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Visionary British theater director Peter Hall has died

Visionary British theater director Peter Hall dies at 86Peter Hall, a visionary theater director and impresario who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company, died at age 86
  • Obituary
  • 1 week ago
Theater

'After/Life,' a play in honor of the city rising from the ashes

After/Life,’ a play in honor of the city rising from the ashes'After/Life,' a play in honor of the city rising from the ashes
  • Theater
  • 2 months ago
Arts

Detroit ’67 plays: Detroiters tell their own stories

Two plays recounting the events of the ’67 uprisings open in time for 50th anniversary“AFTER/LIFE,” by Lisa Biggs, debuts and “Detroit ’67,” by Dominique Morriseau, returns for free showings in Detroit
  • Arts
  • 2 months ago
Theater

Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers provides healing

Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers provides healingPerformance artist Satori Shakoor created a platform to give people a stage to share stories. Next show is “Detroit 1967
  • Theater
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Theater

Shakespeare in Detroit’s fearless ‘Hamlet’

Detroiter Dante Jones stars as Hamlet with Shakespeare in Detroit starting July 14Dante Jones, 26, brings insight and intelligence to the role of Denmark’s most-troubled, young prince starting July 14
  • Theater
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Theater

Czech orchestra of disabled musicians goes global

Czech orchestra of disabled musicians goes globalAn extracurricular activity for students at a Prague school is now a major musical operation with millions of fans
  • Theater
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Theater

Kenya Moore, ‘Housewives’ perform ‘Vagina Monologues’

Kenya Moore and other ‘Housewives’ perform ‘Vagina Monologues’The Detroit native returns home to perform the empowering play with Teresa Giudice and Ashley Darby
  • Theater
  • 3 months ago
Theater

UM reacts to Gavin Creel’s praise at Tony Awards

UM reacts to Gavin Creel’s praise at Tony AwardsIn accepting his Tony on Sunday, Gavin Creel praised the UM Musical Theatre Department on national TV
  • Theater
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Theater

Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards

Select list of winners of the 2017 Tony AwardsBest Musical: “Dear Evan Hansen”; Best Play: “Oslo”; Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics): “Dear Evan Hansen”
  • Theater
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Entertainment

71st Annual Tony Awards

71st Annual Tony Awards71st Annual Tony Awards
  • Entertainment
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Theater

Kevin Spacey kicks off Tony Awards with gentle humor

Kevin Spacey kicks off Tony Awards with gentle humorSpacey, named Tony host after several other celebrities turned down the job, laughed at himself in the opening song
  • Theater
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Theater

Matrix Theatre stages interviews from the Detroit riot

Matrix Theatre stages interviews from the Detroit riotDramatic monologues will be based on interviews done in the wake of violence
  • Theater
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Theater

Stars shine in tribute to MOT founder DiChiera

Stars shine in tribute to MOT founder DiChieraSingers, dancers, and politicians took to the Detroit Opera House stage to bid farewell to the outgoing 82-year-old
  • Theater
  • 4 months ago
Theater

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
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Theater

‘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
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 1 week 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
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Theater

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.
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Theater

‘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
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Theater

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
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Theater

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
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Theater

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
  • Theater
  • 5 months 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
  • News
  • 5 months, 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
  • 5 months, 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
  • 5 months, 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
  • Theater
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Theater

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.
  • Theater
  • 5 months, 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
  • Books
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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