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BWW Review: CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND at Fisher Theatre is a Holly Jolly Good Time for the Season! BWW Review: CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND at Fisher Theatre is a Holly Jolly Good Time for the Season!
by Katie Laban on December 13, 2017 in Detroit

Christmas Wonderland, a holiday spectacular, opened at the Fisher Theatre on Tuesday night and is an amazing and joyous experience for everyone of all ages to enjoy. The charming show is here in Detroit for nine shows until December 17th and fills the theatre with boundless holiday spirit through song, dance, and plenty of surprises along the way! (more...)
WOMAN V. INTERNET Responds to Recent Scandals at CMAP WOMAN V. INTERNET Responds to Recent Scandals at CMAP
by BWW News Desk on December 14, 2017 in Detroit

As the lid is being blown off the Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK - and now even Matt Lauer - scandals, a local playwright is bringing similar issues to the stage here in Metro-Detroit. WOMAN V. INTERNET, written and directed by Paige Vanzo is a poignant and somehow hilarious look into our cultural mirror. (more...)
Ringwald presents SANTALAND DIARIES and SEASON'S GREETINGS, Today Ringwald presents SANTALAND DIARIES and SEASON'S GREETINGS, Today
by BWW News Desk on December 14, 2017 in Detroit

David Sedaris' delightful anti-holiday double feature The SantaLand Diaries & Season's Greetings makes its annual return to the Ringwald stage for another round of twisted Christmas fun. This year our 11th annual production Richard Payton takes over both roles for a limited five- show run. (more...)
Jeff Daniels' FLINT to Make World Premiere at The Purple Rose Theatre This Winter Jeff Daniels' FLINT to Make World Premiere at The Purple Rose Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Detroit

The best plays shine a light on the human condition. This January, The Purple Rose Theatre Company will illuminate a powerful story of hope, abandonment and what happens when good, hard-working people scream for fairness in an unfair world. 'FLINT' is a world premiere by Purple Rose founder Jeff Daniels. (more...)
Photo Flash: A Peek at the Newly Restored Capitol Theatre in Flint Photo Flash: A Peek at the Newly Restored Capitol Theatre in Flint
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in Detroit

On December 7, The Capitol Theatre marked the completion of the Theatre's restoration with a ribbon-cutting that kicked off a number of community events. (more...)
BWW Previews: Detroit is Filled With Holiday Shows This Season! BWW Previews: Detroit is Filled With Holiday Shows This Season!
by Katie Laban on December 12, 2017 in Detroit

Looking for something to do around Detroit this holiday season? Don't worry, the city is filled with a show for everyone! BroadwayWorld Detroit has you covered with some of the amazing theatre and art events that this holiday season has to offer! (more...)
The Brass Tacks Ensemble Announces Applications For 2018 Theater Exploration Troupe The Brass Tacks Ensemble Announces Applications For 2018 Theater Exploration Troupe
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Detroit

The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis) is pleased to announce applications for the 2018 Theater Exploration Troupe, a series of classes to introduce people to the organized chaos that is theater. (more...)
Wild Swan Theater to Continue 38th Season with FROG AND TOAD Wild Swan Theater to Continue 38th Season with FROG AND TOAD
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Detroit

Award-winning Wild Swan Theater continues its 38th season of bringing the finest professional theater to families with Frog and Toad, a charming production especially created for younger theater goers. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by Audition Roundup on December 10, 2017 in Detroit

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look At Flint Youth Theatre's THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE Photo Flash: First Look At Flint Youth Theatre's THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Detroit

Flint Youth Theatre - Michigan's Professional Theatre for Young Audiences presents The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe adapted for stage by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by C.S. Lewis. Performances for this thrilling new adaptation are Saturday December 2 through Sunday December 17. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)
WHO WILL SING FOR LENA? Extended at Matrix WHO WILL SING FOR LENA? Extended at Matrix
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Detroit

Due to overwhelming audience response, Matrix Theatre Company will extend its current production of Who Will Sing for Lena? through Sunday, December 17. The added shows are Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 at 8 pm. A Sunday performance is scheduled for 3 pm. All shows are performed at Matrix Theatre located at 2730 Bagley in the heart of southwest Detroit's Mexicantown. Ticket prices start at $17. Group rates are available for most shows. For further information or to order tickets, go to www.matrixtheatre.org or call 313 967 0599. (more...)
Broadway's Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Jason Graae and More Tribute Jerry Herman Tonight at The Berman Broadway's Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Jason Graae and More Tribute Jerry Herman Tonight at The Berman
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Detroit

