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Detroit Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Detroit.

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, Detroit

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, Detroit

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, Detroit

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, Detroit

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, Detroit

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, Detroit

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, Detroit

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....
Asia Marie Hicks, Phoenix Eldridge, and Joe Bailey Say PUFFS at Ringwald Theatre Will Interview Asia Marie Hicks, Phoenix Eldridge, and Joe Bailey Say PUFFS at Ringwald Theatre Will Make You Leave the Theatre Laughing
by Stefani Chudnow - October 14, 2021, Detroit

From October 15th to November 1st, the Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale brings you Puffs, a play that serves as a comedic parody of the Harry Potter series. Ahead of Ringwald's premiere, BWW Detroit had the pleasure of interviewing Joe Bailey, Phoenix Eldridge, and Asia Marie Hicks....
Bruce Thorburn Talks Directing of TWELFTH NIGHT at Stagecrafters 2nd Stage Interview Bruce Thorburn Talks Directing of TWELFTH NIGHT at Stagecrafters 2nd Stage
by Katie Laban - October 13, 2021, Detroit

Twelfth Night, the Shakespeare comedy, will run on the Stagecrafters’ 2nd Stage from 10/15-10/24. It’s a fast, fun, and funny celebration that embraces the insanity of love. BWW Detroit had moment to speak with the show’s director, Bruce Thorburn, about the production that Thorbun described as “beau...
Jason Dilly Will Make You Laugh About LEADING LADIES at St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild O Interview Jason Dilly Will Make You Laugh About LEADING LADIES at St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild Of Cranbrook!
by Katie Laban - October 12, 2021, Detroit

Leading Ladies will run October 15th-30th at St. D’s and the cast is so happy to finally put this comedy on the stage. BWW Detroit had a chance to speak with Franklin native Jason Dilly who plays Leo in the show and is the big brother of Erin Dilly who originated the role of Meg in the 2004 Broadway...
Detroit Native Arielle Crosby Talks the QUEEN TRIBUTE CONCERT at The Encore Musical T Interview Detroit Native Arielle Crosby Talks the QUEEN TRIBUTE CONCERT at The Encore Musical Theatre Company!
by Katie Laban - October 11, 2021, Detroit

The Encore Musical Theatre Company is bringing back a popular tradition - their Tribute Concert Series. The first in the season lineup is the QUEEN Tribute Concert, which runs October 13th through the 17th. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to quickly speak with Arielle Crosby about the fantastic c...
HAMILTON's Ta'Rea Campbell Talks Starring as Angelica Schuyler in the National Tour's Interview HAMILTON's Ta'Rea Campbell Talks Starring as Angelica Schuyler in the National Tour's 'Philip Cast'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 04, 2021, Detroit

BroadwayWorld spoke with Ta'Rea Campbell, the Hamilton Philip Company's own Angelica Schuyler, to discuss stepping back on stage after a year and a half, how she's changed as a performer, her favorite things about Angelica Schuyler, and more! ...
Ed Nahhat & Lynch Travis Talk the Return of Theatre in the Park with A MIDSUMMER NIGH Interview Ed Nahhat & Lynch Travis Talk the Return of Theatre in the Park with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at SRO!
by Katie Laban - August 07, 2021, Detroit

Shakespeare Royal Oak is celebrating its 20th season of outdoor professional theatre with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It's playing this weekend, August 5th-8th, under the stars at Jaycee Park. BWW Detroit was delighted to speak with Executive Director of SRO, Ed Nahhat and Director of the show, Lynch...
Broadway's Bonnie Milligan & Bill Fennelly Talk About SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Flint Interview Broadway's Bonnie Milligan & Bill Fennelly Talk About SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Flint Repertory Theatre!
by Katie Laban - July 22, 2021, Detroit

Flint Repertory Theatre is presenting Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown starring Broadway’s Bonnie Milligan, Emily Padgett, Cory Shorter, and Josh Young. The outdoor concert is taking place July 23rd and July 24th. BWW Detroit had a chance to speak with Director Bill Fennelly and Milligan ...
Mitch Master Directs THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Nicely Theatre Gro Interview Mitch Master Directs THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Nicely Theatre Group
by Julie Yolles - July 20, 2021, Detroit

