Jake Zinke of ZOM-BRIDE at St. Dunstan's Theatre says Join in on the Laughs, Voodoo Magic, & Zombies!
by Katie Laban - October 22, 2019, Detroit
St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook is helping everyone get in the Halloween spirit with their latest show, ZOM-BRIDE, an original comedy Spooktacular! A parody of the 1943 film, I Walked with a Zombie, which was loosely based on Jane Eyre, is an original play wrote by Jake Zinke that he descri... (more...)
Andrew Clements & Michael Meike Say FRANKENSTEIN is Moving & Captivating at Stagecrafters!
by Katie Laban - October 16, 2019, Detroit
Usually when people hear the word Frankenstein one image comes to mind: the inarticulate groaning hulk. Opening this weekend and running through Halloween on Stagecrafters' 2nd Stage is A. S. Peterson's version of Frankenstein, where The Monster is unlike the popular film adaptions that comes to eve... (more...)
Detroiters Will Spend An Evening With Broadway's Sierra Boggess On October 19
by Julie Yolles - October 14, 2019, Detroit
Sierra Boggess is looking forward to her Detroit debut on Saturday as part of the Cabaret 313 Concert Series. Broadway's original Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Rebecca Steinberg (It Shoulda Been You); and Andrew Lloyd Webber's favorite Christine (The Phantom of the Opera) is bringing a Broadway-pac... (more...)
Cody Jenkins Talks All Things RENT Coming This Weekend to the Fox Theatre!
by Katie Laban - October 10, 2019, Detroit
RENT is coming back to Detroit! The limited engagement is part of the Fox Theatre series and a stop on the 20th Anniversary Tour. It will here October 11th and 12th at the Fox Theatre. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape o... (more...)
Erica Gunaca Talks Carol Burnett's HOLLYWOOD ARMS at Ridgedale Players - Layered, Lively, & Exposed
by Katie Laban - September 26, 2019, Detroit
Hollywood Arms, the Carol Burnett story, is currently playing at Ridgedale Players. The show kicked the 2019-2020 season at one Michigan's oldest community theatres as Ridgedale Players has been around since 1931. Hollywood Arms is a memoir of Burnett's childhood in California. It's a funny and movi... (more...)
Dir. Greg Grobis Talks Blood, Camp, & Comedy - Everything That is EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL at the City Theatre!
by Katie Laban - September 24, 2019, Detroit
Evil Dead: The Musical returns for its tenth and final season in Detroit beginning September 26th at the City Theatre. The hilarious and bloody tradition is packed full of talented local cast members - new and returning - all ready to bring the musical version of Sam Raimi's 80's cult classic film t... (more...)
Joshua Henry's Performing in Motown and Returning to the Stage in THE WRONG MAN
by Julie Yolles - September 12, 2019, Detroit
Almost a year to the day of ending his Tony Award-nominated run as Billy Bigelow in the 2018 revival of Carousel, Joshua Henry is returning to the stage on Sept. 18. He'll star as the title character in multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ross Golan's new musical The Wrong Man, Off-Broadway, at the Rob... (more...)
Dez Walker of RAGTIME at Stagecrafters Promises Beautiful Music and a Compelling Story
by Stefani Chudnow - September 05, 2019, Detroit
Interested in seeing a recent Broadway classic in Royal Oak? From September 13th to October 6th, you can check out Stagecrafters' production of Ragtime at their famous Baldwin Theatre. Here to tell you more about Ragtime and what you can expect from Stagecrafters' upcoming production is Dez Walker, ... (more...)
Marika Aubrey Says COME FROM AWAY at Wharton Center Offers a Huge Dose of Humanity and Kindness
by Stefani Chudnow - September 03, 2019, Detroit
Making its Michigan-debut as the season opener at Wharton Center September 10th through the 15th, Come From Away is about the story of the 38 planes that were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, on 9/11. BWW Detroit got the opportunity to talk with Marika Aubrey, who is currently playing Beverley, Ann... (more...)
Kurt Stamm Says IN THE HEIGHTS at Saugatuck Center For The Arts Will Remind You to Keep Family and Friends Close
by Stefani Chudnow - June 24, 2019, Detroit
Lights up on Washington Heights! Until July 14th, you can witness Lin-Manuel Miranda's hugely successful musical, In The Heights, at Saugatuck Center for the Arts. In The Heights was a smash hit on Broadway, going on to win such awards as the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and more.... (more...)
