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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The 2019 Tony Awards: “Hadestown” Triumphs, Elaine May Sparkles, and Billy Porter Wins the Red Carpet by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews the telecast of the Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, in which Rachel Chavkin, Elaine May, and others gave winning speeches.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Broadway Life of Hillary Clinton by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews Joe Mantello’s Broadway production of Lucas Hnath’s play “Hillary and Clinton,” about the life of the former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the 2…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Two Broadway Shows Dismantle the American Myth by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes on “Oklahoma!” and “What the Constitution Means to Me,” two current theatre productions that have unsettling stories to tell about statehood.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

A Nerd Learns to “Be More Chill” by Michael Schulman

Shoved into a locker as a teen, the actor Will Roland vowed to transform himself—and made it to the nerd-heaven of Broadway, Michael Schulman writes. 

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Spring Theatre Preview by Michael Schulman

Revivals offer enticing actor pairings, including Adam Driver and Keri Russell, in “Burn This,” and Annette Bening and Tracy Letts, in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.”

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Monday, February 25, 2019

An Oscars-Night Diary by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman recaps his night at the 2019 Oscars ceremony, and at the Vanity Fair after-party.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

A Fraught Oscars Season Limps to the Finish Line by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes on the fraught Oscars season—including controversy surrounding the film “Green Book” and Kevin Hart—and the broadcast, on Sunday night, of the Academy Awards.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Jane Curtin Is Playing It Straight by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman interviews the actress Jane Curtin on her sitcom years, the early, turbulent days of “S.N.L.,” and the shifting sands of the present.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Evolution of Red-Carpet Politics by Michael Schulman

The New Yorker writers Michael Schulman and Naomi Fry discuss the history of the red carpet, from Aeschylus to Joan Rivers, in anticipation of the Academy Awards.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Heidi Schreck Takes the Constitution to Broadway by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on the playwright’s combination of memoir and civics lesson in a show for the Trump era.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

When “Spaceman” Came Crashing Down to Earth by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on the star of the one-woman show, who learned, after a curtain-call tumble, that having two broken arms is not unlike being an astronaut.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

A Homecoming for “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman and Rick Negron, who plays a Trumpish King George III in the hit musical “Hamilton,” stroll the plazas of Negron’s home town.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

What “Hamilton” in San Juan Means to Puerto Rico by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s return to “Hamilton” this month, bringing the play to the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and its significance…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

The 2019 Golden Globes Recap: A Thankful Sandra Oh and a Mighty Glenn Close by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews the 2019 Golden Globe awards, an odd night in terms of winners, in which Sandra Oh and Glenn Close gave memorable speeches.

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When Your Dinner Comes with a “Sea to Pan” Journey by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on a tech entrepreneur’s new company, which sells Icelandic fish with a QR code. 

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Monday, December 31, 2018

The Star of “Roma” Takes an Empire State Building Selfie by Michael Schulman

Yalitza Aparicio was studying to be a schoolteacher in a small town in Mexico when she was cast in Alfonso Cuarón’s lauded film. 

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Robert De Niro Is Always Doing Something by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman interviews the actor Robert De Niro on getting a pipe bomb in the mail, on his acting career, and on his public denunciation of Donald Trump.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Best Theatre of 2018 by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman reviews his favorite plays of 2018, including “Angels in America,” “The Waverly Gallery,” and more.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

A Lifetime of Dressing Cher by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes on Bob Mackie’s costumes for “The Cher Show,” a Broadway bio-musical currently running at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Nephew on Winning the Aunt Lottery by Michael Schulman

As Daniel Stiepleman wrote “On the Basis of Sex,” which is centered on the Supreme Court Justice, he came to see the Ginsburgs’ marriage as a model for his own, Michael Schulman writes.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

How Rob Marshall Made Mary Poppins Sing Again by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman interviews the director Rob Marshall about his new film, “Mary Poppins Returns,” which starts Emily Blunt in the title role and features nostalgia-inducing cameos by Dic…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Kevin Hart Withdrew as Oscars Host, But His Homophobia Is Inexcusable by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about the comedian Kevin Hart’s ouster as the host of the Academy Awards, after Web users pointed to his history of homophobic jokes.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Cyndi Lauper’s Mission to Help Homeless Teens by Michael Schulman

The pop star, who was briefly homeless during her teens, helped open two shelters for L.G.B.T. youth.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

“Don’t Look Now,” Nicolas Roeg’s Uncanny Masterpiece by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman recommends “Don’t Look Now,” a film from 1973 by the British director Nicolas Roeg.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Bernard-Henri Lévy on Anti-Semitism, American Elections, and the Future of Europe by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on the French writer and public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy's Off Broadway début, a solo play called “Looking for Europe.”

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Winter Theatre Preview: Teen Angst and a Gender-Bending “King Lear” by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman on “Kiss Me, Kate,” at Studio 54; “Be More Chill,” at the Lyceum; “About Alice,” at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center; and more.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

The Voodoo Operators of Broadway’s “King Kong” by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman goes inside a custom control booth where a team of specialty puppeteers operates a twenty-foot-tall animatronic ape.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Is It Curtains for the Drama Book Shop? by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman writes about the Drama Book Shop, a beloved New York City theatre institution that will soon be forced from its home and is hoping to find a new space.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How Paul Dano Came to Adapt a Richard Ford Novel for His Movie “Wildlife” by Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman interviews the actor Paul Dano about his directorial début, ”Wildlife,” which is based on a novel by Richard Ford and stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

What Would Damien Chazelle Weigh on the Moon? by Michael Schulman

The director of “First Man” examines a chunk of moon rock and ponders space exploration.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe and the Art of the Fact-Check by Michael Schulman

Researching his role in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” the actor embeds in The New Yorker’s fact-checking department.

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