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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to Perform ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The two monologues, which the actors performed last winter Off Broadway at the Public Theater, were written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

San Francisco’s Big-Hatted ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to Close after 45 Years by Michael Paulson

This treasured San Francisco staple is renowned as much for its spectacularly sculptural headgear as its content.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Her ‘Great Comet’ Glowed. Now She’s Heading to ‘Hadestown’ by Michael Paulson

Rachel Chavkin is back on Broadway with another eye-popping, folk-fueled musical unlike anything else commercial theater has to offer.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

James Corden to Host Tony Awards for Second Time by Michael Paulson

Mr. Corden, a musical theater enthusiast who won a Tony Award himself in 2012, will preside over the award ceremony on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

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Doors Swing Open for Women and Minorities at Top Ranks of American Theater by Michael Paulson

Artistic directors, the faces of local theater and tastemakers in their communities, have long been white men who have held the posts for many years. That’s changing.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Exit Interview: Please Welcome Tracy Letts to the Stage. Now, Say Goodbye. by Michael Paulson

The play “Nassim,” which never features the same actor twice, reminded the acclaimed writer and performer of the power of listening.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hugh Jackman to Star in ‘Music Man’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The Tony-winning actor will play Harold Hill in a revival that includes members of the creative team behind the recent production of “Hello, Dolly!”

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Britney Spears Songs on Broadway? It’s Not Just a Fairy Tale by Michael Paulson

“Once Upon a One More Time,” a musical comedy featuring 23 songs from the pop star’s catalog, explores an alternative arc for some classic princesses.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

‘Mockingbird’ Play Publisher Demands $500,000 From Harper Lee Estate by Alexandra Alter and Michael Paulson

A filing seeking arbitration says the estate allowed eight theaters around the United States to stage “To Kill a Mockingbird,” then flip-flopped at the last minute.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Producer relents on ‘Mockingbird’ rights, letting some shows go on by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

Scott Rudin's offer was extended to any theater whose rights to stage the old version had been challenged by his legal team.

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‘Mockingbird’ Producer Relents, Letting Local Plays Go Forward by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

Facing criticism for making regional theaters cancel productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Scott Rudin said he would let them go on, using the new Aaron Sorkin script.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Legal threats from Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ sink productions nationwide by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

Dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. have been forced to abandon productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird” under legal threat by Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott …

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American Repertory Theater Will Move to Boston With Help of $100 Million Gift by Michael Paulson

The A.R.T., one of the nation’s leading regional theaters, is currently housed at Harvard in Cambridge, across the Charles River from its planned new home.

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Legal Threats From Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ Sink Productions Around the Country by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

Some community theaters have canceled productions of the play after receiving legal warnings that theirs cannot go on at the same time as the one in New York.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ to Start Offering Classes by Michael Paulson

The Freestyle Love Supreme Academy plans to begin offering classes in New York, starting with foundations of freestyle.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Breaking Up With One Show to Take Another to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The actors and friends Damon Daunno and Amber Gray shared the stage in both “Oklahoma!” and “Hadestown.” For the big move, something had to give.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Guy Behind ‘Be More Chill’ Is Keeping It in the Family by Michael Paulson

Joe Iconis exploded out of N.Y.U. on a wave of hope. A songwriter with a knack for story and a taste for strange, he won the Jonathan Larson grant for early career composers. He scooped up t…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Michael Jackson Estate Cancels Chicago Musical Run by Michael Paulson

The estate attributed the change in plans to labor issues and not a forthcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against the late pop star.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Landmark Broadway deal gives actors a piece of the profits by Michael Paulson

In a groundbreaking agreement Friday, the commercial producers who finance Broadway’s big hits have agreed to give a percentage of profits to performers who help develop successful shows.

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Landmark Broadway Deal Gives Actors a Piece of the Profits by Michael Paulson

Performers and stage managers who help develop hit shows will share in the riches following an agreement reached Friday between their union and producers.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

An Unexpected Hero Will Visit Central Park: Here Comes Hercules by Michael Paulson

The newest feat to be undertaken by the Public Theater’s Public Works program will be an adaptation of the Disney musical “Hercules.”

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

‘Anastasia’ Musical to Close on Broadway on March 31 by Michael Paulson

The show has an unusually ambitious touring schedule, especially for a musical that was not a huge success on Broadway.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Sara Bareilles Sang ‘She Used to Be Mine.’ Now Fans Are Making It Theirs. by Michael Paulson

The song, written for the pregnant protagonist of “Waitress,” has been claimed, unexpectedly, by men, children and singers of all sorts.

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Tony-Winning Broadway Musical ‘The Band’s Visit’ to Close in April by Michael Paulson

At the time of its closing, the show will have played 589 regular and 36 preview performances. The Broadway run will be followed by a national tour.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

The Producer Has a History. So Does This Civil War-Era Musical. by Michael Paulson

“Paradise Square” is the most expensive show Berkeley Repertory Theater has ever done. Its creators are prestigious, its major patron notorious.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lead One-Night ‘Camelot’ Benefit Concert by Michael Paulson

Mr. Miranda will play King Arthur on March 4, with the proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Lincoln Center Theater.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Heads to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The show, which uses Ms. Morissette’s song catalog to tackle sexual violence and addiction, had a sold-out run in Massachusetts last year.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

‘Magic Mike’ Heads for the Stage, as a Broadway-Bound Musical Starting in Boston by Michael Paulson

The musical will be a prequel to the film, telling the story of how Mike Lane became a stripper.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon to Star in ‘Frankie and Johnny’ on Broadway by Michael Paulson

The acclaimed performers will perform a revival of the intense and intimate Terrence McNally play starting in May.

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Michael Jackson Musical to Open in Chicago by Michael Paulson

The show, “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough,” will run this fall, from Oct. 29 to Dec. 1, at the James M. Nederlander Theater.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

A 32-Year Journey to Hell’s Kitchen by Michael Paulson

MCC Theater, an influential but itinerant Off Broadway nonprofit, has finally found a home.

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