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‘The Color Purple:’ Musical joy inspired by Motown

‘The Color Purple:’ Musical joy inspired by MotownDetroit native Allee Willis co-wrote the Tony Award-winning musical despite lack of theater training
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Opera legend Kathleen Battle performs at MOT recital

Opera legend Kathleen Battle returns to MOT for Sunday recitalThe soprano comes to Detroit to perform in “Something to Sing About,” 41 years after she made her operatic debut here
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Entertainment

Reality TV king Andy Cohen dishes at MotorCity Casino

Reality TV king Andy Cohen dishes at MotorCity CasinoThe television producer, talk show host and game show host will be an ‘open book’ on stage Thursday
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Entertainment

Library, Tigers, MOT event celebrates Josh Gibson

Detroit Public Library, Tigers, MOT event celebrates Josh GibsonIt’s part of an initiative exposing the historical role sports, the arts played in promoting racial equity and inclusion
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Theater

Ballet Hispanico opens MOT’s 2017-18 dance season

Ballet Hispanico opens MOT’s 2017-18 dance seasonPerformance features works choreographed by women xploring flamenco, Mexican heritage, circularity of human condition
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  • 1 week ago
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For the Players, the show must go on ... and on ... and on

For the Players, the show must go on … and on … and onEd Priebe, historian of the Players Detroit, talks about 106-year-old amateur theater club and its magnificent playhouse on Jefferson Avenue.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Michigan History

Players Detroit boasts century-long amateur theater run

Players Detroit boasts century-long amateur theater runAll-male acting fraternity carries on tradition that dates to 1911 in elegant building on Jefferson
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Theater

Andrew Lloyd Webber on the sequel to 'Phantom of the Opera'

Andrew Lloyd Webber on the sequel to ‘Phantom of the Opera’Producer/composer Andrew Lloyd Webber talks about how the 'Phantom' musical sequel, 'Love Never Dies,' came about. It will be performed at the Fisher Theatre, Oct. 19- 29. He also discusses his musical 'School of Rock.'
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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Andrew Lloyd Webber talks ‘Love,’ ‘Phantom’

Andrew Lloyd Webber talks ‘Love,’ ‘Phantom’Award-winning musical theater composer is in Detroit for the launch of his latest work ‘Love Never Dies’
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Theater

‘Phantom’ sequel ‘Love Never Dies’ debuts in Detroit

‘Phantom of the Opera’ sequel ‘Love Never Dies’ debuts in DetroitMetro native Alyssa Giannetti has swing role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1st North American production at Fisher Theatre
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Fall theater mixes Broadway hits, old faves and more

Fall theater season mixes Broadway hits, old faves and more‘Kinky Boots,’ ‘The Bodyguard,’ ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘Les Mis’ all included, but no ‘Hamilton’ yet
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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‘Rigoletto’ opens Michigan Opera Theatre season

‘Rigoletto’ opens Michigan Opera Theatre season‘The Marriage of Figaro,’ ‘The Summer King’ also on the 2017-2018 schedule
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Obituary

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
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  • 2 months ago
Theater

Michael Moore is less in ‘Terms of My Surrender’ play

Michael Moore is less in ‘Terms of My Surrender’ playFilmmaker’s well-meaning rallying cry for the anti-Trump crowd is a misfire on Broadway
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  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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'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
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  • 4 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
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  • 4 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
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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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”
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  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Entertainment

71st Annual Tony Awards

71st Annual Tony Awards71st Annual Tony Awards
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  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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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
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  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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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
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  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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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
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  • 6 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
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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