Michigan Shakespeare Festival's 2018 Season Has Fascinating FirstsMichigan Shakespeare Festival's 2018 Season Has Fascinating Firsts
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival (MSF) will mount three very different productions in its 2018 repertory season. Each play will bring something unique for audiences. The 24th Festival season includes Shakespeare's The Tempest and Measure for Measure and The Rover by Aphra Benn, the first professional woman playwright. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/20/2018
by BWW - Feb 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: WOMEN IN JEOPARDY Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio TheatrePhoto Flash: WOMEN IN JEOPARDY Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in First Folio Theatre's Chicago premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY, previewing Jan. 24-26, opening Jan. 27 and closing Feb. 25, 2018. (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDYFirst Folio Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in First Folio Theatre's Chicago premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY, previewing Jan. 24-26, opening Jan. 27 and closing Feb. 25, 2018. Written by Wendy MacLeod, author of The House of Yes, Schoolgirl Figure and Things Being What They Are, this biting comedy explores the lives of best friends and divorcees Mary, Jo and Liz who are always looking out for each other. When Mary and Jo start to suspect that Liz's new boyfriend is a serial killer, they begin an investigation to prove it to her and save her life. However, when they bring Liz's teenage daughter Amanda into it, along with her spaced-out boyfriend Trenner, things go from humorously tricky to hilariously complex. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/20/2018
by BWW - Jan 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

First Folio Presents The Premiere Production Of WOMEN IN JEOPARDYFirst Folio Presents The Premiere Production Of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in First Folio Theatre's Chicago premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY, previewing Jan. 24-26, opening Jan. 27 and closing Feb. 25, 2018. Written by Wendy MacLeod, author of The House of Yes, Schoolgirl Figure and Things Being What They Are, this biting comedy explores the lives of best friends and divorcees Mary, Jo and Liz who are always looking out for each other. When Mary and Jo start to suspect that Liz's new boyfriend is a serial killer, they begin an investigation to prove it to her and save her life. However, when they bring Liz's teenage daughter Amanda into it, along with her spaced-out boyfriend Trenner, things go from humorously tricky to hilariously complex. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Just One Week Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

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...)

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 - Dec 8, 2017

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...)

Exciting 2018 Casting News! / End Of The Year Campaign!Exciting 2018 Casting News! / End Of The Year Campaign!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

MSF's Hotly Anticipated 2018 Season On Sale! Artistic Director Janice L Blixt - director of Measure for Measure and The Rover - and Artistic Associate Robert Kauzlaric - director of The Tempest - are excited to share some of the casting decisions already made for the 2018 MSF Season. Many of these decisions were made back in June - July when the season was announced, others are more recent additions to our roster. (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 - Dec 1, 2017

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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Stagecrafter's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Stagecrafter's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JULIUS CAESAR at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, presents Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, directed by MSF Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Michigan Shakespeare Festival presents Reading of a New Julius Caesar Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, has announced two very special events taking place this upcoming week. (more...)

EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Opens JULIUS CAESAR And World Premiere Translation of Chekhov's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, opened their final two productions of the 2017 Season.  Saturday night was the opening of Shakespeare's political tragedy JULIUS CAESAR starring MSF Artistic Associates Robert Kauzlaric as Brutus and Brandon St. Clair Saunders as Cassius and directed by Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt.  (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens 2017 Michigan Shakespeare Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, opened their 2017 MSF Season Saturday night with an hilarious and romantic performance of Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. (more...)

MSF Announces Major 2017 Season Details at Saturday Night's Triumphant PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, designated by the Governor and State Legislature, continued their 2017 "Lend Me Your Ears" reading series with Noel Coward's sophisticated comedy PRIVATE LIVES.  The reading, held at Jackson's Symphony Orchestra Hall (which also houses the offices of the MSF), featured touring company actors Derek Ridge and Sara Long, long-time artistic associate David Blixt, and Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAPTAIN BLOOD Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD. The show celebrated its opening on Saturday, January 28, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! The production will run through February 26, 2017. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD, opening Today, January 28, 2017 and running through February 26, 2017, with previews January 25-27. (more...)

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