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Michael Paulson
Theater reporter at The New York Times. Previously covered religion. Living in New York; missing New England.
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The backstory of viral sensation : How composer built a family of collaborators through a decade of cabaret work that led him to Broadway.
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Michael Paulson Feb 18
Tonight: at Theater. Time to let go of my phone!
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Michael Paulson Feb 17
Tonight: , now Off Broadway. Show was cancelled last night because of exploding manholes (no joke —not part of the show); tonight street is being excavated but is open agsin.
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Michael Paulson Feb 16
Circus time: Tonight I'm seeing contortionist and aerialist Raphaëlle Boitel's “When Angels Fall” via at .
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Michael Paulson Feb 15
Tonight: “Merrily We Roll Along,” via , at
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Michael Paulson Feb 15
One geekily interesting thing about "Sea Wall/A Life" at is just hearing the sharp contrast between British and American sound -- the shift from Tom Sturridge to Jake Gyllenhaal in accent and affect, and in how they curse, was striking, at least to me.
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Michael Paulson Feb 14
Tonight: “Sea Wall/A Life,” two monologues, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge, at . Happy to be joined for the opening by .
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Michael Paulson Feb 14
Breaking: The Michael Jackson Estate cancels this year’s planned Chicago premiere of its new jukebox biomusical as HBO prepares to debut a documentary detailing abuse allegations against the singer. Estate says it will instead aim for Broadway next year.
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Michael Paulson Feb 13
Replying to @SteveMartinToGo
Oh, and the audience included and Martin Short.
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Michael Paulson Feb 13
It was great hearing cover “Shallow” tonight at , but it was especially sweet to see her cover two songs from Mr. Rogers and tear up as she talked about his importance to her childhood.
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Michael Paulson Feb 13
On Instagram, a look at the use of step in Broadway's "Choir Boy," choreographed by .
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Michael Paulson Feb 13
Isabelle Huppert has five films this year. She's about to appear on the New York stage, starring in "The Mother" at . And she watched "Rent: Live." A profile by :
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Nat'l Endow f/t Arts Feb 12
Know any high school students interested in musical theater? Have them sign up for the NEA Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge! For more info, go to
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Michael Paulson Feb 12
Revivals of "A Raisin in the Sun" (starring ) and "Ghosts" (with Uma Thurman) lead this year. Also: new plays by , Jonathan Payne, Sylvia Khoury, Sharyn Rothstein and Adam Bock.
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Michael Paulson Feb 12
“C. Y. brought complexity and humanity to Chinese-American characters and stories." -- on C. Y. Lee, author of “The Flower Drum Song,” a book later adapted for Broadway and Hollywood.
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Michael Paulson Feb 11
Yes, just sang nine musical theater songs for gala, from “South Pacific” to “Songs for a New World.”
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Michael Paulson Feb 11
Broadway news: extends five months in . She was scheduled to play Eliza until 2/17; now she'll stay until 7/7.
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Michael Paulson Feb 10
Tonight: “Call Me Madam,” via Encores! at
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Michael Paulson Feb 10
Broadway news: This year’s Grammy for musical theater album goes to “The Band’s Visit.”
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Michael Paulson Feb 10
Today’s matinee: “Rags” at
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