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Michigan Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Michigan.

Interview: Ian Coursey Talks the Importance of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Fisher Theatre! Interview Interview: Ian Coursey Talks the Importance of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Fisher Theatre!
by Katie Laban - September 26, 2022, Michigan

Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. From 9/27 to 10/9, this remarkable show will visit the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. BWW Detroit had a chance to speak with Ian Coursey, a current U of M student on tour with the show, about h...
Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Interview Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Making His Touring Debut
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 25, 2022, Michigan

Willem Butler, winner of BroadwayWorld's first ever season of Next on Stage, is currently shining bright on stages across the country as Dmitry in the National Tour of Anastasia. A recent graduate from Elon University, Anastasia is Butler's touring debut! Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Willem B...
Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell is Excited About AN EVENING WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHE Interview Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell is Excited About AN EVENING WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL at Wharton Center!
by Katie Laban - September 20, 2022, Michigan

Broadway legend and film star, Brian Stokes Mitchell, will make his first appearance in East Lansing on 9/23 in Cobb Great Hall at the Wharton Center. The 2-time Tony Award winner with a 40-year career spanning Broadway and more is a highly versatile singer ready to give fans a memorable show, An Ev...
Interview: Gerry McIntyre Gushes Over AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at The Encore Musical Theatre Interview Interview: Gerry McIntyre Gushes Over AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at The Encore Musical Theatre Company!
by Katie Laban - September 14, 2022, Michigan

The Encore Musical Theatre Company is kicking off its 14th season with Ain't Misbehavin', the sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller, which runs from 9/15 to 10/2 in Dexter. Gerry McIntyre is returning to direct on The Encore stage. BWW Detroit had a few moments to spe...
New 'Evan Hansen' Anthony Norman Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour, How He's Appro Interview New 'Evan Hansen' Anthony Norman Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour, How He's Approaching the Role & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 21, 2022, Michigan

The National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen is in its fourth year of touring across North America, and will now have a new Evan Hansen! Anthony Norman (The Prom original Broadway cast, National Tour of Newsies, and more) is stepping into the lead role! Read BroadwayWorld's interview with the new star of D...
Director Greg Grobis Talks About the Kooky THE ADDAMS FAMILY Musical at Detroit Mercy Interview Director Greg Grobis Talks About the Kooky THE ADDAMS FAMILY Musical at Detroit Mercy Theatre Company!
by Katie Laban - March 23, 2022, Michigan

The Addams Family will be the first musical since the pandemic for the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company in Detroit. The 90-minute dramatic concert version of the show will run from 3/31-4/10 at The Marlene Ball Theatre. 'Love. Laughter. All-American Family. Secrets,' responded director Greg Grobis when...
Director Dee Dee Batteast Talks the Girl Power Comedy of THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Farmer Interview Director Dee Dee Batteast Talks the Girl Power Comedy of THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Farmers Alley Theatre!
by Katie Laban - March 17, 2022, Michigan

Heads are going to roll with the presentation of The Revolutionists, the irreverent, girl-power comedy, running from March 18th-April 3rd at Farmers Alley Theatre. The show is set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Written by Lauren Gundernson. BWW Detroit spoke with the show’s director...
Janie Minchella and Alan Ellias of 'LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE' at St. Dunstan's At Interview Janie Minchella and Alan Ellias of 'LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE' at St. Dunstan's At Cranbrook Playhouse.
by Brian Hilbrand - March 16, 2022, Michigan

'Love, Loss, and What I Wore'  is playing through March 18th- April 2nd at St. Dunstan’s at Cranbrook Playhouse.  Written by Nora and Delia Ephron of You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle, this play is like a heart-to-heart with a dear friend over coffee (or wine). Funny. Poignant. Heartfelt. Pro...
Francisco Risso Talks About the Amazing SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at Fisher Th Interview Francisco Risso Talks About the Amazing SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre!
by Katie Laban - March 08, 2022, Michigan

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical makes its Detroit premiere at the Fisher Theatre, March 8th-20th. “Summer is uplifting, emotional, thrilling, entertaining, and soulful,” Detroit Native Francisco Risso responded. Risso had so much more to share about the show and why Detroit theatre fans should come...
Danielle Wade Spills That MEAN GIRLS at Wharton Center is Pink and Fantastical, Yet U Interview Danielle Wade Spills That MEAN GIRLS at Wharton Center is Pink and Fantastical, Yet Universal
by Stefani Chudnow - February 25, 2022, Michigan

Mean Girls is making its way to East Lansing in 2022 for the first time ever. From March 1st to the 6th, you can catch this Tina Fey-penned musical at Wharton Center....
Wes Williams Says AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN at the Fisher Theatre Has a Killer Score Interview Wes Williams Says AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN at the Fisher Theatre Has a Killer Score of 80's Tunes and a Lot of Heart
by Stefani Chudnow - February 02, 2022, Michigan

