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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.



The Yard Theatre Announces Its Spring/Summer 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

In March, The Yard kicks off its spring season with the premiere of a new play written by Yard Artistic Associate Josh Azouz, in a long-awaited return after the critically-acclaimed The Mikvah Project in 2015 (Time Out, The Stage). Buggy Baby follows a baby and two adults in a damp flat in East London. A horror comedy exploring love, trauma and family, it will be directed by the award-winning Ned Bennett, director of An Octoroon (Orange Tree Theatre), Pomona (National Theatre) and Yen (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester). (more...)

Act II Playhouse in Ambler to Present Theresa Rebeck's BAD DATES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the comedy Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck, on stage Dec. 12-31. (more...)

Tickets On Sale This Week for NASHVILLE Stars Charles Esten and Clare Bowen in Concert at MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, stars of TV's Nashville, perform music inspired by the series and other country favorites at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8:00pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public on 12/1. For more information, click here! (more...)

2018 Sundance Film Festival Feature Films Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Sundance Institute showcases bold, independent storytelling at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today's announcement of feature films selected across all categories. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18 28. (more...)

NUBLU MUSIC OF NOW, OUR BIG F*CKING SHOW and More Coming Up This Winter at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The Wild Project has just announced its current and upcoming projects for December and January. Scroll down for details! (more...)

New Book 'Handmade' Presents a Master Craftsman's Meditations on Nurturing Clarity, Focus and Creativity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

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Kozlova's Nutcracker Winter Suite Stars Scholarship Dancers To The Vaganova Academy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Valentina Kozlova's Dance Conservatory of New York returns to Symphony Space with Kozlova's charming new production of Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker Winter Suite,' running one hour - Saturday December 2 at 5 PM. (more...)

Festival Ballet Providence to Present 40th Annual Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Festival Ballet Providence's cherished holiday production of The Nutcracker, celebrating its 40th year delighting New England audiences, will come alive with spirit and sparkle this holiday season. The Nutcracker takes along both the young and young-at-heart on this magical and heartwarming journey December 15-17, 2017 at the Providence Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated ANOUSHEH Shares Electro-Pop Video for BONES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Electro-Pop artist ANOUSHEH has just launched her latest, buzz-worthy video 'Bones.' ANOUSHEH's fresh style combines Pop sensibilities that offers a unique, and slightly nostalgic sound for your ears. The songstress has been garnering the praise of fans and critics alike who can't get enough of her hypnotic vocals and captivating instrumentation. (more...)

BIO-key Selected to Provide Biometric Solution for Government Agency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

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The Court Youth Company presents Bite-Sized Plays in TRIO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Young performers are serving audiences bite-sized theatrical treats in Trios. The Court Youth Company bring their unique voices and perspectives to the Gloucester Room of the Isaac Theatre Royal with a collection of short plays devised and performed by the company. (more...)

RISK! Announces Holiday Show at Littlefield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 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. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR at UCSB: Performing Arts Theater
by Anna Jensen - Nov 24, 2017

Critic A.C. Bradley claimed that of all of Shakespeare's tragedies, King Lear was too sublime for the stage. For Bradley, King Lear's depiction of madness, stormy landscapes, filial deception, and treachery went to extremities best conjured by a reader who can imaginatively fill in the breadth of Shakespeare's vast tragic landscape. The turn-of-the-century stage practice that Bradley would have experienced, however, aspired to visual verisimilitude. In trying to depict everything for the audience's eyes, these theaters could only betray the expansive world of Lear. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES, Except When it Does
by Kimberly Moy - Nov 23, 2017

Broadway's longest running musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has a sequel and this week it is in Orlando. With music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, one would hope that the mysteries from the original finally resolve themselves. With every fiber of my being, I wanted to like this show; however, this production left me shaking my head. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zane Philstrom Talks Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by David Clarke - Nov 22, 2017

Using Louis XIV era inspired visuals NUTCRACKER ROUGE fuses dance, theater, circus, opera, and burlesque. To get the inside scoop on this year's effervescent and sensual spectacle, we sat down with costume designer Zane Philstrom to chat about the magical and eye-catching garments (or lack thereof) worn by the cast. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Nov 21, 2017

Candlelight Music Theatre- already the best theatrical value in the state - pulled out all the stops for this captivating production of DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Act II Playhouse in Ambler to Present Holiday Comedy 'MY VERY OWN POLAR BEAR'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the world premiere of My Very Own Polar Bear, a new children's show for the holidays by local playwright Bill D'Agostino, on stage Dec. 16-31. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS in Washington, D.C. - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Nov 20, 2017

Mean Girls runs Tuesday, October 31 thru Sunday, December 3, 2017 at The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Mean Girls will open on Broadway this Spring at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Previews begin Monday, March 12, 2018 in advance of an official opening night of Sunday, April 8, 2018. Let's see what the critics have to say! (more...)

