Stars of David Shine Brightly in Musical Review of Jewish Personalities Based on the book by Abigail Pogrebin that compiled interviews with dozens of well-known Jewish personalities, Stars of David features original songs by some of the biggest names in musical theatre including Marvin Hamlisch, Steven Sater, Tom Kitt
and Jeanine Tesori. Conceived by Aaron Harnick and Pogrebin and produced by Daryl Roth, the production features direction by Gordon Greenberg. The cast includes Janet Metz, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky and Donna Vivino who perform as a bevy of famous folks including Aaron Sorkin, Joan Rivers, Norman Lear and Gwyneth Paltrow. Read the Playbill story.
A Look Back as Lindsay Mendez Prepared to Fly Into Wicked as Elphaba Lindsay Mendez followed in the footsteps of such performers as Idina Menzel, Eden Espinosa, Mandy Gonzalez, Shoshana Bean and Ana Gasteyer when she joined the cast of Stephen Schwartz’s long-running musical Wicked as the green-skinned Elphaba, a wicked witch in the making. Mendez met up with Playbill during a break from rehearsal and chatted about her experiences preparing for such a large — and beloved — Broadway show. For more, read the Playbill story.
Neil Patrick Harris and Magicians Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães Have Nothing to Hide Neil Patrick Harris directs Nothing to Hide, a theatrical magic show featuring magicians Derek Delgaudio and Helder Guimarães. A fan of magic from a young age, Harris first saw the duo perform together at Los Angeles' Magic Castle where he was impressed enough to helm their show through an extended run at the Geffen Playhouse. Based on sleight of hand card tricks, Nothing to Hide seeks to ask larger questions about the "real life" magic found around us all every day. The Off-Broadway run began Oct. 23. The production will officially open Nov. 6 with performances scheduled through Dec. 8. Read the Playbill story.