August 21, 2014

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First-Timers! 12 Broadway Debuts to Look Out For This Fall
21 Aug 2014
From the young stars of This Is Our Youth, the Kenneth Lonergan drama that bows on Broadway this season, to recent college grads, multiple Grammy winners and Oscar nominees, guides readers through a handful of Broadway newbies before the new season heats up this fall.

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Off-Broadway's Pageant Contestants Pick Songs They'd Do Drag To
21 Aug 2014
Cast members from the Off-Broadway revival of Bill Russell, Frank Kelly and Albert Evans' Pageant, the musical that puts its stars in drag and has them compete for a glittering tiara, pick songs they would do drag to.
Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera
Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera
photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

21 Aug 2014 -- On this date 28 years ago, the short-lived musical Rags opened on Broadway.

New Family Comedy The Last Days of Cleopatra Begins Performances Off Broadway Tonight
21 Aug 2014 -- Producer Georganne Aldrich Heller presents the world premiere of The Last Days of Cleopatra – a black comedy set in Dublin, Ireland – written by Laoisa Sexton and directed by Tim Ruddy, starting tonight, Aug. 21 at Urban Stages (259 W. 30th Street).

Noises Off Stage and Beyond: Buzz from Sex With Strangers, Phoenix and On the Town (21 Aug 2014)

On Your Feet!, Love Letters, Andrew Rannells and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending Aug. 23 (21 Aug 2014)

Natalie Weiss Hosts Tonight's Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza, Featuring Cast of College Newcomers (21 Aug 2014)

Steven Stafford Recounts Drug-Addled, Sex-Crazed Life With Methtacular!, Beginning Tonight (21 Aug 2014)

Montreal Film Fest Begins; "Lucky Stiff," With Jason Alexander, Dennis Farina, Nikki M. James, Premieres (21 Aug 2014)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 21 (21 Aug 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's Indian Ink, Starring Rosemary Harris (20 Aug 2014)

Act One's Tony Shalhoub Will Recur On "Nurse Jackie" (20 Aug 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Rock Musical Revolution, Starring Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, Opens Off-Broadway (20 Aug 2014)

Justin Sayre and The Meeting Will Return With Sixth Season At Joe's Pub (20 Aug 2014)

"American Horror Story: Freak Show," with Broadway Vets, Sets Fall Premiere Date (20 Aug 2014)

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