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The Act - 1977 - 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 Stephen Mosher - Sep 9, 2021
In four years it will be three decades since O'Farrill & co. started their Birdland residency. Here's hoping it never ends.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2021
BC Culture Days announces a dynamic selection of interactive arts and cultural events taking place in Metro Vancouver and online at from September 24 to October 24, 2021.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 7, 2021
Connie Han has looks like the bad girl of jazz... but she's really just a young woman with buckets of talent and the artistic nature to go with it.
by Bobby Patrick - Sep 5, 2021
The people in the house who seemed able to take the entire flight with Pam were those avid fans who were more than a few drinks in, and for Rita Lamar, a good old-fashioned set up the joke, deliver the punchline comic, her A-game seemed to be eluding her.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021
For one night only, the iconic musical GYPSY will play a concert performance at Alexandra Palace  Theatre. The evening will feature seven leading ladies sharing the role of Rose. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021
The Artists' Legacy Foundation has announced that Nancy Rubins (b. 1952)-celebrated for her innovative sculptural practice-is the recipient of its 2021 Artist Award. The unrestricted merit award of $25,000 is given to a visual artist whose primary medium is painting or sculpture in recognition of their professional achievements.
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Lang - Sep 3, 2021
Before 'Great Comet,' I didn’t have a singular favorite show. If asked, I’d list off 'Wicked,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Chicago,' 'Hamilton,' and 'Evita,' but I couldn’t give just one answer. But now, the answer is easy. This show is my absolute favorite of all time.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 3, 2021
Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay have released their take on Only Us, the act two song between Evan and Zoe. Watch the team in the recording studio here!
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 29, 2021
Jaime Lozano is all about creating work for the Latin and Hispanic communities, and in the process he creates good fun for a house full of enthusiastic music lovers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2021
Seasoned songwriter Ruby Burns is burnt out and struggling to find inspiration after a crushing loss. Rising star Alex Greene is looking for direction and can’t shake the feeling he’s a fraud. After a chance meeting, the two of them begin an artistic collaboration that leads to a relationship unlike any either has had before.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2021
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE opened September 2021 to offer New York its newest hotspot for intimate dining and wonderful music. Providing a wide variety of upscale American menu items, with distinguished wine and bespoke cocktails, audiences will experience some of the best touring performers in the world, alongside local emerging artists.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2021
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces the closing production of its 2021 summer season: Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, running September 30 – October 23 at Walker Farm.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
Searchlight Pictures and Beyond Fest announced today the World Premiere of Scott Cooper's new horror thriller ANTLERS as the October 11th Closing Night selection of the 2021 Beyond Fest, presented in partnership with the American Cinematheque.
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2021
Nearly 3 decades after the release of her career-defining debut solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori’s work is as relevant as ever. An emotional record, Ocean to Ocean is a universal story of going to rock bottom and renewing yourself all over again.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 2, 2021
For the first time since the lockdown, Mr. and Mrs. Karl are appearing locally, and they are bringing back a sure thing, their smash-hit show LEGALLY BOUND.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021
Join Betsy as she hosts an unforgettable BINGO bonanza. Betsy brings the audience 'into the act' with special games, prizes, fun, and surprises! A BINGO bash beyond belief... don't miss a moment of the hilarity.
by Michael Rabice - Sep 15, 2021
Excitement filled  the air as the Shea's Broadway season kicked off with  Disney's FROZEN.  Adults and children clad in costumes and clutching their Olaf dolls patiently entered the theatre, all wearing  their obligatory face masks. Covid was not going to dampen anyone’s spirits. The warm Buffalo evening welcomed the slick crystalline production that is sure to charm audiences of all ages. 
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 15, 2021
It's an art form as old as time and there is an entire arts community of New York that centers around it. So, finally, Belly Dance comes to Don't Tell Mama
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021
Artisan Children's Theater has announced auditions for RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER JR. Music & Lyrics by Johnny Marks | Script Adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements by Timothy Splain | Orchestrations by William C. White.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 13, 2021
After a lifetime of playing ingenues, Susan Derry has grown up, and her new nightclub act shows how beautifully she has done it.
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 12, 2021
Coronado Playhouse welcomes back their audience with the charming musical review  THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND.  The piece is a review of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s works, both the adored and some that may be a little more obscure.  With a charismatic cast, the show delivers on a fun return to the playhouse stage and runs through October 10th.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 10, 2021
It was one of those nights in a club when everyone left the building with a smile on their face, a song in their heart, and oxytocin every damn where.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
Seattle Rep today announced that it has selected its first Native Artist-in-Residence Arianne True, a local poet and folk artist. Through the Native Artist-in-Residence Program, Seattle Rep aims to highlight Native voices and educate audiences and its staff through art, discussion, and community engagement.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
This Heritage Month, the South African State Theatre in collaboration with Luthando Arts Academy will be presenting a trilogy by internationally renowned Choreographer Luyanda Sidiya from 9 to 26 September 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021
Broadway Records announced today that the world premiere recording of Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, from the legendary Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz, and writer David Stern, is now available on all digital platforms.
by Erica Miner - Oct 8, 2021
The loss of a much loved, respected musical icon, no matter at what age, is always a sad event.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021
New York-based nonprofit Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company has announced the premiere of Camo Man Dances, the next offering in a monthly series of dance films launched on Dance With Us, an educational digital platform that began in June 2021.
