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Diane Paulus

Finding Neverland: Family-friendly

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If Finding Neverland isn't a brilliant musical, it's still an entertaining one, using all sorts of stage legerdemain to entrance an audience looking for good old-fashioned Broadway magic.

The Enchantment of Finding Neverland

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Director Diane Paulus, whose specialty is the creation of enchantment, outdoes herself even in the story's darkest moments. Yes, special effects play a big, dazzling part. This is a story for children who do, in the end, have to grow up.

Another Op'ning: The Blue Carpet at Finding Neverland

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.16.2015 | New York
Cara Joy David

There is nothing like the electricity present on a Broadway opening night. Those in attendance at film premieres often say the audience feels charged. In the theater, the actors have a chance to pick up on that. That energy impacts them on the stage.

First Nighter: Flying Off Course While 'Finding Neverland'

David Finkle | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Weinstein has certainly toiled industriously to render the movie he produced into a hit. Maybe the hordes of Peter Pan fans will turn it into one.

Aisle View: Spring Spectacular

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Since the place was reborn in 1979 under the direction of the new Radio City Musical Hall Productions, the Spring Spectacular has been reliably perky, friendly, and leaning towards mass-market bland.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

George Heymont | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Every now and then when I'm searching for a theme to write about, I find inspiration in a most unusual source: serendipitous calendaring.

Lucie Arnaz: Why Her Addition to the Pippin Cast Stands Out

Greg Archer | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Being raised in the entertainment business -- her parents were showbiz legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, after all -- may have helped Arnaz hone her career path, but at 63, she is definitely her own woman -- creativity and all.

On the Culture Front: Kids Entertainment That Doesn't Suck and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

If you have kids, I can't imagine a better place to take them on a Saturday morning.

By The Light of the Feminist Moon

George Heymont | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In truth, much of the world has come a long way from the crude Freudian symbolism which insists that anything long and straight represents a male and anything resembling a circle represents a female.

It's Not Just About The Goat

George Heymont | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

When my business partner and I launched Alert & Oriented Medical Transcription Services more than two decades ago, one of our early clients was a San ...

Breaking Bad at Harvard -- Cranston's A.R.T. Debut

Heidi Legg | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Heidi Legg

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston convinced me last night that the Golden Age of Television is making its way into the Golden Age of Theater. Wow, can he act. I know all the Breaking Bad mega-fans are saying I told you so.

Tony Winner Emily Mann on Girls Night at the Tonys

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Angela Bonavoglia

If McCarter Theater Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann's acceptance speech at the Tonys for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as best play was gracious, so also were the circumstances under which she came to give it.

Tony Award Winner Director Diane Paulus

Heidi Legg | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Heidi Legg

Sitting down with Diane Paulus is like finding yourself on the stage of great theatrical production where you are rapt with awe and fascination on how one woman could have such deep love for theater, it's power to transform her audience into a character in the play.

The Green Thumb Of Broadway

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — If Broadway musicals were gardens, their directors would be the gardeners. And right now, Diane Paulus is the gardener with one of th...

First Nighter: Tom Hanks, Other Talkative Tony 2013 Nominees Spark Their Press Brunch

David Finkle | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Harvey Fierstein was wearing kinky running shoes by New Balance because, according to him, "I have fat feet." Yes, but where was it that he especia...

First Nighter: Diane Paulus's Pippin Flies Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease

David Finkle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In Chicago, Fosse had Fred Ebb and John Kander explain the power of giving 'em the old razzle-dazzle, and Diane Paulus has taken that dictum to heart with her American Repertory Theater production

12 Female Directors Reshaping Theater

ARTINFO | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Of the 39 productions that opened on Broadway in 2008, just three were directed by women. This season that number doubles to six. Off-Broadway, anothe...

Angela Lansbury on Erroneous Reports: "I Am Not a Republican"

Evan Mulvihill | Posted 12.24.2012 | Celebrity
Evan Mulvihill

On Sunday, Angela Lansbury was the guest of honor at The Players' Pipe Night honoring Audra McDonald. Of course, the topic of the election came up.

Why Quibble? The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Revived on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

A controversy over whether or not the original 1935 opera Porgy and Bess can work clouds over what should be a celebration. Filled with perhaps the most well-known lyrics in the American songbook, Porgy and Bess in any variation is welcome.

Rebecca Carroll

Audra McDonald Breaks From 'Porgy and Bess' For Fall Concert Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices

Audra McDonald will take a brief break from the acting hustle to focus on singing after the controversial new musical adaptation of "Porgy and Bess," ...

Rebecca Carroll

Questions For 'Chasing Heaven' Playwright And Director Leah Maddrie

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

Next winter, the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., will stage a new version of the time-honored Gershwin classic "Porgy and Bess" writte...

Good Hair Day

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.13.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Hair is back! The quintessential Age of Aquarius rock musical with its antic tribe, tie-dye tees, frayed jeans, mega frizz and naked joy, seems only...

"The Play's the Thing": Getting Butts in the Seats

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Wren Collins

"I don't think revolution ever happens on big Broadway stages. So our responsibility is to create extraordinary events in small rooms that infect the rest of the culture," Anne Bogart insists.

Video: Opera Plays New York's Hayden Planetarium

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

I had the opportunity to film the Met's rehearsal of the Haydn opera Il mondo della luna (The World on the Moon) at the Natural History Museum.