Broadway In Detroit - Upcoming Shows!

**Thanks to the PR firm who provided complimentary tickets to view the show in exchange for me sharing this press release and my review following the show. I received no other compensation. The thoughts and opinions shared are mine and mine alone. Others may disagree.

Do you need a winter pick me up? I always find it puts a smile on my face to have activities on the calendar to look forward to. And if those activities are to do with the theater? Oh, how I get excited!

If you're in the Detroit area, I would hate for you to miss these upcoming shows. Flashdance, Blue Man Group, and Pippin are on their way to town! I'll share details from their press releases with you here. I'm just far too excited to see these, myself.

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US NATIONAL TOUR MAKES ITS DETROIT PREMIERE

AT THE FISHER THEATRE, MARCH 10 -22

DETROIT, December 5, 2014 – FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre on March 10 – 22, 2015 Tickets will go on sale Sunday, December 7 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office starting on Monday, December 8.

Joining Karli Dinardo as Alex Owens and Adam J. Rennie as Nick Hurley are Brianna-Marie Bell as Kiki, Heidi Friese as Gloria, Danielle Marie Gonzalez as Tess, Patricia Bartlett as Hannah, Randy Charleville as C.C., Michael Kingston as Harry and Jacob Tischler as Jimmy. 

Also joining the company are AndrĂ©s AcostaAlex AquilinoAmber ArdolinoEduardo Carrillo,Antonio JeffersonEmily Grace KerseyCaitlin Lester-SamsKatie LombardoRyan J MacConnellAshley MunzekKatherine Roarty, and Brandon Stonestreet.

With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

The original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing over $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack. FLASHDANCE -  THE MUSICAL features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten hits on the radio around the world, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the stage with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Roth.

Directed and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family), FLASHDANCE features a book by Robert Cary and Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas) with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

The production features scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design byHowell Binkley, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Kevin Kennedy, with associate direction by Brad Rouse, and associate choreography by Edgar Godineaux and Natalie Caruncho.

The production also features music supervision and vocal and incidental arrangements by Jason Howland, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, dance arrangements by Jim Abbott and music direction by Nate Patten.

FLASHDANCE premiered in Pittsburgh, PA on January 3, 2013 and has played over 40 cities across North America. The Atlanta Journal Constitution hailed it “an astonishing musical spectacle,” while Michigan Live dubbed FLASHDANCE “A super-sexy blockbuster!” 

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL is produced by NETworks Presentations.

Performance times for FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL appearing March 10 - 22, 2015 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit, are:

-        Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
-        Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
-        Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
-        Sunday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. is a special open captioned performance

Tickets for FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL range from $35 - $90 (includes parking and facility fees)Tickets for the Open Captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the box office.  For group sales (12 or more) please email groups@broadwayindetroit.com or call (313) 871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

The Broadway In Detroit Series at the Fisher Theatre is sponsored by Chrysler.  As part of this sponsorship, the latest and hottest Chrysler vehicles will be on display at the theatre.

For more information, visit www.flashdancethemusical.com or www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.

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EXPERIENCE THE PHENOMENON!

THEATRICAL TOUR RETURNS TO
DETROIT’S FISHER THEATRE FROM APRIL 21 - 26, 2015


DETROIT, January 13, 2015 – Blue Man Group returns to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre from April 21 – 26, 2015. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 23 at the Fisher Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com

The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites.

The new sound, set, and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation.

Blue Man Group has received praise from critics across the country. The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” The Charlotte Observer says Blue Man Group is “a hugely entertaining show for anyone ages 9 to 90”. The San Antonio Express-News proclaims it’s “an exhilarating, thought-provoking, laugh-yourself-silly evening of percussion-heavy rock music, comedy and playful commentary.”

Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. Blue Man Group is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men.
“Our theatrical productions take a humorous look at what we like to call 2.5-D space,” says Blue Man Group Co-Founder Philip Stanton.  “An example of what we mean by this would be emailing or texting the person in the next office rather than walking over to talk to them face-to-face.”
“We say that no matter how high-tech things get, there’s still something human there. We’ll always need others, always need to collaborate. People still need to come together and look each other in the eye.  Through the Blue Man’s connection with the audience, we hope to encourage this human-to-human interaction, while helping people reconnect with their own sense of wonder and discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.”

Performance times for Blue Man Group appearing April 21 - 26, 2015 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit, are:

-        Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
-        Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m.
-        Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday matinee at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets for Blue Man Group range from $29 - $89 (includes parking and facility fees) and will go on sale Friday, January 23 at Fisher Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the box office.  For group sales (12 or more) please emailgroups@broadwayindetroit.com or call (313) 871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

For more information, visit www.blueman.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com

The Broadway In Detroit Series at the Fisher Theatre is sponsored by Chrysler.  As part of this sponsorship, the latest and hottest Chrysler vehicles will be on display at the theatre.



FOUR-TIME TONY® AWARD WINNER


IS COMING TO DETROIT’S FISHER THEATRE, JUNE 9 – 21
Tickets on Sale Sunday, February 8


DETROIT, January 28, 2015 – Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award®-winning musical PIPPIN! Described as “An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza and THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!” by NY1, PIPPIN will appear at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, June 9 – 21.  Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM on Sunday, February 8 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at 11:00 AM.

PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago.  With a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory.

This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). It features sizzling choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation of breathtaking acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers) the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.  PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”

PIPPIN, the most nominated Broadway show of 2013, won four 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).  PIPPIN won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diana Paulus), Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).  PIPPIN won seven Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin).   PIPPIN also won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. This thrilling production continues to dazzle audiences at the Music Box Theatre in New York City.

With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen SchwartzPIPPIN features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winnerKenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.
Barry Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)production of PIPPIN with Lisa MatlinKyodo Tokyo,Stephen E. McManusA&A GordonTom Smedes/Peter Stern,
Broadway Across AmericaIndependent Presenters NetworkNorton HerrickAllen Spivak,Rebecca GoldDavid Robbins/Bryan S. WeingartenPhilip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Hugh Hayes/Jonathan Reinis/Jamie Cesa, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Ben Feldman, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Square 1 Theatrics, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg,  Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, and Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney.

Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing!  A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.”

Performance times for PIPPIN appearing June 9 - 21, 2015 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd. inDetroit, are:
-      Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
-      Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
-      Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
-      Sunday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. is a special open captioned performance

Tickets for PIPPIN range from $39 - $95 (includes parking and facility fees) and will go on sale Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM on Sunday, February 8 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online atwww.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at 11:00 AMTickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the box office.  For group sales (12 or more) please email groups@broadwayindetroit.com or call (313) 871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

The Broadway In Detroit Series at the Fisher Theatre is sponsored by Chrysler.  As part of this sponsorship, the latest and hottest Chrysler vehicles will be on display at the theatre.

For more information, please visit www.PippinTheMusical.com or www.BroadwayInDetroit.com. Follow BroadwayIn Detroit on Facebook (BroadwayInDetroit), Twitter @BroadwayDetroit and Instagram @Broadwayindetroit.

Become a fan of PIPPIN on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PippinTheMusical and follow PIPPIN on Twitter @pippinthemusical

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