Julie Yolles

Julie Yolles


Voted “Most Talkative” in high school, Julie’s lived up to her title from page to stage.  As a writer, she’s covered the gamut in entertainment, pop culture and all-things arts to fashion, home décor, features, restaurants and dining, lifestyles, corporate p.r. and marketing. When she’s not writing about theatre, she’s experiencing it firsthand on stage and has bragging rights to being cast as the first female Moses in 7th grade. When she’s not in Detroit, you can usually find her in NYC doing back-to-back shows and scouting out the Michigan Mafia. Email her at www.julieyolles.com or follow her on twitter: @julieyolles.

 

 




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BWW Interview: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S Vincent J. Cardinal Takes 2018 UM Musical Theatre Graduating Class to Audition in NYCBWW Interview: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S Vincent J. Cardinal Takes 2018 UM Musical Theatre Graduating Class to Audition in NYC
Posted: May. 10, 2018


BWW Review: THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Ridgedale Players Theatre Scores a Hole in OneBWW Review: THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Ridgedale Players Theatre Scores a Hole in One
Posted: May. 11, 2018


BWW Feature: WICKED National Tour at Detroit Opera House Raises Over $25,000 for Open Hands Food Pantry and BC/EFABWW Feature: WICKED National Tour at Detroit Opera House Raises Over $25,000 for Open Hands Food Pantry and BC/EFA
Posted: Aug. 27, 2018


BWW Feature: THEATRE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER ON JUNE 9 FOR PUBLIC MEMORIAL AND CELEBRATION OF TERRY HECK SEIBERT at AT EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITYBWW Feature: THEATRE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER ON JUNE 9 FOR PUBLIC MEMORIAL AND CELEBRATION OF TERRY HECK SEIBERT at AT EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Posted: Jun. 6, 2018


BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Mason Street Warehouse at The Saugatuck Center For The Arts--Here We Go Again for the Best Summer FunBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Mason Street Warehouse at The Saugatuck Center For The Arts--Here We Go Again for the Best Summer Fun
Posted: Jul. 7, 2018


BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Riverbank Theatre In Marine City is Thoroughly DelightfulBWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Riverbank Theatre In Marine City is Thoroughly Delightful
Posted: Jul. 19, 2018


BWW Interview: Margaret Edwartowski is Detroit Dreamin' as she Pens and Stars in World Premiere Musical of CALL ME CASS at The Berman Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Interview: Margaret Edwartowski is Detroit Dreamin' as she Pens and Stars in World Premiere Musical of CALL ME CASS at The Berman Center For The Performing Arts
October 10, 2018

Margaret Edwartowski has been told her whole life that she looks like the late pop singer Cass Elliot, or, perhaps best known onstage, as "Mama Cass" of the Mamas and the Papas. "People would always come up to me and say, 'You know who you remind me of" Edwartowski says. "Once I learned about her and started reading about her, I tried to emulate her. She was smart, resilient and very talented."

BWW Previews: Newly Honored MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellow Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE is Detroit Public Theatre's Season OpenerBWW Previews: Newly Honored MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellow Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE is Detroit Public Theatre's Season Opener
October 5, 2018

Yesterday was a banner day for native Detroiter and prolific playwright Dominique Morisseau. The MacArthur Foundation named her one of 25 creatives to receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 five-year 'Genius Grant.' The film of Lincoln Center's production of her play Pipeline was released for a very limited nationwide screening and it was the first preview performance that night of Pipeline, the headliner for Detroit Public Theatre's (DPT) Fourth Season. BroadwayWorld Detroit spoke with DPT Pipeline Director, Candis C. Jones, and DPT Co-Producing Artistic Director Sarah Winkler, before Pipeline's official opening night on Oct. 6 and here's what they had to say:

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Fisher Theatre is Campy Musical Bliss and Pure FunBWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Fisher Theatre is Campy Musical Bliss and Pure Fun
October 1, 2018

Something Rotten! is anything but. With 10 Tony Award nominations under its codpiece, Something Rotten! is a campy spoof of Elizabethan proper meets 21st century satire with tongue-in-cheek nods to practically every musical to ever grace the Broadway stage. And it's oh-so brilliantly fun.

BWW Interview: From Maui to Michigan, Rachel Bay Jones Will Perform Her SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL CONCERT as the Season Opener for Detroit's Cabaret 313 on Sept. 22.BWW Interview: From Maui to Michigan, Rachel Bay Jones Will Perform Her SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL CONCERT as the Season Opener for Detroit's Cabaret 313 on Sept. 22.
September 17, 2018

Since leaving Dear Evan Hansen on August 5th Rachel Bay Jones has gone from Maui to Michigan on September 22 when she'll bring 'Something Beautiful,' her one-woman concert to Detroit, as the season opener for the Cabaret 313 musical series. Here's what Rachel Bay Jones had to say about being a devoted working mom who's staying right here.

