BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Detroit in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Livingston County, Brighton is Home to Michigan's Newest Professional Theatre Company


Livingston County residents Steve DeBruyne and Matt Tomich have a plan to bring Michigan's newest live theatre company to the City of Brighton. The Dionysus Theatre will open in Brighton on March 1, 2... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Two Muses Presents Same Time, Next Year 2/3-19


Two Muses, a new non-profit professional theatre in West Bloomfield, is presenting Same Time Next Year by Bernard Slade.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Sesame Street Live Offers 50% Off All Seats for Tomorrow's Performance


Calling all super heroes! Super Grover, Elmo and their furry and feathered friends of Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" are celebrating the opening weekend of Detroit's favorite family traditio... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Madea Returns to the Fox Theatre with Tyler Perry's 'Madea Gets A Job,' 4/26-29


After a sold out run of six performances in 2010, Madea returns to the Fox Theatre stage like never before in Tyler Perry's "Madea Gets a Job" Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 29. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Kid Rock and The Detroit Symphony Orchestra to Play the Fox Theatre, 5/12


On Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 8 p.m., the unprecedented pairing of Kid Rock, Leonard Slatkin - 'America's Music Director' - and the men and women of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will take the stage ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

MotorCity Casino Hotel Announces Fashion in Detroit At Sound Board 3/10


MotorCity Casino Hotel has announced Fashion in Detroit, Michigan's premier annual fashion event, at Sound Board on Saturday, March 10 at noon.... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Broadway In Detroit 2012-13 Season to Include THE BOOK OF MORMON, Billy Elliot and More


Broadway In Detroit announces a line-up of six award-winninga hit musicals to headline the 2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season, sponsored by Chrysler. For subscription ticket informatio... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

One Direction Returns to the Fox Theatre with First-Ever Headlining Tour, 6/1


Pop sensations One Direction will be hitting the road for their first-ever headlining North American tour and returning to Detroit's historic Fox Theatre on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. The tour is in ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA to Play the Fox Theatre 5/31; Tickets On Sale 3/31


Launching summer 2012, "The Queen Extravaganza" is a touring concert show designed to take the music and the live experience of legends of rock Queen to generations of fans in cities coast-to-coast, w... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Jill Scott Brings SUMMER BLOCK PARTY to the Fox Theatre, 6/17


Grammy Award-winning R&B singer and actress, Jill Scott is set to bring her "Summer Block Party" to Detroit's Fox Theatre on Sunday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Performance Network Theatre and the Ann Arbor District Library Present an Evening of Mark Rothko, 5/8


As the recent recipient of international critical acclaim as well as six Tony Awards, John Logan's drama, "Red," has brought the artist Mark Rothko out of the museums and onto stages across the countr... (read more...)
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GREAT AMERICAN SEX FARCE, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Set for Broadway Onstage's 2012-13 Season


The 32nd Season of Dennis Wickline Productions, Inc. and the 19th Season of Broadway Onstage Live Theatre begins on Friday, July 20, 2012 with the comedy THE GREAT AMERICAN SEX FARCE by Dennis Wicklin... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Stacy Keach Champions Michigan Shakespeare Festival


The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, has announced that award winning actor Stacy Keach, regarded as perhaps America's greatest interpreter of... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Theatre de la Ville-Paris to Launch RHINOCEROS US Tour - LA, Berkeley, Ann Arbor - this Fall


David Eden Productions has announced initial details of a major US tour, presenting on September 21 and 22, 2012 the American premiere engagement of the Theatre de la Ville-Paris production of Rhinoce... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Fox Theatre to Offer One Direction Merchandise Stand Beginning 5/31


Live Nation Touring and the Fox Theatre announce that due to popular demand, a merchandise stand for One Direction will be open prior to their June 1 concert at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. T... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Ringwald's THE FACTS OF LIFE: THE LOST EPISODE


The Ringwald has announced a "rerun" of the hilarious Jamie Morris parody: The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode. Opening Saturday, July 14th, The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode will play Saturday-Mond... (read more...)
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The Barn Theatre Opens PAL JOEY, 6/19


Joey (Barn Theatre newcomer Joseph Anthony Byrd) has the voice of an angel, easy good looks, and a dangerous dream - to headline in his own nightclub. Joey intrigues virtually everyone he meets, but h... (read more...)
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Performance Network Theatre Announces Fireside Festival of New Works, 6/24-27


While many theatres close for the summer months, Performance Network is full steam ahead, offering audiences an array of entertainment options, including the upcoming Fireside Festival of New Works. A... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

American Idol LIVE! Kicks Off Tour in Detroit Tonight, 7/6


American Idol LIVE! returns to Detroit's Joe Louis Arena to launch the 2012 tour tonight, July 6 at 7 p.m. The hit tour is the first chance to see this season's talented top 10 finalists in concert to... (read more...)
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MARY POPPINS Returns to the Fisher Theater, 10/23-28


Broadway In Detroit and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announced today that tickets for the Detroit return engagement of MARY POPPINS, at the Fishe... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

The Moody Blues Return to the Fox Theatre, 12/4


Rock legends The Moody Blues have announced their upcoming winter tour, "The Voyage Continues - Highway 45", will perform at Detroit's Fox Theatre on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. The tour continue... (read more...)

