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...)
Travis W. Walter & Mary Robin Roth of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Meadow Brook Theatre Say It's Filled with Laughter and Surprises!
by Katie Laban - October 01, 2018, Detroit
The classic comic face, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesserlring is kicking off Meadow Brook Theatre's 53rd season is opening this week and running through October 28th in Rochester. Two sweet, older ladies who look like they wouldn't hurt a fly have been adding a dash of something special to the... (more...)
Jamie Warrow of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL at The City Theatre says It's a Bloody, Campy Take on the Horror Genre!
by Katie Laban - September 25, 2018, Detroit
The hysterical, gory tradition of Evil Dead: The Musical is returning to the City Theatre starting September 27th inside Hockeytown Cafe in Detroit. The cult classic is a favorite here in the Motor City, which is the reason it is back for a tenth season packed full of talented local cast members - s... (more...)
Matthew Smith of AVENUE Q at The Hilberry Theatre says It's Hilarious Because Where Else Can You See Puppets Swear on Stage?
by Katie Laban - September 19, 2018, Detroit
The Hilberry Theatre is kicking off their 56th anniversary with the hilarious musical, Avenue Q, opening this Friday, September 21st in Detroit. The musical with book and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx is a three-time Tony Award winning show, including Best Musical, has been shocking and amusi... (more...)
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.
by Julie Yolles - September 17, 2018, Detroit
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 devot... (more...)
Reece Culverhouse of DISNEY'S THE LION KING JR. at Southgate Community Players Young People's Theatre says It's all Fun and Family-Oriented!
by Katie Laban - September 14, 2018, Detroit
Southgate Community Players Young People's Theatre production of Disney's The Lion King Jr. opens Friday, September 14th in Southgate. The show takes the audience on a journey to the African savannah in this classic Disney tale that follows the adventurous Simba, a young lion cub, whose destiny to b... (more...)
Brandy Joe Plambeck of THE LARAMIE PROJECT at The Ringwald Says It's A Wonderful Way To Learn About & Remember The Events From 20 Years Ago
by Katie Laban - September 10, 2018, Detroit
This weekend in honor of Matthew Shepard, 20 years after his murder, The Ringwald presents a four-show engagement of The Laramie Project, a landmark play by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project. Performances begin Friday, September 14th and run through Monday, September 17th at... (more...)
Eric Niece of BASKERVILLE - A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at The Riverbank Theatre says It's a Familiar Story turned into a Fantastic Comedy!
by Katie Laban - September 04, 2018, Detroit
Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, wrote by comedic genius Ken Ludwig, is opening this Friday, September 7th at the Riverbank Theatre in Marine City. It is a fast-pasted comedy about everyone's favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the my... (more...)
Jerry Haines of THE WILD PARTY at Stagecrafters says It's Sexy Song & Dance Extravaganza!
by Katie Laban - September 01, 2018, Detroit
The Wild Party is set to be a dazzling good time at Stagecrafters opening September 7th in Royal Oak. Set in the Roaring Twenties, it's the Jazz Age, prohibition is in full swing, postwar America is booming with an insatiable appetite for new fashions, fad appetite, vaudeville stars Queenie and her ... (more...)
Aya Aziz of THE MOUNTAIN at Spinning Dot Theatre Says It Is An Important Play to Experience!
by Katie Laban - August 24, 2018, Detroit
The Mountain is a play by Chelsea Woolley being performed by Spinning Dot Theatre that deals with anti-immigrant feelings in very different way - through the eyes of two eight-year-olds on a playground in Canada. The imaginary adventures of the quiet Canadian boy and spirited Arab girl allow the chi... (more...)
Tamara Marla Laflin of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Southgate Community Players says the Songs Will Hit Audiences with a Wide Range of Emotions!
by Katie Laban - August 08, 2018, Detroit
The Southgate Community Players are opening their 2018-2019 season with Jason Robert Brown's song cycle show, Songs for a New World, this weekend. Performed by two men and two women, the characters and their stories are tied together by the idea that one moment can change anyone's life. This small b... (more...)
Director Dale Feldpausch of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Stagecrafters Of Royal Oak Explores Character Development in Contemporary Staged Reading
by Julie Yolles - August 03, 2018, Detroit
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 playwrig... (more...)
Real-life Marrieds Julia Glander and Alex Leydenfrost are Having an Affair in THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF NOW at Tipping Point Theatre in Northville
by Julie Yolles - July 21, 2018, Detroit
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 t... (more...)
Songwriter Allee Willis brings her Crazy, Fun Show ALLEE WILLIS LOVES DETROIT! to the City Theatre In Detroit
by Julie Yolles - May 17, 2018, Detroit
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-nominate... (more...)
Joshua Whitson of SHE LOVES ME at The Village Players Of Birmingham says It's a Funny Love Story about Two People who Perfectly Wrong for Each Other!
by Katie Laban - May 11, 2018, Detroit
She Loves Me is currently running at Village Players of Birmingham to close out their 95thseason. The romantic musical comedy with book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock will play for two more weekends - ending May 20th. The Tony award-winning show premiered on Bro... (more...)