BWW Feature: WICKED National Tour at Detroit Opera House Raises Over $25,000 for Open Hands Food Pantry and BC/EFABWW Feature: WICKED National Tour at Detroit Opera House Raises Over $25,000 for Open Hands Food Pantry and BC/EFA
August 27, 2018

Suffice it to say that the company members of the Broadway National Tour of WICKED are popular with St. John's Episcopal Church supporters-very. While here in Michigan for their month-long stop at the Detroit Opera House-their last performance is Sept. 2- the WICKED team left the Land of Oz for one evening to perform a sold-out benefit concert in front of 450 supporters. It was Witches' Night Off and oh, what a night.

BWW Review: MEMOIR at Williamston Theatre is an Actor's Dream and Triumphs with Karen Sheridan and John LepardBWW Review: MEMOIR at Williamston Theatre is an Actor's Dream and Triumphs with Karen Sheridan and John Lepard
August 8, 2018

Mark Twain once said, "There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses-and then there is Sarah Bernhardt." So, it is very fitting, then, that Williamston Theatre Director Mary Job cast the masterful Karen Sheridan as the "Divine Sarah" in Memoir by John Murrell.

BWW Interview: Director Dale Feldpausch of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Stagecrafters Of Royal Oak Explores Character Development in Contemporary Staged ReadingBWW Interview: Director Dale Feldpausch of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Stagecrafters Of Royal Oak Explores Character Development in Contemporary Staged Reading
August 3, 2018

This weekend, an intrepid cast of five will present the staged reading of Rapture, Blister, Burn for two performances only at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 on the Second Stage at Stagecrafters in Royal Oak. Rapture, Blister, Burn was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist for playwright and screenwriter Gina Gionfriddo. Gionfriddo was also a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist for her play Becky Shaw. Broadwayworld.com (BBW) caught up with Director Dale Feldpausch before the final tech rehearsal to talk about this staged reading. Here's what he had to say:

BWW Interview: Real-life Marrieds Julia Glander and Alex Leydenfrost are Having an Affair in THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF NOW at Tipping Point Theatre in NorthvilleBWW Interview: Real-life Marrieds Julia Glander and Alex Leydenfrost are Having an Affair in THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF NOW at Tipping Point Theatre in Northville
July 21, 2018

Tipping Point Theatre in Northville closes out its 11th Season with Y York's romantic comedy The Impossibility of Now running through Aug. 19. The show stars real-life marrieds Julia Glander and Alex Leydenfrost who, onstage, are having an affair. BroadwayWorld Detroit (BWW Detroit) caught up with the two prior to opening night, July 21. Here's what they had to say:

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Riverbank Theatre In Marine City is Thoroughly DelightfulBWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Riverbank Theatre In Marine City is Thoroughly Delightful
July 19, 2018

If you've seen and enjoyed the musical 42nd Street, you'll undoubtedly love Thoroughly Modern Millie, now playing at the Riverbank Theatre in Marine City through July 22.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Mason Street Warehouse at The Saugatuck Center For The Arts--Here We Go Again for the Best Summer FunBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Mason Street Warehouse at The Saugatuck Center For The Arts--Here We Go Again for the Best Summer Fun
July 7, 2018

In a savvy marketing move and perfect way to kick off the summer theatre season, Mason Street Warehouse (MSW) at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts opened with the get-happy, ABBA-tribute musical Mamma Mia! now playing at MSW through July 15. Once you've enjoyed it live-and-in-person at Mason Street Warehouse you can head to the movie theatre on July 20 for the Mamma Mia! movie sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

BWW Review: SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY at The Dio in Pinckney Embraces Friendship, Life Lessons and LibationsBWW Review: SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY at The Dio in Pinckney Embraces Friendship, Life Lessons and Libations
June 27, 2018

Theatre-goers sure love a good ol' Southern female-bonding story y'all. Think Steel Magnolias, Crimes of the Heart and plays by the dynamic trio Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The Dio knows a good one when it reads it which is why it has presented Jones, Hope and Wooten's The Dixie Swim Club, Always a Bridesmaid and now, through July 22, The Savannah Sipping Society (SSS).

