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Richard graduated from Syracuse University with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Since then, he has appeared regularly in the Detroit theatre scene. He has performed with The Ringwald theatre, Planet Ant, Two Muses Theater and Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company. Other credits include Thunder Bay Theater in Alpena, and Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, New York.

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THE INHERITANCE Comes to The Ringwald Theatre

The Ringwald Theatre will present the Michigan premiere of Matthew Lopez's two-part play The Inheritance.

The Ringwald Presents the World Premiere Of YOU'VE GOT MALE Next Month

Metro Detroit's most notable LGBTQIA+ theatre – announces the world premiere of You've Got Male, an all-new gay rom-com jukebox musical parody mash-up, written by local playwrights Vince Kelley and Matthew Arrington.

Photos: First Look at the New LGBTQ+ THE FANTASTICKS at Flint Repertory Theatre

Get a first look at production photos of the new LBTQ+ production of The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running musical, at Flint Repertory Theatre. The Fantasticks runs this summer, June 3 – 19.

THE FANTASTICKS Creator Tom Jones to Debut New LGBTQ+ Rewrite at The Flint Repertory Theatre

Flint Repertory Theatre is set to debut an LGBTQ+ rewrite of the longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks, on June 3rd. 

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Sauk's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Sauk's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; First Stats Announced!

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Interview: Al Duffy, Suzan M. Jacokes, & Richard Payton Chat A VERY GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS at The Ringwald!

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 delightful holiday comedy.

Ringwald Theatre Presents A VERY GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS

After a year of anticipation, The Ringwald is thrilled to finally present A Very Golden Girls Christmas, vol. 2: An Unauthorized Parody. Opening November 26th, 2021 and running for 4 weeks through December 20th at The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale, A Very Golden Girls Christmas, vol. 2: An Unauthorized Parody is a delightful send-up of some of your favorite episodes of the beloved sitcom. This holiday, spend an evening with Rose, Blanche, Sophia, and Dorothy!

The Ringwald Theatre Conjures A Comeback With PUFFS

The Ringwald Theatre has announced their return to live theatre AND their return to Ferndale! After a long, long intermission, the ragtag group of innovative, campy, and just plain talented folx at The Ringwald will pick up their decade and a half of making theatre in Ferndale and continue-albeit in a new location.

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 14-20, 2021- with Rita Moreno, Kerry Butler, and More!

This week (June 14-20) in live streaming: Rita Moreno visits Backstage Live, Show of Titles on demand, a Kerry Butler master class, a Guys and Dolls reunion, and so much more!

Photo Flash: Theatre NOVA & The Ringwald Theatre Present A NEW BRAIN

Theatre NOVA, in collaboration with The Ringwald Theatre, will release their filmed version of 'A New Brain' by William Finn and James Lapine via Broadway on Demand during June of 2021. By the Tony Award-winning authors of 'Falsettos,' 'A New Brain' is a life-affirming, heartfelt, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency.

The Ringwald Theatre Presents HAVE YOURSELF A MISERY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

The Ringwald Theatre has announced the release of their new Christmas show, Have Yourself a MISERY Little Christmas. This is the final production performed in their former Ferndale location and will be available to stream December 4-31, 2020.

The Ringwald Theatre Will Present Virtual Production THE FACTS OF LIFE: A Quaran-Teeny Parody

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the mandatory temporary shuttering of its space, The Ringwald Theatre has taken its gifts to the streaming world with a new program: Camp Ringwald presents Summer Shorts. The Summer Shorts program will allow the theatre to maintain a revenue stream while also keeping engaged with their audience.

The Ringwald Presents GOLDEN GIRLS: A QUARAN-TEENY PARODY

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the mandatory temporary shuttering of its space, The Ringwald Theatre takes its gifts to the streaming world with a new summer program: Camp Ringwald presents Summer Shorts. Throughout the summer, a series of short films will be created with access available online. The Summer Shorts program will allow the theatre to maintain a revenue stream while also keeping engaged with their audience.

A VERY GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS Will Come to The Ringwald Theatre

Opening November 22nd, 2019 at The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale, A Very Golden Girls Christmas: An Unauthorized Parody is a delightful mash-up of some of your favorite episodes of the beloved sit-com. This holiday, spend an evening with Rose, Blanche, Sophia, and Dorothy!

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Comes to The Dio

The Dio a?" Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's professional, award winning dinner theatre, is excited to continue their 6th season with the Tony Award winning musical comedy, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, directed at The Dio by Steve DeBruyne with music direction by Marlene Inman.

BWW Review: GROSS INDECENCY at Slipstream Theatre Initiative Embraces Creativity Through Imaginative Production Design

Slipstream Theatre Initiative has done it yet again. Since their run of On The Exhale finished last month, you can now see their next production until June 30th, a play entitled Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.

Slipstream Presents GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE

The iconic playwright that brought us gems like The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray has a tragic story of his own. This summer, Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly delves into Oscar Wilde's history with Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman, sponsored by Muhammad Choudhry.

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