Noah Haidle Pens World Premiere OF BIRTHDAY CANDLES for DETROIT PUBLIC THEATRE
by Julie Yolles - May 10, 2018, Detroit
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 car... (more...)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S Vincent J. Cardinal Takes 2018 UM Musical Theatre Graduating Class to Audition in NYC
by Julie Yolles - May 10, 2018, Detroit
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 ... (more...)
Director Karen Connor of INTO THE WOODS at Southgate Community Players says It's Funny and Poignant Sondheim Show!
by Katie Laban - May 01, 2018, Detroit
The Sondheim favorite, Into the Woods, will close out the 2017-2018 Main Stage productions of the Southgate Community Players and is opening May 4th in Southgate. In this Tony-Award winning book and score, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring together classic storybook characters with a productio... (more...)
Shawn Handlon of YES WEED CAN Says There Are A Lot Of Laughs To Be Had Here
by Katie Laban - April 28, 2018, Detroit
Planet Ant Theatre is reviving their original musical comedy, Yes We Can, with a new script and performing the production April 20th - May 12th at Ant Hall in Hamtramck. The original musical satire that tells intertwining tales of conspiracy and redemption. It follows the journey of Tammy, who is co... (more...)
Iara Nemirovsky of SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre says the Show is Like A Rock Concert Full of Energy!
by Katie Laban - April 09, 2018, Detroit
Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical is coming to the Fisher Theatre starting April 10th and is ready to rock! Based on the film of the same name, the show will make the audience laugh and astound them by the talented cast. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak withone... (more...)
Nick Cassenbaum of BUBBLE SCHMEISIS at The Schvitz - “fun, relaxed storytelling journey to find Jewish identity centered around schmeising & schvitizing."
by Katie Laban - March 21, 2018, Detroit
The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan presents writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum in Bubble Schmeisis at The Schvitz in Detroit, one of the country's few remaining traditional bath houses, which has been in operation for over 85 years. 'This is fun, relaxed storytelli... (more...)
Chair of Wayne State University's Department of Theatre and Dance John Wolf
by Julie Musbach - March 15, 2018, Detroit
John Wolf chairs the prestigious Theatre and Dance department at Detroit's Wayne State University, creating well-rounded and meticulously educated students turned theatre professionals. Wolf took a moment to speak with us at BroadwayWorld about the program he oversees and how he encourages the futur... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Clips From GUYS AND DOLLS at The Players Guild of Dearman
by Stage Tube - November 17, 2018, Detroit
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.... (more...)
BWW Review: SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Brings Back Fond Memories
by Anton Anderssen - September 29, 2017, Detroit
Remember those educational cartoons when you were a little kid, like Conjunction Junction, I'm just a Bill, and Interjection? Now is your chance to hear all of those timeless tunes in one setting, at Spotlight Players in Canton, where director John Sartor works his unique brand of magic bringing out... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of LEGALLY BLONDE Performing 'Oh My God You Guys' at Theatre and Dance at Wayne
by Stage Tube - April 19, 2017, Detroit
Theatre and Dance at Wayne concludes its 2016-2017 Season with Legally Blonde, playing through April 23 at the Bonstelle Theatre.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Michigan Native Chad Johnson in Michigan Opera's SILENT NIGHT
by Stage Tube - November 10, 2016, Detroit
Michigan native Chad Johnson shares his experience performing in Michigan Opera Theatre's, 'Silent Night,' Nov. 12-20, 2016 at the Detroit Opera House. Check out the video below!... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: BWW Introduces Daniel Binelli, one of the Musicians at the Heart of MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES
by Stage Tube - October 04, 2016, Detroit
This is Daniel Binelli, who plays the bandonen - an accordion-like instrument at the heart of Argentine tango music. Opera Grand Rapids is pleased to feature Binelli, an internationally renowned master of the bandoneon and foremost torchbearer of the music of Ástor Piazzolla, for Maria de Buenos Air... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: BWW Introduces Catalina Cuervo as Maria de Buenos Aires
by Stage Tube - September 21, 2016, Detroit
Known as the 'Fiery Soprano', Colombian-born Catalina Cuervo holds the distinction of having performed the most productions of Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires. Ms. Cuervo has performed the role of 'Maria' for numerous prestigious companies including Florida Grand Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and Syrac... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Get a Sneak Peek at Broadway In Detroit's 2016-17 Season
by Stage Tube - April 20, 2016, Detroit
Broadway In Detroit's next season will welcome five Tony Award-winners that have never been to Detroit to the Fisher Theatre, including A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Fun Home, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-t... (more...)
BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Meadow Brook Theatre's ATOMIC
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 03, 2016, Detroit
The Meadow Brook Theatre in Detroit has been thrilled by the audience reaction to the US regional premiere of Atomic. Check out a behind the scenes look below!... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Adrienne Barbeau of PIPPIN National Tour Talks to Fox Detroit
by Stage Tube - June 10, 2015, Detroit
Fox Detroit talks to Adrienne Barbeau of PIPPIN, which plays the Fisher Theatre June 9-21. ... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lippa Inspires Students in Michigan for DGF's Traveling Masters
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015, Detroit
As a part of Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program, Andrew Lippa recently visited Saginaw, Michigan, to talk to students and early-career writers about the craft and business of being a dramatist. Click below to watch highlights from and interviews about his experience!... (more...)