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS Makes Strong World Premiere at DC's National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 19, 2017

I hope this one has great success on Broadway. It has the potential to be an audience favorite. (more...)

BWW Review: God Help The Hunchback
by Kyle Christopher West - Nov 18, 2017

When your job is to share your honest feedback on local productions, the only thing more disappointing than delivering a negative review is having a poor audience experience. So, it is with regret that I share that THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Lyric Stage's first production of the 2018-2019 season, although it has some sweet sounding moments, rarely accomplishes more than testing the endurance of its ticket buyers. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Celebrates the Songs of Kander and Ebb
by Frank Benge - Nov 18, 2017

THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND is an award winning musical revue showcasing the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb. It won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. The revue takes its title from a tune the songwriting team wrote for Liza Minnelli to sing in the film New York, New York. The revue features a combination of upbeat, unfamiliar songs from the team's lesser known musicals: The Happy Time, The Rink, The Act, Flora the Red Menace, Kiss of the Spider Woman, 70 Girls 70, and others as well as their two blockbuster hits Cabaret and Chicago. The show is an eclectic collection of love songs, ballads, and witty comedic numbers. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Signature Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 17, 2017

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BWW Review: MADAMA BUTTERFLY at Metropolitan Opera
by Peter Danish - Nov 16, 2017

The best new production of the Gelb era is now ten years old. And it still has the power to please. (more...)

Biometric ID Provider BIO-key's Q3 Revenues Rose 118% to $0.9M
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

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Maya Beiser & David Lang Release New Album 'the day' on Cantaloupe Music, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Maya Beiser and David Lang will release a new album, the day, on January 26, 2018 on Cantaloupe Music. The album features Lang's new work for Maya, the day, paired with a new recording of his previous work for her, world to come. the day (2016) was composed as prequel to world to come (2003). (more...)

BWW Review: LA CENERENTOLA at Opera De Montreal
by Maggie Owen - Nov 15, 2017

L'Opera de Montreal delights audiences with its production of Rossini's La Cenerentola. The show has a short run in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place Des Arts November 11, 14, 16 and 18 at 7:30. (more...)

Artists, Writers, Filmmakers Among Sundance Institute's 2017 Art Of Nonfiction Fellows And Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Sundance Institute's Art of Nonfiction Initiative welcomes four Fellows and five Grantees, as well as three Nonfiction Critics Fellows, in its third year of granting key creative and financial support to inventive nonfiction storytellers working in the field today. (more...)

Artists, Writers, Filmmakers Among Sundance Institute's 2017 Art of Nonfiction Fellows & Grantees
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Sundance Institute's Art of Nonfiction Initiative welcomes four Fellows and five Grantees, as well as three Nonfiction Critics Fellows, in its third year of granting key creative and financial support to inventive nonfiction storytellers working in the field today. (more...)

BWW Review: Perez Entices but Finley Triumphs in Massenet's THAIS at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 14, 2017

Is it time for a re-evaluation of Massenet's place in the current repertoire and put it up a notch? I wondered after seeing the season's opening performance of the Met's John Cox production of Massenet's THAIS on Saturday afternoon. With the right performers, there's a good case for his juicy, melodic writing--among the plethora of BOHEMES, TURANDOTS and BUTTERYFLYs on the season's schedule--although the stipulation of right performers is, as always, the catch. (more...)

Broadway By Design: Neil Patel & Paloma Young Bring TIME AND THE CONWAYS from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 13, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Neil Patel and Paloma Young, who acted as scenic and costume designers for the first-ever Broadway revival of Time and the Conways. (more...)

Sweet'N Low' Spreads Sweet Holiday Cheer During the Season of Giving
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

'Tis the season for giving! Sweet'N Low, America's favorite pink zero-calorie sweetener, has launched a national sweepstakes to spread holiday cheer, giving fans of the brand the chance to win sweet prizes for both themselves and their friends. (more...)

Quotient Technology Inc. Announces $175 Million Convertible Notes Offering
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

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BWW Review: THE BIG MEAL Feeds Four Generations of Family at Terrific New Theatre
by David Edward Perry - Nov 10, 2017

The Big Meal makes a stylized approach to watching a family tree grow on stage. Pivotal moments in the timeline of this family are played out in sequence by a gifted group of eight actors. (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating Resilience with BALLET HISPANICO
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 8, 2017

Ballet Hispanico returned for their annual holiday season at the world-famous Apollo Theater for a special two-night engagement on December 1-2, 2017. The line up included three inspiring works that reflects the migration, marginalization, and resilience of the Latino culture through movement. Under the direction of Eduardo Vilaro, the company featured award-winning choreographer Ronald K. Brown, Ramon Oller, and Michelle Manzanales-in her first work for the Ballet Hispanico company. (more...)

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 8, 2017

Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Beauty is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother Carabosse the Enchantress. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. (more...)

