Michael Paulson

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Broadway rang out 2016 with a very big bang. The 33 plays and musicals running last week brought in a whopping $49. 7 million, making it the week...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


Hillary Clinton, who has kept a relatively low public profile since losing the presidential election two months ago, on Sunday showed up at the fin...

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Jennifer Holliday sang for the Reagans. She sang for the Bushes (father and son). And she sang for the Clintons. So when the planners of this year’...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


Jennifer Holliday, the winning singer who on Friday said she planned to sing at an welcome concert next week, on Saturday changed her mind, cit...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


Cate Blanchett is proving to be a strong draw on Broadway. “The Present,” a new adaptation of a Chekhov play starring Ms. Blanchett in her Broa...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


“M. Butterfly,” the play about a French diplomat who has a lengthy affair with a Chinese opera singer, will be revived on Broadway this fall with...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, who has championed the arts and welcomed refugees while in office, said on Saturday that he would visit Br...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


“My Fair Lady,” which won the Tony for best new musical in 1957, will return to Broadway next year for the first time in a quarter century. Lincoln...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, whose emphasis on welcoming refugees has been at odds with the harsher stance of the Trump administration,...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


“Miss Saigon” started with an audacious idea — create a musical that explores the end of the Vietnam War through an romance between a virginal...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


In 1957, Walt Disney laid out what was then an astonishing plan for an entertainment ecosystem: Animated movies would fuel theme park attractions, ...

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Kate Shindle is compiling quite the résumé. Once she was Miss America. Now she’s a labor leader, the president of Actors’ Equity. And this week she...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


Jake Gyllenhaal is delaying his return to Broadway. A revival of Lanford Wilson’s “Burn This,” starring Mr. Gyllenhaal, that was scheduled to begin...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


They met at 18, the worst dancers in a college ballet class, and sought refuge in a basement practice room, taking a first stab at songwriting with...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


The producers of “Hamilton,” a show that could well make hundreds of millions of dollars, on Friday bowed to pressure and said they would share som...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


“Hamilton” is about to hit the road. And, more than a year before it arrives in many cities, theaters around the country are trying to convert the ...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


Lincoln Center Theater unexpectedly announced Sunday that it would close its production of “The King and I” this month. The sumptuous production, w...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


Just how many Hamiltons can “Hamilton” make? Broadway’s new blockbuster has only been open for 10 months, but already, this musical about America...

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Bye bye baby: “Jersey Boys” is closing on Jan. 15. The jukebox musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons opened on Nov. 6, 2005, and won fou...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times


In the beginning, there was the book. Famously long, and a bit of a slog. But Volume 2 Part 5 caught the cruise ship pianist’s eye. There was that ...

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Michael Paulson

New York Times