by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2021
Epic in scope but intimate and elegant in feel, Simple as Water is a meditation on the elemental bonds between parent and child. A masterful look at the impact of war, separation and displacement, the film takes audiences into Syrian families’ quests for normalcy and through the whirlwind of obstacles — to building life anew.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2021
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, marks Boston Ballet's return to in-person performances for the first time since March 2020. The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky's renowned score, opens November 26 with performances through December 26 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 5, 2021
The singing musical theater writer has lots of fabulous friends and fantastic songs... but she, herself, is the most fabulous and fantastic of them all.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2021
Virtual tickets for San Francisco Opera's livestreams of its new production of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio—a brand-new online offering by the Company—go on sale today, October 5 at 1pm PT.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 3, 2021
A one-off production transforms into a residency at Pangea, and though a forced hiatus stopped the show in its tracks, FABULOUS FIRST FRIDAYS is back, and it's more fabulous than before.
by Michael Major - Oct 14, 2021
Tori Amos will release her highly anticipated new album Ocean to Ocean on October 29. She has revealed the album's new 'Spies'. Listen to the new single and preorder the album now!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2021
Treat your family to an evening of mind-blowing magic and comedy that gets the whole audience into the act. You'll be stunned and amazed as master illusionist, David Caserta, has people levitating, disappearing, and reappearing right before your eyes. Families will thrill, laugh, and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 11, 2021
A singing actress with many qualities similar to the greatest stage actress of her day, Amy Beth Williams has a new cabaret show that takes the audience on a musical trip around the world.
by Sean Fallon - Oct 1, 2021
On Friday, October 1, 2021, I had the pleasure of returning to the ACT of CT in Ridgefield, CT, to see yet another amazing performance, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, a phenomenal show featuring the legendary music of songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who were the writers of many of the greatest rock n’ roll songs of the 1950s, songs that to this day remain among the greatest of all-time.  The excellent direction and choreography of Stephanie Pope Lofgren enhances the quality of this production starring an extremely talented cast the includes Albert Guerzon, Arnold Harper II, Avionce Hoyles, Jordan Fife Hunt, Keyonna Knight, Courtney Long, Kelly MacMillan, and Juson Williams.  Whether collaborating in full ensemble numbers, harmonizing in smaller groups, or performing solo, every cast member truly shines in this production, through singing and dancing.  They furthermore have excellent stage chemistry with each other, both in terms of their synchronized dancing and harmonized singing.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2021
When two multi-Platinum and Gold-selling Canadian artists pass time together the best way they know how, the result is certain to turn ears. And such is the case for award-winning musicians Barney Bentall and Geoffrey Kelly and their newly announced album, RanchWriters - available this Fall via True North Records.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Aug 31, 2021
Sis, an actress and activist in the theatre community, is calling attention to the erasure of trans bodies within the theatre and entertainment industries with the Trans March on Broadway on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 12pm. The location will be announced that morning. Guest speakers will be announced on social via @ucancallmesis. The lineup is subject to change.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2021
A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited announces an upcoming Producer Boot Camp: Essentials of Successful Self-Producing, reformatted and rethought for virtual presentation, on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
by David Bravos - Aug 27, 2021
Gregg Daniel is an award winning actor, director, and teacher. Most recently, he appeared in an intriguing one man show, THE DUAT, about an FBI informant grappling with his past in the Egyptian afterlife. We caught up to discuss his career, his character in THE DUAT, and how he finds balance.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 27, 2021
Overcome with nostalgia, Marge decides to stage a revival of her high school musical, “Y2K: The Millennium Bug.” 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2021
Sydney Theatre Company's production of The Lifespan of a Fact, which was due to open at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House in September, will be rescheduled for 2022.
by Christian Ranke - Aug 26, 2021
The first Norwegian non-professional production of Billy Elliot is a solid piece of entertainment, and deserves to be seen by the local community. I urge parents to ask their kids to put down the smartphones, iPads and gaming devices for a few hours and go experience Billy Elliot's journey of self-discovery. You parents may learn a thing or two as well, along the way.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 24, 2021
Directed by Lucy Sandler (Billie Eilish, Rosie Tucker), the song’s new video shows Taylor in intimate and contemplative moments at different locations in the Bay Area, including the Pelican Inn, Bolinas Ridge, the Alpine Dam and more.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2021
Today's top stories: behind the scenes as The Lion King prepares for its Broadway return, stars sing Billy Joel's 'New York State of Mind', and more!
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2021
Finding Neverland is a musical with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham adapted from the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee and its 2004 film version Finding Neverland.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2021
Creative Time presents artist Kamala Sankaram's first public artwork, The Last Stand, on view September 18–October 10, 2021, in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2021
Comedian, musician, and actor, Jamie Foxx will embark on a multi-city book tour to celebrate the release of his first memoir, ACT LIKE YOU GOT SOME SENSE (Grand Central Publishing– on sale October 19). 
by Bobby Patrick - Aug 10, 2021
The effect of his Rock/Jazz/Blues hybrid music on his attendees was incalculable. Unable to stand and scream and shout and wave lit cigarette lighters about, watching the audience physically and emotionally react from their chairs left one with an almost sacred feeling.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 10, 2021
A popular New York City stage actress goes out on a limb and finds it is just where she belongs.