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    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy
    • 7:58 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Hit film 'Sister Act' becomes a musical blast from the disco past

    If legendary composer Alan Menken hadn't been able to put his own stamp on the score for the musical 'Sister Act,' hemight have turned down the job.

    • 1:26 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway

    New York The groundbreaking song-and-dance show 'Soul Train' is chugging toward Broadway.

    • 10:00 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Student and teacher return to the stage in Hilberry's 'August: Osage County'

    Returning home, an idea at the heart of countless great dramas over the years, gets fresh layers of meaning in Hilberry Theatre's season-closing production of 'August: Osage County,' Tracy Letts' Tony Award-winning dysfunctional-family drama.

    • 7:01 PM, Apr. 7, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    MOT scores with 'A View From the Bridge'

    By turns bitingly sardonic, sexually tense and emotionally explosive, Michigan Opera Theatre's production of A View From the Bridge is a dramatic tinderbox unleashing Vesuvian power. But the opera is also tempered by lyricism and occasional humor.

    • 2:42 PM, Apr. 4, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'Jesus Christ Superstar' comes to The Joe on June 28

    A touring arena production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' will hit Joe Louis Arena on June 28, producers announced Friday.

    • 7:08 PM, Apr. 2, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    OU grad lands in cheerleading musical 'Bring It On'

    Emily Mitchell had to learn some new moves for her role as a villainous cheerleader in 'Bring It On: The Musical,' which bounds onto the Fox Theatre stage this weekend.

    • 7:11 PM, Apr. 2, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'A View From the Bridge' play seamlessly transformed into opera

    A drama addressing topical issues of illegal immigration and gay-baiting sounds as if it could have been written yesterday. Try 1955. That was the year Arthur Miller's play 'A View From the Bridge' premiered.

    • 6:47 PM, Mar. 28, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    48 Hours: The best things to do this weekend

    Laugh with Katt Williams at the Masonic Temple, bike around Detroit and visit the Bike City Expo, see 'Beauty and the Beast' on stage and more.

    • 3:59 PM, Mar. 27, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'Broad City' tour to visit Pontiac's Crofoot Ballroom

    'Broad City,' the Comedy Central series that just wrapped up its first season, is hitting the road for a fall tour that will visit Pontiac's Crofoot Ballroom on Nov. 11, venue officials announced Thursday.

    • 6:04 PM, Mar. 26, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Queen musical 'We Will Rock You' mixes classic tunes with comedy

    Rock concert meets musical comedy in 'We Will Rock You,' featuring the music of the London-based rock group Queen. The show lands at the Fisher Theatre next week.

    • 7:36 PM, Mar. 25, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Funding needed to crowd-source Shakespeare in Prison

    Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company is looking to crowd-source funds for their Shakespeare in Prison program with the inmates at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility.

    • 8:41 AM, Mar. 27, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Weekend Planner: Your guide to local events

    See comedian Katt Williams in two shows at the Fox, catch Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Ann Arbor, see a play and more.

    • 11:50 AM, Mar. 21, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    StubHub becomes a partner to 'The Book of Mormon'

    New York The sheer gravitational pull of Broadway's 'The Book of Mormon' has attracted a new huge fan StubHub.

    • 2:40 PM, Mar. 20, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'Phantom of the Opera' welcomes first black lead

    New York Norm Lewis has been tapped to be Broadway's next Phantom in the megahit 'The Phantom of the Opera,' a move that makes him the first African-American to slip behind the famous mask.

    • 5:46 PM, Mar. 19, 2014
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    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    '(313) to the (212)' showcases Detroit, New York City dance ties

    The artistic connection between two major cities takes center stage with the '(313) to the (212): A Detroit/New York Choreography Expo,' at the Music Hall ...

    • 9:40 PM, Mar. 18, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'Beauty and the Beast' star Hilary Maiberger lives her dream

    When actress Hilary Maiberger saw the Disney musical 'Beauty and the Beast' on Broadway, she was 10 years old. She leaned over to her mother and said, 'I want ...

    • 1:31 PM, Mar. 17, 2014
    • OBITUARIES

    Mitch Leigh, composer of 'Man of La Mancha,' dies

    New York Tony award-winning Broadway composer Mitch Leigh has died.

    • 1:12 AM, Mar. 16, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'Kinky Boots,' 'Motown' top new Fisher season

    'Once,' 'Pippin,' 'Flashdance' and a magic show also join subscription line-up as 'Annie,' 'Book of Mormon' and 'Wicked' book return engagements.

    • 6:54 PM, Mar. 12, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Ecstatic 'Stomp' finds music, rhythm in everyday objects

    One man's junk is another man's musical instrument. So says 'Stomp' performer Ivan Delaforce. The percussive, high-energy movement show comes to Detroit's ...

    • 1:34 PM, Mar. 12, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'Madame Butterfly' among 5 operas set for MOT's 44th season

    In a sign of its improving fiscal health, the Michigan Opera Theater announced Wednesday it will stage five operas in the coming season.

    • 6:26 PM, Mar. 11, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Weekend Planner: Your guide to local events

    Laugh it up with Lisa Lampanelli, hear Demi Lovato sing, check out the Motor City Blues Festival, see 'live' dinosaurs, watch Disney favorites skate and more.

  1. Fundraiser benefits autism services

    Oakland University's Center for Autism (OUCARES) will host a theatrical performance of 'Falling' by Deanna Jent as a special fundraising event.

    • 7:34 PM, Mar. 10, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Special 'Brudnibar' performance at Holocaust Center

    Members of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus can enjoy a performance by the Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Choir on Wednesday.

    • 6:33 PM, Mar. 7, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Michigan playwrights' new scripts glow in Ann Arbor Fireside Festival

    The crackling noise coming from Ann Arbor's Performance Network Theatre Sunday through Wednesday won't be the burning of wood in a blazing hearth, but it might ...

    • 5:46 PM, Mar. 7, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    'Dinosaur Zoo' brings the past into the present with puppets

    The Fisher Theatre will rumble come Friday when a Tyrannosaurus rex, a triceratops and other dinos stomp the stage for Erth's 'Dinosaur Zoo Live.'

  2. Enter to win free 'Stomp' tickets

    Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see 'Stomp' opening night, March 14, at the Fox Theatre.

    • 10:16 AM, Mar. 5, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • Theatre + Dance + Comedy

    Detroit-raised poet, playwright, actress Dominique Morisseauon the rise

    New York Even before last week's serious money, Dominique Morisseau enjoyed a winning streak. Last week Morisseau triumphed again when she won the $100,000 Edward M. ...

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