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Monday, October 4, 2021

A New ‘Pal Joey’ Is Broadway Bound by Michael Paulson

The show will be rewritten for a production set on the South Side of Chicago in the 1940s, directed by Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Positive Coronavirus Cases Halt ‘Aladdin’ a Day After It Reopened by Michael Paulson

The Broadway show had just returned to the stage on Tuesday with several understudies.

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Done With Bond, Daniel Craig Will Play Macbeth on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Ruth Negga will co-star as Lady Macbeth in a production directed by Sam Gold and scheduled to open next April.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

'Slave Play' Is Returning to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The play, which had been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, will return to Broadway in November.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

‘Moulin Rouge!’ and ‘Inheritance’ Take Top Honors at Tony Awards by Michael Paulson

The ceremony, held for the first time in more than two years, honored shows that opened before the pandemic and tried to lure crowds back to Broadway.

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'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. Hosts Tony Awards Concert by Michael Paulson

Odom, 40, won a Tony Award in 2016 for “Hamilton,” and this year was nominated for two Academy Awards for his work as both a performer and songwriter for the film “One Night in Miami.…

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Adrienne Warren Wins Her First Tony Award, for 'Tina' by Michael Paulson

Warren’s performance as Tina Turner, a role she originated in London and then again when the show opened in New York in 2019, has thrilled audiences.

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Aaron Tveit Wins Tony Award for 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' by Michael Paulson

This year was the first time Tveit has been nominated, and the circumstances were unusual: he was the only person nominated in the category, best leading actor in a musical.

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Tony Awards 2021: How to Watch and Streaming Schedule by Michael Paulson

This year’s Tony Awards are taking place, live and in-person, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern on Paramount+, followed by a 9 p.m. concert on CBS.

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Audra McDonald Will Host the Tonys With Leslie Odom Jr. by Michael Paulson

She has won more competitive Tony Awards than any other performer, and tonight, when she is a nominee for the ninth time, she is presiding over the awards ceremony.

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'Jagged Little Pill' Producers Respond to Controversies by Michael Paulson

The musical, featuring Alanis Morissette songs, is planning to resume performances on Broadway next month.

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Tony Awards: What to Expect and How to Watch Tonight by Michael Paulson

Most of the awards are being streamed at 7 p.m. Eastern on Paramount+, followed by a 9 p.m. musical theater concert (including three big prizes) broadcast on CBS.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

How Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald Will Host the Tony Awards by Michael Paulson

The two discussed the ceremony’s recognition of Broadway’s reopening, but also its pandemic losses.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Sondheim Is Writing a New Musical, and Hopes to Stage It Next Year by Michael Paulson

The actor Nathan Lane said he had recently participated in a reading of the show, titled “Square One.”

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‘Hamilton’ Cancels Atlanta Performance Over Covid Concerns by Michael Paulson

After some members of a touring company tested positive for the coronavirus, Wednesday night’s show did not go on.

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Broadway Is Brimming With Black Playwrights. But for How Long? by Michael Paulson

Theater seems to be responding to demands for diversity. Artists are both delighted and worried about the precarious moment in which the gates have opened.

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How 5 Broadway Shows Restored Their Signature Effects by Michael Paulson and Justin J Wee

How five big returning shows, including “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Moulin Rouge!,” have retuned, restored and restarted their signature effects.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Wicked’ Creators Welcome Back Broadway by Michael Paulson

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julie Taymor and Stephen Schwartz tell us what it feels like to put their shows back onstage.

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Lindiwe Dlamini Returns to 'The Lion King' Stage by Michael Paulson

Lindiwe Dlamini said she was experiencing ‘every emotion you can think of’ as she returned to the stage tonight.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown. by Michael Paulson and Mark Sommerfeld

Determined to reopen, crews are dusting off spotlights, dancers are relearning steps, and everyone is testing, testing, testing as theater seeks to rebound from the devastating pandemic.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Musicals Return to Broadway With ‘Waitress’ and ‘Hadestown’ by Michael Paulson

The song-and-dance shows that are Broadway’s bread and butter began a staggered return to the stage Thursday. For audiences, vaccinations and masks were mandatory.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Broadway Theater Owners and Producers Start Campaign to Bring Back Locals by Michael Paulson

The trade association representing theater owners and producers gets an assist from Oprah Winfrey as it seeks to drive ticket sales beyond the buzzy September reopenings.

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

‘This Is Broadway’ Campaign Aims to Attract Wary Theatergoers by Michael Paulson

The trade association representing theater owners and producers gets an assist from Oprah Winfrey as it seeks to drive ticket sales beyond the buzzy September reopenings.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Broadway Power Brokers Pledge Diversity Changes as Theaters Reopen by Michael Paulson

To address Black artists’ concerns, the pact calls for forgoing all-white creative teams, renaming theaters for Black artists and establishing diversity rules for the Tonys.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Virus Fears Prompt a Major New York Theater to Postpone Its Return by Michael Paulson

As the Delta variant spreads, Signature Theater delayed its planned October opening of “Infinite Life,” a new play by Annie Baker.

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Friday, August 6, 2021

The First Play Returning to Broadway Is Doing Things Differently by Dodai Stewart, Michael Paulson, Anna Martin, Tracy Mumford, Theo Balcomb, Phyllis Fletcher, Wendy Dorr and Corey Schreppel

The playwright Antoinette Nwandu is making her Broadway debut with “Pass Over” — and trying to change long-held precedents in the process.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

A Milestone for Broadway as ‘Pass Over’ Begins Performances by Michael Paulson

The play is the first staged on Broadway since the pandemic-prompted shutdown, and is one of seven by Black writers planned this season.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

‘Wicked’ Hits the Road, Carrying the Hopes of Broadway Tours by Michael Paulson

The production, which starts Tuesday in Dallas, is the first Broadway tour back onstage, a test as American theaters seek to rebound from the pandemic shutdown.

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Broadway Audiences Will Need Proof of Vaccination and Masks by Michael Paulson

Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. But the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall plan to bar them for now.

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