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    • 5:07 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'Motown: The Musical' to close in January

    'Motown: The Musical' will close at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway in January, according to a report in Variety, but only for a year and a half.

    • 8:41 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Despite movie and TV success, Kevin James still likes taking the stage

    Comedian Kevin James is best known for the CBS comedy 'King of Queens' or the big screen's as 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop.' Like many funny actors, though, James started out in stand-up. And he returns to that venue this weekend.

  1. Detroit Dance City Festival brings students and pros together

    Local dancer Joori Jung mixes her two loves Detroit and dance when her ArtLab J dance studio presents the Detroit Dance City Festival this weekend.

    • 6:00 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Motor City Tap Festival toes the line on classic dance form

    When you think about tap dance, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and the Nicholas Brothers may come to mind. But a whole new breed of tap dancers will show their fancy footwork this weekend at the Motor City Tap Festival in Detroit.

    • 6:57 PM, Aug. 8, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    48 hours: The best of things to do in Metro Detroit

    Laugh with comedian Nathan Timmel, go prehistoric with 'Walking with Dinosaurs,' grab some ribs at the Ribs and R&B Music Festival and more.

    • 3:26 PM, Aug. 5, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Weekend planner: Your guide to local events

    See comedian Rachel Dratch, among many others, at the Detroit Improv Festival, help a good cause with Andrew W.K.'s Rock the Mitten show and more.

    • 1:41 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Metro Detroit's Kristen Bell gets back to her 'Hair' roots

    Before she was Princess Anna in 'Frozen' or even Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell was a musical theater geek. Now she's letting her roots show with a three-performance run of 'Hair' in Los Angeles.

    • 5:53 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Detroit Improv Festival is funny on the fly

    From legends to local talent, the Detroit Improv Festival gathers together comedic actors of all stripes for its fourth annual jamboree of unscripted, off-the-cuff hijinks.

    • 7:42 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Mosaic Youth Theatre choir wins gold, silver at world games

    The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit's Mosaic Singers recently won gold and silver medals in the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia.

    • 1:51 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'Motown: The Musical' getting VIP treatment with gala local premiere

    Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson will be among the VIPs who will attend a special gala premiere performance of 'Motown: The Musical' at the Fisher Theatre.

    • 6:04 PM, Jul. 15, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Michigan Shakespeare Festival marks 20 years with 'Hamlet'

    For the Michigan Shakespeare Festival's 20th anniversary season, artistic director Janice L. Blixt pulled out the theatrical big guns.

    • 1:09 PM, Jul. 15, 2014
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Tim and Eric bring latest comedy tour to Royal Oak

    Totally bananas comedy team Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are heading out on a five-week tour with Dr. Steve Brule, played by Academy Award-nominated actor John C. Reilly.

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