All stories by Michael Paulson on BroadwayStars

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Myles Frost Stars as Michael Jackson in ‘MJ’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Just five years after he performed as Michael Jackson at a high school talent show, Myles Frost is making his debut in a Broadway musical about the King of Pop.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Broadway Deal Over Rudin Shows Will Limit Nondisclosure Agreements by Michael Paulson

Performers and stage managers were released from agreements they signed to work on four shows that were produced by Scott Rudin after their union, Actors’ Equity, filed complaints.

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A Neil Diamond Musical Is Coming to Broadway, After a Stop in Boston by Michael Paulson

“A Beautiful Noise” will start at Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston next month and transfer to Broadway’s Broadhurst Theater in November.

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The Twisting Trail to the Tonys: ‘Can You Believe That We’re Here?’ by Michael Paulson

At times it felt like a game of survival. But during a Broadway season unlike any other, productions showed their resourcefulness while learning how to live with Covid.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to Close on Broadway, a Month After Reopening by Nicole Herrington and Michael Paulson

The musical, which shuttered temporarily in January as the Omicron variant spread, has struggled with the slow return of tourists to the theater.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Leaked Video of Jesse Williams’s Staged Nude Scene Denounced by Union by Michael Paulson

Despite an attempt to ban smartphones in the theater, a video of the actor’s nude scene in the Broadway production of “Take Me Out” circulated widely online.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

James Ijames on Winning a Pulitzer and Making ‘Hamlet’ a Comedy by Michael Paulson

The 41-year-old playwright’s show “Fat Ham,” set at a Southern barbecue, hasn’t even had an in-person production yet because of the pandemic.

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‘A Strange Loop’ Nominated for 11 Tonys as Broadway Lauds Comeback by Michael Paulson

“The Lehman Trilogy,” as well as revivals of “Company” and “For Colored Girls,” led in their respective categories as the industry tries to recover from the long pandemic shutdow…

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Tony Nomination Snubs and Surprises: Daniel Craig, ‘Funny Girl’ and ‘Paradise Square’ by Michael Paulson and Scott Heller

Several stars, including Daniel Craig and Sarah Jessica Parker, were not nominated for their performances, while “Paradise Square” became one of the season’s most-nominated shows.

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Equity Drops ‘Waitress’ Unionization Effort and Files Grievance by Michael Paulson

The union said it was withdrawing the petition because the producers of the nonunion tour now plan to end its run in June.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Ariana DeBose to Host This Year’s Tony Awards Ceremony by Michael Paulson

The nominees are to be announced on Monday, and the awards ceremony is to take place on June 12.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

‘For Colored Girls’ to Close on Broadway, Reflecting Tough Season by Michael Paulson

The revival, directed by Camille A. Brown, received strong reviews but struggled to attract audiences and overcome challenges posed by Covid.

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Monday, May 2, 2022

Wendell Pierce to Star in ‘Death of a Salesman’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The production, also starring Sharon D Clarke and featuring André De Shields, will arrive some time next season.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

‘Cost of Living’ Will Come to Broadway This Fall by Michael Paulson

Manhattan Theater Club will stage the Martyna Majok play, which explores disability and caregiving, at its Samuel J. Friedman Theater.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Tony Award Nominations Postponed Because of Coronavirus Delays by Michael Paulson

The nominations will now be announced May 9, but the awards ceremony will remain, as scheduled, on June 12.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

‘Great Comet’ Producer Hasn’t Paid Royalties, Composer Says by Michael Paulson

Dave Malloy has filed a petition seeking the help of an arbitrator in his dispute with Howard Kagan over international productions.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

‘Some Like It Hot’ Musical Plans Fall Opening on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee and Adrianna Hicks will star in a stage adaptation of the 1959 film comedy about two musicians on the run.

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Many Broadway Theaters Will Drop Vaccine Checks, but Not Mask Mandate by Michael Paulson

The owners and operators of the 41 theaters have decided to relax audience safety protocols that have been in place since last summer.

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‘Macbeth’ Goes Onstage After Actor Tests Positive for Virus by Michael Paulson

Daniel Craig was back in the title role after testing positive earlier. But when the virus kept another actor out, the play’s director, Sam Gold, went on.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

‘Macbeth’ Plans to Restart Broadway Performances on Tuesday by Michael Paulson

The plans come as new coronavirus cases rise in New York City, though the average number of new cases remains far lower than during the winter Omicron peak.

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Actors in ‘Waitress’ Tour Seek to Join Labor Union by Michael Paulson

Employees of a nonunion production are seeking improved compensation and safety protocols, saying a union version of the same musical pays better.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Will the Virus Cooperate With Broadway’s Spring Rebound? by Michael Paulson

It will be the busiest April for Broadway openings in more than a decade. But some of its biggest stars have been sidelined by positive tests.

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

Sarah Jessica Parker Tests Positive for Coronavirus by Michael Paulson

Parker’s co-star, Matthew Broderick, who is also her husband, had tested positive earlier this week, and has been out of the show since Tuesday.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Matthew Broderick, Starring in Broadway’s ‘Plaza Suite,’ Tests Positive by Michael Paulson

Broderick’s positive test result comes as coronavirus cases have once again been rising in New York City, and a number of Broadway shows have been affected

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

‘Macbeth’ performances on Broadway pause after Daniel Craig tests positive for the coronavirus. by Michael Paulson

The show, which just began previews on Tuesday, hopes to resume on April 8.

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