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Theater NOVA calls for entries for Michigan Playwrights Fest

News December 12, 2019
ANN ARBOR, MI (Nov. 15, 2019) – After the success of Theatre NOVA’s inaugural Michigan Playwrights Festival four years ago, the theatre is continuing its... Continue Reading

Audience Guide: Holiday plays and musicals

News December 09, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Michigan is rich with theatre, traditional and new, for the holiday season. Here is a guide to the shows we know about. We... Continue Reading

‘Lion King’ roars in Grand Rapids

News December 05, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Disney’s The Lion King and Broadway Grand Rapids are celebrating a record breaking sold-out engagement which ended on Sunday, December 1.  The triumphant two-week premiere engagement grossed... Continue Reading

Penny Seats names Zettelmaier Artistic Director

News December 04, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–The Penny Seats Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that on January 1, 2020, Michigan-based playwright and educator Joseph Zettelmaier will join The... Continue Reading

Tim Robbins’ The Actors Gang brings ‘The New Colossus’ to Detroit in February

News November 16, 2019
DETROIT—Broadway in Detroit will present The New Colossus at The Music Hall, February 14-16, a new play written by The Actors’ Gang ensemble and The... Continue Reading

Flint Rep taking submissions for Young Playwrights plays

News November 12, 2019
FLINT, Mich.–Flint Repertory Theatre is taking submissions from young playwrights under age-22 for a new works festival this April. Young Playwrights will workshop their original... Continue Reading

Williamston receives MCACA grant

News October 28, 2019
WILLIAMSTON, Mich.–The Williamston Theatre has been awarded two grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The first is a $22,500 Operational... Continue Reading

Black and Brown Theatre’s ‘Our Voices’ 11/8

News October 28, 2019
DETROIT, Micxh.–Black and Brown Theatre’s Our Voices program teaches interested community members how to write and direct their own short play. Some of the playwrights... Continue Reading

Peppa Pig back at The Fox Oct. 13

News October 07, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–Peppa Pig, the most charming little piggy on the block, has hit the road on a brand-new live stage show tour across the US.... Continue Reading

Slipstream announces Season Six

News September 26, 2019
FERNDALE, Mich.–Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly treads new waters with its sixth season; fusing classic characters and themes with current plays and playwrights. The company’s 6-show... Continue Reading