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Photo Flash: Broadway's Best Honor Tony Winner Diane Paulus at Luncheon

John Gore and Broadway Across America saluted FINDING NEVERLAND director Diane Paulus yesterday (Thursday, April 23) with a lunch at the Lambs Club to celebrate her contributions to Broadway and the road, hot off the heels of this week's announcement of the Finding Neverland tour, beginning in October 2016.

Lot's of Diane's colleagues and friends showed up to cheer her on, such as Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Anna Winter, Joe Torre, Zack Posen, Andrea Martin, Matthew Joseph Thomas and Finding Neverland leading lady Laura Michelle Kelly and choreographer Mia Michaels.

Paulus is the Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Directing credits at the A.R.T. are Pippin, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (winner of Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Director), Prometheus Bound, Death and The Powers: The Robots 'Opera, The Donkey Show, Johnny Baseball, and Best of Both Worlds. Her other recent work includes Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil's newest creation which had its world premiere in Montreal in April 2012; The Public Theater's Tony-Award winning revival of HAIR on Broadway (2009 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, nominated for 8 Tony Awards including Best Director, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama League Award for Best Revival of a Musical), and London's West End; Kiss Me, Kate (Glimmerglass Opera) and Lost Highway (ENO co-production with the Young Vic.) Her opera credits include The Magic Flute (Canadian Opera Company), Il mondo della luna (Hayden Planetarium in New York); Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Turn Of The Screw, Cosi fan tutte, and the Monteverdi trilogy Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, L'incoronazione di Poppea, and Orfeo (Chicago Opera Theater). She is a Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University's English Department, and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Boston Conservatory. Paulus received The Drama League's 2012 Founders Award for Excellence in Directing.

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