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DiChiera excited about ‘Cyrano’ to worry over cancer

David DiChiera too excited about ‘Cyrano’ to worry over cancerMichigan Opera Theatre founder is focusing on new production, farewell gala and autobiography instead of illness
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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‘Cyrano’ cast, crew reflect on MOT’s David DiChiera

‘Cyrano’ cast, crew reflect on MOT’s David DiChieraMOT veterans describe its founder as one of the last great impresarios
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Theater

Steve Martin, Martin Short bring friendship to stage

Steve Martin, Martin Short bring friendship to stageThe two comic legends perform together May 20 at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Stratford director to direct ‘Hamlet’ in Detroit

Celebrated Stratford director will take on “Hamlet” in July for Shakespeare in DetroitDean Gabourie, former associate director at the Stratford Festival, will direct “Hamlet” for Shakespeare in Detroit.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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‘Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812’ leads Tonys

‘Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812’ leads Tony nods“Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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UM grad stars in musical adaptation of ‘Into the Wild’

UM grad stars in musical adaptation of ‘Into the Wild’Musical version of bestseller premiered at Dexte’'s Encore Musical Theatre and will run through May 7
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  • 4 weeks ago
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Pinkalicious brings her pink cupcakes to Detroit

Pinkalicious brings her pink cupcakes to DetroitAmber Dickerson stars in the lead role in ‘Pinkalicious the Musical’ at The City Theatre this weekend
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Would-be stars audition for ‘Motown The Musical’

Would-be stars audition for ‘Motown The Musical’Several hundred would-be stars lined up Tuesday at the Motown Museum to audition for the upcoming national tour
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  • 1 month ago
News

Wave of support for MOT’s DiChiera after cancer news

Wave of support for MOT’s DiChiera after cancer newsAcross southeast Michigan, cultural figures praised David DiChiera’s contributions on news the MOT director has cancer
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Michigan

MOT founder diagnosed with cancer

MOT founder diagnosed with cancerDavid DiChiera, who launched Michigan Opera Theatre in 1971, battling pancreatic cancer
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Obituary

Tony-winning gospel singer Linda Hopkins dies at 92

Tony-winning gospel singer Linda Hopkins dies at 92Inspired by blues singer Bessie Smith, Hopkins wrote and starred in 1974’s one-woman musical ‘Me and Bessie’
  • Obituary
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Theater

Detroit’s soulful past drives ‘Motown: The Musical’

Detroit’s soulful past drives ‘Motown: The Musical’Musical written by Berry Gordy Jr. salutes The Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye and more
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Phil Elam to star in ‘Lilies of the Field’ in Detroit

Detroit’s Phil Elam to channel Sidney Poitier in stage version of ‘Lilies of the Field.’Phil Elam stars in Detroit Lighthouse Community Theatre’s production of “Lilies of the Field,” based on the 1963 film.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Books

Misty Copeland’s goal to give us better bodies

Misty Copeland’s goal to give Americans better bodies in new bookRecognizing your own body is perfect for you and just needs fine-tuning is the first big step, she says
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Theater

MOT’s new season announced

MOT’s new season announcedOpera about Negro Baseball and “Tosca” highlight new MOT season
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Puccini’s ‘The Girl of the Golden West’ gets a revival

Puccini’s ‘The Girl of the Golden West’ gets a revivalOpera takes place in the wild West during the Gold Rush but is sung in Italian
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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‘Motown the Musical’ to hold open auditions in Detroit

‘Motown the Musical’ to hold open auditions in DetroitSingers are invited to try out April 18 at the Motown Museum
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Detroit News sponsors Shakespeare in Detroit new season

Detroit News sponsors Shakespeare in Detroit’s fourth seasonThe theater group has four sold out performances of ‘Henry V’ this week
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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West Bloomfield’s Danny Kornfeld to star in ‘Rent’

Danny Kornfeld returns to hometown starring in Broadway revival of ‘Rent’Star of the 20th-anniversary revival of the Broadway musical will be at the Fisher Theatre March 21-26
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  • 2 months ago
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Mosaic teaches music, performing arts to students

Mosaic Youth Theatre teaches music, performing arts to studentsThe Detroit organization has been filling in an arts gap for 25 years
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Oakland County

National Arab Orchestra tuning up for Southfield gala

National Arab Orchestra tuning up for Southfield galaA Michigan-based orchestra with a mission of reviving Arab music is tuning up for its annual gala concert.
  • Oakland County
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Theater

Cast member has long acquaintance with ‘STOMP’

Cast member has long acquaintance with ‘STOMP’Cade Slattery first saw the percussive and high-energy show when he was just 7 years old
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Entertainment

Tickets on sale

Tickets on saleTickets go on sale this week for Chris Brown, Pixies, Gucci Mane and more
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  • 3 months ago
Theater

It may sound outrageous but ‘Hedwig’ goes beyond shock

It may sound outrageous but ‘Hedwig’ goes beyond shockTony-winning Broadway hit brings its mix of anger and perseverance to the Fisher Theatre
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  • 3 months ago
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Celebrating ‘Nasty Women’ and ‘Bad Hombres’

Celebrating ‘Nasty Women’ and ‘Bad Hombres’Three local Presidents Day events react to America’s current commander-in-chief
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Entertainment

Lisa Lampanelli goes from insults to enlightenment

Lisa Lampanelli goes from insults to enlightenmentThe ‘Queen of Mean’ concentrates on self-development in between her R-rated stand-up shows
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Theater

MOT’s DiChiera pioneered ‘color-blind’ opera casting

MOT’s DiChiera pioneered ‘color-blind’ opera castingDavid DiChiera led the opera world in color-blind casting when he founded Michigan Opera Theatre in 1971
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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