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Monday, February 20, 2017

Hillary Clinton’s in the House by Michael Paulson

Tweetstorms arise when she takes her seat in the theater, and everyone wants a selfie.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Arts Groups Draft Battle Plans as Trump Funding Cuts Loom by Michael Cooper, Michael Paulson, Graham Bowley, Robin Pogrebin and Randy Kennedy

Across the country, orchestras, theaters and operas reacted with alarm that public funding for the arts could be cut under President Trump.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sara Bareilles Will Star in ‘Waitress,’ Her Broadway Acting Debut by Michael Paulson

Ms. Bareilles, who composed the music and wrote the lyrics to the hit show, will succeed Jessie Mueller in the lead role on March 31.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A ‘Hamilton’ Star Is to Replace Josh Groban in ‘Great Comet’ by Michael Paulson

Okieriete Onaodowan was Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in “Hamilton.” Next, he’ll play Pierre in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.”

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

‘Hamilton’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Productions Try to Outwit Scalpers by Michael Paulson and Ben Sisario

As “Hamilton” heads to London and “Harry Potter” comes to New York, the two plays are experimenting with measures to limit reselling of their tickets.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

‘Julius Caesar,’ With Echoes of Trump, Will Run in Central Park by Michael Paulson

The Public Theater’s synopsis of the play, part of Shakespeare in the Park, makes clear that it would have some parallels with contemporary politics.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Broadway’s Bathroom Problem: Have to Go? Hurry Up, or Hold It by Michael Paulson

Efforts to add stalls gain speed as the theater industry awakens to the frustration women face at intermission and to a growing expectation of comfort.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

‘Disgraced’ Playwright Turns to a New Subject: Wall Street by Michael Paulson

Ayad Akhtar’s “Junk” will begin previews at Lincoln Center in September.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Onstage, Rapidly Reacting to the Dawn of the Trump Era by Michael Paulson

“Building the Wall” took the playwright Robert Schenkkan just one week to complete. He wrote it, he said, in a “white-hot fury.”

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Friday, February 3, 2017

‘1984,’ the Hot Book of the Trump Era, Is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The Trump presidency has been a boon for dystopian novels, and a pair of producers are hoping it will have the same effect on Broadway starting in June.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Julie Taymor to Direct Clive Owen in ‘M. Butterfly’ by Michael Paulson

This drama about a French diplomat who has a lengthy affair with a Chinese opera singer will be revived on Broadway this fall.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

‘Hamilton’ Is Coming to the Super Bowl by Michael Paulson

The actresses who originated the roles of the Schuyler Sisters — Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones — will perform at the pregame show.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Is Aiming for Broadway, as a Musical by Michael Paulson

Elton John and the playwright Paul Rudnick have signed on to write the adaptation of the 2006 movie and the novel from 2003 by Lauren Weisberger.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

‘Pinocchio’ Heading to London Stage by Christopher D. Shea and Michael Paulson

The adaptation, approved by Disney Theatrical Productions, will have songs from the 1940 film, and is to open at the National Theater in December.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Distraught Yet Upbeat, Broadway Stars Give Concert of Hope by Michael Paulson

On Inauguration Day, performers in New York looked to the future and raised money for causes like civil liberties and women’s health.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cate Blanchett’s Star Power Lifts ‘The Present’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The work, an adaptation of Chekhov’s first play written by Ms. Blanchett’s husband, Andrew Upton, last week grossed just over $1 million.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Jennifer Holliday Decides Not to Sing for Trump After Opposition by Michael Paulson

The singer said she had been influenced by an article about how her planned appearance was heartbreaking to her gay fans.

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From San Diego to Broadway, by Way of ‘Jersey’ by Michael Paulson

About three out of four Broadway shows lose money. But not “Jersey Boys.” Here’s how a group of unlikely investors helped make the show a global hit.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Jennifer Holliday Plans to Sing at Trump’s Inauguration ‘for the People’ by Michael Paulson

Ms. Holliday said that she had not supported Donald J. Trump’s candidacy, but that she “thought of the history part of it.”

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hillary Clinton Receives Ovation at ‘The Color Purple’ by Michael Paulson and Michael Barbaro

Mrs. Clinton was among the boldfaced names at the revival on Sunday afternoon, for the last performance of the show.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mark Ruffalo to Star in ‘The Price’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Mr. Ruffalo, in his second Broadway appearance, will co-star alongside Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht in the revival of an Arthur Miller play.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

At This ‘Tempest,’ Digital Wizardry Makes ‘Rough Magic’ by Michael Paulson

The Royal Shakespeare Company is using a motion-capture process and other technology to make Ariel seem even more like a magical sprite.

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Big Ideas for a Tiny House on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Second Stage Theater, a nonprofit organization, is in the midst of a renovating the Helen Hayes Theater.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Broadway Breaks Multiple Records Through New Year’s Weekend by Michael Paulson

The 33 plays and musicals running last week brought in a whopping $49.7 million, making it the highest-grossing week in Broadway history.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is Shaping Up to Be a Hit by Michael Paulson

The new musical grossed more $1 million last week, a symbolic milestone, after strong reviews and positive word of mouth.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

For Josh Groban, a Boot Camp for Broadway by Michael Paulson

To prepare for his role in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” he tackled the accordion — and, reluctantly, learned to dance.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘Sunday in the Park’ by Michael Paulson

The show will be the first in 49 years at Hudson Theater, which is being reconverted. Annaleigh Ashford will also star in the show, which runs 10 weeks.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

As U.S. Braces for Change, a Play About the Working Class Heads to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s work, Sweat, moves to Studio 54 in March.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Broadway Home Looks Likely for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ by Michael Paulson

The company that owns the Lyric Theater is planning a major renovation to accommodate the first American production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

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Tony-Winning Play ‘The Humans’ Will Close on Broadway Jan. 15 by Michael Paulson

The play, by Stephen Karam, has enjoyed an extended run on Broadway and will now go on tour, starting in Seattle in November.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

‘Hamilton’ Hits a New High: The Most Money Grossed in a Week on Broadway by Michael Paulson

“Hamilton” is the first Broadway show ever to gross more than $3 million for an eight-performance week.

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