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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.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/9 - WAITRESS, RAGTIME, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW Special - Mar 9, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature The Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Spring 2018 Repertory and Festival Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.'s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITRESS Flips the Script at the Benedum
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 8, 2018

Even without big-name stars, 'Waitress' proves itself to be the right show at the right time. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Rocks Sioux Falls
by Katie Becker - Mar 7, 2018

The Washington Pavilion was filled with razzle and dazzle Tuesday night as CHICAGO made its latest tour stop in Sioux Falls as part of its 20th anniversary tour. (more...)

VIDEO: Listen to Lana Del Rey's Rendition of YOU MUST LOVE ME From Andrew Lloyd Webber's UNMASKED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Listen to Lana Del Rey perform YOU MUST LOVE ME from Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical EVITA. This beautiful rendition of The Act II ballad can be found on UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION Available today!  (more...)

Leave Your Troubles Outside!! Life Is A CABARET At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Mar 5, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents Cabaret for seven performances, Wednesday, March 28, through Sunday, April 1. The Saturday March 31 performance at 2:00pm is presented through the generosity of Robert and Sharlene Britz. Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Cabaret has been hailed by all the critics as a divine, dangerous and decadent entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: Saffron Burrows is Jackie Kennedy in JACKIE UNVEILED
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 4, 2018

In Act 1 of JACKIE UNVEILED, Tom Dugan's new solo play about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, she repeats a single phrase over and over. 'I'm no good alone.' The chain smoking, alcohol indulging former first lady has just learned that her brother-in-law (and secret lover) Bobby Kennedy has been assassinated. Now, in the wee hours of the morning, she is distraught. (more...)

RIDE THE CYCLONE, A Co-Production Between The 5th Avenue Theatre And ACT Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

???????Ride the Cylcone, this season's dark and hilarious co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, is now in preview performances and has its official opening night this Thursday, March 22 at ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. The award-winning director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell has continued to refine and explore the world of Ride the Cyclone with its writers Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, returning to direct after working on its two previous U.S. productions in Chicago and Off Broadway. This co-production, which is the eighth collaboration between The 5th and ACT, will showcase new developments to the script and score. At least one third of the script has been newly created for this production, which is in addition to countless small but crucial tweaks and refinements. These new developments have continued to define and shape the world that the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir inhabits onstage. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at RIDE THE CYCLONE at The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre present the West Coast premiere of the dark and hilarious new musical Ride the Cyclone (more...)

Act II Playhouse In Ambler Presents The World Premiere Of ZUZZ THE ALIEN NEEDS YOUR HELP!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the world premiere of Zuzz the Alien Needs Your Help!, April 21-29, 2018   AMBLER, PA - Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the world premiere of the interactive comedy for kids, Zuzz the Alien Needs Your Help!, on stage for two weekends only, April 21-29.   (more...)

PBS to Debut Documentary Film THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT This May 29
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

PBS will broadcast documentary film THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT on Tuesday, May 29th at 8:00 p.m. ET. This deeply American story – about immigration and national identity, civil rights and human justice; about how we define who can be an American, and what being an American means, is directed by Emmy-winning Directors Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu.  (more...)

Rasaka And Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE Opens 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

MERCHANT ON VENICE explores empathy and grace, as well as blame and internalized and externalized religious bigotry, while mixing it up with the clash/mash of South Asian culture in Los Angeles. (more...)

New Documentary Highlights Challenges Of Dating In Today's Culture
by Movies News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Do You Want to Date Differently?  Singles of all ages wonder why it's so hard to meet, date and marry today. In fact, fifty percent of America is single and fewer people are committing to marriage, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014. Dating has been replaced by “hooking up” and “hanging out,” making the traditional days of “courtship” obsolete. Or, has it? (more...)

Children's Theatre Company/The Old Globe/The Old Vic Announce the U.S. Premiere and Casting for Dr. Seuss's THE LORAX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) together with The Old Globe (San Diego) in partnership with The Old Vic (London) today announced details for the Minneapolis and San Diego productions of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST DAYS at Russian Academic Youth Theatre
by Louis Train - Mar 19, 2018

Clever, moving, poetical, and long, watching The Last Days feels like enjoying the best part of a poetry recital and the worst part of a jail sentence. (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Theatre Reminds Why GYPSY is the Perfect Musical
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 19, 2018

Since its debut on Broadway in 1959, GYPSY has been hailed as one of the most perfect examples of the musical theatre artform. From the lush score of Jule Styne to the inventive lyrics of a young Stephen Sondheim to the funny- and ultimately heartbreaking- book by Arthur Laurents, it is hard to find a flaw in this show. However, as years pass and the genre evolves, it becomes easy to cynically think of the classics as dated period pieces to be looked at respectfully, but only with a sense of retrospect. However, the production of this musical fable playing at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach through March 25th reminds you from the opening moments of the power and poignancy, excitement and insight that the American musical standard-bearers still possess. (more...)

