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Majestic Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
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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.



Review: THE FANTASTICKS Enchants with Original Off-Broadway Staging Thanks to Director Sherman Wayne at Theatre Palisades
by Shari Barrett - Sep 8, 2017

There are many reasons why THE FANTASTICKS original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical which continues to enchant audiences around the world. Aside from it being a 'Romeo and Juliet' type story we can all relate to, but with a much happier ending, its most well-known song, 'Try to Remember,' speaks to everyone wanting to go back to a time in our lives when all things were much more simple, romantic, and totally carefree. (more...)

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Jaime Zahl - Sep 8, 2017

The Merrick Theatre and Center For the Performing Arts is casting a spell over its patrons with a magical production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic musical 'Into the Woods' running until October 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: A FLEA IN HER EAR at American Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

A FLEA IN HER EAR follows Raymonde Chandebise as she wonders why her husband has stopped visiting her bedroom, and assumes he must be having an affair. She asks her friend Lucienne to write him a love letter meant to lure him to a rendezvous where she can catch him in The Act of being unfaithful. But when Raymonde's (very faithful) husband Victor Emmanuel receives the letter, he assumes it's for his bachelor friend Tournel and gives it to him instead, setting in motion a hilarious series of events. (more...)

RISK the Live Show Invades Brooklyn, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Album Review: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Bubbles Over With Relentless Optimism
by Tori Hartshorn - Sep 29, 2017

You've seen him on your television screen for years, but now it is time for the sponge to take the stage. That's right, the one and only SpongeBob SquarePants is set to take a Broadway bow this coming November, in the rightfully titled SpongeBob SquarePants The New Musical. Before making it to the great white way, audiences were able to test the waters last summer when the show debuted at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. On September 22, 2017, audiences can also dive into the SpongeBob SquarePants The New Musical: Original Cast Recording, thanks to Sony's Masterworks Broadway. (more...)

Interview: Soprano Erin Wall Prepares for COC's ARABELLA
by Taylor Long - Sep 29, 2017

Soprano Erin Wall is one busy woman. Luckily, the talented (and funny!) singer had some time to sit down with BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long to talk about singing, joke about her composer boyfriends, and share some of the preparation involved in mounting a large-scale opera like ARABELLA. (more...)

Nationally Award Winning BALLOONACY Inspires the Very Young at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Balloonacy, written by Barry Kornhauser and recipient of the American Association of Theatre in Education (AATE) Distinguished Play Award. (more...)

EXTREMITIES Takes the Players' Ring Stage in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Fearon Productions presents William Mastrosimone's EXTREMITIES at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth, NH from October 6th to the 22nd. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 27, 2017
by - Sep 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CABLExpress' Develops New Multi-Path System to Offer Simplified Fiber Optic Cabling Migrations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

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Get ready for FREE COFFEE on National Coffee Day in NYC and Beyond
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 26, 2017

Everybody enjoys a freebie, especially when it is something that you love like coffee. National Coffee Day is on Friday, September 29. The day is fast approaching so check out some of the free coffee offers in New York City and beyond. (more...)

Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 and More This Week at The New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Dublin Theatre Festival kicks off tomorrow at The New Theatre with 'Playboyz' by Martin Sharry. Playboyz is a re-imagining of JM Synge's Playboy of the Western World. (more...)

OACCE Announces Temporary Public Art Commission with Spiral Q Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The City of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) is pleased to announce Crank It Up, a temporary public art commission by the artist-led Spiral Q Puppet Theater. Crank It Up is made possible by Civic Practice, an OACCE project that explores government-initiated, artist-led work in the community. (more...)

Leanne Cabrera Joins ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER as Jessica Wu Leaves for Broadway's MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Romance of the Western Chamber, the musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, which opened last Saturday, September 16 at TADA! (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), will welcome Signature Theatre alum Leanne Cabrera (Emotional Creature) to the company. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET'S Swan Lake Features World Class Dancing but Lackluster Decor and Costumes
by Sondra Forsyth - Sep 22, 2017

In my 2015 review of the Peter Martins version of Swan Lake for the New York City Ballet, I focused on my dismay about the d cor and costumes by Per Kirkeby that strip this classic of its time and place. Yet because I was prepared for that disappointment this time around, I was able to find more to like about the production on the evening of September 20th 2017 when I attended at the Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. (more...)

BWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre
by Blair Howell - Sep 21, 2017

STEEL PIER is irresistibly infectious. The University of Utah's fearless Theatre Department, the closest the state has to a conservatory actor-training program, entertainingly stages the regional premiere of this neglected John Kander and Fred Ebb musical. (more...)

VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Proves She's Still Got Vocal Chops!
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2017

Stage and screen legend Liza Minnelli has one of the most recognizable voices of her generation, and at the tender age of 71, she's still got it! Watch below as the beloved Broadway star sings a little tune to prove that her voice is as strong as always. (more...)

BWW Review: LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - Sep 19, 2017

The works of Neil Simon should come with a warning label: be prepared for a thorough, generous douse of comedy. (more...)

