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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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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

‘Be More Chill’ Is Heading to Broadway, Fueled by Social Media by Michael Paulson

The sci-fi musical set in the halls of a high school will open in March at the Lyceum Theater.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ to Close Sept. 16 by Michael Paulson

The musical comedy, about a group of middle-aged New Jersey men dissatisfied with their lives who reform their high school band, had poor reviews and ticket sales.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Soulpepper Looks to Britain for New Executive Director by Michael Paulson

After two leaders resigned in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, the prominent Canadian theater company will put Emma Stenning in charge

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Temptations Musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Headed for Broadway by Michael Paulson

The latest show built around classic pop songs will run at the Imperial Theater starting next spring.

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Laura Benanti to Join ‘My Fair Lady’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The Tony-winning actress will portray Eliza Doolittle in the hit musical revival.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Rough Rehearsal, a Suicide and a Broadway Show in Turmoil by Michael Paulson

The death of Jeff Loeffelholz, a longtime standby actor in “Chicago,” has rattled the cast and brought attention to workplace behavior on Broadway.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Finding Music in Shakespeare, Suffragists and Mitch McConnell by Michael Paulson

A rising star in musical theater, Shaina Taub is a fiercely political singer-songwriter who is writing the lyrics for her first Broadway show, with Elton John.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway Show Is Becoming a Netflix Special by Michael Paulson

The recording of “Springsteen on Broadway” will air on Dec. 15, the day of its final live performance.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

‘School of Rock’ Announces Closing Date by Michael Paulson

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will have played more than 1,300 performances when it wraps up in January.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pulitzer-Winning Play ‘Cost of Living’ Will Become a Musical by Michael Paulson

Martyna Majok’s intense drama will get a musical adaptation from Michael John LaChiusa, the Williamstown Theater Festival announced.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

‘SpongeBob’ Musical Will Close on Broadway and Plan for a Tour by Michael Paulson

The show was developed with high hopes by Nickelodeon, its lead producer, but when it closes in September it will have run for less than a year.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Four Musicals on Three Continents: An Australian Company’s Big Bet by Michael Paulson

Global Creatures, a company founded by a wealthy Australian, is breaking into theater with high-profile, big budget productions, including “King Kong” on Broadway.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Glenda Jackson to Return to Broadway in ‘King Lear’ by Michael Paulson

The role follows Ms. Jackson’s Tony-winning performance in Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.”

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

‘A Bronx Tale’ Is Closing on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The musical is only the latest incarnation of the story of “A Bronx Tale,” which began as a one-man play and was adapted for film.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Secret Life of Sven by Michael Paulson and Karsten Moran

How a onetime acrobat and a “Lion King” puppet designer brought a speechless reindeer to life in Disney’s stage adaptation of “Frozen” on Broadway.

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