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Saturday, July 17, 2021

As New York Reopens, It Looks for Culture to Lead the Way by Michael Paulson, Ben Sisario and Robin Pogrebin

Culture is part of the lifeblood of New York — a magnet for visitors and residents alike that will play a key role if the city is to remain vital. There are signs of hope everywhere, as va…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 12:43PM

As New York Reopens, It Looks for Culture to Lead the Way by Michael Paulson, Ben Sisario and Robin Pogrebin

The arts scene, from Broadway and nightclubs to museums and concert halls, is coming back to life after the pandemic shutdown. Getting it right will be vital to the city’s comeback.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:32AM
Friday, July 16, 2021

Following Theater Graduates Who Were Left Without a Stage by Michael Paulson

The Times’s theater reporter tracked drama students who emerged from a well-regarded North Carolina conservatory into a world with performance on pause.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 08:24AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

‘Dana H.’ and ‘Is This a Room’ Will Share Broadway Stage by Michael Paulson

In an unusual joint venture, the two acclaimed documentary plays will alternate performances at the Lyceum Theater this fall.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 09:42AM
Saturday, July 10, 2021

These drama students trained for years. Then theater vanished. by Michael Paulson

Making a life in the arts was always going to be hard. But not like this. Over 16 months of pandemic and social unrest, the Class of 2020 would watch almost all stage actors lose their jobs …

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 11:22AM
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

These Drama Students Trained for Years. Then Theater Vanished. by Michael Paulson

How one North Carolina class of 2020 made it through the launch that wasn’t — hurting, hustling and dreaming.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:18AM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Yale Drama Goes Tuition-Free With $150 Million Gift From David Geffen by Michael Paulson

Starting in August, the drama school plans to eliminate tuition for returning and future students, removing a barrier to entry for low-income students and those worried about debt.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 09:33AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Bruce Springsteen Is Back on Broadway. The Workers Are Coming Back, Too. by Michael Paulson

Broadway took its first steps back with the return of Bruce Springsteen’s show, and no one is happier than Jim Barry, an usher at the St. James Theater for 20 years.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:36PM

How ‘Hamilton’ Got $30 Million in Federal Aid by Michael Paulson

The megahit had five separate productions around the nation, and with each applying for $10 million in pandemic relief to help get back onstage, the tally could reach $50 million.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 12:24PM
Monday, June 28, 2021

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ to Slim Down Before Broadway Return by Michael Paulson

Reducio! The play, which had been performed in two parts, will be condensed and restaged in one part when it returns this fall.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:48PM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

With New Show, a Broadway Rarity: Season Has 7 Plays by Black Writers by Michael Paulson

The latest entrant is “Chicken & Biscuits,” which ran for two weeks at Queens Theater before the pandemic forced it to close.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 11:42AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Broadway’s ‘Music Man’ Names British Producer, Kate Horton, to Replace Rudin by Michael Paulson

Kate Horton will become executive producer of the show, which stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. It is scheduled to begin performances on Dec. 20.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 07:32AM
Friday, June 18, 2021

Control of New York’s Stages Remains in White Hands, a Study Finds by Michael Paulson

The Asian American Performers Action Coalition is hoping for a season of change when theaters reopen.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 09:18AM
Monday, June 14, 2021

Actors' Equity and Producers Clear Major Hurdle to Touring Shows by Michael Paulson

Under the agreement that will pave the way to reopening the shows, touring company members will be required to be fully vaccinated.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 09:03PM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Jeff Daniels to Return to Broadway in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Michael Paulson

The production also has a new management team to replace Scott Rudin, who stepped aside after allegations of abusive behavior.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 07:06AM
Monday, June 7, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Shakespeare at a Times Summer Event by Michael Paulson

As the theater world begins to rebuild, we explore early signs of New York City’s renewed cultural life in the latest episode of “Offstage.”

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:06PM

New Musical About 19th-Century New York Plans Broadway Run by Michael Paulson

“Paradise Square,” a comeback bid by a scandal-scarred producer, is the first previously unscheduled musical to announce its Broadway opening since the pandemic began.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 08:00AM
Sunday, June 6, 2021

How Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Made an Old Bookstore New by Michael Paulson

The century-old Drama Book Shop in Manhattan struggled for years. Then “Hamilton” happened.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 02:33PM
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Times Event: Summer With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Shakespeare by Michael Paulson

As the theater world begins to rebuild after a long shutdown, we explore early signs of New York City’s renewed cultural life in the latest episode of “Offstage.”

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:48AM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Broadway’s Rebound Advances Again: ‘Pass Over’ Is to Start in August by Michael Paulson

The acclaimed drama by Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu is planning to start performances nearly a month before the big musicals begin.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 09:33AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Broadway’s Tony Awards, Delayed by Pandemic, Set for September by Michael Paulson

Most of the prizes will be announced on the Paramount+ streaming service, followed by a starry concert celebrating Broadway on CBS television.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 12:33PM
Monday, May 24, 2021

Broadway Restart Accelerates as ‘Hadestown’ Plans Its Return by Michael Paulson

This Tony Award-winning musical has chosen the earliest reopening date of any thus far: The curtain is to go up on Sept. 2.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 09:18AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Drama Book Shop, Backed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, to Open in June by Michael Paulson

The quirky bookstore, which sells scripts and other theater-related work, was acquired by a team of “Hamilton” alumni after years of struggle.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:18AM
Thursday, May 13, 2021

As Broadway Plans Its Return, ‘Hamilton’ Will Require Vaccines Backstage by Michael Paulson

With 23 shows setting Broadway reopening dates, audiences can expect full crowds, masks and flexible ticketing policies. But not lower prices.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 02:36PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Broadway Is Reopening. But Not Until September. by Michael Paulson

Even as New York City begins to reopen this summer, Broadway will not resume performances until Sept. 14. Here’s why.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 12:24PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

‘Pass Over,’ About Black Men Trapped by Dread, Heads to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The play, by Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu, has previously been staged at several prominent theaters and filmed by Spike Lee for Amazon.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 02:42PM

‘Pass Over,’ About Black Men Trapped by Dread, Heads to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The play, by Antoinette Nwandu, has previously been staged at several prominent theaters and filmed by Spike Lee for Amazon.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 02:06PM
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Rudin revealed that he is resigning from the Broadway League by Michael Paulson

In a statement to us, Rudin revealed that he is his resigning from the Broadway League. And, asked about his future, he said, "I am doing the work to become a better person and address my is…

SOURCE: twitter.com at 10:33AM

How Scott Rudin Wielded Power in Show Business by Michael Paulson and Cara Buckley

For decades, the producer has cultivated and castigated people at all levels of entertainment. Now his past is catching up with him.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:29AM
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Scott Rudin to Step Back From Broadway Amid Bullying Reports by Michael Paulson

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:32PM

After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway by Michael Paulson

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 11:42AM

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