Cast And Creatives Announced For U.S. Premiere of DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

???????The Old Globe, together with Children's Theatre Company (CTC), and in partnership with The Old Vic, today announced details for the Minneapolis and San Diego productions of 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 the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company; recent work: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cover My Tracks) with music and lyrics written by Charlie Fink (Frontman/songwriter for the hit musical group, Noah and the Whale (2007-2015). H. Adam Harris, along with Meghan Kreidler and Rick Miller puppeteering, will play The Lorax. Joining them is Steven Epp as The Once-ler. Playing multiple roles in the ensemble are Ansa Akyea, Christopher Becknell, Stephanie Bertumen, Brian Bose, Ryan Colbert, Lynnea Doublette, Johannah "Joh" Easley, Rajane Katurah, Ryan Lear, Ryan Dean Maltz, Emily Michaels King, and Autumn Ness. (more...)

Get Weird With the Verge Theater This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Spring is upon us, and we're practically jumping out of our shoes at Verge Theater! So in honor of the uncanny energy that explodes at this time of the year, we're ramping up the unconventional, the odd, the strange, the queer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's IN THE HEIGHTS Concert is Heartwarming
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 17, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company's concert staging of Lin Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS is a heartwarming presentation that washes over you like a breeze. Whether you consider IN THE HEIGHTS to be a modern masterpiece or simply a groundbreaking piece of contemporary theatre, it is something truly original that is celebrated in PTC's joyous concert staging. (more...)

Theatre Exile Presents The World Premiere Of Michael Hollinger's SING THE BODY ELECTRIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Theatre Exile closes its 2018/2019 season with the World Premiere of Michael Hollinger's Sing the Body Electric. Jess is tanking in Physics, so her mom hires Lloyd to help her pass. But she'd rather study his son, the survivor of a lightning strike that killed his girlfriend a year ago, and tattooed his body with elegant scars. When Lloyd and Mom hit it off, these two broken families are bound ever closer, inexorably -- with explosive results. An intricate, atmospheric tale of love, sex, and the unseen forces that draw us together and drive us apart. (more...)

Durand Jones & The Indications Release Deluxe Version of Their Debut Self-Titled Album Out Now
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Breakout Indiana-based soul band Durand Jones & The Indications' deluxe version of their acclaimed self-titled debut album is out now on Dead Oceans/Colemine Records. The deluxe version of the album contains a digital version of Durand Jones and The Indications Live Vol. 1. The album, originally released in 2016, continues to receive critical praise: (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the NAKED GIANT's Ode to Seattle in New SLUFF Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Seattle's Naked Giants, who are currently playing shows at SXSW, have released a video for their catchy new pop tune, SLUFF directed by Sean Downey and taken from their debut album, SLUFF released on April 14th in the UK via New West Records. (more...)

VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara Sings The Act 1 Aria in The Met's COSI FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

In the video below Kelli O'Hara sings Despina's Act I aria in the final dress rehearsal for Cosii Fan Tutte at The Met. (more...)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Continues Season with RUDDIGORE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its exhilarating 2017-18 Season on Saturday, April 14 (2PM) with its spring offering, Ruddigore, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring a production design paying homage to the iconic illustrator Edward Gorey, Ruddigore will play a strictly limited engagement April 14 & 15 with a family bonus, Family Overture Series on Sunday, April 15th at 1:45PM (more...)

Brief 3/12: MEAN GIRLS Begins Previews, ADMISSIONS Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 12, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Mean Girls begins previews on Broadway, Admissions opens off-Broadway and The Stone Witch begins previews off-Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 12- Birthday With A 'Z'! Happy Birthday, Liza Minnelli!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 12, 2018

Today we salute the great Liza Minnelli, who celebrates her 72nd birthday today! (more...)

Photo Throwback: Happy Birthday, Liza Minnelli!
by Walter McBride - Mar 12, 2018

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, in honor of the great Liza Minnelli's birthday, we're flashing back to Liza's At the Palace in 2008. (more...)