Sara Kmiec Talks About THE IT GIRL, A Charming and Witty Musical, at Meadow Brook Theatre!
by Katie Laban - May 30, 2019, Detroit
Meadow Brook Theatre is bringing a classic silent movie to musical life with The IT Girl to end their regular season! Currently running until June 23rd, The IT Girl tells the story of Betty (Sara Kmiec), a sassy department store clerk, that has something special. It's enough to win an advertising co... (more...)
Randall Wrisinger Says OKLAHOMA! at Stagecrafters Is Lighthearted, Fun, and Good for All Ages
by Stefani Chudnow - May 17, 2019, Detroit
From May 17th through June 9th, you 'cain't say no' to Oklahoma!, which will be playing on the main stage at Stagecrafters' Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak. As Rodger and Hammerstein's very first collaboration, Oklahoma! is essentially the quintessential Golden Age musical. BWW Detroit had the opportun... (more...)
Kate Baldwin Sings All in Her New One-Woman Cabaret Show
by Julie Yolles - May 13, 2019, Detroit
The day after she closed in Hello Dolly on Broadway, Kate Baldwin flew to Michigan for a well-earned vacation. With 550 performances for her Tony-nominated portrayal of Irene Molloy behind her, Baldwin was looking forward to relaxing with her family.... (more...)
Joe Bailey Talks HEAD OVER HEELS at The Ringwald - The First Production Post-Broadway!
by Katie Laban - May 11, 2019, Detroit
The Ringwald is absolutely thrilled to present the first production of Head Over Heels, running May 13th through June 10th, after its hot Broadway debut that features the songs of 80s music icons, The Go-Go's. The show was named one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Stage Picks of 2018 and recently c... (more...)
Maria Mikulec Says NEXT TO NORMAL at Lakeland Players Will Reduce the Negative Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness
by Stefani Chudnow - May 10, 2019, Detroit
From May 17th through May 26th, Lakeland Players in Waterford Township will put on a production of the award-winning rock musical Next to Normal. Next to Normal is the story of what happens when a family is met with death, mental illness, addiction, and the ethics (or lack thereof) of modern psychia... (more...)
Tamara Laflin Talks About What a Spectacular Spectacle BARNUM is at Southgate Community Players!
by Katie Laban - May 01, 2019, Detroit
Barnum will be closing out Southgate Community Players Main Stage productions for the 2018-2019 season. Opening this weekend on Friday, May 3rd, this spectacular spectacle brings to life the story of P. T. Barnum the stage at the Davidson Auditorium inside Davidson Middle School in Southgate. Belove... (more...)
Christian Maloley Says Freaky Friday at Circle Theatre is Freaky, Flawless, Funny, and Heart Warming.
by Brian Hilbrand - April 30, 2019, Detroit
Circle Theatre presents Freaky Friday, a story of an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies and have just one day to put things right again. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, a... (more...)
Derek Hough Talks About What an Exciting Show His DEREK HOUGH - LIVE! ON TOUR Will Be at Fox Theatre!
by Katie Laban - April 29, 2019, Detroit
Derek Hough is coming back to Detroit! After the sold out successes of Move Live on Tour and Move - Beyond Live on Tour, he is returning with his own solo show, Derek Hough - Live! On Tour this Tuesday, April 30th at the Fox Theatre. It is a brand-new stage production featuring a live band with high... (more...)
Talking with Amy & Jen of LIVE MUSIC WITH SINGER-SONGWRITERS AMY PETTY & JEN SYGIT at Riverbank Theatre
by Katie Laban - April 24, 2019, Detroit
The Riverbank Theatre is welcoming Amy Petty and Jen Sygit for a special one only event this Saturday, April 27th in Marine City. Live Music with Singer-Songwriters Amy Petty and Jen Sygit with be an evening of acoustical guitar and vocals with two accomplished artist's that Michigan audiences are s... (more...)
