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BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Virtually With Grand Rapids Symphony and Grand Rapids Ba Photo BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Virtually With Grand Rapids Symphony and Grand Rapids Ballet.
by Brian Hilbrand - September 29, 2020

Grand Rapids Symphony presents Romeo and Juliet, the first of three new shows in the 2020 Season.  Pathwaves presented by SpartanNash, is the Symphonya??s reimagined 2020-2021 artistic seasons.  For the 2020 part of the season they are sharing the gift of music with the West Michigan community throu...
BWW Review: New Musical THE GÜT LIFE! Promises A Simple But Güt Time at Blue Gate The Photo BWW Review: New Musical THE GÜT LIFE! Promises A Simple But Güt Time at Blue Gate Theatre!
by Brian Hilbrand - August 06, 2020

Blue Gate Theatrea??s A Güt Life! is a show about life on an Amish farm, and how it is full of unique challenges and rich blessings.   Presented by Amish story tellers Eliza and Simon Yoder, who give you a glimpse into their life together.  Not only does this charming show not only have jokes that w...
BWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN at Ridgedale Players Sparks Imaginations with a Creative Photo BWW Review: CHILDREN OF EDEN at Ridgedale Players Sparks Imaginations with a Creative Retelling of the Genesis Story
by Stefani Chudnow - March 13, 2020

Many of us are familiar with the story of Genesis, but have you ever seen it performed on stage? Whether or not you have, the perfect opportunity to do so is at Ridgedale Players, where Children of Eden is playing until March 22nd. (Click for further details.)...
BWW Review: FIRST WEEKEND ROUNDUP at Gilda's Club LaughFest With Clean Comedy All-Sta Photo BWW Review: FIRST WEEKEND ROUNDUP at Gilda's Club LaughFest With Clean Comedy All-Star Showcase, and Miranda Sings.
by Brian Hilbrand - March 09, 2020

Gilda's LaughFest 2020 kicked off Thursday, March 5th and goes through Sunday, March 15th. Thursday started with an opening proclamation featuring Grand Rapids Mayor Roslynn Bliss and others looking back on the last ten years and ahead to 2020. The first weekend full with events for everyone, rangin...
BWW Review: THE NAKED MAGICIANS at The Music Hall was the Total Experience - Magic, C Photo BWW Review: THE NAKED MAGICIANS at The Music Hall was the Total Experience - Magic, Comedy, & Cheeky Australians!
by Katie Laban - March 09, 2020

Detroit was treated to a really special experience when The Naked Magicians were here on March 6th and 7th at The Music Hall as part of Broadway In Detroit's series of events this season. It was promoted that the duo will forego top hats and capes for full frontal illusions complete with magic, musc...
BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Monster Box Theatre Remarkably Portrays a Momentous Sto Photo BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Monster Box Theatre Remarkably Portrays a Momentous Story
by Stefani Chudnow - March 05, 2020

I recently had the absolute pleasure of seeing the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, at the Monster Box Theatre. You too can catch a performance up until March 15th....
BWW Review: DANCE NATION at The Ringwald is a Sight to Behold - Full of Surprises! Photo BWW Review: DANCE NATION at The Ringwald is a Sight to Behold - Full of Surprises!
by Katie Laban - March 05, 2020

The Michigan premiere of Dance Nation is currently running until March 16th at The Ringwald. Clare Barron's play was a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist and, also, won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Relentless Award (in a tie with Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves.) After successful runs at Playwrights...
BWW Review: THE PUPPETEER at Detroit Repertory Theatre is Excellent Michigan Theatre! Photo BWW Review: THE PUPPETEER at Detroit Repertory Theatre is Excellent Michigan Theatre!
by Katie Laban - March 03, 2020

Lately, my favorite thing to do has been to experience new theatre that Michigan has to offer and while the Detroit Repertory Theatre is not a a?oenewa?? theatre, The Puppeteer playing until March 15th, was my first time attending that theatre. Desireé York's play spans across time from the Harlem R...
BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Wharton Center Epitomizes the Pure Magic of Golden Age Mu Photo BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Wharton Center Epitomizes the Pure Magic of Golden Age Musicals
by Stefani Chudnow - February 28, 2020

Don't wait too long to get My Fair Lady tickets - it's only at Wharton Center until March 1st. Whether or not you've seen this classic musical before, you have to see this new production that's straight from Broadway....
BWW Review: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER is Emotional, Engaging, and Humorously Fun at Slipst Photo BWW Review: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER is Emotional, Engaging, and Humorously Fun at Slipstream Theatre Initiative!
by Katie Laban - February 26, 2020

