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Paula Wagner is a renowned American film producer and talent agent who has also made a name for herself on Broadway. Born on December 12, 1946, in Youngstown, Ohio, Wagner began her career as an actress and dancer before transitioning to producing.
Wagner's Broadway credits include serving as a co-producer for the Tony Award-winning productions of "The Heiress" (1995), "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" (1997), and "The Graduate" (2002). She also produced the critically acclaimed "The Mercy Seat" (2002) and "The Exonerated" (2003). Her most recent Broadway production was "Pretty Woman: The Musical" (2018), which received mixed reviews but was a commercial success.
Before her success on Broadway, Wagner worked as a talent agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles. During her time at CAA, she represented some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Val Kilmer. Wagner and Cruise formed a partnership in 1993 and founded the production company Cruise/Wagner Productions. The company's first film was "Mission: Impossible" (1996), which was a massive box office success and spawned a franchise that continues to this day.
Over the years, Wagner has produced many other successful films, including "The Others" (2001), "Vanilla Sky" (2001), and "War of the Worlds" (2005). She also produced the Tony Scott-directed thriller "Deja Vu" (2006), which starred Denzel Washington. In addition to her work in film and theater, Wagner has served as a producer on several television shows, including "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" (1990-1992) and "The Lot" (1999-2001).
Wagner's career has not been without its challenges, however. In 2008, she left Cruise/Wagner Productions and formed her own production company, Chestnut Ridge Productions. Her first film under the new banner was "Death Race" (2008), which received mixed reviews. Wagner's next film, "The Eye" (2008), was also a critical disappointment.
Despite these setbacks, Wagner has continued to produce films and remains a respected figure in the entertainment industry. In 2013, she produced the crime drama "Jack Reacher," which starred Tom Cruise. The film was a moderate success and led to a sequel, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" (2016).
Wagner has also been involved in various philanthropic endeavors throughout her career. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Fulfillment Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged students attend college. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Mentoring Partnership and the American Cinematheque.
In conclusion, Paula Wagner is a talented and accomplished producer who has made a significant impact on both Broadway and Hollywood. Her contributions to the entertainment industry are numerous, and she continues to be an influential figure in the world of film and theater. Her most recent work includes producing the 2016 film "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back."

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[1996]Mission: Impossible producer

[1998]Without Limits producer

[2000]Mission: Impossible II producer

[2001]Vanilla Sky producer

[2004]Suspect Zero producer

[2005]Elizabethtown producer

[2006]Ask the Dust producer

[2008]The Eye producer

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Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Play

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PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL Makes Scottish Premiere Next Month

Following a hugely successful run in the West End, the producers of the smash hit PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL are delighted to hold the Scottish premiere at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow on Tuesday 14 November 2023.

State Theatre New Jersey 2023-24 Broadway Season Featuring THE CHER SHOW, MEAN GIRLS And More On Sale Now

Tickets for State Theatre New Jersey's 2023-24 Broadway Season, featuring Tony Award-winning Broadway artists and Broadway hit shows, go on sale on Friday, July 21 at 10am.  

Amber Davies, Ore Oduba, Oliver Savile, and Natalie Paris Join UK Tour of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

Following its successful run in the West End, the producers of the smash hit PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL have announced casting for the UK and Ireland tour, opening at the Birmingham Alexandra Theatre on Tuesday 17 October 2023. Find out who's starring in the show here!

Powerhouse Women United to Bring ONE WOMAN SHOW to New York

Liz Kingsman’s One Woman Show arrived at off-Broadway’s Greenwich House Theater with what The New York Times’ Jason Zinoman called “enough buzz for an apiary.” The Olivier Award-nominated comedy had over twenty five-star reviews from overseas and the type of coverage that one only associates with the next big thing. But what is equally as remarkable is all of the lead producers have teams led by women, which is still a rarity even in 2023.

SIX, MJ, HAMILTON & More Set for 2023-2024 Broadway at the Eccles Season

The 2023-2024 Broadway at the Eccles season has been announced, bringing the best of Broadway to Salt Lake City.

Oliver Tompsett Will Lead PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at The Savoy Theatre

Oliver Tompsett will star as Edward Lewis from Tuesday 4 April 2023 in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre until Sunday 18 June 2023 when the production leaves London ahead of embarking on a UK and Ireland Tour opening at the Birmingham Alexandra Theatre on 17 October 2023. Casting for the UK and Ireland Tour to be announced.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Will Embark on UK and Ireland Tour

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will embark on a UK and Ireland Tour opening at the Birmingham Alexandra Theatre on 17 October 2023. Casting and further venues will be announced soon.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL At Bass Performance Hall Announces A Digital Lottery

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, has announced that PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will host a digital ticket lottery powered by Broadway Direct.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is Coming to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts in March

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, will present the San Francisco Bay Area premiere of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts beginning Tuesday, March 21 and running through Sunday, March 26, 2023.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Makes North Texas Premiere; Tickets On Sale Now

Broadway Dallas, Broadway Across America, and Performing Arts Fort Worth has announced that PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is making its North Texas premiere and tickets are on sale now.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL On Sale At The FSCJ Artist Series

The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, present PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL on February 15-19, 2023, for seven (7) performances at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Wharton Center in December

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, is coming to Wharton Center Tuesday, December 13 — Sunday, December 18, 2022! 

Photos: All New Photos of Courtney Bowman and Andy Barke in PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL

All new production photos have been released for PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre starring Courtney Bowman as Kit De Luca and Andy Barke as Happy Man/Mr Thompson.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in February

The producers of the PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW will go on sale Friday, November 11 at 10AM. The production will run from February 21, 2023, to February 26, 2023.

PRETTY WOMAN Comes to Proctors in Two Weeks

Proctors in Schenectady and the producers of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL present the upcoming tour engagement at Proctors November 8-13, 2022.

Courtney Bowman and Andy Barke Join PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL in the West End

West End sensation Courtney Bowman will star as Kit De Luca and current cast member Andy Barke will take on the role of Happy Man/Mr Thompson in Pretty Woman the Musical from Tuesday 15 November.

PRETTY WOMAN at Broadway In Austin On Sale Friday

Pretty Woman: The Musical will have its Austin premiere as part of Texas Performing Arts 2022-23 Broadway in Austin season. Pretty Woman: The Musical will play Bass Concert Hall January 17-22, 2023. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at 10am. 

Broadway Dallas Presents PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL; Tickets On Sale October 7

Broadway Dallas, Broadway Across America (BAA), and the producers of the PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement in Dallas will go on sale Friday, October 7. 

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL to Make Houston Debut at the Hobby Center in January 2023

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will make its Houston debut as part of the Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center 2022-23 Season. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will play the Hobby Center January 3–8, 2023. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, October 7 at 10am.

PRETTY WOMAN is Coming to the Overture Center This Month

Ready for date night? Or Girls Night Out? Overture Center is the perfect destination this month when Broadway's PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL comes to Overture Hall, Tuesday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 23.

Paula Wagner FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Paula Wagner has been nominated for the Best Play category at the Tony Awards for the production "Mothers and Sons."

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