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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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Michael Paulson Nov 15
Tonight: “A Chorus Line” at . And with me, seeing it for the first time (is that even possible?) is .
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Matthew Anderson Nov 15
In the most high-brow piece of stunt journalism you will ever read, ran around Venice to see all Tintoretto's major works
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Michael Paulson Nov 14
Tonight’s show: “The Prom”
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Michael Paulson Nov 14
Theater news: names Lee Sunday Evans as its next artistic director
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New York Times Music Nov 14
It takes three women to portray one superstar through the decades in the new Broadway musical “The Cher Show.” Meet the threesome strong enough to take up the challenge.
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Scott Heller Nov 13
Amazing history captured here, including material on “integration showcases" staged for agents and producers, which featured scenes from classic plays with black and white actors — an early effort to promote what came to be called nontraditional casting
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Michael Paulson Nov 14
"I can see you!" On Broadway, Mike Birbiglia () is using humor to manage repeated cell phone interruptions. And we have audio of the exchanges.
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Michael Paulson Nov 13
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Michael Paulson Nov 13
Chicago's historic Oriental Theater is being renamed as the James M. Nederlander Theater by
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Michael Paulson Nov 13
It was a treat last night to see "Amazing Grace," the Aretha Franklin recording session film, at . It's a fascinating historical document. Her voice. Her dad. The spirit. The sweat. The clothes. Mick Jagger. And, btw, the choir director's name is Alexander Hamilton.
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Michael Paulson Nov 13
Douglas Rain appeared in five Broadway plays, and was nominated for a Tony Award in 1972, for his work in "Vivat! Vivat Regina!"
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Michael Paulson Nov 12
Each baby makes slightly more than $1,000 a week.
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Michael Paulson Nov 12
The next Evan Hansen on Broadway is a 16-year-old high school junior
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Michael Paulson Nov 11
Today’s matinee: “Good Grief,” by , at .
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Michael Paulson Nov 10
Tonight: “Waiting for Godot,” via and ’s at . Spotted in the audience: Nathan Lane with Andrea Martin.
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Michael Paulson Nov 10
Today’s second matinee: “Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future,” at
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Michael Paulson Nov 10
Today is a three-show day for me. I'm starting with a look back to 1969, via "Days of Rage," by , at . And who better to accompany me to this play on politics than our politics editor, .
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Michael Paulson Nov 9
Tonight again called out audience members for using their phones during — a woman who appeared to be texting in the front row, and someone who appeared to be videotaping from the mezzanine. He was witty each time, but also made his point.
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Michael Paulson Nov 9
Tonight's show: , written by and starring .
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Michael Paulson Nov 8
Tonight: “Usual Girls,” at
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