An Officer and a Gentleman, a musical based on the 1982 Oscar-winning film of the same name, is currently playing at the Fisher Theatre through February 13th. BroadwayWorld Detroit had the pleasure of speaking with Wes Williams, who plays Zack Mayo....
Jürgen Hooper Says DISNEY'S THE LION KING at the Detroit Opera House is Something Tim Interview Jürgen Hooper Says DISNEY'S THE LION KING at the Detroit Opera House is Something Timeless to Behold
by Stefani Chudnow - January 25, 2022, Michigan

Disney's The Lion King is coming back to the Detroit Opera House for nearly a month-long run from January 27th through February 20th. BWW Detroit interviewed Zazu actor Jürgen Hooper ahead of their stint in Detroit. Read our interview here!...
Performer Joshua Cruz Talks STOMP National Tour Interview Performer Joshua Cruz Talks STOMP National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 27, 2021, Michigan

STOMP's percussive rhythms and electrifying performers have been wowing audiences for 30 years, and the stage phenomenon is currently making its way through the US on a National Tour! Blending dance and performance with music created using everyday objects, STOMP is a one-of-a kind experience you wo...
Al Duffy, Suzan M. Jacokes, & Richard Payton Chat A VERY GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS at Th Interview Al Duffy, Suzan M. Jacokes, & Richard Payton Chat A VERY GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS at The Ringwald!
by Katie Laban - November 30, 2021, Michigan

A Very Golden Girls Christmas opens at the Ringwald tonight! The show is running four weeks through December 20th and it’s a love letter to Golden Girls fans. BWW Detroit had a chance to speak with Director Suzan M. Jacokes and Al Duffy playing Sophia and Richard Payton playing Blanche about the del...
Kevin Curtis Says IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Avon Players is a Warm Interview Kevin Curtis Says IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Avon Players is a Warm Story for the Holiday Season
by Stefani Chudnow - November 23, 2021, Michigan

It's a Wonderful Life is not only one of the most well-known Christmas movies of all time, but it's also one of the most well-known and highly regarded movies of all time, period. Running November 26th - December 11th at Avon Players is It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, which is a unique tak...
Star & Co-Creator Joe Kinosian Talks MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Farmers Alley Interview Star & Co-Creator Joe Kinosian Talks MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Farmers Alley Theatre
by Katie Laban - November 19, 2021, Michigan

Murder for Two: Holiday Edition opens tonight at Farmers Alley Theatre! It's a hilarious musical murder were one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects, and they both play the piano. BWW Detroit had moment to speak with star and co-creator, Joe Kinosian, about creative and...
Michigan Native Shea Renne Talks All Things HADESTOWN at Fisher Theatre! Interview Michigan Native Shea Renne Talks All Things HADESTOWN at Fisher Theatre!
by Katie Laban - November 18, 2021, Michigan

Hadestown arrives in Detroit next week starting November 23rd at the Fisher Theatre. Hadestown invites audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a moment to speak to Michigan Native, Shea Renne originally from Bloomfield Hills, about this exquisite and...
Director Michael J. Barnes Talks the Holiday Magic of THE SNOW QUEEN at The Hilberry Interview Director Michael J. Barnes Talks the Holiday Magic of THE SNOW QUEEN at The Hilberry in Detroit!
by Katie Laban - November 18, 2021, Michigan

The Snow Queen opens this weekend on November 19th at The Hilberry Theatre to bring magic and fun for the holiday season to Detroit. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a moment to speak with Michael J. Barnes, the director of The Snow Queen and why Detroit audience will love this classic fairy tale....
Jeff LaMothe Says CINDERELLA at Stagecrafters Is the Perfect Feel-Good Musical for th Interview Jeff LaMothe Says CINDERELLA at Stagecrafters Is the Perfect Feel-Good Musical for the Holiday Season
by Stefani Chudnow - November 12, 2021, Michigan

From November 12th to December 5th, Rodgers & Hammerstein's golden age musical, Cinderella, will be showing at Stagecrafters' Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak. Featuring such songs such as 'In My Own Little Corner,' 'Impossible,' and 'Ten Minutes Ago,' Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella at Stagecrafters...
Diane Hill Says SING HAPPY! at Theatre NOVA Celebrates Fantastic Musical Gems in an I Interview Diane Hill Says SING HAPPY! at Theatre NOVA Celebrates Fantastic Musical Gems in an Intimate Theatre Setting
by Stefani Chudnow - October 25, 2021, Michigan

From October 28th to November 7th, Theatre NOVA in Ann Arbor is putting on a production of Sing Happy!. This special show is a celebration of the work of Kander and Ebb, a legendary duo who composed such musicals as Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, just to name a few....