen LeBlanc, Wendell Pierce, Baron Vaughn, Sean Kleier, Rhea Pearlman, Aaron Ashmore and Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
The Brooklyn Book Festival, New York City’s largest free literary festival, has announced a selection of highlight events spanning the literary festival’s wide variety of in-person and virtual offerings (September 25 through October 3).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022
Two fierce, courageous women, Diana Varco and Valerie David, are making a difference in the world; spreading hope and empowerment; true survivors who have made their mark by sharing their stories of overcoming insurmountable obstacles in their own lives through their solo plays. Their triumphs have inspired audiences worldwide.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022
Following a three year hiatus, ProArteDanza presents its fall 2022 season performance featuring a quadruple-bill mixed program of unique, innovative and expressive choreographic voices.
by Neil Shurley - Sep 29, 2022
This weekend marks the South Carolina regional premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, the Tony Award-winning musical based on the bestselling novel. The show runs from September 30 to October 16 at the Mill Town Players original location, historic Pelzer Auditorium.
by Laura Lott - Sep 29, 2022
The sinister chords of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 'Red Right Hand' ring out as Tommy Shelby stands, flanked by family members, with the light glinting from the razor blade sewn into his wool tweed cap. It's a scene familiar to any fan of the global hit TV show Peaky Blinders. But something's different - this Tommy Shelby can dance.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 28, 2022
Opening night of Tony Danza's 54 Below run was full of surprises, heart, Dad jokes and great music.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 28, 2022
With her return to Café Carlyle, Betty Buckley demonstrates, once more, the reason for the longevity of her career and her reputation as a storyteller.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2022
Act II Playhouse announces its latest production, “Eleanor” by Mark St. Germain.  The production is a regional theatre premiere making its debut at Act II Playhouse. 
by Cybele Pomeroy - Sep 26, 2022
GHOST THE MUSICAL at Toby’s Dinner Theater in Columbia, based 1990's movie Ghost, starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, offers romance, drama and retro vibes. The 1955 tune “Unchained Melody” strings the whole thing together. Cast and orchestra are harmonic and wonderfully watchable. Production values are excellent and dinner is delicious.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022
Returning to the UK for the first time since 2019, Flamenco innovator Israel Galván brings the UK Premiere of his latest show, La Consagración de la Primavera (The Rite of Spring) to Sadler's Wells on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November 2022.
by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2022
FEARLESS debuted No. 1 on iTunes Top Albums chart in a total of 13 countries including Japan, Indonesia and more. As its name—an anagram of ‘IM FEARLESS’—implies, LE SSERAFIM are determined to move forward with unswerving fearlessness in the eyes of the world. Watch the new video trailer now!
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022
Within these travelogues of her dreams, Sofie also slips in famous (and infamous) characters such as Habsburg suicide Prince Rudolf, Manson acolyte Bobby Beausoleil, chanteuse Jane Birkin, and pays homage to filmmakers Éric Rohmer, Andre Tarkovsky and Josef Daberning. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
Signature Theatre will present Quiara Alegría Hudes’ My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright’s stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, and her return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency. My Broken Language takes place Oct 18-Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022
Screenings will kick off with the Opening Night presentation of Mark Fletcher’s Patrick and the Whale, followed by the Centerpiece Selections of Ben Klein and Violet Columbus’ The Exiles and Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes, with Kathlyn Horan’s The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile screening on Closing Night.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022
Continuing their global footprint, Shermanology delivers the new Guitarra EP on their innovative D'EAUPE imprint. This latest release features two iconic tracks Guitarra and Que te Toca that pronounce their inherent character and reflect upon their Latin roots.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2022
Overture Center for the Arts and FPC Live will present Ani DiFranco with The Righteous Babes Revue: Gracie and Rachel, Pieta Brown, Jocelyn Mackenzie on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in Capitol Theater.
by Michael Major - Sep 19, 2022
LE SSERAFIM unveiled an EP title teaser ‘DO YOU THINK IM FRAGILE?’ on HYBE LABELS YouTube channel and SOURCE MUSIC social media channels. The aforementioned phrase appeared at the end of the music video for their debut single “FEARLESS,” sparking a great deal of curiosity and excitement among fans.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022
New Repertory Theatre (New Rep) will present Reconsidering, a new dance/theater work, on Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm and Saturday October 1 at 3:00pm, in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.
by Michael Major - Sep 16, 2022
Musical disruptor Oliver Malcolm has released his Act Two project alongside a new video for “Bloodline,” a Dylan-esque song delivered in Oliver’s distinctive style that reflects on how our heritage and history is carried forward in our DNA and in our souls, and how fragile and malleable our memories are. Watch the new music video now!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
The Magnetic Theatre presents the world premiere of The Frankenstein Rubrics, written by David Hopes, running October 7th through 22nd, 2022. Grail Moviehouse offers a benefit screening of Frankenstein (1931) October 1st through 3rd.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
Celebrate Halloween with an incredible night of magic at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater on Friday, Oct. 21 at Haunted Illusions starring David Caserta. The family-friendly performance for ghosts and ghouls of all ages is made possible by the Majestic Theater Centennial Endowment's Sites Family Fund for Children's Programming, and 2022-2023 Celebrity Season sponsor, The Vesta Fund.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2022
On Friday, October 7 at 7 PM, The Violin Channel will present the world premiere of A Year to the Day, a dramatic song cycle with music by acclaimed composer Lembit Beecher and lyrics by librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022
Concord Women's Chorus (CWC), fostering the power of women's voices in song, premieres a special commission in “Grown Wild,” a choral concert, on Sunday, October 23, 4 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord. 
by Katie Laban - Sep 14, 2022