It was exactly a year ago that the newly formed professional non-profit Nicely Theatre Group (NTG) was slated to premiere its inaugural show with the musical Pippin. And we all know what happened last year to live theatre productions......
Director Ryan Lawson Talks WORKING - A NEW MUSICAL at Stagecrafters & Ridgedale Playe Interview Director Ryan Lawson Talks WORKING - A NEW MUSICAL at Stagecrafters & Ridgedale Players!
by Katie Laban - September 30, 2020, Detroit

Live theatre is back and outdoors in Michigan! Stagecrafters is proudly presenting Working a?" A Musical, brought to you in a joint venture by Stagecrafters and Ridgedale Players in Troy. Originally a Stagecraftersa?? 2nd Stage production, Working a?" A Musical was schedule in March of this year, bu...
Blue Gate Hospitality VP, Andrew Rohrer, Talks A Safe Return to The Theatre and THE G Interview Blue Gate Hospitality VP, Andrew Rohrer, Talks A Safe Return to The Theatre and THE GÜT LIFE
by Brian Hilbrand - August 03, 2020, Detroit

The Güt Life is currently playing until September 25th at the Blue Gate Music Hall, in Shipshewana, Indiana making its theatrical debut.  The Blue Gate Restaurant and Theatre is the first venue in Southern Michigan/ Northern Indiana  to open back up, and I couldna??t be more excited to have a show t...
Mike Tyler of THE NAKED MAGICIANS says Detroit Audiences are in for an Orgy of Magic, Interview Mike Tyler of THE NAKED MAGICIANS says Detroit Audiences are in for an Orgy of Magic, Comedy, & Nudity!
by Katie Laban - March 03, 2020, Detroit

Hey Detroit, are you ready for the naughtiest and funniest magic show in world? The Naked Magicians are coming on March 6th and 7th to The Music Hall in Detroit. Following their smash hit 2019 residency at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, The Naked Magicians are returning to the U.S. for a coast-to-coast...
Jenia Head of NICK JR. LIVE! 'MOVE TO THE MUSIC' will be a Pawsome, Finntastic Party Interview Jenia Head of NICK JR. LIVE! 'MOVE TO THE MUSIC' will be a Pawsome, Finntastic Party at The Fox Theatre!
by Katie Laban - March 02, 2020, Detroit

Hey Detroit! Are there any Nick Jr. fans out there? Get ready to sing, clap, dance, and move to the music with all your favorite Nick Jr. friends at the Fox Theatre in The Detroit District this Friday, March 6th through Sunday, March 8th! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present Nick Jr. Li...
Leslie Alexander Says MY FAIR LADY at Wharton Center Combines a Classic Play with Stu Interview Leslie Alexander Says MY FAIR LADY at Wharton Center Combines a Classic Play with Stunning Music and Costumes
by Stefani Chudnow - February 20, 2020, Detroit

From February 26th to March 1st only, the national tour of My Fair Lady makes its way to Wharton Center. BroadwayWorld Detroit recently had the pleasure of interviewing Leslie Alexander, who plays Mrs. Higgins in the national tour of My Fair Lady....
Paul Louis Lessard Talks the Importance and Thrill of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Detro Interview Paul Louis Lessard Talks the Importance and Thrill of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Detroit Opera House
by Katie Laban - February 04, 2020, Detroit

Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base, is in Detroit for a short visit following sold engagements in the UK. The reimagined 50th anniversary tour has the beloved music by Andrew Lloyed Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice and is directed by Timothy Sheader with cutting-e...
Jonathan Goodwin Brings an Element of Danger to THE ILLUSIONISTS at Wharton Center Interview Jonathan Goodwin Brings an Element of Danger to THE ILLUSIONISTS at Wharton Center
by Stefani Chudnow - February 03, 2020, Detroit

Following several worldwide tours and a run on Broadway, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway will be making a stop at East Lansing's Wharton Center on February 8th as part of its 2020 North American tour. ...
Debbie Landis-Sigler Says FOREVER PLAID at Stagecrafters Has Great Music, Awesome Cho Interview Debbie Landis-Sigler Says FOREVER PLAID at Stagecrafters Has Great Music, Awesome Choreography and a Story to Warm Your Heart
by Stefani Chudnow - January 16, 2020, Detroit

From January 17th until February 9th, Stagecrafters is putting on a production of the 1989 off-Broadway musical, Forever Plaid. Forever Plaid is a beloved story that takes you back in time on what Music Theatre International calls a 'goofy, 1950s nostalgia trip.'...