Sometimes I feel it's a daunting task knowing I'm about to see a show that has a cast of two people (that fear is even larger when it's a one person show!) and it could be a show I love or one I'm not familiar as was the case with The Gentleman Caller a?" the current production running until March 1...
BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is Pure Imagination at Det Photo BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is Pure Imagination at Detroit Opera House!
by Katie Laban - February 23, 2020

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently playing until March 1st at the Detroit Opera House. The hit Broadway musical features songs from the original film including, 'Pure Imagination,' The Candy Man,' and 'I've Got the Golden Ticket,' alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new...
BWW Review: WORKING: A MUSICAL at Meadow Brook Theatre Is A Thought-Provoking Explora Photo BWW Review: WORKING: A MUSICAL at Meadow Brook Theatre Is A Thought-Provoking Exploration of The Modern American Workforce
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - February 22, 2020

Working: A Musical, running now through March 8th at Meadow Brook Theatre, is a thought-provoking exploration of the modern American workforce. Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often ...
BWW Interview: Jeff Foxworthy at LaughFest. You Don't Need To Be A Red Neck To Enjoy Photo BWW Interview: Jeff Foxworthy at LaughFest. You Don't Need To Be A Red Neck To Enjoy This Comedic Show!
by Brian Hilbrand - February 12, 2020

Jeff Foxworthy will headline the Gilda's LaughFest 10th Anniversary Signature Event. The 2020 Signature Event, A Night with Jeff Foxworthy, is a fundraiser for Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. The Grammy Award nominee and...
BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Tipping Point Theatre Is A Hilarious, Fast-Paced Comedy! Photo BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Tipping Point Theatre Is A Hilarious, Fast-Paced Comedy!
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - February 02, 2020

he 39 Steps, playing now through March 8th at Tipping Point Theatre in Northville, is a hilariously challenging fast-paced comedy! Richard, an average English man, meets a mysterious woman that whispers secrets to him on her deathbed. Fleeing the country becomes his only hope for survival and solvin...
BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Fisher Theatre Portrays Unique Father-Son Relationships i Photo BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Fisher Theatre Portrays Unique Father-Son Relationships in 1960's The Bronx
by Stefani Chudnow - January 27, 2020

Until February 2nd, you catch the 2016 Broadway hit A Bronx Tale at Detroit's Fisher Theatre. Based on the play of the same name, A Bronx Tale features a book by Chazz Palminteri, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and music by Alan Menken....
BWW Review: ROADSIGNS at Purple Rose Theatre Company Is A Reflective Original Play! Photo BWW Review: ROADSIGNS at Purple Rose Theatre Company Is A Reflective Original Play!
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - January 25, 2020

Roadsigns, running now through March 14th at The Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, is a World Premiere play written by Michigan native Jeff Daniels. The play follows Lanny, a young and ambitious poet, as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and fulfillment. Throughout the story, many diff...
BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID at Stagecrafters is the Charming, Feel-Good Musical We All Photo BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID at Stagecrafters is the Charming, Feel-Good Musical We All Need Right Now
by Stefani Chudnow - January 22, 2020

Until February 9th, Stagecrafters is putting on an incredible production of a beloved musical, Forever Plaid. When you mix together the sheer talent of the performers, their chemistry, and the unique source material, Forever Plaid is a memorable theatre experience you won't ever forget....
BWW Review: DEATHTRAP at Avon Players Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat! Photo BWW Review: DEATHTRAP at Avon Players Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat!
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - January 19, 2020

Avon Players' production of Deathrap by Ira Levin, running now through February 1st at Avon Players in Rochester Hills, is a suspenseful thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat! Living a seemingly comfortable life in his charming Connecticut home, playwright Sydney Bruhl is struggling ...
BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Flint Repertory Theatre Infuses Innovative Storytelling Photo BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Flint Repertory Theatre Infuses Innovative Storytelling With Classic Fairytales
by Stefani Chudnow - December 12, 2019

If you're in the mood to treat yourself to a wonderful piece of regional theatre this holiday season, look no further than Flint Repertory Theatre's production of Into The Woods. With just five more shows until this Sunday, December 15th, make sure you go on and purchase your tickets now....
BWW Review: DISNEY'S ALADDIN at Wharton Center Spellbinds Audiences Through Boundless Photo BWW Review: DISNEY'S ALADDIN at Wharton Center Spellbinds Audiences Through Boundless Energy and Real-Life Magic
by Stefani Chudnow - December 10, 2019

Get ready to step into 'A Whole New World' at Wharton Center with the national tour of Disney's Aladdin until this Sunday, December 15th. With brilliant music and genius lyrics, Aladdin absolutely thrives....