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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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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Developing a Broadway-Bound Bio-Musical by Michael Paulson

The book is to be written by Lynn Nottage, a playwright who has won two Pulitzers, and the show is to be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.

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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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