All Puppet Players Bring Mary Shelley's Classic to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Mary Shelly's Gothic horror story is brought to life by the wildest theater troupe in town, the All Puppet Players. This original adaptation is funny, clever and true to the source material. (more...)

Soon-to-Be-Crowned Winner of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to Headline at Planet Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The upcoming winner of NBC's top-rated summer series America's Got Talent will be rewarded by headlining an exclusive engagement of America's Got Talent Live, a stage show version of the NBC #1 rated television show of the summer. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey celebrates art and William Shakespeare with its next Main Stage production, Shakespeare in Love. This new play based on the Oscar-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall makes its Metropolitan debut at STNJ on October 11. The production features music by Paddy Cunneen and is directed by the Theatre's Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte with musical direction by Kris Kukul. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Charming Meta Journey with KING OF THE YEES at ACT
by Jay Irwin - Sep 15, 2017

It's a world we may not know much about, that of old school Chinatown, with their family associations and insider customs. Hell, Lauren Yee grew up in this world and even she seems to be cut off from it and her Father Larry Yee runs the Yee Family Association. But that's the point of her play King of the Yees currently playing at ACT. Bur before you think this is another one of those dreadful family therapy on stage shows (and you know how I loathe those, Dear Readers) the show, with its quick witty dialog goes to a delightful meta and eventually metaphysical place making it an absolute joy. (more...)

Sunstock, Inc. Acquires More Silver
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

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Consumer Watchdog Tells Google, Facebook Executives to Testify on Internet Law and Not Hide
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

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Sunstock, Inc. Business Update (Stock Ticker Symbol SSOK)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

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New Musical STRANGE LADIES Opens 10/14 at Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Central Works 2017 season concludes this Fall with Strange Ladies by Susan Sobeloff opening with a press night on Saturday October 14 running through November 12 (previews Oct 12 & 13) at the renowned Berkeley City Club. Strange Ladies is a Central Works Method Musical inspired by the Suffrage movement. The production is told with music of the period under the musical direction of Milissa Carey. 1917: a diverse group of Suffragists are fighting to gain the vote for women as the US entered World War I. Torn between loyalty to their political cause and loyalty to the war effort, these women each struggle to make difficult choices in a time of tremendous social upheaval. The personal pits each against the political in Strange Ladies. (more...)

BWW Review: West Coast Premiere Of MARION BRIDGE Shines To A Sold-Out Crowd
by Ilana Lifshitz - Sep 10, 2017

The neon blue Son of Semele sign casts faint light on to the outdoor lobby where the audience gathers until the house opened. As you walk inside the theatre, it is as if you were entering your high school's black box building. Thirty-five seats rest in front of the stage, and all but one were filled by the time MARION BRIDGE premiered Saturday night in Rampart Village. (more...)

Children's Theatre Company Releases Statement on Michael Friedman; His New Musical THE ABOMINABLES to Premiere 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) released the following statement today upon hearing of the death of composer Michael Friedman, who was currently writing music and lyrics for The Abominables, a world premiere new musical set to open September 15: (more...)

BWW Review: CARMEN at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Sep 10, 2017

CARMEN, the title character in Georges Bizet's opera, is a young woman who wants the social freedoms nineteenth century men simply took for granted. Sung magnificently by Ana Maria Martinez, Carmen is suave and self-confident, but enroute to certain destruction. Currently, L A Opera is offering an excellent performance of this beloved opera that Angelinos should not miss. (more...)

BWW Album Review: HADESTOWN Journeys To A Lush, Rollicking Underworld
by Amanda Prahl - Oct 9, 2017

A post-apocalyptic Depression-era retelling of an ancient Greek myth may not seem like obvious subject matter for a musical. But Hadestown, which ran at New York Theatre Workshop in the summer of 2016, took this bizarre concept and ran with it. Written by Anais Mitchell, Hadestown weaves together an industrial allegory and sweeping romance with the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice and Hades and Persephone. The bluesy score sweeps listeners away on this epic journey, thanks to the new live cast album, released by Warner Music Group/Ghost Light Records. (more...)

Leading Government Defense Contractor Secures Internal Online Access with Windows-Compatible BIO-key SideSwipe Fingerprint Readers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

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Programme Announced for 2018 London International Mime Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus, dance, physical theatre, juggling, object manipulation, physical comedy and productions that interweave theatre and film. (more...)

Columnist: My Pilgrimage to Hail Michael Moore's TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 5, 2017

Moore was astounding in this performance; it was mostly about his life and what he believes in. I don't find many comedians funny, but I surrendered to Moore's clever monologue, joined by uproarious laughter from the audience throughout the show. His type of humor is sophisticated and intellectual; he presented his show as a 12-step program for liberals. I'm neither a liberal nor an alcoholic, so going through a 12-step recovery session was a novel experience. One of the traditional steps in such programs involve turning one's problems over to God. Moore confessed, My higher power is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Hosts Fall Series with Kevin O'Barr, Greg Moore, and Carrie Marshall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Theatre Raleigh hosts Fall Series with Kevin O'Barr & Greg Moore and Carrie Marshall on Saturday, October 7th at Kennedy Theatre, 2 E. South Street Raleigh, NC 27601. (more...)