BWW Feature: THEATRE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER ON JUNE 9 FOR PUBLIC MEMORIAL AND CELEBRATION OF TERRY HECK SEIBERT at AT EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITYBWW Feature: THEATRE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER ON JUNE 9 FOR PUBLIC MEMORIAL AND CELEBRATION OF TERRY HECK SEIBERT at AT EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
June 6, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, an entire theatre community will come together to memorialize, embrace and celebrate the life of everyone's favorite person: Terry Heck Seibert. That same community has been mourning the unimaginable, heartbreaking loss of Heck Seibert since April 13 when she died after being struck by a car while walking her dog in her Ann Arbor neighborhood. She would have been 62 on May 5.

BWW Feature: TONY AWARDS DINNER AND VIEWING PARTY AT MAPLE THEATER JUNE 10 CO-HOSTED BY BROADWAY IN DETROITBWW Feature: TONY AWARDS DINNER AND VIEWING PARTY AT MAPLE THEATER JUNE 10 CO-HOSTED BY BROADWAY IN DETROIT
June 5, 2018

Do you want to be all dressed up with some place to go on Sunday, June 10, for theatre lovers' most sacred night? The Maple Theater invites you to walk the red carpet, have your picture taken, enjoy live music, dine on a sumptuous five-course dinner and then have unlimited popcorn and soda while watching the 72nd Annual Tony Awards live broadcast.

BWW Previews: POPCORN FALLS at Snug Theatre Brings Kernels of Wisdom to Marine City During Memorial Day WeekendBWW Previews: POPCORN FALLS at Snug Theatre Brings Kernels of Wisdom to Marine City During Memorial Day Weekend
May 24, 2018

For Broadway actor and playwright James Hindman, eight is not enough. The Michigan native, who grew up in Mt. Clemens and was in all the plays at L'Anse Creuse High School and Eastern Michigan University, has been back home from NYC this week tweaking and perfecting his ninth play, Popcorn Falls. Hindman's newest work, a crazy, fast-paced comedy, a la Waiting for Guffman meets Greater Tuna, makes a return visit to the Snug Theatre in Marine City.

BWW Interview: Songwriter Allee Willis brings her Crazy, Fun Show ALLEE WILLIS LOVES DETROIT! to the City Theatre In DetroitBWW Interview: Songwriter Allee Willis brings her Crazy, Fun Show ALLEE WILLIS LOVES DETROIT! to the City Theatre In Detroit
May 17, 2018

Allee Willis loves Detroit. So much so that the Detroit native named her one-woman show, ALLEE WILLIS LOVES DETROIT! And fans are invited to party and sing along with her at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 18-19 at Detroit's City Theatre. The Grammy, Tony, Emmy and Webby award-winning-and-nominated songstress--writer of many mega-hits including Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' and 'Boogie Wonderland;' 'Neutron Dance,' the theme from television's 'Friends' and Broadway's Oprah-produced musical The Color Purple has been defending 'The D' from her kitschy Pepto-Bismol-pink house in North Hollywood, Calif. for over 40 years.

BWW Review: THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Ridgedale Players Theatre Scores a Hole in OneBWW Review: THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Ridgedale Players Theatre Scores a Hole in One
May 11, 2018

Fore-tunately for audiences, Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway is being performed at Ridgedale Players in Troy and is not to be missed. While most comedy-loving theatre-goers are familiar with Ludwig's often-performed madcap romps including Lend Me a Tenor, Leading Ladies and Moon Over Buffalo, The Fox on the Fairway is a refreshing change and crazy-delightful two-hour escape from life's many downers these days.

BWW Interview: Noah Haidle Pens World Premiere OF BIRTHDAY CANDLES for DETROIT PUBLIC THEATREBWW Interview: Noah Haidle Pens World Premiere OF BIRTHDAY CANDLES for DETROIT PUBLIC THEATRE
May 10, 2018

Truth be told, you'd think that a Princeton and Juilliard grad who's had 15 plays professionally produced, wrote a film that starred Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin; has TV series lined up with HBO and one already in production for Showtime starring Jim Carrey would have had a solid career destiny since the get-go. Not so says Noah Haidle.

BWW Interview: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S Vincent J. Cardinal Takes 2018 UM Musical Theatre Graduating Class to Audition in NYCBWW Interview: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S Vincent J. Cardinal Takes 2018 UM Musical Theatre Graduating Class to Audition in NYC
May 10, 2018

Mother's Day could be extra-special this year for the moms of the University of Michigan Department of Musical Theatre (UMSMTD) 2018 graduating class. Most likely, many of them will accompany their just-graduated seniors to New York City and celebrate Mother's Day on the Great White Way. Then, on Monday, May 14, 19 of the 20 UMSMTD grads will be having their first professional auditions in their chosen career of theatre.