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Diane Paulus

 
Bio:
Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the A.R.T., where her directing credits include: Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera (premiered in Monaco in September 2010), Johnny Baseball, Best of Both Worlds and The Donkey Show, a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the A.R.T., where her directing credits include: Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera (premiered in Monaco in September 2010), Johnny Baseball, Best of Both Worlds and The Donkey Show, a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Performer

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2023]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2022]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Original Director[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2021]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Boston, 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Boston, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Co-Creative Director
 
[US Tour, 2014]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Director
 
[West End, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[New York, 2001]
Director

Writing

Conceiver
Creator
Playwright

Diane Paulus Biography

Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the A.R.T., where her directing credits include: Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera (premiered in Monaco in September 2010), Johnny Baseball, Best of Both Worlds and The Donkey Show, a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which ran for six years Off-Broadway.

Her recent theater credits include The Public Theater's revival of Hair on Broadway (2009 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, nominated for eight Tony Awards including Best Director, as well as winner of a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama League Award for Best Revival of a Musical). Other recent work includes Kiss Me, Kate (Glimmerglass Opera) and Lost Highway (ENO co-production with the Young Vic). Opera credits include Il Mondo Della Luna (Gotham Chamber Opera at the Hayden Planetarium), Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Turn Of The Screw, Cosi fan tutte; and Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, L'incoronazione di Poppea and Orfeo at the Chicago Opera Theater. Diane is a Professor of the Practice of Theater at Harvard University.

Paulus was recently named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Boston" by Boston Magazine and received the 2011 Elliot Norton Award for Best Director for her work on Prometheus Bound, Johnny Baseball and Hair.

She is a recent recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Boston Conservatory.

Diane Paulus Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Direction of a Musical
Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Diane Paulus, Pippin
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Diane Paulus, Pippin
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Direction of a Musical
Diane Paulus, Pippin
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Gold Star
Diane Paulus
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Direction of a Musical
Diane Paulus, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Diane Paulus, Hair
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Diane Paulus, Hair
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Direction of a Musical
Diane Paulus, Hair

Diane Paulus News

MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES to be Presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in March Photo MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES to be Presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

Yale Repertory Theatre will start the second half of its 2022–23 season with Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro, directed by Laurie Woolery, March 10–April 1 at the University Theatre.

Broadway's 1776 Comes To Center Theatre Group This April Photo Broadway's 1776 Comes To Center Theatre Group This April
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2023

Center Theatre Group will present the Broadway revival of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, running April 11- May 7, 2023.

What's On Tour? A Guide to Currently Running and Upcoming National Touring Production Photo What's On Tour? A Guide to Currently Running and Upcoming National Touring Productions
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2023

Favorites like Hamilton, Wicked, Anastasia, and Beetlejuice have already announced planned stops around the country. Want to know what's on tour now, or coming soon to a theatre near you? Enjoy Broadway locally with BroadwayWorld's full list of Broadway National Tours in 2023. 

Review: JAGGED LITTLE PILL at Providence Performing Arts Center Photo Review: JAGGED LITTLE PILL at Providence Performing Arts Center
by John McDaid - Jan 19, 2023

What did our critic think of JAGGED LITTLE PILL at Providence Performing Arts Center?

1776, CHARLOTTE'S WEB & More Lead Philadelphia's January Theater Top 10 Photo 1776, CHARLOTTE'S WEB & More Lead Philadelphia's January Theater Top 10
by BWW Staff - Jan 18, 2023

Philadelphia is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. This month's picks include 1776, A Year With Frog And Toad, A Soldier's Play and more!

Colton Ryan & Anna Uzele to Star in NEW YORK, NEW YORK Opening on Broadway This Spri Photo Colton Ryan & Anna Uzele to Star in NEW YORK, NEW YORK Opening on Broadway This Spring
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele will star in the brand new Kander & Ebb musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, coming to Broadway this Spring! See how to purchase tickets and more!

Gisela Adisa, Nancy Anderson, Joanna Glushak, Liz Mikel & More to Star in 1776 Nation Photo Gisela Adisa, Nancy Anderson, Joanna Glushak, Liz Mikel & More to Star in 1776 National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

The National Tour cast has been announced for American Repertory Theater/Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of 1776. See who is starring in the production, tour dates, and how to purchase tickets!