Revival Of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND To Open For A Limited Run At The Stockwell Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018

As the blockbuster Chicago returns to the West End for its 21yr anniversary, Kander and Ebb are more celebrated than ever. Stuart Saint and the Stockwell Playhouse revive one of most beloved musical theatre revues, celebrating the iconic writing tour de force, breathing new life into the most memorable material, paying homage to original works and proving that this legendary pair will always remain relevant as THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND. (more...)

CTC To Receive $75,000 Grant From The NEA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $75,000 to Children's Theatre Company supporting the development and production of three new theatre works for young audiences, including the production of Corduroy which opens March 9, 2018 and two new commissions. (more...)

Exhibition Of Amy Kaslow Photos Accompanies IATI's THREE ON A MATCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

San Salvador, 2014: Six-year-old Enri is not allowed to go outside because gang leaders live next door and across the street. His family does not venture beyond their own house after six in the evening. Photo by Amy Kaslow. (more...)

Photo Flash: Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Neil Simon's I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Neil Simon's overlooked gem I Ought to Be in Pictures, Feb. 27-March 31, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, February 27- Lincoln Center presents CAROUSEL Starring Kelli O'Hara and Jessie Mueller
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 27, 2018

On this day in 2013, a star-studded Broadway cast and the New York Philharmonic presented a staged concert of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic, Carousel. (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA at Grand Théâtre De La Ville De Luxembourg
by Gamze Guner - Feb 26, 2018

EVITA IN LUXEMBOURG - It was a real pleasure to a musical addict for me, to see one of the world's most iconic musicals, 'Evita', when it came to Luxembourg's Grand Theatre performed from19-31st of December 2017. The first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical has been performed by the most famous people: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pyrce ,Ricky Martin and so on… (more...)

PENDULUM Announce 2018 Return With New Album REWORKS + Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

One of the world's most iconic drum & bass acts, Pendulum have announced their return for 2018 with a brand new album and brand new live shows. 'The Reworks' is a project unlike any other released by the band before, and marks the end of their seven year hiatus; officially launching on 16th March. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Filled with Favorite Things
by Katie Becker - Feb 24, 2018

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour kicked off a three night run in Sioux Falls, SD on Friday night at The Washington Pavilion, with plenty of memorable moments to add to anyone's list of favorite things about this timeless production. (more...)

BWW Review: Go INTO THE WOODS at the Belmont Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 24, 2018

The Sondheim send-up of fairy tales takes on new life at the Belmont, with an evil witch that's a delight to meet. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Presents THE FALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

St. Ann's Warehouse presents Baxter Theatre Centre's The Fall, a vital new production devised collaboratively by a group of University of Cape Town graduates, re-enacting their revolt against a fraught symbol looming over their campus: a statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes. (more...)

Cooking Up A Theatrical Feast With Julia Cho's AUBERGINE At Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences in Aubergine-a heartfelt story of food, family and memory from playwright Julia Cho, receiving its Mid-Atlantic premiere at Everyman Theatre, March 14 through April 15, 2018. Directed by Everyman Theatre Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and produced in association with Olney Theatre Center, Aubergine is a mouthwatering meditation on the beauty of life where hope is no mere ingredient-it's the main course. (more...)

Jazz Fusion Legend Billy Cobam Brings his Highly Acclaimed Crosswinds Project to Jazz Cafe at Music Hall
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Jazz fusion legend Billy Cobham announces a multi-city US Tour dedicated to revisiting his second album, Crosswinds, which was originally released in 1974. For this new performance se- ries, known as the “Crosswinds Project,” Cobham and the band will perform updated arrangements of his compositions from this album, supported by Paul Hanson (bassoon, sax); Fareed Haque (guitar); Tim Landers (bass); and Scott Tibbs (keys). (more...)

Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison, Along With Special Guests, To Present ABOVE GROUND In LA This April
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have joined forces with their musician friends and special guest performers to present 'ABOVE GROUND' on Monday, April 16 at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. This immersive evening of art and music-beginning at 8pm-will celebrate the vinyl album as an art form, and at the same time raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health, with the profits being donated to MusiCares. Expect the musicians to perform two seminal albums in their entirety-first Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam And The Ants and then The Velvet Underground & Nico by Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground-with completely different stage sets and production for each album's performance.  (more...)

Rasaka And Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE Opens 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

MERCHANT ON VENICE explores empathy and grace, as well as blame and internalized and externalized religious bigotry, while mixing it up with the clash/mash of South Asian culture in Los Angeles. (more...)