Hello Dolly, Mame, Mack and Mabel and La Cage aux Follies are some examples of composer Jerry Herman's ability to light up Broadway. The music of this legendary lyricist, and one of Broadway's most beloved icons, will light up The Berman Center for the Performing Arts tonight, December 9. (more...)
BWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour Coming to the Wharton Center and Then Detroit! BWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour Coming to the Wharton Center and Then Detroit!
by Katie Laban on December 08, 2017 in Detroit

Finding Neverland is coming to Michigan with two tour stops during its first national tour. First up is December 12th-17th at the Cobb Great Hall as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at the Wharton Center Series in East Lansing and then February 6th-18th at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up one of the most beloved stories of all time. This new musical is packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs, and plenty of laughs. Finding Neverland is a timeless story about the power of imagination and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up! And BroadwayWorld Detroit had a quick moment to hear from Billy Harrigan Tighe who is currently on tour with Finding Neverland as J.M. Barrie. (more...)
BroadwayWorld Seeks College Student Bloggers BroadwayWorld Seeks College Student Bloggers
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Detroit

As a Student Blogger, you will have the chance to share your experience and personal perspective as a student of the theatrical arts. You must be studying the theatrical arts, but you do NOT need to be a performer. All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for sharing their educational experience with BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net! (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Detroit

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Detroit Opera House is a Stunning Musical Filled with Exquisite Dancing! BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Detroit Opera House is a Stunning Musical Filled with Exquisite Dancing!
by Katie Laban on December 08, 2017 in Detroit

An American in Paris, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, is currently playing until December 10th at the Detroit Opera House. It is a stunning show filled with some of the most exquisite dance numbers in recent history, catchy songs, and a beautiful story to go along with it. (more...)
Three Weeks Of Radical Theater, Two U.S. Premieres Announced at UMS NO SAFETY NET Three Weeks Of Radical Theater, Two U.S. Premieres Announced at UMS NO SAFETY NET
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Detroit

From January 17 to February 3, 2018, the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) presents No Safety Net, a three-week theater festival of four productions that foster timely conversations around slavery, terrorism, transgender identity, and radical wellness and healing. Two of the titles are U.S. premieres and will receive their only U.S. performances as part of No Safety Net. Performances will be held in Arthur Miller Theatre (1226 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor) and the Stamps Gallery (201 S. Division St, Ann Arbor), with each title examining a different topic related to contemporary social issues. (more...)
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW Comes to St. Dunstan's! THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW Comes to St. Dunstan's!
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Detroit

St. Dunstan's Theatre is pleased to be one of the first community theatres in Metro Detroit to present The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)! This fun holiday-themed show will run for two weekends: December 8 17, 2017. (more...)
Stagecrafters Youth Theatre to Present ELF THE MUSICAL, JR. This December Stagecrafters Youth Theatre to Present ELF THE MUSICAL, JR. This December
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Detroit

Stagecrafters Youth Theatre presents Elf the Musical, Jr. on the Main Stage, December 8 through December 17, at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Avenue in downtown Royal Oak. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Croswell Opera House
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Detroit

A beloved classic of American cinema comes to the stage in Adrian at The Croswell Opera House in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 08, 2017 in Detroit

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Sandy Ryder of LITTLE WOMEN at Wild Swan Theater Says It's A Beautiful Production! BWW Interview: Sandy Ryder of LITTLE WOMEN at Wild Swan Theater Says It's A Beautiful Production!
by Katie Laban on December 07, 2017 in Detroit

The Wild Swan Theater is continuing its 38th season with an original stage adaptation of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott for six performances starting December 7th in Ann Arbor. It is a beautiful production that young people will enjoy, but adults can come and feel like they are experiencing something special as well, said Sandy Ryder, co-artistic director of the company. (more...)
Wild Swan Theater presents LITTLE WOMEN Wild Swan Theater presents LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Detroit

Wild Swan Theater, an award-winning professional theater company based in Ann Arbor, continues its 38th Season with an original stage adaptation of Little Women, the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. This production which charmed audiences several years ago returns to the stage for six performances from December 7th -10th. (more...)
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Continues At The Sauk IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Continues At The Sauk
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Detroit

The classic holiday film 'It's A Wonderful Life' comes to life on stage at The Sauk in Jonesville for four performances this weekend. The production began performances November 30. (more...)
Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Detroit

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, to be presented at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. CMU alumnus, actor and producer, Zachary Quinto, will serve as the award's official ambassador and will take part in the selection committee. (more...)