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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

High Ticket Prices Are Fueling a Broadway Boom by Michael Paulson

Revenues in the theatrical season just concluded rose to a record $1.45 billion, even as attendance has slipped a bit.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Which Off Broadway Shows Did Obie Awards Like Best? ‘Oslo’ and ‘Underground Railroad Game’ Share Top Honors by Michael Paulson

‘The Band’s Visit’ wins in the musical category, and individual awards go to Matthew Broderick, Michael Urie, Amy Ryan and Bobby Cannevale.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Black Actor in ‘Virginia Woolf’? Not Happening, Albee Estate Says by Michael Paulson

A theater producer who wanted to cast Damien Geter as Nick in the Edward Albee play has ignited a debate over race and authorial control.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Australia’s ‘King Kong’ Is Bound for Broadway, a Bit Late but Just as Big by Michael Paulson

This stage spectacle featuring a 20-foot ape, part puppet and part robot, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018 after a series of delays.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Idina Menzel to Return to the Stage in an Off Broadway Play by Michael Paulson

Ms. Menzel, known for her singing on Broadway in “Wicked” and onscreen in “Frozen,” will star in “Skintight,” a nonmusical play by Joshua Harmon.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fired by Trump, James Comey Makes an Outing to See a Musical by Michael Paulson

Mr. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, and his wife saw “Fun Home” in Washington. “They were wiping away the tears as they came backstage to meet the cast,” a producer said.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Broadway at Midnight: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ at an Unusual Hour by Michael Paulson

The new play will hold a late show next week to raise money for the Actors Fund — and perhaps to attract Tony voters.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Broadway Revival of ‘Glass Menagerie,’ Starring Sally Field, to Close Early by Andrew R. Chow and Michael Paulson

Ms. Field was nominated for a Tony for her performance as Amanda Wingfield in the play, but reviews were mixed and ticket sales were underwhelming.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

‘Amélie,’ a Broadway Musical Starring Phillipa Soo, Will Close by Michael Paulson

The show, adapted from the 2001 film about a shy but whimsically altruistic French waitress, struggled at the box office and got no Tony nominations.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

‘I’m in Love With Everybody’: Tony Award Nominees React by Michael Paulson and Erik Piepenburg

Josh Groban, Lynn Nottage, Ben Platt and others talk about how it feels to be nominated.

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2017 Tony Nominations: What to Watch For by Michael Paulson

The nominations will be announced at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Don’t expect a “Hamilton”-like sweep. This season, no single show has commanded the same attention.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Michael Moore to Take Aim at Trump, on Broadway by Michael Paulson

A (mostly) one-man show, “The Terms of My Surrender,” will run eight times a week for 12 weeks, starting in July, at the Belasco Theater.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award by Michael Paulson

Mr. Jones, 86, has appeared in 20 Broadway plays since 1958 and has won two Tony Awards, for “The Great White Hope” in 1969 and “Fences” in 1987.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

With Help From City, Soho Rep Will Return to Theater It Vacated by Michael Paulson

This company plans to go back to its Walker Street location in TriBeCa next spring now that officials have helped it address issues regarding the space.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Theater in the Trump Era: A Broadway Revival of ‘An Enemy of the People’ Is Planned by Michael Paulson

The new production of the oft-adapted work was developed at a German theater, Schaubühne, and is being brought to Broadway by David Binder.

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New York and Los Angeles Theaters Partner to Bring New American Plays to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The works, by Lynn Nottage, Will Eno and others, would appear in California at Center Theater Group, then at Second Stage, in its new Broadway home.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Andy Karl, Injured ‘Groundhog Day’ Star, to Miss Several Shows by Michael Paulson

The show said Mr. Karl would miss the Wednesday matinee and evening performances, the Thursday evening performance, and the Saturday matinee.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kevin Spacey Is to Host the Tony Awards by Michael Paulson

Mr. Spacey, who has appeared in six Broadway productions and won a Tony in 1991, has lately been playing a nefarious U.S. president on “House of Cards.”

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Musical Casts Its Princesses by Michael Paulson

The Disney Theatrical Group said Monday that it had chosen Caissie Levy to play Elsa and Patti Murin to play Anna in this adaptation of the 2013 film.

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Andy Karl, the Star of ‘Groundhog Day,’ Is to Perform on Opening Night by Michael Paulson

Mr. Karl, who was injured on Friday, will wear a knee brace and may limp a bit.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

A ‘Carousel’ Revival Promises Stars, Onstage and Off by Michael Paulson

The cast includes Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry and Renée Fleming, while New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck will choreograph.

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A Pioneering Pilot, a Broadway Show and a Life-Changing Bond by Michael Paulson

“Come From Away” has brought together an actress and the real-life pilot who broke barriers and whose flight was diverted to Newfoundland on 9/11.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Andy Karl, Star of Musical ‘Groundhog Day,’ Is Injured During Preview by Michael Paulson

Two days before the musical was set to open, its star was injured during a preview performance. After a 15-minute break, he finished the show, using a cane.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Second Bite of the Wonka Bar: Reimagining ‘Charlie’ for Broadway by Michael Paulson

The New York musical version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” required a new director, a new cast, a partial rewrite and old favorite songs.

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The ‘Hamilton’ Spoof ‘Spamilton’ Is on the Move by Michael Paulson

Parody loves company: ‘Spamilton” will be down the street from the real thing.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

‘In Transit,’ Broadway’s First a Cappella Musical, Will Close Sunday by Michael Paulson

Reviews were week and the show has struggled since it opened on Dec. 11.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith, Actor Who Put Prince Charles on the Throne, Dies at 70 by Michael Paulson

Mr. Pigott-Smith was playing Willy Loman in a production of “Death of a Salesman” that was about to open.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

‘Significant Other’ to End Its Run on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The play received generally positive reviews but did not shine at the box office.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pulitzer Winner’s Trump Play Is to Come to New York by Michael Paulson

“Building the Wall,” written by Robert Schenkkan (“All the Way”), is having a few productions around the country before playing Off Broadway in May.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

‘Once on This Island’ Revival Sets Broadway Dates by Michael Paulson

This musical, which ran on Broadway in 1990, depicts a folk tale set in the Caribbean.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

In ‘The Play That Goes Wrong,’ It’s Murder, Strictly for Laughs by Michael Paulson

The three British actors behind this farcical mystery discuss the comedy and the thrill of possible injury in a performance.

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