Encore Michigan

‘The Andrews Brothers’ harmonize back to WW2 for laughs, song and a bit of drag fun

Review April 26, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich.–The idea of three men in drag doing a riff on The Andrews Sisters as The Andrews Brothers, is pretty fraught with either being... Continue Reading

Detroit will host broadcast of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” on June 15

Preview April 26, 2017
DETROIT—Now in its 20th season, Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning quiz show. The show is set to take the... Continue Reading

Detroit Public theatre closes second season in May with Zak Berkman rolling world premiere play

Preview April 26, 2017
DETROIT MI - Detroit Public Theatre is set to close its second season with Zak Berkman's critically acclaimed The Harassment of Iris Malloy May 3-28,... Continue Reading

Planet Ant closes season with “Failure: A Love Story”; opens April 28

Preview April 25, 2017
HAMTRAMCK—Next up at Planet Ant is Failure: A Love Story written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Molly McMahon and Jill Dion, with performances April... Continue Reading

Premiere: Puzzle Piece’s ‘Bird’ explores disability and race

Review April 23, 2017
FERNDALE — It is said that art imitates life. That phrase couldn’t hold truer than for a play like Bird, which is inspired, and partially... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook’s ‘I Love a Piano’ a love affair with Irving Berlin

Review April 23, 2017
ROCHESTER, Mich. – If you love Irving Berlin music – and what red-blooded theatre-goer doesn’t love Irving Berlin – you’ll love I Love a Piano,... Continue Reading

‘Vera Stark’ “mesmerizing” at the Hilberry for season finale

Review April 22, 2017
DETROIT – By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, by two-time Pulitzer-prize winning dramatist Lynn Nottage, is the final show of the Hilberry Theatre season, and... Continue Reading

Brass Tacks shows ‘Much Ado’ in first of three Shakespeare plays

Review April 22, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI–The nice thing about Shakespeare for an up and coming theatre company is that the material is so good that it can make... Continue Reading

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