Encore Michigan

Open Book does a blistering ‘Fool For Love’

Review May 19, 2019
TRENTON, Mich.–Watching Sam Shepard's Fool for Love at Open Book Theatre could be set to Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield." Indeed, one can imagine... Continue Reading

‘Hamilton’ at Wharton Center well worth the wait

Review May 19, 2019
EAST LANSING, Mich.–Hamilton is the show every theater-lover wants to see. Mid-Michigan residents (and those willing to drive there) are getting that chance for the... Continue Reading

ICYMI: David Kiley on Michigan Radio’s Stateside

Theater Talk May 18, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–This week, David Kiley talks to Cynthia Canty about Michigan Opera Theater's Grapes of Wrath, The Detroit Public Theater's production of The Beauty... Continue Reading

Michigan premiere of James Ijames’ play opens May 24

Preview May 16, 2019
ANN ARBOR—Theatre NOVA presents the Michigan premiere of Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames from May 23 through June 16. Kill Move Paradise tells the... Continue Reading

Ringwald audience falls ‘Head Over Heels’

Review May 16, 2019
FERNDALE—The Ringwald Theatre is undertaking what may be its most ambitious production in its 12-year history, and is doing it fabulously with Head Over Heels.... Continue Reading

BoxFest Detroit set for 8/16-24 at Planet Ant

News May 15, 2019
DETROIT, May 14, 2019 — The producers of BoxFest Detroit have announced performance dates for BoxFest Detroit 2019, an annual theater festival that showcases and... Continue Reading

DetNews: Freep columnist Riley gets new Detroit Arts gig

News May 12, 2019
The City of Detroit announced Saturday that Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley has been appointed the city’s director of arts and culture.  The position... Continue Reading

Michigan Opera’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’ is powerful and wrenching

opera May 12, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–Some novels that are 80+ years or so old and get taught in high school English classes can seem tired and even out of... Continue Reading