Listen: TAKE A BOW Launches Season 4 With Guest Elizabeth Teeter Photo Listen: TAKE A BOW Launches Season 4 With Guest Elizabeth Teeter
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2023

Broadway's Eli Tokash, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network,  have released this week's episode of TAKE A BOW. The podcast explores what it is like to be a teenager in the entertainment business, and seeks advice from veteran performers. 

4 Broadway Shows Close Today Photo 4 Broadway Shows Close Today
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 8, 2023

Broadway says goodbye to four musicals and BroadwayWorld has the scoop on what comes next for the beloved productions.

Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Photo Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2023

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George).

Diane Paulus Videos

Video: Go Inside Opening Night for 1776 on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Go Inside Opening Night for 1776 on Broadway

by Opening Night - Oct 8, 2022

There is a revolution happening on Broadway! Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theater's new Broadway production of 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, opened officially at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and were taking you inside the festivities in this video.

Video: Watch Highlights from 1776 on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Watch Highlights from 1776 on Broadway

by Show Highlights - Oct 6, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theater’s new Broadway production of 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, is now in previews on Broadway and opens officially on October 6, 2022. Get a first look at highlights here!

VIDEO: 1776 Cast Performs 'Sit Down, John' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: 1776 Cast Performs 'Sit Down, John' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

The cast of 1776 appeared on Good Morning America to perform 'Sit Down, John.' The performance included Crystal Lucas-Perry as 'John Adams,' Gisela Adisa as 'Robert Livingston,' Nancy Anderson as 'George Read,' Becca Ayers as 'Col. Thomas McKean,' Carolee Carmello as 'John Dickinson, and more. Watch the video of their performance now!

VIDEO: Crystal Lucas-Perry Releases 'With A Me' Inspired by Her Journey as John Adams Videoplay
VIDEO: Crystal Lucas-Perry Releases 'With A Me' Inspired by Her Journey as John Adams in 1776

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2022

Crystal Lucas-Perry has released a heartfelt, empowering music video and original song, “With A Me”, inspired by her journey as John Adams in the musical 1776, currently in previews on Broadway. Watch here!

VIDEO: Patina Miller Stars in POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN Season Two Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Patina Miller Stars in POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN Season Two Trailer

by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2022

Watch the trailer for the series, starring MeKai Curtis as “Kanan” and Tony Award winner Patina Miller (Into The Woods, “Madam Secretary”) as his mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas. Averaging nearly 9M viewers across platforms in its debut season, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” is one of the best performing first seasons in STARZ history.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal For Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T. Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal For Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T.

by Stage Tube - May 23, 2022

The Broadway-bound production of 1776 began performances lat week at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, and we've got a new teaser of the cast in action in rehearsal.

VIDEO: First Look Inside Rehearsal For Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T. Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look Inside Rehearsal For Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T.

by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022

Get a first look inside the rehearsal room for the Broadway-bound production of 1776 at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.

VIDEO: Cast Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Performs At The Australian Open Videoplay
VIDEO: Cast Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL Performs At The Australian Open

by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2022

The cast of Jagged Little Pill, the Grammy and Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired Alanis Morissette's ground-breaking album of the same name, recently performed at the Australian open! Check out their full performance.

VIDEO: Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry Perform 'You Matter to Me' From WAITRESS Videoplay
VIDEO: Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry Perform 'You Matter to Me' From WAITRESS

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry are currently starring Waitress on Broadway; the limited engagement at the Barrymore Theatre ends on January 9. Check out a video of them performing “You Matter To Me” from the hit show!

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles and the Cast of WAITRESS Perform 'Opening Up' in Rehearsal Videoplay
VIDEO: Sara Bareilles and the Cast of WAITRESS Perform 'Opening Up' in Rehearsal

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2021

Watch the cast sing together for the first time before Waitress officially returns to Broadway on September 2.


Diane Paulus Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Diane Paulus written?
Diane Paulus has written 3 shows including The Donkey Show: A Midsummer Night's Disco (Creator), Eli's Comin' (Playwright), Swimming with Watermelons (Conceiver).

What awards has Diane Paulus been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jagged Little Pill , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jagged Little Pill , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Pippin , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pippin , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pippin , Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards) , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hair Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hair and Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hair .

What awards has Diane Paulus won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jagged Little Pilland Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards).