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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

Ann Arbor Observer: Editor/Publisher David Kiley marks Five Years at EncoreMichigan.com

Other Voices April 29, 2019
by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds ANN ARBOR, Mich.–"I'm one of the state's biggest advocates for professional theater," says David Kiley. A veteran journalist and marketer, Kiley,... Continue Reading

New ‘Flint’ play by UM playwright premieres 4/5

Other Voices April 03, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Stories of Flint's water crisis have been reported on in documentaries, magazines, newspapers, and on television and radio.  But José Casas, assistant professor at the... Continue Reading

NYTimes: ‘Mockingbird’ producer backs off forbidding regional theaters to do Harper Lee classic

Other Voices March 04, 2019
NEW YORK, NY–The Broadway producer Scott Rudin, facing a barrage of criticism over his efforts to shut down productions of To Kill a Mockingbird around... Continue Reading

FORBES: Jeff Daniels on ‘Guest Artist’ and new production company

News February 21, 2019
CHELSEA, MI–Many actors of Jeff Daniels' stature opt to create their own production companies to insulate their projects from being poisoned by studio executives beholden... Continue Reading

Southfield Sun: PuppetArt finds new home in Southfield

News January 05, 2019
SOUTHFIELD — After 19 years In the Motor City, PuppetArt Theatre has decided to call the Center of it All home. The group recently moved... Continue Reading

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Jeff Daniels is Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Other Voices December 24, 2018
SPECIAL FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: NEW YORK, NY–As this is a trial, let’s have a verdict: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which opened at the... Continue Reading

Oakland Press: Meadow Brook Theatre makes ’em laugh, makes ’em cry

Other Voices October 12, 2018
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.–Travis Walter, artistic director of Meadow Brook Theatre, knows there are a lot of great arts experiences around metro Detroit. “Everybody’s dentist is... Continue Reading

ICYMI-FREEP: Alec Baldwin does Willy Loman in A2

Other Voices October 04, 2018
Though Alec Baldwin came to Ann Arbor on Saturday to play theater’s quintessential miserable, unraveling father, Willy Loman, in a staged reading of Arthur Miller’s... Continue Reading

David DiChiera remembered as tireless supporter and producer of the arts and opera in Detroit

Other Voices September 23, 2018
Special from The New York Times: By Daniel E. Slotnik David DiChiera, the founder of Michigan Opera Theater, a regional company that attracted world-class talent and... Continue Reading