Back Alley Productions Celebrates Their 10th Anniversary With Peter Shaffer's EQUUS At The Players' Ring Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

From March 2 - 18 Back Alley Productions will present Peter Shaffer's classic masterpiece, Equus to the Players Ring Theatre, located at 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 with discounts for students, seniors, and Players' Ring members. To make your reservation visit or call 603-436-8123 (more...)

BWW Review: A Valentine for Romeo And Juliet From New York City Ballet
by Marsha Volgyi - Feb 19, 2018

On the evening of Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the David H. Koch Theater, New York City Ballet featured Romeo and Juliet - a ballet in two acts. It was based on the play by William Shakespeare, music by Sergei Prokofiev, and choreography by Peter Martins.  The scenery was created by Per Kirkeby and the costumes were by Per Kirkeby and Kirsten Lund Nielsen.  The orchestra was conducted by Andrew Litton. The curtain opened to reveal blood red trees and background. This visual was brilliantly conceived by Mr. Kirkeby. It foreshadowed the "flames of lost love and passion". It's opening musical strains evoked a myriad of ominous events yet to occur in the lives of these two star-crossed young people and their families. (more...)

The Playhouse Says 'Wilkommen' To CABARET March 13-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

February 19, 2018 - Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET will play The Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington for eight performances, March 13-19. This is the first time the Broadway revival has toured the historic Wilmington theater. (more...)

BWW Review: NOISES OFF First-Rate, Fast, Furiously Funny Farce
by Frank Benge - Feb 18, 2018

NOISES OFF, English playwright Michael Frayn's 1982 farce, had its start as a one-act play called Exits, written in 1977. The title comes from the theatrical stage direction used to indicate when a sound comes from offstage. The three act comedy is three looks at the first act of a British sex farce called 'Nothing On'. 'Nothing On' is your run of the mill sex farce where young girls run around in their underwear, old men drop their pants and a multitude of doors are constantly opening and closing. Act One is the less than perfect final technical rehearsal of the play. Act Two takes place backstage, during a matinee performance a month later, showing the audience the complete chaos that has erupted behind the scenes and is mostly done in silence. Act Three is the final performance of the tour where everything that can possibly go wrong does. The audience never sees the rest of 'Nothing On'. (more...)

BWW Review: THE VAGINA DIALOGUES, Waterloo East Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 17, 2018

"Hi, welcome to the feminist" The Volvas say before embarking in an irreverent and unabashedly in-your-face rollercoaster of a piece. From coping with an unexpected pregnancy, female orgasm, office boredom, and the jarring experience of sexual assault, the five women brilliantly succeed in their audience listening. (more...)

Vineyard's THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE to Feature Tony Yazbeck, Irina Dvorovenko, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Irina Dvorovenko ('The Americans'), a former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Tony Award nominees Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN, FINDING NEVERLAND) and Peter Friedman (RAGTIME, The Vineyard's THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND...), and Teagle F. Bourgere (THE CRUCIBLE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN) will be featured in the world premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, an original work fusing dance, drama and music by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony Award nominee playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT). Performances will begin May 4, 2018 with opening night set for May 23. Kander, Thompson, and Stroman previously collaborated at The Vineyard on THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. (more...)

The Gilbert And Sullivan Players Bring A Swashbuckling PIRATES OF PENZANCE To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Feb 15, 2018

This New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production is your chance to get carried away by pirates. Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty "model of a modern Major-General" for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. The McCallum Theatre presents the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' production of The Pirates of Penzance on Wednesday, March 7, at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Presents Much Heart for Valentine's Day
by Don Grigware - Feb 14, 2018

Each time I attend An Evening of Classic Broadway at Rockwell Table and Stage, I leave refreshed and revel in the tunes I just heard. Monday February 12's show, a salute to Valentine's Day, was certainly no exception. On the bill were incredible talents musical director Brad Ellis and producer Dianne Fraser, Diane Vincent, Julie Garnye, David Burnham, Caitlin Gallogly, Terron Brooks, Stanton Kane Morales and Autumn Reeser. (more...)

David Robertson Named Juilliard Director of Conducting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Juilliard today announced conductor David Robertson as director of conducting studies, distinguished visiting faculty at Juilliard. As part of his new role, Mr. Robertson will be the principal teacher for all conducting degree students at the school. He will work with three or four students per academic year and will personally audition prospective students. (more...)

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