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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Idina Menzel Will Return to Broadway in ‘Redwood’ by Michael Paulson

The new musical, about a woman seeking healing, is to arrive early next year.

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This Year’s Tony Nominees in Portraits by Dana Scruggs, Michael Paulson, Julia Jacobs, Jolie Ruben and Amanda Webster

The Tony Awards are Sunday. Each year we photograph nominated performers and talk to them about their craft. This time, we asked about early theater memories.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

A Cave Explorer Died 99 Years Ago. Now His Story Is Broadway Bound. by Michael Paulson

“Floyd Collins,” a musical about a trapped spelunker and the media circus surrounding his failed rescue, had a brief Off Broadway run in 1996.

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Dolly Parton Says a Musical About Her Life Is Broadway Bound by Michael Paulson

The show, expected to arrive on Broadway in 2026, will be called “Hello, I’m Dolly.”

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Jez Butterworth’s ‘The Hills of California’ to Open on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The play, about a group of English sisters who reunite at their mother’s deathbed, plans to open in New York in September. It ends a London run this month.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Audra McDonald to Star in ‘Gypsy’ Revival on Broadway This Fall by Michael Paulson

The six-time Tony-winning actress will play musical theater’s most famous stage mother in a production directed by George C. Wolfe.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Two More ‘Succession’ Actors Are Broadway Bound, in ‘Job’ by Michael Paulson

Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon will star in the two-hander, a psychological thriller that previously found success downtown.

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Brooke Shields Elected President of Labor Union Actors’ Equity by Michael Paulson

She takes office immediately. The previous leader, Kate Shindle, had been president since 2015, and did not run again.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler Headline Broadway ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Michael Paulson

A production featuring the screen stars, with music by Jack Antonoff, will open in October at Circle in the Square.

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

A Times Reporter Visits the Latest Broadway Shows by Michael Paulson

What’s it like to attend twelve productions in nine days? Michael Paulson, the Times theater reporter, shared his sprint around Midtown Manhattan.

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Avett Brothers Musical, ‘Swept Away,’ to Open on Broadway This Fall by Michael Paulson

The show, inspired by a 19th-century shipwreck, has had previous runs in Berkeley, Calif., and Washington.

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Sutton Foster to Star in ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The revival, which had an earlier run at New York City Center, is scheduled to open in August and close in November, followed by a run in Los Angeles.

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Does a Smash Hit Like ‘Lion King’ Deserve a $3 Million Tax Break? by Jay Root and Michael Paulson

Broadway is still recovering from the pandemic. A state tax-credit program has helped, but watchdogs say it aids some shows that don’t need a boost.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

‘Death Becomes Her’ Musical to Open on Broadway This Fall by Michael Paulson

The musical comedy, which is now running in Chicago, stars Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard. It is based on the 1992 film.

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Emcee Squared: Joel Grey and Eddie Redmayne on ‘Cabaret’ by Michael Paulson and Dana Scruggs

When two actors who have played the Emcee several times finally met, they discussed fear, courage and Berlin’s bawdiest nightclub.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Darren Criss to Return to Broadway as a Robot in Love by Michael Paulson

The actor will star in “Maybe Happy Ending,” an original musical set in a future Seoul. It will begin previews in September.

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Monday, May 13, 2024

George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ by Michael Paulson

A stage adaptation of the film is planned for next spring, with Clooney playing the journalist Edward R. Murrow.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Tony Nominee Starring in Alicia Keys’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Maleah Joi Moon almost gave up on theater. Now, in her first professional role, the “Hell’s Kitchen” star is a Tony nominee.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Robert Downey Jr. to Make Broadway Debut in Ayad Akhtar Play by Michael Paulson

The Oscar-winning actor will star as an A.I.-curious author in “McNeal,” starting performances in September at Lincoln Center Theater.

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Eboni Booth on Winning the Drama Pulitzer for ‘Primary Trust’ by Michael Paulson

This play about a lonely, emotionally damaged man resonated with audiences returning to the theater after the pandemic.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

‘Lempicka’ to End Broadway Run a Month After Opening by Michael Paulson

The first show to fall in the wake of the Tony nominations on Tuesday, this musical about an art world individualist was years in the making.

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Patti LuPone and Mia Farrow to Star in ‘The Roommate’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The production is to begin performances Aug. 29 at the Booth Theater.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Tony Nominations: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Stereophonic’ Tie for Most by Michael Paulson

The semi-autobiographical Alicia Keys musical and the play about a group recording an album each earned 13 Tony nods in a busy Broadway season.

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Alicia Keys on Nabbing 13 Tony Nominations for ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ by Michael Paulson

She had been working on the semi-autobiographical musical for 13 years, and it earned 13 nominations.

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Daniel Radcliffe Is Nominated for ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ by Michael Paulson

This was the first nomination for Radcliffe, who has had five roles on Broadway since 2008.

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Three Former Elphabas in ‘Wicked’ Scored Tony Nominations by Michael Paulson

Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa and Lindsay Mendez received nominations for their roles in “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Lempicka” and “Merrily We Roll Along,” respectively.

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Broadway Opened 12 Shows in 9 Days. Here’s What That Looked Like. by Michael Paulson and Landon Nordeman

It’s a challenging time for the theater industry, but each new opening is another reason to pause for a moment and celebrate.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

What to Expect From the 2024 Tony Awards Nominations by Michael Paulson

The contenders from a crowded season will be announced by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Renée Elise Goldsberry.

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Friday, April 26, 2024

‘Forbidden Broadway’ Scraps Summer Broadway Run, Citing Crowded Season by Michael Paulson

The parody show was scheduled to begin performances in July at the Helen Hayes Theater.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

‘Oh, Mary!,’ a Surprise Downtown Hit, Will Play Broadway This Summer by Michael Paulson

Cole Escola’s madcap comedy about the former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln will begin performances in June.

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards