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Monday, March 27, 2017

‘Once on This Island’ Revival Sets Broadway Dates by Michael Paulson

This musical, which ran on Broadway in 1990, depicts a folk tale set in the Caribbean.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

In ‘The Play That Goes Wrong,’ It’s Murder, Strictly for Laughs by Michael Paulson

The three British actors behind this farcical mystery discuss the comedy and the thrill of possible injury in a performance.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Two Female Playwrights Arrive on Broadway. What Took So Long? by Michael Paulson

Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel, both Pulitzer winners, will finally make their Broadway debuts this spring. What does that say about the plight of women writing for the stage?

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Friday, March 17, 2017

The Battle of ‘Miss Saigon’: Yellowface, Art and Opportunity by Michael Paulson

The musical — a love story set during the Vietnam War — ignited a fierce debate over the casting of a white actor in a Eurasian role. Now, it’s back on Broadway.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Broadway Musical Brings Out Canadian Soft Power by Michael Paulson

“Come From Away,” set in Newfoundland, has attracted many displays of national pride, including from the lead Canadian, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Justin Trudeau Brings Ivanka Trump to Broadway Show on Welcoming Outsiders by Michael Paulson

The Canadian prime minister, who has emphasized welcoming refugees, attended “Come From Away” with the president’s daughter in a pairing that was rich with symbolism.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A $5 ‘Snow Special’ for Dance, and Plenty of Theater Discounts by Michael Cooper, Randy Kennedy, Michael Paulson and Erik Piepenburg

Check out the theater, dance and museum deals we found for snow-drenched tourists and families with cabin fever.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What Do ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Amélie’ and ‘Great Comet’ Have in Common? Phillipa Soo by Michael Paulson

Three roles Ms. Soo helped originate will be on Broadway at the same time.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Blackburn Prize for Women Playwrights Goes to Clare Barron by Michael Paulson

Ms. Barron earned the annual prize — $25,000 and a signed print by Willem de Kooning — for her new play “Dance Nation,” about a preteen dance contest.

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A Loverly Revival: ‘My Fair Lady’ to Return to Broadway Next Year by Michael Paulson

The show, based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” will be at Vivian Beaumont Theater, directed by Bartlett Sher, starting next March.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Justin Trudeau to Attend Broadway Musical ‘Come From Away’ by Michael Paulson

The production, written by Canadians, is about a town in Newfoundland that embraced air travelers who were stranded there after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Premieres and a Sarah Ruhl Play Coming From Playwrights Horizons by Michael Paulson

Ms. Ruhl’s latest play, “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday,” will open the season.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

City Center Summer Series Features ‘Assassins’ and ‘Really Rosie’ by Michael Paulson

The musicals “Assassins,” “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin” and “Really Rosie” will be performed during the Encores! Off-Center season.

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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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