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The latest news on live + streaming theatre in Detroit.


Oakland University's INSPIRE THE CHOIR to Feature Eric Whitacre and Stacey Gibbs Photo Oakland University's INSPIRE THE CHOIR to Feature Eric Whitacre and Stacey Gibbs
by BWW News Desk on January 26, 2021 in Detroit

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Inspire the Choir — a free virtual workshop featuring Eric Whitacre and Stacey Gibbs — from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 on Zoom.
BroadwayWorld and Broadway Licensing Team Up for New Digital Marketing Program f Photo BroadwayWorld and Broadway Licensing Team Up for New Digital Marketing Program for Licensees
by BWW News Desk on January 26, 2021 in Detroit

BroadwayWorld and the Broadway Licensing family of brands (Broadway Licensing, Broadway on Demand, and Playscripts) are excited to announce the formation of a new partnership to provide powerful, turnkey marketing solutions, as well as access to BroadwayWorld’s Stage Mag to licensees of Broadway Licensing and Playscripts titles and local streaming partners of Broadway on Demand.
Slipstream Announces Changes to Leadership Team Photo Slipstream Announces Changes to Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk on January 25, 2021 in Detroit

Bailey Boudreau, Former Artistic Director, Slipstream Theatre Initiative has released a statement, announcing updates to Slipstream's leadership team, the company's plans for the future and more.
Broadway In Detroit Announces New Season Including PRETTY WOMAN, HADESTOWN, and Photo Broadway In Detroit Announces New Season Including PRETTY WOMAN, HADESTOWN, and More
by BWW News Desk on January 25, 2021 in Detroit

Broadway In Detroit's 59th season will begin in the summer of 2021 and feature six award-winning and magnificent Broadway productions.
Wharton Center Announces 2021 Planned Return To The Stage Photo Wharton Center Announces 2021 Planned Return To The Stage
by BWW News Desk on January 25, 2021 in Detroit

Wharton Center's much-anticipated return to live performances is now expected to occur this fall with a series of Broadway hits, beginning with Pretty Woman: The Musical, September 14-19, 2021. 
8 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week! Photo 8 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week!
by Team BWW on January 25, 2021 in Detroit

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home!
Open Book Theatre Company Presents LOVE SPACE, a STAR TREK-Inspired Show Photo Open Book Theatre Company Presents LOVE SPACE, a STAR TREK-Inspired Show
by BWW News Desk on January 23, 2021 in Detroit

Open Book Theatre’s newest One to One Virtual Theatre, Love Space, will feel familiar to Trekkies and other sci-fi fans as it borrows and riffs on a lot of the genre’s tropes.  But it goes deeper, too. 
U-M Professor and Students Discuss Social Justice Through Music In New Documenta Photo U-M Professor and Students Discuss Social Justice Through Music In New Documentary
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2021 in Detroit

'The Sound of Us,' a new documentary produced by Yamaha Entertainment Group, seeks to explore the impacts of music as an artform in today's chaotic world.
New Mary Sibande Installation At U-M Museum Of Art Reimagines Story Of South Afr Photo New Mary Sibande Installation At U-M Museum Of Art Reimagines Story Of South Africa's Domestic Workers
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2021 in Detroit

As visitors pass by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, they'll notice a stunning new installation on view through the front windows of the Stenn Gallery.
Artist Ayana Evans Debuts New Collaboration With U-M Students and Faculty Photo Artist Ayana Evans Debuts New Collaboration With U-M Students and Faculty
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2021 in Detroit

Themes of Black feminism and perseverance will take center stage in a new improvisational performance that will premiere as part of the University of Michigan's winter 2021 Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series season kick-off event on Jan. 22.
Rep. Brenda Lawrence Tells AMERICAN BLACK JOURNAL The Harrowing Story Of The Ass Photo Rep. Brenda Lawrence Tells AMERICAN BLACK JOURNAL The Harrowing Story Of The Assault On The Congress
by BWW News Desk on January 20, 2021 in Detroit

In an exclusive interview. Rep. Brenda Lawrence tells 'American Black Journal' the harrowing story of the assault on the U.S. Congress Watch tonight at 7:30 on Detroit Public TV (56.1)  
Laura Bell Bundy to Teach 'Acting Through Song' Masterclass on BroadwayWorld's S Photo Laura Bell Bundy to Teach 'Acting Through Song' Masterclass on BroadwayWorld's Stage Door
by Team BWW on January 19, 2021 in Detroit

Laura Bell Bundy is the first Broadway star to take her teaching talents to our Stage Door site with her 6-week intensive!
9 Jessica Vosk Videos We Can't Get Enough Of! Photo 9 Jessica Vosk Videos We Can't Get Enough Of!
by Team BWW on January 21, 2021 in Detroit