The FALL COCKTAIL SCENE Near and Far
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 3, 2017

Seasonal cocktails are all the rage. And guests of restaurants and bars across America are getting into The Act with drinks that celebrate autumn. Check out this roundup of places near and far and visit one of these spots to sip and savor the flavors of fall. (more...)

BAX Announces 2017-18 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Brooklyn Arts Exchange is proud to present a Helix Queer Performance Network Event At MINKA Brooklyn. (more...)

Local and International Performers Set to Thrill at The Cape Town Buskers Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

The second Cape Town Buskers Festival adds a colourful exclamation mark to the Cape Town Fringe when it springs to life this week. An array of local and international performers will be wowing the crowds at the V&A Waterfront, the host venue of the Festival. (more...)

Consumer Watchdog: Backpage's Court Settlement with Three of Its Sex Trafficking Victims Won't Stop Bipartisan Efforts to Amend Internet Law Allowing Such Websites to B
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

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Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents RED HERRING, 10/24- 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the comedy Red Herring by Philadelphia playwright Michael Hollinger, on stage for four weeks only, Oct. 24-Nov. 19. (more...)

FUN HOME Extends Through November 19th at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of the first show of its 43rd season, Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. Fun Home now runs through November 19, 2017 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

OVERDRIVE Roars onto Blu-ray and DVD 11/7
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The race is on to steal one of the most expensive cars in the world in the thrilling action adventure OVERDRIVE, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD November 7, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

LOVE, CECIL, BODIED, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Event and More Set for 2017 Houston Cinema Arts Festival; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Houston Cinema Arts Society has announced the complete program of theatrical film premieres, local and visiting artists, installations, and live performances that will be part of the 9th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival from November 9 - 13 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Rice Cinema, and additional partner venues across the city. (more...)

Automotive Technology Innovator Drivemode Seeks to Reduce Driving Stress With Real-Time Location Sharing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

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Co-Op Theatre East to Present BUILDING A REAL BOY at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Co-Op Theatre East, The Dare Tactic and Eagle Project announce the Dixon Place workshop of Building A Real Boy, a multimedia theatrical telling of the life and work of computer activist Aaron Swartz. (more...)

BWW Review: Chita Rivera & Robert Klein at QPAC
by Marsha Volgyi - Oct 16, 2017

The Sunday matinee performance of Chita Rivera and Robert Klein, on October 8, 2017 at Queensborough Community College's QPAC (Queensborough Performing Arts Center) was sold out. Before either of the two headliners of film and Broadway stepped onto the stage, QPAC's artistic director, Susan Agin, welcomed the audience. Ms. Agin's enthusiastic persona had the audience ready for this show and many of the shows coming up for this season. I found this endearing and personal because she promoted other headliners by playing snippets of these artists' hits and to encourage everyone not to miss these shows. Brilliant! A few of those upcoming artists are Darlene Love, Debbie Boone, Tony Orlando, and many more headliners from that era. The unique feature of this venue is that there are big stars booked, yet also a neighborhood feel of those that attend performances here. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Brings True Romance to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey celebrates art and William Shakespeare with its next Main Stage production, Shakespeare in Love. This new play based on the Oscar-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall makes its Metropolitan debut at STNJ on October 11. (more...)

Interview: Q&A with OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME's Amanda Parris
by Taylor Long - Oct 13, 2017

OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME marks the playwriting premiere for Toronto-raised writer, Amanda Parris. Presented by Cahoots Theatre and Obsidian Theatre, Parris' play gives voice to the stories of Black women, who are too often silenced. Parris chats with BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long about the process of bringing OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME to the stage. (more...)

BWW Album Review: YOU NEVER KNOW (World Premiere Cast Recording) Reissue is Perfectly Porter
by Tori Hartshorn - Oct 13, 2017

You Never Know is undoubtedly one of Cole Porter's lesser known musicals. In fact, on multiple occasions, Porter himself has even referred to it as his least favorite body of work with which he is associated. However, keep in mind though the popular saying that you are your own worst critic. While there may be some who agree with him, Porter's animosity towards this piece might not be the most endorsed stance. The World Premiere Cast Recording for this deep cut musical of his was originally released in 2001. Having been out of print for numerous years now, on October 6, 2017, Ghostlight Records has digitally re-released the original recording. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: SISTER ACT Takes the Audience to Heaven at Oklahoma City University
by Jessica Vanek - Oct 10, 2017

BWW REVIEW: SISTER ACT Takes the Audience to Heaven at Oklahoma City University (more...)

Children's Theatre Company to Return with Holiday Favorite, DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announces the reprise of audience favorite Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas for the holidays, a production that has delighted since its world premiere at CTC in 1994. (more...)

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