BWW Review: Charlotte's Off-Broadway Poignantly Pieces THREE DAYS OF RAIN Together
by Perry Tannenbaum - Dec 7, 2017

Meticulously directed by Paige Johnston Thomas, the Charlotte's Off-Broadway restores THREE DAYS OF RAIN to its original bearings, leaving us unexpectedly with a touch of bittersweet romantic comedy. (more...)

Cast and crew of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Argenta Community Theater!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

'The Argenta Community Theater is pleased to announce the presentation of A Christmas Carol with performances Dec. 13 - 23 2017. There are 11 scheduled performances including 1 student performances and 1 matinee. Ticket prices range from $10 - $30. All proceeds benefit the work of the Argenta Community Theater. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.argentacommunitytheater.com or calling 501.353.1443. Opening night is Friday, Dec. 15th at 8 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's TIME SQUARE ANGEL is Moving and Excellently Presented
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 5, 2017

Desert Rose Playhouse's director, Jim Strait, and musical director, Joel Baker, have added popular numbers and Christmas songs to Charles Busch's TIMES SQUARE ANGEL to create what the playbill calls a musical pastiche. Their fine work, along with the terrific acting and singing, result in a production that provides laughs, while tugging at the heartstrings. (more...)

UC San Diego Theatre & Dance to Welcome Veronica Santiago Moniello for thesisWORKS 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents thesisWORKS 2017: Before the horses crash into the ground, and then the ground. A dance performance by Ver nica Santiago Moniello. (more...)

Kishi Bashi, Erin Markey, Choir! Choir! Choir! and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

In January 2018, Joe's Pub at The Public presents its annual slate of showcases coinciding with APAP NYC 2018, January 12-16, the annual Association of Performing Artists Presenters conference drawing presenters from around the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Ford, Shoshana Bean, Carol Burnett and More at 2017 TrevorLIVE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Last night, The Trevor Project hosted its 2017 TrevorLIVE Los Angeles gala at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., where it honored fashion designer, award-winning screenwriter, producer, and film director Tom Ford with the Hero Award, and Tony Award winning actress, singer and author Kristin Chenoweth with the Icon Award. The evening kicked off with special opening remarks from Lisa Kudrow and Kristin Davis, and featured performances by Grammy-nominated band Garbage, Broadway legend Shoshana Bean, and Neon Trees. BroadwayWorld has photos from the star-studded evening below! (more...)

BWW Review: More Raucous Holiday Hilarity with HAM FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE HAMCHURIAN CANDIDATE at ACT
by Jay Irwin - Dec 2, 2017

Most people have that thing every year that signals the beginning of the Holiday season; seeing the lights downtown, that first pumpkin spice whatever, or braving the crowds on Black Friday. For me, the Holidays don't really begin until I get to enjoy my favorite annual show from Seattle treasures Peggy Platt and Lisa Koch, Ham for the Holidays . And their current incarnation, The Hamchurian Candidate currently playing at ACT certainly rang in the holiday season with a bang and a chainsaw and some aerobicize videos that I can never un-see. (more...)

BWW Review: PARLIAMENT SQUARE, Bush Theatre
by Alistair Wilkinson - Dec 2, 2017

One day Kat gets out of bed, says goodbye to her sleeping family and gets on the train to London, to commit an act that will change her world forever. This decision will also alter the lives of the people surrounding her more so than anyone realises. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Get to Know Your Favorite Stars- RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD's Scott Wakefield
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

In this week's edition, we caught up with Natalie Storrs, who is currently starring in RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Click here for tickets! (more...)

SPECIAL EFFECTS FESTIVAL: CLUSTERF*CK and More Coming Up at the wild project This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

The wild project has announced its current and upcoming shows for this winter - scroll down for details! (more...)

NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL Announces Elephant Sessions and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Multi award winning Neo-trad quintet, Elephant Sessions, have just been confirmed to perform at the 2018 National Folk Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Proves Too Ambitious for CASA 0101
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 12, 2017

Last year Casa 0101 produced a lovely dual language version of Disney's Aladdin, which was so popular it extended its run and eventually transferred to a larger venue. Hoping to repeat that success, they have set their sights on another Disney classic but, this time, the production proves too ambitious an undertaking for the company. (more...)

John Kander to Receive Signature Theatre's 2018 Stephen Sondheim Award in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

On March 19, 2018, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor legendary Broadway composer John Kander with the company's ninth Stephen Sondheim Award. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb with musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Larry Carpenter. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Shines
by Sofia Carianna - Dec 1, 2017

Great theatre, simply put, relies on drive. Any production can have the ingredients of a show worth watching, but not many have the plain ol' gumption it takes to use them to their full potential. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre's Newsies does. It overflows with passion and determination, as infectious as the cartoonish charm that's become synonymous with the show's title. (more...)

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