August 02, 2014

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Kander and Ebb's The Visit, Starring Chita Rivera, Opens at Williamstown; Is Broadway Next?
02 Aug 2014
Chita Rivera stars in a new staging of the Kander and Ebb musical The Visit, based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt's 1956 play about a scorned woman who returns to her impoverished town seeking the ultimate revenge. Opening is Aug. 2 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

"World, Take Me Back": 12 Musicals Due for a Broadway Revival
02 Aug 2014
Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower shares his wish list of Broadway musicals that deserve a revival. Click through his musings to see which musicals would make your own list.
Roger Rees and Chita Rivera in rehearsal
Roger Rees and Chita Rivera in rehearsal
photo by Paul Fox



THE WEEK AHEAD Aug. 2-8: Hair Is in Hollywood, and an "American Idol" Returns to Broadway
02 Aug 2014 -- Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Hair goes Hollywood with Kristen Bell, Amber Riley and Benjamin Walker… Cate Blanchett returns to a New York stage… an "American Idol" alum returns to the '80s… and Fringe takes over NYC. The dog days of summer are here this WEEK AHEAD! Get out and enjoy yourselves with these not-to-miss happenings around town!

CELEBRITY BUZZ: Disney's "Into the Woods" Teaser, Kristen Bell in Hair, Barbra Streisand in Gypsy Film, Lady Gaga Sings "Anything Goes"
02 Aug 2014 -- Check out the latest celebrity interviews, features, news and multimedia from Playbill.com this week.

Andy Karl, Orfeh and Perez Hilton Bare It All with The Skivvies Tonight (02 Aug 2014)

STAGE VIEWS: Lysistrata Jones' Patti Murin On Colin Donnell, Andrew Rannells, Miss Saigon and More (02 Aug 2014)

HA! The Musical, Featuring Cast of TV Stand-Up Comedians, Begins Tonight (02 Aug 2014)

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Celebrates Half Century of Nurturing Creative Process (02 Aug 2014)

No Puppets, Please: Steven Boyer on Playing the Fool to John Lithgow's Madness in Central Park King Lear (02 Aug 2014)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 2 (02 Aug 2014)

New Musical Party Monster Will Explode at 54 Below Aug. 27 (01 Aug 2014)

Newsies Will Be Featured in Behind The Scenes Miniseries for Lifetime (01 Aug 2014)

Taylor Mac and The Civilians Will Headline New Victory's LabWorks 2014-15 (01 Aug 2014)

Broadway's Phantom Calls On Fan Artists to Re-Design Iconic Mask (01 Aug 2014)

Brit Pop Singer Lily Allen Parts Ways with Bridget Jones Diary Musical (01 Aug 2014)

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