The Encore Musical Theatre Company is kicking off its 14th season with Ain't Misbehavin', the sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller, which runs from 9/15 to 10/2 in Dexter. Gerry McIntyre is returning to direct on The Encore stage. BWW Detroit had a few moments to speak with him about his love for the show.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022
The Bundanon Trust is a beautiful property near Nowra that was gifted to the Australian people by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd. It was born out of Boyd’s often stated belief that ‘you can't own a landscape’ in the wish that others might also draw inspiration from this remarkable place.
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 11, 2022
Peninsula Players Theatre has broken ground on two new dormitories that will house its interns and staff members. The company announced the Act II Protecting the Past, Ensuring the Future capital campaign on the opening night of its 87th season on Tuesday, June 14.
by Christian Ranke - Sep 10, 2022
'Matilda - the musical' has wit, intelligence, heart and soul. To see this again in its Norwegian incarnation is, as the opening song says 'A miracle'. Many young stars were born yesterday at Folketeatret in Oslo.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022
A new exhibition at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, Understatements: Lost and Found in Asian America, on view from September 28 through January 6, 2023, will explore the evolving layers of identity represented by the term “Asian American.”
by Michael Major - Aug 31, 2022
“Klein-Marx” is the latest track from the record, performed in Sofie’s native German, and released alongside a video by director Jasmin Baumgartner and Sofie. The song is named after the Klein-Marx bridge – or Klein-Marxer-Brücke – that Sofie passes regularly on the way to art school in her hometown of Vienna.
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2022
The group has also released '555' featuring Jon Ezzo. The track is off their upcoming album and comes on the heels of several single releases, including “Garden,” “Vancouver,” two additional songs, “Bones” and “it was all in my head,” and their most recognized track, “No (Hard) Feelings.'
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 29, 2022
The fans are eating up John Lloyd Young's new show at 54 Below and the result is a nightly lovefest.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2022
Many members of the Broadway community came out to support the Fund including Joel Grey, Bernadette Peters, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amir Arison, Gavin Creel, Andrea Martin, Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ann Harada and James Moye. Check out photos and video here!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2022
FRIGID New York will present season 13 of The Fire This Time Festival reading series featuring presentations of projects by playwrights Niccolo Aeed, Cyrus Aaron, Jay Mazyck and Deneen Reynolds-Knott.
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022
Goodwill Cultural Ambassador world-acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand, and author of 'SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE: A Journey into the Organic Process of the Art of Transformation' will give an in-person Reading and Signing on September 19th @ 5:30 pm at The Drama Book Shop. Special guests scheduled include Stephen Lang & Anita Hollander.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2022
The 13th Annual Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF 2022) Presents Solo Show Baggage From BaghDAD: Becoming my Father's Daughter, One Middle Eastern Jewish Family's True Epic Journey to America.
by Michael Major - Aug 26, 2022
“_WORLD” is the lead single from SEVENTEEN’s latest album SECTOR 17 released on July 18. Amplified by Anne-Marie’s plain-spoken vocals, the new version of the urban R&B track endearingly delivers the sentiment of hope and excitement in entering a ‘new world’ built for ‘you and me.’ Watch the new lyric video now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022
Artisan Children's Theater will hold auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a play by Barbara Robinson, directed by Trevin McLaughlin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022
​​​​​​​Award-winning performer and playwright Valerie David will return to Gothenburg with the world premiere Baggage From BaghDAD: Becoming my father's daughter on September 8, 10 & 11.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2022
Two fierce, courageous women, Diana Varco and Valerie David, are making a difference in the world; spreading hope and empowerment; true survivors who have made their mark by sharing their stories of overcoming insurmountable obstacles in their own lives through their solo plays. Their triumphs have inspired audiences worldwide.
by Michael Major - Aug 22, 2022
Philadelphia rock band Soraia has shared a release date for 'Bloom,' the act's third studio album with Stevie Van Zandt's Wicked Cool Records. Coming off the chart success of the 2021 single 'Tight Lipped' and 2020 breakthrough album 'Dig Your Roots, the deeply personal new album finds the band covering new ground both sonically and lyrically.
by Jaime Zahl - Aug 21, 2022
'Write what you know...' female protagonist Katherine sings to herself as she struggles to put the story of a newsboys strike to paper. The musical number is just one personal meta experience I've encountered when reviewing productions of 'Newsies'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022
Theater Resources Unlimited will present Meet the Coaches, during which actors can meet more than 10 monologue and music coaches, plus accompanists, who will share their methods and then meet individuals in breakout rooms.
by Michael Major - Aug 18, 2022
Peacock has shared the official teaser trailer for A Friend of the Family. The upcoming true-crime limited drama series from Nick Antosca (Candy, The Act) is based on the true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of a few years by a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.” Watch the new video now!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022
Soul City Arts and Birmingham Hippodrome have announced that WASWASA – Whispers in Prayer –a unique immersive theatrical experience exploring the act of Islamic prayer in secular society from award-winning Birmingham artist Mohammed Ali – will open next week as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.
by Bryony Rae Taylor - Aug 17, 2022
What did our critic think of FLAT AND THE CURVES at The Stand?
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022
Children's Theatre Company has announced a new slate of Theatre Arts Training academic classes are now on sale. The school year will include a mix of studio classes for all ages, abilities, and interests, a new Theatre Arts Training Academy for advanced students, Institute for pre-professional students, Release Day Camps, and a Student Seminar Series. Parents can sign their children up for fall, winter, and spring offerings now.
by Michael Dale - Aug 14, 2022
A while back. I was in an audience of theatre fans watching an onstage conversation between Frank Rich and Stephen Sondheim and the subject of unauthorized changes made in regional and amateur productions came up. The composer/lyricist mentioned that he had heard of a production of Company that ended with Bobby committing suicide by shooting himself.

