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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)

Stage Credits

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

Productions

 
[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

Photos

A.R.T. Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Art Photo

A.R.T. Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus

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Date:
06/10/2022
A.R.T. Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Art Photo

A.R.T. Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus thank everyone for attending

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Date:
06/10/2022
Barbara Hostetter, Gala Honoree Linda Henry, and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Arti Photo

Barbara Hostetter, Gala Honoree Linda Henry, and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus

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Date:
06/10/2022
 Gala Honoree Linda Henry and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom
  Artistic Director Dia Photo

Gala Honoree Linda Henry and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus pose with Linda’s award: two of the original copies of Ms. Magazine, a letter from Gloria Steinem, and a photo of Gloria Steinem and Linda Henry

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Date:
06/10/2022
 Gala Co-Chairs Sam & Amanda Kennedy, A.R.T. Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.,  Photo

Gala Co-Chairs Sam & Amanda Kennedy, A.R.T. Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Diane Paulus, Gala Honoree Linda Henry, Gala Co-Chair Maureen Sheehan, and Gala Co-Chair and A.R.T. Trustee Mike Sheehan

From: 
Date:
06/10/2022

 

Stage

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

Productions

[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

Full Cast Announced For MARY POPPINS at The Muny Photo Full Cast Announced For MARY POPPINS at The Muny
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's high-flying production of Mary Poppins this July. Find out who is in the cast. 

Wake Up With BWW 6/24: 1776 Trailer, First Listen to PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recording,  Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/24: 1776 Trailer, First Listen to PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recording, and More!
by - Jun 24, 2022

Today's top stories include an all new trailer for Broadway-bound production of 1776. Plus, listen to Joaquina Kalukango sing 'Let It Burn' from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Paradise Square, and more!

World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Cent Photo World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Center Theatre Group 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 

VIDEO: First Look at the Trailer for Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T. Photo VIDEO: First Look at the Trailer for Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Get a first look at the trailer here for the new Diane Paulus directed production of 1776!

Photo: Senator Elizabeth Warren Attends 1776 At American Repertory Theater Photo Photo: Senator Elizabeth Warren Attends 1776 At American Repertory Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

Massachusetts Senator and American Repertory Theater fan Elizabeth Warren attended 1776 on Thursday, June 16.

Zadie Smith's THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN to Return to Kiln Theatre Ahead of US Transfer at Photo Zadie Smith's THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN to Return to Kiln Theatre Ahead of US Transfer at American Repertory Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

With Girl on an Altar by Marina Carr running and Zodwa Nyoni’s The Darkest Part of the Night in rehearsals, Kiln Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announced the return of Zadie Smith’s The Wife of Willesden to the venue, running from 14 December to 28 January.

American Repertory Theater Announces Additional 2022-2023 Programming; North American Photo American Repertory Theater Announces Additional 2022-2023 Programming; North American Premiere Of The Wife of WILLESDEN, LIFE OF PI & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

A new, five-person version of an award-winning docudrama by longtime A.R.T. collaborator Anna Deavere Smith and the North American premiere of a new adaptation of Chaucer’s tale The Wife of Bath that celebrates community and the human knack for telling tales were announced today as additions to the 2022/23 programming lineup at A.R.T.

Photos: American Repertory Theater Raises $1.35 Million & Honors Linda Henry at Gala Photo Photos: American Repertory Theater Raises $1.35 Million & Honors Linda Henry at Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University raised $1.35 million in support of the theater’s mission to expand the boundaries of theater through its artistic productions and educational offerings at its annual fundraising gala held last Monday, June 6. Check out photos from the gala!

The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season Will Include HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, HADESTOWN, and  Photo The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season Will Include HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, HADESTOWN, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022

The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season features 14 shows ‚Äď 6 Main Season shows; 3 Off-Mirvish Season shows, and 5 Bonus shows. See the complete schedule and find out how to get tickets.

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T.; What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T.; What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jun 6, 2022

The Broadway-bound production of 1776 began performances last month at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Let's see what the critics are saying and read all the reviews!

Diane Paulus Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal For Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T. VideoVIDEO: 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. VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 ‚ÄúYou Matter To Me‚ÄĚ from the hit show!

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

VIDEO: Alanis Morissette Talks 'Jagged Little Pill' on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN VideoVIDEO: Alanis Morissette Talks 'Jagged Little Pill' on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2020

Alanis Morissette talked about the holidays and her Tony nominations for the 'Jagged Little Pill' musical on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' this morning.

VIDEO: Alanis Morissette Talks 'Jagged Little Pill' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Alanis Morissette Talks 'Jagged Little Pill' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2020

Alanis talks about it being 25 years since ‚ÄúJagged Little Pill‚ÄĚ came out and her Broadway musical based on the album being nominated for 15 Tony Awards, her 10-year-old son having a Christmas birthday, ‚Äúunschooling‚ÄĚ her kids, and the new remix of her latest album ‚ÄúSuch Pretty Forks in the Mix.‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: On This Day, September 2 - Happy Birthday, Joshua Henry! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 2 - Happy Birthday, Joshua Henry!
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2020

On this day we're celebrating the birthday of the great, Joshua Henry!

Broadway Rewind: PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway in 2013! VideoBroadway Rewind: PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway in 2013!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the first Broadway revival of Pippin, which played at the the Music Box Theatre for 709 performances. The beloved coming-of-age musical features a book by Roger O. Hirson, and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

Exclusive Video: Jeremy Jordan Sings From BONNIE & CLYDE In Concert With Seth Rudetsk VideoExclusive Video: Jeremy Jordan Sings From BONNIE & CLYDE In Concert With Seth Rudetsky
by Alan Henry - Jun 15, 2020

Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, Jeremy Jordan headlined a live concert this weekend June 14th at 8 PM ET. A replay of the concert will also be available to watch one time only at 3PM on June 15th, TODAY!


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).