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Bruce Millan, co-founder of The Detroit Rep and Michigan theater giant has died.

obituary February 13, 2023
DETROIT, MI—Bruce Millan, one of the founders of The Detroit Repertory Theatre here, has died. He was 94. Millan and co-founder Barbara Busby retired in... Continue Reading

Barbara Busby: The “mother” and co-founder of the Detroit Rep dies, leaves incredible legacy

obituary August 23, 2022
By Casaundra Freeman DETROIT, MI–When Marcel Proust said, “Never meet the people you admire, you’ll be disappointed,” it’s clear that he’d never met Barbara Busby.... Continue Reading

In Memoriam: Nancee Sanville, 57

obituary April 30, 2019
CHELSEA, Mich.–Nancee Sanville, wife of Purple Rose Theatre artistic director Guy Sanville and mother of Rose Sanville, passed away on April 26th following a long... Continue Reading

Todd Hissong: Actor and SAG-AFTRA officer dies at 64.

obituary March 11, 2019
Todd Hissong, who served as SAG’s Chicago branch president for six years, was a National Board member for five and had a seat on SAG-AFTRA’s post-merger... Continue Reading