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Bay City Players Announces New Board Of Directors Bay City Players Announces New Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2018 in Detroit

Bay City Players, Michigan's oldest continuously operating community theatre, held its annual membership meeting on July 9, 2018 and elected its new officers. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 15 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 15
by Audition Roundup on July 15, 2018 in Detroit

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 15, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Open Book Theatre Company Announces 2018-19 Season Open Book Theatre Company Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2018 in Detroit

???????Open Book Theatre Company is pleased to announce its fifth season.  The award winning professional theatre will present 5 plays, including a Michigan Premiere.  Two of the plays won Tony Awards for Best Play, and one of those also earned the Pulitzer. (more...)
Stay Up To Date On Broadway's Breaking News With BroadwayWorld On Social Media! Stay Up To Date On Broadway's Breaking News With BroadwayWorld On Social Media!
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2018 in Detroit

Do you live and breathe all things Broadway? If so, you know there's a ton of exciting things happening on the great white way every day! We at BroadwayWorld know how overwhelming it could be to keep up with the hundreds of stories each week - so we're curating the best you can't miss on our social media feeds daily! (more...)
Tickets Going On Sale Sunday for Detroit Run of SOMETHING ROTTEN Tickets Going On Sale Sunday for Detroit Run of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2018 in Detroit

???????The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will play Detroit's Fisher Theatre, September 25 - October 7, 2018. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look At Hope Summer Rep's AN ILIAD Starring Emily Trask Photo Flash: First Look At Hope Summer Rep's AN ILIAD Starring Emily Trask
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2018 in Detroit

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre opens its highly anticipated production of An Iliad by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson tonight, and BroadwayWorld has the First Look look at the production below! (more...)
The Southgate Community Players Announces SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD The Southgate Community Players Announces SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2018 in Detroit

The Southgate Community Players are opening their 2018-2019 season with Jason Robert Brown's song cycle style show, Songs for a New World. 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 but talented ensemble combined with the touching repertoire and intimate venue promise for an evening that will take you to a "new world' of emotions you won't want to miss! (more...)
Sauk Announces Cast For BIG RIVER Sauk Announces Cast For BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2018 in Detroit

'Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' the Tony Award-winning best musical comes to The Sauk, Hillsdale County's community theatre, with a cast of veterans and newcomers for eight performances, August 9-19. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/13 - LITTLE SHOP, PIPPIN, MAMMA MIA and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/13 - LITTLE SHOP, PIPPIN, MAMMA MIA and More!
by BWW Special on July 13, 2018 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 LITTLE SHOP, PIPPIN, MAMMA MIA and More! (more...)
Classic SHE LOVES ME Comes To The Croswell Opera House Classic SHE LOVES ME Comes To The Croswell Opera House
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2018 in Detroit

The Croswell Opera House's 2018 season continues this month with its production of SHE LOVES ME, a romantic comedy musical that has inspired many adaptations including the movie You've Got Mail. (more...)
SCHOOL OF ROCK and LITTLE WOMEN Round Out Civic Theatre's Summer Season SCHOOL OF ROCK and LITTLE WOMEN Round Out Civic Theatre's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2018 in Detroit

School may be out for the summer, but the students of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's School of Theatre Arts are still hard at work breathing new life into a literary classic and a rock n' roll adaptation. (more...)
THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Wharton Center THE LION KING Opens Tonight at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2018 in Detroit

Disney's The Lion King opens tonight, Wednesday, July 11, at Wharton Center for a limited three-week engagement through Sunday, July 29. (more...)
Theatre NOVA Announces Its Michigan Playwrights Festival Theatre NOVA Announces Its Michigan Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2018 in Detroit

???????Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents their semi-annual Michigan Playwrights Festival, now in its third year. Five new plays by Michigan playwrights will be given readings July 25-29, 2018. (more...)
CHICAGO, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and THE BOOK OF MORMON Return To Detroit CHICAGO, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and THE BOOK OF MORMON Return To Detroit
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2018 in Detroit

Broadway In Detroit announced today that three blockbuster Broadway shows - CHICAGO, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON - will each make return engagements to Detroit in the upcoming season.  (more...)
Farmers Alley Presents THE PRODUCERS Farmers Alley Presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk on July 09, 2018 in Detroit

