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BLAQN explores and exposes racism in Michigan theater

News June 23, 2020
DEARBORN, Mich.–Black Literature and Art Queens Network (BLAQN) debuted its podcast “Black Queens on Stage” (BQS) June 19, 2020, and included a 2.5 hour conference... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook targets March 2021 for return

News June 23, 2020
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.–Meadow Brook Theatre announced that its box office opened on Tuesday, June 23rd! For the past three months, MBT has been busy searching... Continue Reading

BLAQN to kick off podcast exploring racism in Michigan’s theatre community June 19

News June 18, 2020
DETROIT, Mich.--Black Literature and Art Queens Network (BLAQN) debut podcast "Black Queens on Stage" (BQS) is set to premiere June 19, 2020 and the show... Continue Reading

Dio has free online concert 5/29

News May 26, 2020
PINCKNEY, Mich--The Dio Dining & Entertainment here will stream a concert on May 29 at 8PM. Steve DeBruyne as Quasimodo "We're trying something different! With... Continue Reading

Michigan Radio Stateside: David Kiley and Open Book’s Krista Schafer Ewbank talk about theater in the age of COVID

News May 07, 2020
ANN ARBOR, Mich.– This week on Stateside, EncoreMichigan Editor David Kiley and Open Book Theatre Founder and Artistic Theatre Krista Schafer Ewbank talk about what... Continue Reading
DEARBORN, Mich.–The Michigan Irish Repertory Theater on May 8 will premiere The Crowded Hour: The Story of VE Day in 1945.” The play, performed as... Continue Reading

Jeff Daniels doing online concert series for PRT

News May 04, 2020
CHELSEA, Mich. (April 29, 2020)— In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Purple Rose Theatre Company shut its doors on March 13 to keep patrons, staff, and artists safe. With... Continue Reading

Ten Questions: Bailey Boudreau

News April 28, 2020
FERNDALE, Mich.–Bailey Boudreau is the artistic director of The Slipstream Initiative. The theatre is in its sixth season, and has collected several Wilde Awards for... Continue Reading

Opera Grand Rapids moves ‘Turandot’ to September.

News April 28, 2020
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Opera Grand Rapids said it is rescheduling its production of Turandot for this fall, September 25 & 26, 2020 | 7:30 at its usual performance... Continue Reading

Slipstream cancels remainder of season

News April 28, 2020
FERNDALE, Mich.–The Slipstream Initiative Theatre here has cancelled the remainder of its season due to COVID-19 restrictions. "COVID-19 has rendered a new norm, and we... Continue Reading

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