The Act Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Act have their been?
The Act has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1977 and Broadway which opened in 1977.

What Tony Awards has The Act been nominated for?
Best Choreography for Ron Lewis, Best Costume Design for Halston , Best Lighting Design for Tharon Musser Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for John Kander and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Fred Ebb.

What productions of The Act have their been?
The Act has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1977 and Broadway which opened in 1977.

What songs are in The Act and what's the order?
Shine It On
Bobo's
Turning
Little Do They Know
Arthur in the Afternoon
Hollywood, California
The Money Tree
City Lights
There When I Need Him
Hot Enough for You?
Walking Papers
My Own Space
The Princess
Please, Sir
Good Thing Going
Love Songs
The Only Game in Town
Just When You Least Expect It
There Goes the Ball Game
Hang In There
Isn't This Better? [i]
It's the Strangest Thing
Finale

What is the order of songs in The Act and what's the order?
Shine It On
Bobo's
Turning
Little Do They Know
Arthur in the Afternoon
Hollywood, California
The Money Tree
City Lights
There When I Need Him
Hot Enough for You?
Walking Papers
My Own Space
The Princess
Please, Sir
Good Thing Going
Love Songs
The Only Game in Town
Just When You Least Expect It
There Goes the Ball Game
Hang In There
Isn't This Better? [i]
It's the Strangest Thing
Finale

What productions of The Act have there been?
The Act has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1977 and Broadway which opened in 1977.