August

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JEKYLL & HYDE Comes to Detroit's Fisher Theatre, 11/27-12/2


The international musical sensation Jekyll & Hyde, starring Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Grammy Nominee and R&B superstar Debo... (read more...)
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The Polish Ambassador Comes to the Fox Theatre, 11/7


Z2 Entertainment will present The Polish Ambassador w/ Elfkowitz & Unlimited Gravity at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, November 7th. Tickets go on sale August 3rd for $13.00 in advance and $15.00 day o... (read more...)
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SESAME STREET LIVE's ELMO MAKES MUSIC Comes to Fox Theatre, 1/24-2/18


Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other-monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the Fox Theatre stage to share their love of ... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Detroit's Fox Theatre Hosts the 10th Annual Fifth Third Bank Holiday Series; Lineup Announced


Olympia Entertainment and Fifth Third Bank have announced the lineup for the 10th annual Fifth Third Bank Holiday Series at the Fox Theatre featuring winter classics and new seasonal sensations.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Student Center: DEAR JOURNAL Blog #2: The Next Steps


DEAR JOURNAL is an original musical centering around four teenagers' lives as they enter Middle School. Conceived, directed, and produced entirely by two seventh-graders, Eric Gelb and Ryan Hurley, DE... (read more...)
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EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL Returns to The City Theatre, 10/4 - 10/27


The Ringwald and Olympia Entertainment are thrilled to be bringing the EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL to Detroit for its third annual engagement. In honor of the world premiere in October 1981, the musical wi... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Local Nonprofit 826michigan Announces Third-Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, FIVE BOWLS OF OATMEAL, 11/18


FIVE BOWLS OF OATMEAL: THE RETURN OF OATMEAL, a festival of one-act plays features Young playwrights from 826michigan and actors from The Penny Seats on Sunday, November 18, at 3pm. The festival will ... (read more...)
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The New Theatre Project to Present WOLF CRY WOLF, 11/30-12/16


The New Theatre Project will offer its second world premiere by playwright Kevin Kautzman at the Mix. After the huge audience success of If You Start a Fire [Be Prepared to Burn], TNTP is eager to sho... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

BROKE-OLOGY Opens at WSU Studio Theatre, Nov 15


The Studio Theatre presents Broke-ology by Nathan Louis Jackson a story about a loving African American family. Playing for a limited engagement of only two weekends, Broke-ology will run from Thursda... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Planet Ant Theatre's CANCER! THE MUSICAL


In addition to Planet Ant's regular schedule, the theatre will produce and present a remount of the 2006 Wilde Award winning satirical comedy, Cancer! The Musical, November 9 through December 15 at th... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Performance Network's Fireside New Play Festival Announces December Festival Lineup


Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor's professional theatre known for bringing Michigan audiences the hottest new scripts from New York and beyond, is proud to announce the December installment of i... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Performance Network Theatre Presents SILVER BELLS: A CHRISTMAS CABARET, 12/17


Performance Network, Ann Arbor's Professional Theatre, presents its second annual Christmas concert and newest holiday tradition, Silver Bells: a Christmas Cabaret, an evening of seasonal music presen... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

LORD OF THE DANCE Returns to Detroit in February


Generations of audiences - more than 60 million people from 68 countries - have seen Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, the world's highest grossing Irish dance show. Presented by MagicSpac... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

Michigan State University's Wharton Center Presents A CHRISTMAS CABARET, 12/14-12/16


Establish a new Christmas tradition with A Christmas Cabaret! Award-winning director Greg Ganakas (Izzo Goes to Broadway) returns from the 2010 sold-out A Christmas Cabaret with a new celebration of t... (read more...)
BWW's Top Detroit Theatre Stories of 2012

The Penny Seats Theatre Company Launches Year-End Fund Drive!


A fixture in the Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan theatre community now for three years, The Penny Seats Theatre Company recently announced the launch of their annual fund raising campaign with a new ... (read more...)

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