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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

What to Know About This Crazily Crowded Broadway Spring Season by Michael Paulson

Why are 18 shows opening in March and April, and which one is for you? Our theater reporter has answers.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

How Sutton Foster Juggled ‘Sweeney Todd’ and ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ by Michael Paulson

How the Broadway star simultaneously mastered leading roles in “Once Upon a Mattress” and “Sweeney Todd.”

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Shakespeare to Hit the Road While Central Park Theater Is Closed by Michael Paulson

The Delacorte is being renovated, so this summer will instead bring a mobile production and then a filmed play to outdoor sites in the city’s five boroughs.

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Monday, February 12, 2024

When the Voice You Hear Is Not the Actor You See by Michael Paulson

The playwright Lucas Hnath has been making magic with the sound of speech. Now he’s directing a play by Mona Pirnot, his wife, in which a computer speaks her words.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Tyne Daly Withdraws From ‘Doubt’ on Broadway, Citing Health by Michael Paulson

Amy Ryan will replace her in the show, which also stars Liev Schreiber and began previews on Saturday.

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

‘Some Like It Hot’ Wins Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album by Michael Paulson

The new jazz age musical adaptation of the classic 1959 Billy Wilder film closed in December.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Chita Rivera Tributes Pour in From Rita Moreno, the Cast of ‘Chicago’ and More by Michael Paulson and Emmanuel Morgan

Onstage and off, she was celebrated as a pathbreaking triple-threat who left a huge legacy in musical theater and dance.

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Obie Awards, Sans Ceremony, Honor ‘Dark Disabled Stories’ by Michael Paulson

There was no formal celebration for the newest honorees. Instead, the American Theater Wing presented cash grants to sustain their work.

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Monday, January 22, 2024

‘Patriots,’ About Putin’s Falling Out With an Oligarch, Is Broadway Bound by Michael Paulson

The play, by Peter Morgan of “The Crown,” will star Michael Stuhlbarg and is scheduled to open in April.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

‘Stereophonic,’ a New Play About Making Music, to Open on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Written by David Adjmi and featuring songs by Will Butler, the drama follows five musicians making an album in the 1970s.

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‘Stereophonic,’ a New Play About Making Music, to Open on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Written by David Adjmi and featuring songs by Will Butler, the drama follows five musicians making an album in the early 1970s.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

‘Harmony,’ Barry Manilow’s Passion Project, to Close on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The musical, which Manilow wrote with Bruce Sussman, is about a German singing ensemble that collided with the rising Nazi regime.

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Covid, Crutches, Surgery: For Christopher Abbott the Show Somehow Went On by Michael Paulson

“I thought this could be my swan song, in terms of the angry-young-man thing,” said the actor of his rocky run of “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.”

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Charlotte St. Martin to Step Down as President of Broadway League by Michael Paulson

No reason was given for her unexpected retirement after 18 years in the pivotal role.

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A ‘Great Gatsby’ Musical Is Coming to Broadway in March by Michael Paulson

The latest adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel will feature Jeremy Jordan (“Newsies”) as Jay Gatsby and Eva Noblezada (“Hadestown”) as Daisy Buchanan.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Roundabout to Stage ‘Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘Yellow Face’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Roundabout Theater Company, the biggest nonprofit on Broadway, said it would produce the three shows next season.

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Monday, January 8, 2024

Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Is Becoming a Musical From Orin Wolf by Michael Paulson

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is lined up to write the book, and Lileana Blain-Cruz will direct.

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Friday, January 5, 2024

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Will End Its Broadway Run in April by Michael Paulson

The Tony winner for best musical, about a high school girl with a rare genetic disorder and a criminally dysfunctional family, will begin a national tour in September.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Sondheim Was a Critical Darling. Since His Death, He’s a Hitmaker, Too. by Michael Paulson

The musicals of Stephen Sondheim often struggled at the box office during his lifetime, but since his death several have become huge hits on Broadway.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

He Made ‘Seven Brides’ Less Sexist. But Can He Stage It? by Michael Paulson

David Landay, an author of the 1982 stage musical, reworked a kidnapping scene for a 2021 production. Now he’s suing the estates of his coauthors for the right to keep going.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Off Broadway, a Vital Part of New York Theater, Feels the Squeeze by Michael Paulson

The small theaters that help make the city a theater capital are cutting back as they struggle to recover from the pandemic.

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Monday, December 4, 2023

Alicia Keys’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ to Open on Broadway This Spring by Michael Paulson

The musical, now midway through a sold-out Off Broadway run at the Public Theater, will transfer to the Shubert Theater in March.

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Tammy Faye Bakker Is Broadway Bound. As a Musical. by Michael Paulson

A show about the televangelist, with songs by Elton John and Jake Shears, had a run in London last year and plans to open in New York next season.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Steve Carell to Make Broadway Debut as Uncle Vanya Next Spring by Michael Paulson

The production, a new translation by Heidi Schreck, will also star Alison Pill, William Jackson Harper, Alfred Molina and Anika Noni Rose.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Huey Lewis and the News Musical Is Coming to Broadway in March by Michael Paulson

“The Heart of Rock and Roll” is a romantic comedy featuring songs by the chart-topping 1980s band.

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Monday, October 30, 2023

‘Lempicka,’ New Musical About Art Deco Artist, to Open on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Rachel Chavkin of “Hadestown” will direct the show, which had developmental productions in Massachusetts and California.

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’ to Return to Broadway Next Fall by Michael Paulson

A new production, directed by Kenny Leon, will feature a diverse cast and will aim to speak to contemporary America.

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

‘The Who’s Tommy’ Will Return to Broadway This Spring by Michael Paulson

An acclaimed revival of the musical plans to open in March at the Nederlander Theater.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ Is This Season’s Most-Staged Play by Michael Paulson

Heidi Schreck’s play will have at least 16 productions around the country; last season’s most-produced play, “Clyde’s,” came in second.

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‘Suffs’ Heads to Broadway With Hillary Clinton as a Producer by Michael Paulson

The musical, about early-20th-century efforts to win the right to vote for women, will open in April at the Music Box Theater.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

‘Shucked’ to Play Final Performance at Broadway’s Nederlander Theater by Michael Paulson

The show said Thursday that it would play a final performance at the Nederlander Theater on Jan. 14, but did not rule out continuing elsewhere.

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards