The Act

Musical - Original

Majestic Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 22, 1977
  • Opening Date: October 29, 1977
  • Closing Date: July 1, 1978
  • Previews: 6
  • Performances: 233

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: George Furth


A washed-up Hollywood film star performs an autobiographical nightclub act in Las Vegas.


Opening Night Cast

Liza Minnelli in The Act Liza Minnelli Michelle Craig
Barry Nelson Dan Connors
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Furth George Furth Book
John Kander John Kander Music
Fred Ebb Fred Ebb Lyrics
Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Director
Ron Lewis Ron Lewis Choreographer
  Roy Halston Frowick Costume Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1977 - 1978

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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Actor in a Musical Barry Nelson Nominee
1978 Actress in a Musical Liza Minnelli Winner
1978 Choreography Ron Lewis Nominee
1978 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Roy Halston Frowick Nominee
1978 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Tharon Musser Nominee
1978 Original Score John Kander
Fred Ebb
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