August 02, 2015

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Back to Heaven! An Act of God, Starring Jim Parsons, Ends Broadway Engagement
02 Aug 2015
The new Broadway comedy An Act of God, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons in the role of God, ends its New York City engagement Aug. 2 at Studio 54.

This Week in Nightlife: Don't Miss Laura Osnes, the Theo Bikel Tribute and a Jekyll & Hyde Resurrection
02 Aug 2015 offers the best of after-hour shows; click on the links to take you to the events' websites and to purchase tickets directly. 

Sara Bareilles' Waitress Musical, Starring Jessie Mueller, Premieres Tonight
02 Aug 2015 -- Previews start Aug. 2 for the world-premiere production of Sara Bareilles' new musical, Waitress, at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. The production will have its official opening Aug. 19 and is scheduled to run through Sept. 27, with Broadway possible beyond.

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: August 2
02 Aug 2015 -- 1900 Birthday of actress and singer Helen Morgan, who rose to fame as a nightclub performer. She had a show at Billy Rose's Backstage Club, where the crowded conditions made her perch on her accompanist's piano, a subtle touch that soon became a trademark. On Broadway, Morgan appeared in Show Boat (1927), in which she was a smash singing "Bill" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man." She then reprised her role for the 1936 film version.

Playbill Poll: Which Role Should Lea DeLaria Play on Broadway? (02 Aug 2015)

"It's Revving Up" — The Next Generation of Female Songwriters Share Their Hopes for the Future (02 Aug 2015)

Did They Find Their Grails? Where is the Original Cast of Spamalot Now? (02 Aug 2015)

Celebrate Women in Theatre With Our Spotify Playlist! (02 Aug 2015)

PBS Will Broadcast Show Boat, Act One, Billy Elliot Plus Chita Rivera and Kander and Ebb Concerts This Fall (01 Aug 2015)

Pics! Sheryl Lee Ralph, Melba Moore, Tituss Burgess and More Celebrate A Fabulous Sylvester Musical (01 Aug 2015)

Will Modern-Day Theatregoers Fall For She Loves Me? Debating the Question of "Dated" Musicals (01 Aug 2015)

Valerie Harper Is Resting with Family (01 Aug 2015)

Grande Dames in Great Roles: Women Who Found a Second Career Onstage (01 Aug 2015)

Mysterious Photo Sets Off Unknown Soldier Musical, Starring Estelle Parsons, Derek Klena and Lauren Worsham at Williamstown (01 Aug 2015)

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: August 1 (01 Aug 2015)

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