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Monday, April 16, 2018

Courtroom Drama: Producer Offers to Stage Disputed ‘Mockingbird’ for Judge by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

The disagreement over the characterization of Atticus Finch expands to a second lawsuit between the producers and the Lee estate.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

We Asked 7 Lawyers to Untangle the Broadway Fight Over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

Here is how our panel of lawyers looked at key issues in a lawsuit over Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Goes From Stage to Page by Alexandra Alter

In an inversion of the usual adaptation process, the creators of the hit musical are releasing a novel based on the play.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Broadway Version of ‘Mockingbird’ by Alexandra Alter and Michael Paulson

The federal suit says that the Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Broadway Version of ‘Mockingbird’ by Alexandra Alter and Michael Paulson

The federal suit says that the Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Books News: A Final Work by Sam Shepard Reveals His Struggle With Lou Gehrig’s Disease by Alexandra Alter

The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an intimate and philosophical look at his protagonist’s — and his own — health struggles.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Book News: A New Novel From the Late Sam Shepard to Be Published in December by Alexandra Alter

Knopf will publish “Spy of the First Person,” which the actor and playwright wrote in the final months of his life.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Q. & A.: Edward St. Aubyn on the Challenge of Reimagining Shakespeare by Alexandra Alter

In his bold modern adaptation of King Lear, St. Aubyn envisions Lear as an aging media mogul whose empire and legacy are under threat from his daughters.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Book News: A Green Light Is Given, It’s True, for a Grown-Up Cindy Lou Who by Alexandra Alter

A federal judge has ruled that “Who’s Holiday!” doesn’t violate the copyright of the Dr. Seuss classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

For ‘Fiddler’ Actor-Turned-Novelist, a Journey From Stage to Page by Alexandra Alter

Alexandra Silber’s imagining of what comes next for a character in “Fiddler on the Roof,” titled “After Anatevka,” will be published next summer.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

‘Hamilton: The Revolution’ Races Out of Bookstores, Echoing the Musical’s Success by Alexandra Alter

The behind-the-scenes book, designed to mimic the appearance of a text from Hamilton’s era, proves nearly as elusive as a Broadway ticket.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bret Easton Ellis Takes In ‘American Psycho’ the Musical by Alexandra Alter

Seeing the Broadway version of his controversial novel for the first time, the author had his doubts, but he was enthusiastic about the production.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Is Headed to Broadway by Alexandra Alter

The producer Scott Rudin has acquired stage rights for Harper Lee’s novel and has hired Aaron Sorkin to adapt the story. Bartlett Sher will direct.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ArtsBeat: “Hamilton,” Based on a Book, Is Becoming One Again by Alexandra Alter

A biography of Alexander Hamilton by the historian Ron Chernow inspired the hip-hop musical “Hamilton,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now Grand Central Publishing has acquired Mr. Miranda’s b…

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