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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

After Dispute, ‘Mockingbird’ Blends Novel’s Spirit and Sorkin’s Voice Onstage by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

Harper Lee’s estate objected to elements of Aaron Sorkin’s early stage adaptation. Now it arrives on Broadway with concessions from both sides.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Torch Song’ to Close in January by Michael Paulson

The revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning play will mount a national tour with Michael Urie continuing in the lead role.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Kanye West Called Out (on Twitter) for Cellphone Use During ‘The Cher Show’ by Michael Paulson

In the middle of the opening-night performance on Monday, the actor who plays Sonny Bono criticized Mr. West for looking at his cellphone. The rapper apologized.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

How 3 Actors Overcame Trump’s Travel Ban to Take the New York Stage by Michael Paulson

Two Iranians and a Syrian were allowed entry to perform “The Jungle,” a play about refugees, after urgings by Sting and an ex-archbishop of Canterbury.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Judge Allows ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Evan Hansen’ in San Francisco by Michael Paulson

Regional productions of the Broadway hits are the subject of a legal dispute between competing theater operators.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Once on This Island’ Revival Will Close Jan. 6 by Michael Paulson

The show won the Tony Award for best musical revival, but was not a financial success.

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Anaïs Mitchell’s ‘Hadestown’ to Open on Broadway in April by Michael Paulson

The musical reimagining of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth is now playing at London’s National Theater.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

‘Head Over Heels’ to Close in January by Michael Paulson

The musical, which opened on Broadway on July 26, had gotten mixed reviews and struggled at the box office.

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To Warn or Not to Warn? Theater Fans Respond by Michael Paulson

Should audience get advance word on content that might offend or unsettle them? Opinions differ strongly.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Brace Yourself in Act II: Trigger Warnings Come to the Stage by Michael Paulson

A number of American theaters are posting specific and comprehensive advisories about sensitive material, while others are resisting the trend.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mike Birbiglia Sounds Off on Cellphones in His Theater by Michael Paulson

Four times recently he’s stopped his solo Broadway show to make his feelings known — gently but firmly. Getting too angry can backfire.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Jacob G. Padrón to Lead Long Wharf Theater by Michael Paulson

The theater had fired the previous artistic director, Gordon Edelstein, over sexual misconduct accusations.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Taking Your Child to Work, When Your Job Is Making Theater by Michael Paulson

Work-life balance is particularly difficult for women in the theater, but a number of experiments are attempting to make the juggling easier.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Puts Freestyle Love Supreme Back Onstage by Michael Paulson

The improvisatory group will perform at the Greenwich House Theater starting in January. Mr. Miranda said he will join them occasionally.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Not Just for Grown-Ups: The Broadway Audience Is Getting Younger by Michael Paulson

The average age of the Broadway theatergoer last season was 40.6 — the lowest since 2000, the Broadway League says, and 15 percent of theatergoers were under 18.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New York City to Help Small Theaters Be More Accessible by Michael Paulson

Grants will provide closed captioning of spoken words, or audio description of action, on mobile devices, in a way that is not distracting to other patrons.

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This Broadway Season, the Play’s Really the Thing by Michael Paulson

In a turnabout no one expected, New York’s most prominent stages are rich with drama, most of it new and most of it American.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Beyond ‘Rent’: 4 Glimpses of the Unheard Jonathan Larson by Michael Paulson

A series of New York concerts will bring to life songs from the composer’s catalog, some from unseen shows, several of them eerily prescient.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hillary Clinton Is Coming to Broadway. As a Character in a Play. by Michael Paulson

Lucas Hnath’s “Hillary and Clinton” will be the first play with Mrs. Clinton as a protagonist to reach Broadway.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Suzan-Lori Parks Wins Distinguished Playwright Award by Michael Paulson

Ms. Parks has been chosen for the Mimi, or the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, which comes with a $200,000 cash award.

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Tina Turner Musical to Open on Broadway Next Fall by Michael Paulson

“Tina,” which is running in London and will open in Germany in the spring, will have a Broadway production in the fall of 2019.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

‘Kinky Boots’ Will End Its Broadway Run in April by Michael Paulson

The show’s lead producers said that the final performance will be April 7, 2019, making it by then the 25th-longest-running Broadway production in history.

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Theaters Fight Over ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Evan Hansen’ in San Francisco by Michael Paulson

Nederlander of San Francisco asked a judge to prevent a rival theater from staging the popular shows.

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California Today: California Today: A Show About ‘Women, Sex and Power’ Gains New Urgency by Michael Paulson and Inyoung Kang

Friday: Sarah Jones’s “Sell/Buy/Date” comes to L.A., the Kavanaugh hearing, Elon Musk is sued by the S.E.C., and cataloging Latina youth culture.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mike Birbiglia Solo Show ‘The New One’ Headed to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The play, a comedy about his own reflections on fatherhood, will run for nine weeks at the Cort Theater, with previews beginning Oct. 25.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Annette Bening and Tracy Letts to Star in ‘All My Sons’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Arthur Miller’s tragic World War II drama is to return to Broadway next spring via the Roundabout Theater Company.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin Will Star in New Taylor Mac Play by Michael Paulson

“Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” is a comedy set during the fall of the Roman Empire.

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the new season: Broadway’s Biggest Debut by Michael Paulson

You’ve never seen a puppet like “King Kong” before.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Berkeley Rep Chooses New York Stage and Film Leader as Artistic Director by Michael Paulson

Johanna Pfaelzer will become artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theater in fall 2019, succeeding Tony Taccone.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

‘Beetlejuice’ Is Bringing Its Unholy Struggle to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The “Beetlejuice” musical is adapted from Tim Burton’s 1988 comedy about the living and the dead vying for control of a haunted house.

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