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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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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Scenes From Inside the 2019 Tony Awards by Sara Krulwich and Michael Paulson

Our photographer Sara Krulwich is at Radio City Music Hall, looking for moments that might stand out — a stirring song, a striking emotion, a bit of visual razzle dazzle.

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Tony Awards 2019: Live Updates by Michael Paulson

Cher, Jake Gyllenhaal and Audra McDonald are expected to join the host James Corden at the 73rd annual ceremony.

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How to Watch the Tony Awards and What You Need to Know by Scott Heller and Michael Paulson

When and how to watch Broadway’s biggest celebration, plus the best New York Times journalism on the nominees and contests.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

What You Need to Know Before the Tony Awards by Scott Heller and Michael Paulson

When and how to watch Broadway’s biggest celebration, plus the best New York Times journalism on the nominees and contests.

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Survey Says: Look for ‘Hadestown’ and ‘Ferryman’ to Take Tony Trophies by Michael Paulson

We asked voters about their preferences in anticipation of the award ceremony Sunday. Here’s what they said.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

‘For Colored Girls’ and ‘Soft Power’ Will Be Part of Public Theater Season by Michael Paulson

Along with a revival of Ntozake Shange’s “choreopoem” and a new David Henry Hwang musical: work from Tony Kushner, Richard Nelson and Steve Earle.

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‘The Inheritance,’ an Epic Gay Play, is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

Matthew Lopez’s drama, inspired by the novel “Howards End” and presented in two parts, won this year’s Olivier Award for best new play.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

How James Corden Shares His Love of Theater by Michael Paulson and Holly Williams

From a Paris crosswalk to Radio City Music Hall, the TV funnyman and Tony Awards host reminds us that he started on the stage.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

‘King Lear’ Revival Will Close Early on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Despite having Glenda Jackson in the title role, the production was largely overlooked during awards season and attendance has been dropping.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Broadway’s Box Office Keeps Booming. Now Attendance is Surging, Too. by Michael Paulson

A key factor: the rising popularity of New York City as a tourist destination.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Mary-Louise Parker to Return to Broadway in ‘The Sound Inside’ by Michael Paulson

The play, by Adam Rapp, is about a professor, a student, and a terrible diagnosis. It is scheduled to begin performances in September and to open in October.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Watch 7 Songs from Tony-Nominated Broadway Shows by Michael Paulson

Cher! Rodgers & Hammerstein! The Temptations! Plus a giddy prom-goer and a very anxious actress — and only here.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Obie Awards Honor ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ by Michael Paulson

The annual awards ceremony, which celebrates theater beyond Broadway, also gave a prize to Quincy Tyler Bernstine for sustained excellence of performance.

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Marisa Tomei to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘The Rose Tattoo’ by Michael Paulson

The Roundabout Theater Company production, directed by Trip Cullman, will begin previews in September and open in October.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

David Byrne Is Coming to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The pop artist is retooling his “American Utopia” show for a 15-week run from October to January.

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