Anna Owens Talks THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Owosso Community Players
by Katie Laban - April 24, 2019, Detroit
The Owosso Community Players are presenting the Tony Award-winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, starting April 26th at the Lebowsky Center in Owosso. The play by Simon Stephens is based on the novel of the same title by Mark Haddon and the story follows the mystery surrou... (more...)
Bailey Boudreau Talks ON THE EXHALE at Slipstream Theatre Initiative and Why It's Important Right Now
by Katie Laban - April 22, 2019, Detroit
Slipstream Theatre Initiative is having a conversation that is long past due - gun violence. It's one they admit is uncomfortable, upsetting, and can make you cringe, but it is a topic that is long past time and very necessary right now. Now in their fifth season, Slipstream has always been determin... (more...)
Jake Mills of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Fox Theatre Enchants Audiences Through Thoughtful Comedy
by Stefani Chudnow - April 12, 2019, Detroit
For two days only, April 13th and 14th, you have the unique chance to catch the national tour of The Sound of Music at The Fox Theatre in Downtown Detroit. While most people around the world are familiar with this classic film, this production is a descendant of the original Broadway production whic... (more...)
Kaitlyn Valor Bourque Calls Out Institutionalized Rape Culture in THE INTERFERENCE at Matrix Theatre Company
by Stefani Chudnow - March 21, 2019, Detroit
Right now, we are living in a time where more and more people, especially women, are coming out about being sexually assaulted. As such, I can think of no better time to see a play such as The Interference at Matrix Theatre Company in downtown Detroit. Playing from March 22nd to April 14th, The Inte... (more...)
Dir. Bert Goldstein of Lauren Gunderson's I AND YOU at Wharton Center Says It Has Ending No One Will Forget!
by Katie Laban - March 19, 2019, Detroit
I And You is the final play in Wharton Center's Illuminate Series that runs this weekend, Friday and Sunday, for two performances only and the limited-engagement of Lauren Gunderson's play is sure to leave audiences wanting more. One afternoon, Anthony (Greg Hunter) arrives unexpectedly at classmate... (more...)
Paul Dorset of CHAPTER TWO at St. Dunstan's Theatre Hopes It Will Reaffirm Audiences Optimism for Love & Happiness!
by Katie Laban - March 19, 2019, Detroit
Love always deserves another chapter. Or at least that is the theme of Neil Simon's 1978 Tony Award winning play, Chapter Two, that St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook is opening up this week with in Bloomfield Hills. George is deeply is saddened by the death of his wife of 12 years and urged b... (more...)
Erica Gunaca Talks BOEING BOEING at Stagecrafters
by Katie Laban - March 17, 2019, Detroit
Boeing Boeing is opening this weekend on March 22nd at Stagecrafters Main Stage in Royal Oak. The hilarious, fast-paced farced is about Bernard, a happy bachelor who has carefully arranged his life so that his three stewardess fiancees don't land on his door step at the same time. Everything is fine... (more...)
Red Concepción of MISS SAIGON Talks Love and Survival in the Midst of War
by Stefani Chudnow - March 05, 2019, Detroit
Regardless of whether or not you're a fan of musicals, you've probably heard of Miss Saigon. This world-famous Broadway classic is coming to East Lansing's Wharton Center for the Performing Arts for just one week from March 12th through 17th. Featuring music and a book from Les Miserables playwright... (more...)
Shannon Hurst of THE SNOW QUEEN at Little Door Theatre Says It's A Magical, Icy Spectacle!
by Katie Laban - February 22, 2019, Detroit
The Little Door Theatre is tackling a new endeavor with their first full-length Theatre for Young Audiences production of The Snow Queen that runs February 22nd through March 3rd at the theatre in Warren. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Anderson tale, kids of all ages will be delighted by The Sn... (more...)
Travis Walter of THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Meadow Brook Theatre Exhibits a Tale of Freedom in Small Town U.S.A.
by Stefani Chudnow - February 15, 2019, Detroit
Through March 10th, you can catch the musical adaptation of the 1996 movie The Spitfire Grill at Oakland University's Meadow Brook Theatre. Though it never played on large stages such as Broadway or the West End, this tale of redemption and growth in small town U.S.A. has been produced by hundreds o... (more...)
Aaron C. Rutherford of FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Says It Is Wacky And Zany Fun!
