August 31, 2014

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FALL 2014 OFF-BROADWAY PREVIEW: Into the Woods and Allegro Return Alongside New Works from Neil LaBute, Suzan-Lori Parks, Billy Porter and Heidi Schreck
31 Aug 2014 offers a round-up of some of the new productions, ranging from edgy new works to classic revivals, playing Off-Broadway during the fall season.

PLAYBILL POLL: After Which Artist Would You Name a New Broadway House? Readers Respond
31 Aug 2014
It was recently reported that the Shubert Organization plans to build a new state-of-the-art Broadway theatre between West 45th and 46th Streets. With this possibility, wanted to know after whom our readers thought the new Broadway house should be named.

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 31
31 Aug 2014 -- 1897 John Drew and Billie Burke (in her Broadway debut) are the stars of the new play, My Wife, opening tonight at the Empire Theatre. There will be 129 performances.

Wicked's Nicole Parker Is Part of Free Labor Day Capitol Concert Tonight
31 Aug 2014 -- The 2014 Labor Day Capitol Concert is held Aug. 31 at 8 PM on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

49th Annual Broadcast of Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Airs Tonight (31 Aug 2014)

THE BOOK SHELF: The "Tradition" of Fiddler on the Roof and Works by Tracy Letts, Annie Baker and More (31 Aug 2014)

PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Not Since High School, The Last Ship, Cynthia Nixon, Dirty Dancing Highlights, More (31 Aug 2014)

So You Want a Revolution? 10 Things to Know About Theatre's New Activists, The Kilroys (30 Aug 2014)

FALL BROADWAY 2014 PREVIEW: Starry Revivals are The Real Thing, But, After All, It's Only a Play (30 Aug 2014)

Who's Getting Intimate? Christine Ebersole, Jeff Goldblum and Andrea Martin Take to the Stage (30 Aug 2014)

CELEBRITY BUZZ: Bradley Cooper, Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane on Broadway, "Frozen" Musical Adaptation, A New Look at "Into the Woods" on Screen and More (30 Aug 2014)

The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Elizabeth Ashley (30 Aug 2014)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 30 (30 Aug 2014)

"Maybe This Time": The Top 10 Songs Added to Movie Musicals (30 Aug 2014)

THE WEEK AHEAD Aug. 30-Sept. 5: Andrea Martin Returns to Pippin and Stand Up to Cancer With the Stars (30 Aug 2014)

STAGE VIEWS: "Ruthless!" Star Sophia Anne Caruso On Sutton Foster, Marin Mazzie, On the Town and More (30 Aug 2014)

Lesli Margherita Celebrates Broadway Spotted's 5th Birthday Tonight (30 Aug 2014)

Updated: Joan Rivers Remains In "Serious" Condition; Family Issues Statement (29 Aug 2014)

Original Spring Awakening Star Will Bring Her Music to 54 Below (29 Aug 2014)

It Has To Be You, With "Nurse Jackie" Star Adam Ferrara, Will Launch Abingdon Season (29 Aug 2014)

Emmy Nominee Will Direct Austin Pendleton in Revival of Two Hander Chinese Coffee (29 Aug 2014)

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform Simply Broadway Concert at The Geffen Playhouse (29 Aug 2014)

Kelli O'Hara and Jason Robert Brown to Reunite for Bridges of Madison County Album Broadcast (29 Aug 2014)

THE CALL BOARD: Upcoming Audition Listings (29 Aug 2014)

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Aug. 23-29: Big Talent Lined Up for Little Dancer and TV Stars Flock to Off-Broadway (29 Aug 2014)

"Frozen" Producer Confirms Broadway Musical Adaptation (29 Aug 2014)

PHOTO ARCHIVE: Happy Birthday to Stage Veteran Elliott Gould (29 Aug 2014)

Producers Launch Kickstarter for West End Run of The Scottsboro Boys; Master Class With Susan Stroman Available (29 Aug 2014)

American Premiere of Syria: The Trojan Women; Syrian Refugees Denied Visas (29 Aug 2014)

Big Fish and Spamalot Will Get Chicago-Area Stagings (29 Aug 2014)

Which Tony-Winning Broadway Musical Is Heading Toward Its 7,000th Performance? (29 Aug 2014)

PHOTO CALL: F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint Greet Fans After First Preview of It's Only a Play (29 Aug 2014)

Will Hamlet, With "Sherlock" Star Benedict Cumberbatch, Play the Big Screen? (29 Aug 2014)

THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Lea Michele (Video) (29 Aug 2014)

Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen to Star in Workshop of New Musical Before After (29 Aug 2014)

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia to Launch Tour, Directed by Blanche McIntyre (29 Aug 2014)

"My Old Lady," Starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and Maggie Smith, Will Be Released in September (29 Aug 2014)

Cast for West End’s Once Confirmed for Ronan Keating's Arrival (29 Aug 2014)

Casting Complete for West End Transfer of Urinetown to Apollo Theatre (29 Aug 2014)

Pace University Will Welcome Patti LuPone and Ben Vereen Plus Evenings Celebrating Irving Berlin and Cy Coleman (29 Aug 2014)

Tally Sessions Replaces Corey Mach in Goodspeed's Holiday Inn (29 Aug 2014)

Casting Announced for West End Revival of Tim Firth's Neville’s Island (29 Aug 2014)

Youth Production of Shrek, Featuring Over 60 Actors, Begins Tonight; Spider-Man's Jason Gotay Directs (29 Aug 2014)

A Fine Showmance: Cinderella Star Paige Faure and Her Real-Life Prince, Les Misérables' Adam Monley (29 Aug 2014)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: AUGUST 29 (29 Aug 2014)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel Has a Giant Role in Fire Island Pines Into the Woods, Starting Tonight (29 Aug 2014)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak Will Direct Opulent Hamlet at Hartford Stage (28 Aug 2014)

New Drama Wisconsin Death Trip Will Hold Developmental Readings at MTC and ART/NY (28 Aug 2014)

Designers From Gent's Guide And More Awarded at 50th Annual Henry Hewes Design Ceremony (28 Aug 2014)

New Political Comedy Tail! Spin!, With Rachel Dratch, Flies Off-Broadway; Complete Cast Set (28 Aug 2014)

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