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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Michael Jackson Estate Cancels Chicago Musical Run by Michael Paulson

The estate attributed the change in plans to labor issues and not a forthcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against the late pop star.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Landmark Broadway Deal Gives Actors a Piece of the Profits by Michael Paulson

Performers and stage managers who help develop hit shows will share in the riches following an agreement reached Friday between their union and producers.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

An Unexpected Hero Will Visit Central Park: Here Comes Hercules by Michael Paulson

The newest feat to be undertaken by the Public Theater’s Public Works program will be an adaptation of the Disney musical “Hercules.”

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

‘Anastasia’ Musical to Close on Broadway on March 31 by Michael Paulson

The show has an unusually ambitious touring schedule, especially for a musical that was not a huge success on Broadway.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Sara Bareilles Sang ‘She Used to Be Mine.’ Now Fans Are Making It Theirs. by Michael Paulson

The song, written for the pregnant protagonist of “Waitress,” has been claimed, unexpectedly, by men, children and singers of all sorts.

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Tony-Winning Broadway Musical ‘The Band’s Visit’ to Close in April by Michael Paulson

At the time of its closing, the show will have played 589 regular and 36 preview performances. The Broadway run will be followed by a national tour.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

The Producer Has a History. So Does This Civil War-Era Musical. by Michael Paulson

“Paradise Square” is the most expensive show Berkeley Repertory Theater has ever done. Its creators are prestigious, its major patron notorious.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lead One-Night ‘Camelot’ Benefit Concert by Michael Paulson

Mr. Miranda will play King Arthur on March 4, with the proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Lincoln Center Theater.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Heads to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The show, which uses Ms. Morissette’s song catalog to tackle sexual violence and addiction, had a sold-out run in Massachusetts last year.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

‘Magic Mike’ Heads for the Stage, as a Broadway-Bound Musical Starting in Boston by Michael Paulson

The musical will be a prequel to the film, telling the story of how Mike Lane became a stripper.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon to Star in ‘Frankie and Johnny’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The acclaimed performers will perform a revival of the intense and intimate Terrence McNally play starting in May.

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Michael Jackson Musical to Open in Chicago by Michael Paulson

The show, “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough,” will run this fall, from Oct. 29 to Dec. 1, at the James M. Nederlander Theater.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

A 32-Year Journey to Hell’s Kitchen by Michael Paulson

MCC Theater, an influential but itinerant Off Broadway nonprofit, has finally found a home.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

He’s 16 Going On Stardom: Meet Broadway’s Next ‘Evan Hansen’ by Michael Paulson

Andrew Barth Feldman, a high school junior on Long Island, is an ardent theater fan who has been acting since he was 8. Now he’ll be leading the cast in his favorite show.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ to Open on Broadway in March by Michael Paulson

The play, written by and starring Heidi Schreck, is about gender and American legal history.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings ‘Hamilton’ to a Troubled but Appreciative Puerto Rico by Michael Paulson and Charo HenrÍquez

The show’s creator hopes its 17-day run in San Juan will call attention to the struggling island’s needs as well as its riches.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Purchase Drama Book Shop by Michael Paulson

After the bookstore announced it was being forced from its home by rising rents, Mr. Miranda teamed up with “Hamilton” associates and the city on a rescue plan.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Purchase Drama Book Shop by Michael Paulson

Mr. Miranda and three of his “Hamilton” collaborators have purchased the Drama Book Shop, a century-old theater district purveyor of scripts, sheet music and other stage-related reading …

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Broadway Actors Strike Over Profit-Sharing Impasse by Michael Paulson

Actors’ Equity said it would prevent its members from testing out material during a play’s development until a new contract is reached.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Broadway Actors Pushing for Profit-Sharing in Creation of Shows by Michael Paulson

Actors’ Equity is threatening to bar members from participating in developmental labs without a better financial deal.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

‘Hamilton’ Leads a Record-Breaking Holiday Week on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The musical grossed more than $4 million, while plays showed surprising strength at the box office, too.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Passion for Puerto Rico by Michael Paulson

The island has shaped the “Hamilton” creator’s identity. Now he’s bringing the musical to San Juan, and things are getting complicated.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Facing Campus Protests, ‘Hamilton’ Will Relocate Puerto Rico Run by Michael Paulson

With Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role, the musical will delay performances and run in a San Juan arts venue, not at the University of Puerto Rico.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Concord Music Acquires Samuel French in Big Push Into Theater Business by Michael Paulson

The music industry conglomerate also owns the Rodgers & Hammerstein organization and has a joint publishing-licensing venture with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

After Dispute, ‘Mockingbird’ Blends Novel’s Spirit and Sorkin’s Voice Onstage by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

Harper Lee’s estate objected to elements of Aaron Sorkin’s early stage adaptation. Now it arrives on Broadway with concessions from both sides.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Torch Song’ to Close in January by Michael Paulson

The revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning play will mount a national tour with Michael Urie continuing in the lead role.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Kanye West Called Out (on Twitter) for Cellphone Use During ‘The Cher Show’ by Michael Paulson

In the middle of the opening-night performance on Monday, the actor who plays Sonny Bono criticized Mr. West for looking at his cellphone. The rapper apologized.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

How 3 Actors Overcame Trump’s Travel Ban to Take the New York Stage by Michael Paulson

Two Iranians and a Syrian were allowed entry to perform “The Jungle,” a play about refugees, after urgings by Sting and an ex-archbishop of Canterbury.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Judge Allows ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Evan Hansen’ in San Francisco by Michael Paulson

Regional productions of the Broadway hits are the subject of a legal dispute between competing theater operators.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Broadway’s ‘Once on This Island’ Revival Will Close Jan. 6 by Michael Paulson

The show won the Tony Award for best musical revival, but was not a financial success.

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