October 24, 2014

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Disgraced — How To Succeed in Business Without Really Lying
24 Oct 2014
Disgraced, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Ayad Akhtar, opened on Broadway Oct. 23 with a star-studded cast. Playbill.com was there.

Broadway Meet Breedlove: Elphaba's Greenifier, Lady Gaga's Confidant and Composer of New Transgender Musical Stu for Silverton
24 Oct 2014
The downtown set hails him as the creator of the late-night pop extravaganza Magic Mondays, while Little Monsters know him as an ambassador for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. Theatregoers see his work nightly: He's the man who has greenified nearly every Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, but Breedlove is about to introduce himself to a whole new audience, as the composer of the new musical Stu for Silverton.

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Oct. 18-24: Differing Opinions on Disgraced and Hand to God Will Bow on Broadway
24 Oct 2014 -- The big opening of the week was the Broadway debut of Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, which officially opened on Broadway Oct. 23 at the Lyceum Theatre.

STAGE PORTRAIT: Cynthia Nixon, Josh Hamilton, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor in The Real Thing
24 Oct 2014 -- Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of Playbill.com.

"Kicking and Screaming," Vincent Kartheiser Finds His Funny Side in Billy and Ray (24 Oct 2014)

On the Town Choreographer Joshua Bergasse on Bringing the Dream Ballet Back to Broadway (24 Oct 2014)

Anna Kendrick Dishes on "Into the Woods" Changes and a Gender-Reversed Role That'd Get Her Back to Broadway (22 Oct 2014)

ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: I Share Secrets From "Seth's Broadway Diary"! (20 Oct 2014)

How August Wilson Made Kinky Boots Star Billy Porter a Playwright (20 Oct 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: "The Normal Heart" Finally Comes to the Screen, Revisiting the "Wonder Years" and Some of Steven Spielberg's Best (19 Oct 2014)

Playbill's New Advice Column Shares the Secret to Becoming the Next Mindy Kaling or Idina Menzel (19 Oct 2014)

"The Art of the Possible": Directors Who Changed the Game for Broadway Musicals (18 Oct 2014)

Tragedies in Boston and London Shape Hari Dhillon's Onstage Experiences in Disgraced (18 Oct 2014)

The Belle of Off-Broadway: Joely Richardson on Her Family's Legacy, Emily Dickinson and the Importance of the Bumblebee (18 Oct 2014)

STAGE VIEWS: Bedbugs!!! Star Brian Charles Rooney On Gentleman's Guide, Aaron Lazar, Chess and More (18 Oct 2014)

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