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‘Jagged Little Pill’ by Alanis Morissette heads to Broadway

Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ heads to Broadway“You Oughta Know” Alanis Morissette is coming to Broadway.
  • Music
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Theater

Hundreds pack Fisher for chance at 'Hamilton' tickets

Hundreds pack Fisher for shot at ‘Hamilton’ ticketsFans did not allow cold weather and long lines to make them miss their shot at the hottest ticket in town
  • Theater
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Illness cancels play at Alpena theater

Illness cancels play at Alpena theaterThe show won’t go on for the Alpena Civic Theater’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Theater

Tickets to see 'Hamilton' in Detroit go on sale Jan. 25

How to get ‘Hamilton’ tickets in DetroitFans who wish to purchase online need to sign up as a Ticketmaster Verified Fan to get a chance at buying tickets
  • Theater
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Theater

'Phantom of the Opera' visits Detroit Opera House

Phantom’ haunts Detroit Opera HouseLead actors discuss their roles' challenges and rewards as they visit Detroit for the demanding run
  • Theater
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Movies

Senate Theater to host 'Bird Box' screening with author Josh Malerman

Senate Theater to host ‘Bird Box’ screeningThe film will show twice on Feb. 16; the afternoon event includes a Q & A with author Josh Malerman
  • Movies
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Obituary

Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97

Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97Carol Channing’s career spanned decades on Broadway and on TV, and played Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly” on Broadway
  • Obituary
  • 1 month ago
Theater

Carole King surprises as herself in Broadway bio

Carole King surprises as herself in Broadway bioBeautiful! Singer-songwriter takes stage as herself to mark fifth anniversary of production.
  • Theater
  • 1 month ago
Theater

To ovations, Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda reprises role in Puerto Rico

To ovations, Hamilton’s star reprises role in Puerto RicoLin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico
  • Theater
  • 1 month ago
Entertainment

'Hamilton' producer's 'thrilling' $1M gift to immerse Detroit kids in theater

Thrilling’ $1M gift to immerse kids in theater$1 million gift from "Hamilton" producer will fund Mosaic's four-week summer camps for younger kids and residencies in nine Detroit middle schools
  • Entertainment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Detroit

Mosaic Youth Theatre gets $1M gift from 'Hamilton' producer

Detroit theatre gets $1M from ‘Hamilton’ producerThe grant will be used for two of Mosaic's most popular programs: the summer camp and after school program in three Detroit schools
  • Detroit
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
TV Plus

'Tonight Show' to air episode in Puerto Rico with 'Hamilton'

Tonight Show’ to air episode in Puerto Rico with ‘Hamilton’Lin-Manuel Miranda and the musical's new touring cast will appear in the episode Jan. 15
  • TV Plus
  • 2 months ago
Theater

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
  • Theater
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Theater

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'
  • Theater
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • Nation
  • 2 months, 3 weeks 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
  • Theater
  • 2 months, 4 weeks 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
  • 3 months, 3 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
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Theater

Catching up with 'Genius' grant winner Dominique Morisseau

Catching up with Dominique MorisseauThe Detroit News chats with MacArthur "genius" grant winner Dominique Morisseau.
  • Theater
  • 4 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.
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Theater

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
  • Theater
  • 4 months, 2 weeks 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
  • Nation
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Obituary

David DiChiera, a cultural visionary who ‘loved opera and loved Detroit’

MOT’s DiChiera ‘loved opera and loved Detroit’Opera great Kathleen Battle calls the Michigan Opera Theatre founder a 'gift to the artistic world'
  • Obituary
  • 5 months 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
  • Theater
  • 5 months 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
  • 5 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'
  • Theater
  • 8 months, 1 week ago
Theater

‘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.
  • Theater
  • 8 months, 1 week ago
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