Farmers Alley Theatre is closing its historic 10th anniversary season with the biggest musical production ever, Mel Brooks' record-setting 12 Time Tony Award Winning comedic masterpiece, THE PRODUCERS. Running July 20th to August 5th at the Little Theatre on Oakland Drive, this pitch-perfect adaptation of Brooks' classic film of the same name will star Stephen Wallem (TV's Nurse Jackie) and Tony Humrichouser (WMU Alum, Jeff Award Winner) as the lovable duo of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, who attempt to produce the worst show in Broadway history! (more...)
Spinning Dot Addresses War, Magic and Anti-Immigrant Attitudes Through the Eyes of Children in THE MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk on July 09, 2018 in Detroit

Spinning Dot Theatre launched in 2014, creates meaningful international theatre for kids and their families. For everyone, really. Through inventive storytelling often with music, movement, shadow puppets, professional actors, and more, we invite our audiences to think about our world. (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Mason Street Warehouse at The Saugatuck Center For The Arts--Here We Go Again for the Best Summer Fun BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Mason Street Warehouse at The Saugatuck Center For The Arts--Here We Go Again for the Best Summer Fun
by Julie Yolles on July 07, 2018 in Detroit

In a savvy marketing move and perfect way to kick off the summer theatre season, Mason Street Warehouse (MSW) at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts opened with the get-happy, ABBA-tribute musical Mamma Mia! now playing at MSW through July 15.  Once you've enjoyed it live-and-in-person at Mason Street Warehouse you can head to the movie theatre on July 20 for the Mamma Mia! movie sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. (more...)
Slipstream to Present RUTHLESS! The Musical! Slipstream to Present RUTHLESS! The Musical!
by BWW News Desk on July 06, 2018 in Detroit

Slipstream will be closing out its fourth season with the American Premiere of the most recent version of Ruthless! The Musical. (more...)
Williamston Theatre Announces Lucky Season 13 Williamston Theatre Announces Lucky Season 13
by BWW News Desk on July 06, 2018 in Detroit

The Williamston Theater, mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company located at 122 S. Putnam in downtown Williamston, celebrates Lucky Season 13 by continuing to bring unique theatrical experiences with two World Premieres, two Michigan Premieres, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, and a co-production with our friends at Tipping Point Theatre.  The 2018-2019 Season will include: Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, A Hunting Shack Christmas by Jessica Lind Peterson, To Quiet the Quiet by Christy Hall, The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn, New Releases by Joseph Zettelmaier and Popcorn Falls by James Hindman. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/6 - THE CHER SHOW, THE KING AND I, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/6 - THE CHER SHOW, THE KING AND I, and More!
by BWW Special on July 06, 2018 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 THE CHER SHOW, THE KING AND I, and More! (more...)
Celebrating Ten Years Of Go Comedy! Celebrating Ten Years Of Go Comedy!
by BWW News Desk on July 05, 2018 in Detroit

This fall, Go Comedy! will celebrate its tenth anniversary. The award-winning improv theater is kicking off its celebration with a community-wide scavenger hunt Saturday, July 21st. The Scaveganza will be followed by special shows and activities leading up to the theater's official anniversary on November 12.    (more...)
Michigan Community Theatre Premieres FUN HOME At Circle Theatre Michigan Community Theatre Premieres FUN HOME At Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 05, 2018 in Detroit

Circle Theatre, Grand Rapids' go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, will continue their 66th Main Stage season with a production of Fun Home starting on Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College. (more...)
VIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY Plays The Encore Musical Theatre Company VIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY Plays The Encore Musical Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on July 03, 2018 in Detroit

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)
Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think OF WEST SIDE STORY at Encore Musical Theatre Company? Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think OF WEST SIDE STORY at Encore Musical Theatre Company?
by BWW News Desk on July 03, 2018 in Detroit

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)
Barn Theatre Production Of BONNIE & CLYDE Opens July 3rd Barn Theatre Production Of BONNIE & CLYDE Opens July 3rd
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2018 in Detroit

Fearless, shameless, exciting…The Barn Theatre School for Advanced Theatre Training presents the sexy and compelling musical BONNIE & CLYDE playing July 3 through July 15! (more...)