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Monday, June 11, 2018

How Orin Wolf Orchestrated a Tony Coup With ‘The Band’s Visit’ by Michael Paulson

He wasn’t a big-league producer. But he fell in love with a small Israeli film and spent years getting it to the stage. His musical won 10 awards on Sunday.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tonys Briefing: Tony Awards 2018: What to Watch For by Michael Paulson

With Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban hosting, and Bruce Springsteen slated to perform, the celebration of Broadway’s best will have a pop flavor.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tonys Magic Likely for Harry Potter and ‘Band’s Visit’ by Michael Paulson

A survey of voters shows several resounding favorites in Sunday’s ceremony. But there are still some tight battles.

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Off Broadway Theater Company MCC to Move to Midtown in November by Michael Paulson

The new facility, at 10th Avenue and 52nd Street, will be called the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe to Co-Star With Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale on Broadway by Michael Paulson

“The Lifespan of a Fact” is an adaptation of a book about the long and difficult process of editing and fact-checking an essay about a child suicide.

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A Broadway Mogul Redefines Clout in His Own Fashion by Michael Paulson

Jordan Roth’s theaters are full of hits. He’s up for a Tony himself as a producer. And his provocative self-expression has made him the talk of the town.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal and Songs of Bob Dylan Are Coming to Public Theater by Michael Paulson

The nonprofit organization’s 2018-19 season will also include a new play by Suzan-Lori Parks.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

the tony awards: She’s Photographed Broadway for Years. Now Broadway is Honoring Her. by Sara Krulwich and Michael Paulson

Sara Krulwich has been shooting plays and musicals for The New York Times since the 1990s. On June 4, her work is being recognized by the Tony Awards.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Broadway Sets Box-Office Record, Powered by ‘Hamilton’ and Springsteen by Michael Paulson

The theater season that just ended was remarkably lucrative as producers have become more sophisticated, and more aggressive, about setting prices.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

the tony awards: Ding. Hiss. Chirp. Broadway’s Best Sounds (Other Than the Songs). by Michael Paulson

The Tony Award for best sound design is back after a several-year hiatus. We speak to the five nominees in the play category.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

How ‘Cursed Child’ Puts Parenting at the Center of the Potterverse by Pamela Paul, Maria Russo and Michael Paulson

Two children’s literature experts consider what works in the Broadway play — for kids, sure, but for grown-ups too.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Andy Karl Joins Cast of ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical by Michael Paulson

The Tony-nominated actor will replace Steve Kazee, who departed the production several months before it was to begin previews on Broadway.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Obie Awards Name ‘Describe the Night’ Best New American Play by Michael Paulson

Rajiv Joseph’s sprawling drama was among the Off Broadway productions and performers honored at a ceremony Monday night.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ to Be Revived Off Broadway by Michael Paulson

The new Fiasco Theater production will be staged by the Roundabout Theater Company next winter.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Play About Gloria Steinem to Open Off Broadway in October by Michael Paulson

The first act will depict Ms. Steinem’s life and career; the second will be a “talking circle” for the audience.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Broadway’s ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ to Close in August by Michael Paulson

The British farce, which will have its final performance at the Lyceum Theater on Aug. 26, will then go on to tour.

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New Musical Version of ‘Some Like it Hot’ Is Headed for Broadway by Michael Paulson

The new adaptation of the classic 1959 film comedy will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw with a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Lauren Ridloff’s Quiet Power: ‘My Life Has Changed in Every Way’ by Michael Paulson

The Broadway debut of the deaf actress in “Children of a Lesser God” has brought her accolades. But she’s not sure what to make of it all.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Broadway ‘Mockingbird’ Is Back on Track, as Court Dispute Ends by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

A legal battle had been waged over whether a stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” strayed too far from Harper Lee’s novel. On Thursday, the suits were settled.

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23 Dazzling Portraits of Tony Nominees by Jesse Dittmar, Michael Paulson, Jolie Ruben and Joshua Barone

We invited Broadway’s best to pose for us just 24 hours after they were nominated for theater’s most prestigious award. Needless to say, they were a happy bunch.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

‘Children of a Lesser God’ to Close on Broadway by Michael Paulson

With weak box office and only one Tony nomination, the show announced it will wrap up on May 27.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

For Those Still Hungering for ‘Hamilton,’ a New Indulgence by Michael Paulson

Another way to relive the Broadway musical: a high-tech, interactive, traveling exhibition opening in Chicago in November.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Live Briefing: 2018 Tony Award Nominations: What to Watch For by Michael Paulson

Thirty Broadway productions are eligible for prizes, the smallest number in more than a decade, in a season dominated by “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

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Monday, April 30, 2018

‘Ink,’ a Tale of Rupert Murdoch’s Rise, Is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

Another British import is coming, this one about an early chapter in Mr. Murdoch’s career.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tonys Honor a New York Times Theater Photographer by Michael Paulson

Sara Krulwich photographs about 100 plays, musicals and operas each year, and is generally the only photographer not on a show’s payroll allowed to shoot.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Term of Affection? Ethnic Slur? Theater Union Decides That ‘Gypsy’ Must Go. by Michael Paulson

While performers who go from show to show embrace the identity, Actors’ Equity has decided that a ceremony celebrating them needs to be renamed.

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Bette Midler to Return to ‘Hello, Dolly!’ This Summer by Michael Paulson

Ms. Midler, who won a Tony for her performance, will close out the last six weeks of the hit show.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Underworld Will Stop in London en Route to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The musical “Hadestown,” a new take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, will open on Broadway after a run at the National Theater in London.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles to Host Tony Awards by Michael Paulson

The two, who recently made their own Broadway debuts, will host the ceremony on June 10; much of it will be broadcast on CBS.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Courtroom Drama: Producer Offers to Stage Disputed ‘Mockingbird’ for Judge by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

The disagreement over the characterization of Atticus Finch expands to a second lawsuit between the producers and the Lee estate.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Another Harry Potter Landmark: At $68 Million, the Most Expensive Broadway Nonmusical Play Ever by Michael Paulson

In a sign of high expectations for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the producers and theater owners spent lavishly, even paying Cirque du Soleil to clear out of the space.

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