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Music Hall celebrates 90th birthday with historic gallery

Music Hall turns 90 with historic galleryMuseum on the fifth floor has a timetable guaranteed to dazzle, Meural Canvas info screens, artifacts and vitrines filled with posters and playbills
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  • 1 week ago
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Rap pioneer Kurtis Blow a natural for ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’

Kurtis Blow a natural for ‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’Legendary rapper says the modern version of the classical ballet, performed Thursday at the Masonic Temple, offers 'what the kids need'
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Nation

Yorkshire Terrier, 19, retires from ‘The Nutcracker’

Yorkshire Terrier, 19, retires from ‘The Nutcracker’After more than 125 performances in “The Nutcracker” in Rhode Island, a Yorkshire terrier named Archie is leaving
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Theater

'Cry It Out' tells the story of friendship, challenges confronting new mothers

Detroit Public Theatre showcases ‘Cry It Out’Play by Molly Smith Metzler will run at Detroit Public Theatre through Dec. 9
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Obituary

Author Ntozake Shange of ‘For Colored Girls’ fame has died

‘For Colored Girls’ author Ntozake Shange diesNtozake Shange's most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf”
  • Obituary
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Theater

Carr Center presents 'Season: Spectacular' Nov. 3

Carr Center presents “Season: Spectacular” Nov. 3The Carr Center presents its 2018-2019 season opener, "Season: Spectacular," Nov. 3
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  • 2 months ago
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Catching up with 'Genius' grant winner Dominique Morisseau

Catching up with Dominique MorisseauThe Detroit News chats with MacArthur "genius" grant winner Dominique Morisseau.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Theater

Local theater revs up across metro region

The 2018-2019 season at local theatersA run-down on what local theaters have on offer this fall and winter across the Detroit area.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Detroit-born playwright Dominique Morisseau wins MacArthur 'genius' award

Detroit-born playwright wins MacArthur awardThe Detroit-born writer's plays chronicle the resilience of ordinary African Americans
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Nation

‘Lion King’ puppet specialist charged in 3-D gun case
Puppet specialist with the Broadway musical “The Lion King” is accused of printing a 3-D gun in the theater’s prop room

‘Lion King’ puppet specialist charged in 3-D gun casePuppet specialist with the Broadway musical “The Lion King” is accused of printing a 3-D gun in the theater’s prop room
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Theater

Veteran actor Ed Asner hits The Players on Saturday

Veteran actor Ed Asner hits The PlayersHis one-man show "A Man and His Prostate" is about a sick American in Italy trying to communicate with others who don’t speak his language
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Obituary

Broadway star Marin Mazzie dies at 57

Broadway star Marin Mazzie dies at 57The former WMU grad and three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances died of ovarian cancer
  • Obituary
  • 3 months ago
Theater

Whoopi Goldberg to chat about life, getting older at MotorCity Casino Hotel

Whoopi Goldberg to chat about life at MotorCityThe comedian and co-host of 'The View' says she'll talk about what happens when 'you simply don't care'
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  • 6 months ago
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‘The Band’s Visit’ wins a leading 10 Tony Awards

‘The Band’s Visit’ dances away with a leading 10 Tony Awards“The Band’s Visit” outmuscled the acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for the most Tony Awards on Sunday.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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2018 Tony Awards

2018 Tony Awards2018 Tony Awards
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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Tony predictions: Who will win, who should win?

Tony predictions: Who will win, who should win?Musicals all are likely to bow to ‘The Band’s Visit,’ and Tina Fey deserves to win best book for ‘Mean Girls’
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Theater

Playwright Noah Haidle talks ‘Birthday Candles’

Playwright Noah Haidle talks ‘Birthday Candles’The playwright discusses his play, which the Detroit Public Theatre commissioned
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  • 7 months ago
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Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob’ lead Tony nods

Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob’ musical lead Tony nodsTina Fey’s “Mean Girls” and “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical” lead the Tony Award nominations with dozen nods each
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Gloria Estefan’s ‘On Your Feet’ exudes sizzle

‘On Your Feet’ exudes sizzle of Gloria Estefan’s Latin popBroadway musical based on Gloria Estefan’s life and music has unexpected emotional resonance
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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Theater

‘Hamilton’ leads nominations for Olivier Awards

‘Hamilton’ leads nominations for UK stage Olivier AwardsWomen’s rights activists are due to join stage stars on the red carpet Sunday at British theater’s Olivier Awards
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  • 8 months, 1 week ago
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‘FUNction’ highlights household goods by craftsmen

Amusing and intriguing, “FUNction” features 50 ceramacists and furniture makers“FUNction,” up through May 10 at the Janice Charach Gallery, pairs art furniture with ceramics.
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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‘Hamilton’ production coming to Detroit

‘Hamilton’ production coming to DetroitNew subscription sales for the Tony Award-winner, ‘Aladdin’ and others will go on sale April 27
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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Local playwright expands on legend of Sherlock Holmes

Local playwright expands on legend of Sherlock HolmesDavid MacGregor was writing a non-fiction book about the sleuth at the same time he was writing a play
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  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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Detroit has long history with Dance Theatre of Harlem

Detroit has long history with Dance Theatre of HarlemBallet company will perform Saturday and Sunday — two shows only — at the Detroit Opera House
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  • 8 months, 4 weeks ago
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Improvisation wizard J.B. Smoove forges his own path

Improvisation wizard J.B. Smoove forges his own pathComedian and actor will brings his unscripted stand-up show to the Sound Board in April
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  • 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Music

Bill Murray and cellist Vogler bring ‘New Worlds’

Bill Murray and cellist Vogler bring ‘New Worlds’The joint program features classical music, American standards and literary readings
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  • 10 months ago
Theater

Dancer Dee Tomasetta returns triumphantly to Michigan

U-M dance grad Dee Tomasetta stars as Peter Pan in ‘Finding Neverland’Dee Tomasetta, 2014 U-M dance grad, has stand-out role as Peter Pan in “Finding Neverland” coming to the Fisher Theatre.
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  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
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