Jessica Vosk is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
BWW Blog: My Hope for the Theatre in 2021 Photo BWW Blog: My Hope for the Theatre in 2021
by Student Blogger: Emily Naud on January 19, 2021 in Detroit

It’s become clear during the pandemic that the performing arts have made a significant pivot financially and creatively.
Exclusive: Adam Pascal Sings from CABARET in Clip from SO FAR: AN ACOUSTIC RETRO Photo Exclusive: Adam Pascal Sings from CABARET in Clip from SO FAR: AN ACOUSTIC RETROSPECTIVE
by Team BWW on January 22, 2021 in Detroit

Adam Pascal stopped by The Space for his virtual concert So Far: An Acoustic Retrospective. Check out this clip from his performance as he sings 'Maybe This Time' from Cabaret and buy the concert On Demand here!
Exclusive: Adam Pascal Sings from CHESS in Clip from SO FAR: AN ACOUSTIC RETROSP Photo Exclusive: Adam Pascal Sings from CHESS in Clip from SO FAR: AN ACOUSTIC RETROSPECTIVE
by Team BWW on January 20, 2021 in Detroit

Adam Pascal stopped by The Space for his virtual concert So Far: An Acoustic Retrospective. Check out this clip from his performance as he sings 'Pity the Child' from Chess and buy the concert On Demand here!
Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer, Santino Fontana, Christy Altomare, and More Join Photo Jordan, Spencer, Fontana, Altomare, and More Join The Seth Concert Series Lineup
by Team BWW on January 19, 2021 in Detroit

Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer, Santino Fontana, and Christy Altomare are the latest Broadway stars to join Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus, and Jessica Vosk on The Seth Rudetsky Concert Series!
Wharton Center Presents A Live Virtual Concert, Morgan James: Magnetic Soul Photo Wharton Center Presents A Live Virtual Concert, Morgan James: Magnetic Soul
by BWW News Desk on January 18, 2021 in Detroit

Join Morgan James and her husband, guitarist Doug Wamble, for a virtual performance on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 8pm.  The duo will perform live from their home studio as they celebrate the one-year anniversary of her album 'Memphis Magnetic.' They will play some of their favorite songs off the album as well as classic covers.
Flint Repertory Theatre Announces Online Education Winter Classes Photo Flint Repertory Theatre Announces Online Education Winter Classes
by BWW News Desk on January 18, 2021 in Detroit

It’s not too late to sign up for the array of online winter classes available at Flint Repertory Theatre! Some may have started, but the virtual door is still open. 
Detroit Improv Collective's 14th Annual Snow Day Improv Marathon Fundraiser Happ Photo Detroit Improv Collective's 14th Annual Snow Day Improv Marathon Fundraiser Happens Virtually This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2021 in Detroit

The Detroit Improv Collective (DICo) will present the 14th annual Snow Day improv marathon, Snowed In January 16 & 17.
Wayne State Produces It's First Virtual Dance Production Photo Wayne State Produces It's First Virtual Dance Production
by BWW News Desk on January 14, 2021 in Detroit

Theatre and Dance at Wayne, the producing arm of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University is excited to share its first virtual dance production, “Dynamic Perspectives” through it's website on Saturday, January 23 at 5 p.m..
Kalamazoo State Theatre Offers Private Tours of the Historic Venue Photo Kalamazoo State Theatre Offers Private Tours of the Historic Venue
by BWW News Desk on January 14, 2021 in Detroit

The Kalamazoo State Theatre is offering paid, private tours for guests to get an up-close look at the historic concert venue.
U-M Scholars Awarded $10M in Mellon Foundation Grants to Address Racial Justice Photo U-M Scholars Awarded $10M in Mellon Foundation Grants to Address Racial Justice and Inequity
by BWW News Desk on January 13, 2021 in Detroit

The University of Michigan has been awarded two $5 million grants through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Just Futures Initiative competition. The grants, led by professors Stephanie Fryberg and Earl Lewis, will fund projects that focus on addressing racial inequity.
UMS Premieres SOME OLD BLACK MAN Starring Wendell Pierce Photo UMS Premieres SOME OLD BLACK MAN Starring Wendell Pierce
by BWW News Desk on January 13, 2021 in Detroit

Acclaimed actor Wendell Pierce is pushing forward a new way of imagining live theater in a lingering pandemic, which has shuttered in-person arts experiences throughout the country. 
Wharton Center Presents AMERICAN MASTERS: DAMIEN SNEED and Brandie Sutton Photo Wharton Center Presents AMERICAN MASTERS: DAMIEN SNEED and Brandie Sutton
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2021 in Detroit

Join Brandie Sutton and Damien Sneed for a virtual concert highlighting American Masters on Friday, January 29 at 8pm.  This intimate virtual performance of voice and piano will explore the works of George Gershwin, Leslie Adams, Undine Smith Moore, Duke Ellington and more.