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Friday, January 27, 2023

Obies to Honor Off Broadway Work Made During and After Lockdown by Michael Paulson

An in-person ceremony next month will focus on celebrating New York’s resilient theater scene; most awards will be announced in advance.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

‘Room’ Will Be Staged on Broadway, Starring Adrienne Warren by Michael Paulson

Emma Donoghue adapted the show from her best-selling 2010 novel; she also wrote the screenplay for the 2015 film.

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Monday, January 16, 2023

As ‘A Strange Loop’ Ends, Its Creator Looks Back on a ‘Supernova’ by Michael Paulson

Michael R. Jackson discussed his Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical, which closed Sunday after a nine-month Broadway run.

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Shakespeare in the Park Will Stage ‘Hamlet’ This Summer by Michael Paulson

Ato Blankson-Wood will star as the aggrieved prince in a modern-dress production directed by Kenny Leon.

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‘Here Lies Love,’ an Imelda Marcos Disco Musical, Will Play Broadway by Michael Paulson

The immersive dance show, with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, will arrive this summer after a decade of productions Off Broadway and in London and Seattle.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Barry Grove to Depart Manhattan Theater Club After 48 Years by Michael Paulson

During his tenure, the nonprofit supported works that have gone on to earn seven Pulitzer Prizes and nearly 30 Tony Awards.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Ben Platt to Lead ‘Parade’ Revival on Broadway This Season by Michael Paulson

The musical’s exploration of antisemitism is timely, with rising concern about the issue in the United States and beyond.

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Monday, January 9, 2023

BAM Artistic Director David Binder to Step Down in July by Michael Paulson

Binder, who was a Broadway producer before joining the nonprofit in 2019, plans to return to theater’s commercial sector.

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

‘Ohio State Murders,’ Starring Audra McDonald, to Close on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The 75-minute memory play by Adrienne Kennedy had been scheduled to run until Feb. 12; it will close on Jan. 15.

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British Comedy ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ Plans Spring Broadway Bow by Michael Paulson

The farce, by the team behind “The Play That Goes Wrong,” is about a bumbling theater company attempting to stage the popular children’s play.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Broadway Bounces Back With ‘Best Week Since the Before Times’ by Michael Paulson

Broadway shows grossed $51.9 million during the holiday week, the most since 2019, and “The Lion King” set a record for the most earned by any show in a single week.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Onstage, It’s Finally Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Again by Michael Paulson

After one holiday season lost to the pandemic and another curtailed by Omicron, seasonal staples including “The Nutcracker,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Messiah” are back in force.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Musical adaptation of ‘Almost Famous’ will close on Broadway by Michael Paulson

“Almost Famous,” a stage adaptation of the acclaimed 2000 film about a teenager who travels with a rock band while endeavoring to become a music journalist, will close on Broadway on Jan…

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Musical Adaptation of ‘Almost Famous’ Will Close on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The show, a passion project for Cameron Crowe, opened on Broadway in early November, but has faced soft sales in a competitive market.

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New Broadway Labor Agreement Includes Pandemic-Prompted Changes by Michael Paulson

The deal, ratified by members of Actors’ Equity, provides salary increases for performers and stage managers, and allows producers to make short-term hires.

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Friday, December 16, 2022

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Will Transfer to Broadway Next Fall by Michael Paulson

Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez and Daniel Radcliffe, now starring in an Off Broadway revival, will lead the Broadway production as well.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Tony Awards to Be Staged in Manhattan’s Washington Heights by Michael Paulson

The annual ceremony honoring Broadway’s top productions and performers is moving to the Manhatta neighborhood where “In the Heights” was set.

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Friday, December 9, 2022

‘Ain’t No Mo’’ to Close on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The play, a biting comedy by Jordan E. Cooper, will have its final performance on Dec. 18, just over two weeks after opening.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Broadway’s ‘KPOP’ Will Close on Sunday by Michael Paulson

The final performance, just two weeks after its opening, will include a panel discussion about Asian American and Pacific Islander representation.

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Monday, December 5, 2022

‘Fat Ham,’ a Pulitzer-Winning Riff on ‘Hamlet,’ Is Broadway-Bound by Michael Paulson

The play, by James Ijames, will be at the American Airlines Theater starting March 21.

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Courtroom Drama: New Legal Battle Over ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

Three years ago a new Broadway play based on the classic Harper Lee novel tried to prevent regional stagings of an earlier dramatization. Now, the roles are reversed.

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Doing It Again: Spears Songs and Fairy Tale Characters, Now for Broadway by Michael Paulson

“Once Upon a One More Time” plans to open on Broadway next summer.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

‘Phantom of the Opera’ to Delay Broadway Closing After Sales Spike by Michael Paulson

Last week was the highest-grossing in the show’s 35-year history.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Jessica Chastain to Star in New Broadway ‘A Doll’s House’ by Michael Paulson

The Academy Award-winning actress will lead a spring revival of the classic Henrik Ibsen play, revised by Amy Herzog and directed by Jamie Lloyd.

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How ‘The Lion King’ Got to Broadway and Ruled for 25 Years (So Far) by Michael Paulson

A surprising collaboration between an entertainment giant (Disney) and an avant-garde artist (Julie Taymor) birthed the most successful musical in history.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Broadway Musical ‘Shucked’ Features Songs by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally by Michael Paulson

The musical, with songs by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, just finished a pre-Broadway run in Utah, and will begin New York performances in March.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

‘Dancin’’ Revival to Boogie Onto Broadway in March by Michael Paulson

The show, originally created by Bob Fosse in the late 1970s, has been reimagined with the blessing of his daughter.

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Between Kanye and the Midterms, the Unsettling Stream of Antisemitism by Michael Paulson and Ruth Graham

For American Jews, this fall has become increasingly worrisome. On Thursday alone, the F.B.I. warned of threats to New Jersey synagogues and the Nets suspended Kyrie Irving.

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Ben Platt on the Unfortunate Timeliness of His ‘Parade’ Revival by Michael Paulson

The 29-year-old actor, best known for his Tony-winning turn in “Dear Evan Hansen,” this week returns to the stage at New York City Center.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

‘New York, New York,’ a Film-Inspired Homage, Plans Broadway Bow by Michael Paulson

The new musical, based on the 1977 Martin Scorsese film, features songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb and is directed by Susan Stroman.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Nathan Lane to Return to Broadway This Winter in ‘Pictures From Home’ by Michael Paulson

The play, written by Sharr White and directed by Bartlett Sher, will also star Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker.

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