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - February 04, 2019, Detroit
Many of you are familiar with the popular 90's sitcom Friends, involving six friends that live in the same building in New York City. Though the show has been incredibly popular since its original air date in 1994, its popularity has only increased among a new generation of viewers who fall in love ... (more...)
Angie Kane Ferrante of THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Tipping Point Theatre Says It's An Unapologetic Tale of Love & Choices
by Katie Laban - January 23, 2019, Detroit
Tipping Point Theatre is bringing The Last Five Years to life from January 26th to March 3rd in Northville. Jason Robert Brown's emotional and unconventional musical is the intimate telling of relationship of a young couple from beginning to end that weaves all their endearing qualities and flaws in... (more...)
Rodel Salazar of IF/THEN at Stagecrafters Wants You to Wonder 'What If?'
by Stefani Chudnow - January 22, 2019, Detroit
Royal Oak's very own Stagecrafters is bringing one of Broadway's recent musicals, If/Then, to Metro Detroit starting January 25th at the Baldwin Theatre. If/Then, originally starring Broadway superstar Idina Menzel as Elizabeth, is a very human story that pretty much anyone can relate to. Elizabeth,... (more...)
Ashley Lane of INSPECTING CAROL at The Village Players Of Birmingham Says You're Going to Laugh!
by Katie Laban - January 15, 2019, Detroit
The Village Players of Birmingham are kicking off the new year with an uproarious and zany comedy, Inspecting Carol, opening this weekend, January 18th and running through February 3rd in Birmingham. Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol, rehears... (more...)
Mystic Inscho of SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL says 'The Kids Will Leave Your Jaw Dropped,' and Sends a Message to The Kids!
by Brian Hilbrand - January 02, 2019, Detroit
School of Rock will be arriving to DeVos Place on January 8th-13th in Grand Rapids to kick off the second half of the Broadway Grand Rapids season. Bringing along with it is a talented cast of kids, who all play all their instruments live on stage every single night! Broadway World Detroit had a ch... (more...)
Musical Wunderkind Kelly Deng of THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER at Fox Theatre says it's a Beautiful Art!
by Katie Laban - December 21, 2018, Detroit
The Moscow Ballet is returning to Detroit this weekend to danceThe Great Russian Nutcracker for three special performances at The Fox Theatre. There is something very special about this tour called "Musical Wunderkind," which is youth musicians in every city accompanying the Moscow Ballet's principa... (more...)
Joe Bailey & Brandy Joe Plambeck of MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE! (EXCEPT CHRISTINA) at The Ringwald Theatre
by Katie Laban - December 18, 2018, Detroit
The Ringwald Theatre is always throwing surprising twists at their audiences and this holiday season is no different. Taking a break from their usual SantaLand Diaries, they are ready to bring on the laughs with Merry Christmas to Everyone! (Except Christina), a brand-new play - think of it as a Mom... (more...)
Mark Zito of OTHELLO at Little Door Theatre says the Show Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat!
by Katie Laban - December 07, 2018, Detroit
Little Door Theatre is opening Shakespeare's Othello, the timeless, tragic tale of love, deceit, jealousy, murder. In a twist on the classic Shakespearean play, Little Door Theatre will be setting the tragedy in a puppet theatre with Iago, Othello's nemesis, as the "puppet mastermind" behind the who... (more...)
Donny Riedel of CLUE at The Ringwald Theatre says It's a Fast-Paced, Hilarious Show that Hits All the Senses!
by Katie Laban - October 15, 2018, Detroit
Whodunit? The Ringwald. In the fall. With the candlestick. Clue, the 1985 cult classic comedy, is currently running through November 5th at the theatre in Ferndale. Jonathan Lynn, director and screenwriter of beloved comedy, personally created this stage adaption with additional material by Hunter F... (more...)
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
by Julie Yolles - October 10, 2018, Detroit
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 ... (more...)
Adriane Galea of UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT at Outvisible Theatre Company says It's Special and a Great Conversation Starter
by Katie Laban - October 02, 2018, Detroit
Outvisible Theatre Company commenced their third season with a world premiere production of Unsportsmanlike Conduct, which opened September 21st in Allen Park. The play, winner of the Detroit New Works Festival, by Jeff Stolzer is being produced at a time where society, particularly young people, ar... (more...)