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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Taking the Lead on Broadway by Michael Paulson

In the theater world, women are wielding more power as producers.

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Tripping on Broadway: A New Musical Explores LSD Use by Cary Grant and More by Michael Paulson

The Lincoln Center Theater show is written by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, and will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

San Francisco Theater Owners Settle Litigation by Michael Paulson

Robert Nederlander and Carole Shorenstein Hays can compete to program shows in their now separately operated playhouses.

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‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘A Soldier’s Play’ to Be Revived on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The Roundabout Theater Company productions each explore race in America.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Who Calls the Shots on Broadway? She Does by Michael Paulson

Female producers, migrating from nonprofit theater and the entertainment industry, are bringing new skills and values to the commercial stage.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

‘How I Learned to Drive’ Is Finally Coming to Broadway. With Its Original Stars. by Michael Paulson

Mary-Louise Parker will reunite with her original co-star, David Morse, in the spring for the Broadway debut of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-winning play.

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Campbell Scott to Star in Broadway ‘Christmas Carol’ by Michael Paulson

The film and TV actor will portray Scrooge in Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Dickens, which has been a London holiday hit since 2017.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Remembering Hal Prince: 12 Broadway Luminaries Share Their Stories by Michael Paulson

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Patti LuPone and others recall memorable moments with the longtime director and producer who died this week.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Divorced. Beheaded. Broadway. by Michael Paulson

“Six,” a British pop musical about the guess-how-many wives of Henry VIII, will open next spring.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hal Prince, Broadway legend, has died at 91. by Michael Paulson

Breaking news: Harold (Hal) Prince, a longtime producer and director who was one of the most significant figures in the history of Broadway, has died at 91. Among his many distinctions -- he…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

He Once Shilled for ‘Shogun.’ Then ‘Hamilton’ Came Along. by Michael Paulson

Sam Rudy, whose career covers generations of Broadway history, is leaving show business — and New York City — after 40 years as a theater publicist.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Faye Dunaway Is Dropped From Broadway-Bound Play About Katharine Hepburn by Michael Paulson

The producers of “Tea at Five,” a one-woman show, say the play will debut on the West End instead, with a new actress.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Jonathan Groff to Lead Off Broadway ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by Michael Paulson

The two-time Tony nominee is teaming up with the director Michael Mayer for a Westside Theater production in September.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

‘The Great Society,’ About L.B.J., Is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The playwright, Robert Schenkkan, also wrote the Tony-winning “All the Way,” about an earlier chapter of the Johnson presidency.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Jack Viertel Stepping Down at Encores! After 20 Years as Leader by Michael Paulson

A tenure that included 60 concert presentations of classic shows and led to several Broadway productions will conclude with “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Blackout Bruises Broadway Box Office by Michael Paulson

The Saturday night outage prompted 26 shows to cancel performances, and led to a $3.5 million drop in the industry’s weekly grosses.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Blackout Darkens Broadway, but Songs Brighten Sidewalk Scenes by Michael Paulson

Most theaters closed down on their most lucrative night of the week, but some casts gave their fans a memorable moment.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

‘Slave Play’ is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

After a buzzed-about Off Broadway run, Jeremy O. Harris’s provocative exploration of race relations and sexuality will open at the Golden Theater.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tom Hiddleston to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘Betrayal’ by Michael Paulson

Jamie Lloyd’s production of Harold Pinter’s romantic triangle is transferring this fall after a sold-out London run.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

‘Be More Chill’ to End Broadway Run in August by Michael Paulson

The musical, fueled by social media love, opened in March — a tough time of year for a show with a largely student fan base.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

‘The Minutes,’ by Tracy Letts, Is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The politically themed comedy, about a fractious municipal government meeting, will open in 2020.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

‘The Prom’ Will End Its Broadway Run in August by Michael Paulson

The joyful musical comedy won strong reviews but could not break through in a competitive theater market.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The improv show will begin a 16-week run in September.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Seek More Gender Diversity Onstage? Look at This List by Michael Paulson

After five years of pressing for parity, the collective known as the Kilroys says it is seeing progress. Meanwhile, more suggestions for plays to present.

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‘Girl From the North Country,’ With Bob Dylan Songs, Is Bound for Broadway by Michael Paulson

The show, written and directed by Conor McPherson, explores the struggles of boardinghouse residents in Depression-era Minnesota.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Debra Messing Will Star in ‘Birthday Candles’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The Roundabout Theater Company production, which follows a woman’s long life, marks the playwright Noah Haidle’s Broadway debut.

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‘Hillary and Clinton’ to End Broadway Run Early by Michael Paulson

Lucas Hnath’s play about a familiar-sounding power couple will wrap up on June 23.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Ed Harris to Succeed Jeff Daniels in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Mr. Harris, featured in “Westworld” on television, is a four-time Oscar nominee.

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Illusionist Derren Brown to Perform ‘Secret’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The show, a mix of mind reading and magic, is to open in September.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ali Stroker on Winning the Tony: ‘I Was Meant to Be in This Seat’ by Michael Paulson

The flirtatious Ado Annie of Broadway’s “Oklahoma!”relishes the chance to embody what a disabled performer can accomplish.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Taylor Mac’s ‘Gary’ Will Close Early on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The profane and bloody comic “sequel” to “Titus Andronicus” has been dying at the box office.

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