Speaking to The King of the musical, “The Million Dollar Quartet”
Their names are iconic - Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Each of these legendary singers and songwriters had individual careers that impacted the music industry in their own ways, but did you know for one night, they all gathered in the same place for a jam session unlike any other? That’s the story behind the musical “The Million Dollar Quartet” which is at the Detroit Music Hall presented by Hollywood Casino at Greektown.
Meet the Detroit native who has put Detroit on Broadway
She is a playwright, an author, an actress, and an activist on Broadway. Her musical “Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations” was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. Now she has a new play set to premiere on Broadway this month showcasing her hometown of Detroit.
Sharing Black history on stage
Sharing Black history stories is something we see every February, but for one Black woman, Black history means something else. She has shared her stories on stage, on Broadway, and around the country, demonstrating that Black History Month should not be limited to one month, but should be learned, celebrated, and recognized all year.
Something “beautiful” is at the Fisher Theater this weekend
You know the songs she’s written like “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, “Up On The Roof”, and “Natural Woman”. You also know the songs she’s recorded like “It’s Too Late”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, and “I Feel The Earth Move”. Now, you can see the story of Carole King brought to life in the show “Beautiful - The Carole King Musical” which takes the stage at the Fisher Theater through Sunday.
“Pretty Woman” stops a while at the Fisher Theatre
Pretty woman. Those two words may bring a couple of things to mind. First, you may start humming the iconic song by Roy Orbison, or you may be thinking about the classic rom-com starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Both the movie and the song have inspired a new stage production that is making a stop at the Fisher Theatre from November 2nd through November 14th.
This is a story about ‘West Side Story’
This December the musical West Side Story will once again be in theaters with Steven Spielberg’s treatment. This new reedition of the film comes 60 years after the original won the Oscar for best picture and introduced us to The Jets, The Sharks, Tony, Maria, Anita, and Bernardo.
How cast and crew of ‘Come From Away’ brought their story of human kindness back to Broadway
“It was always about when we come back. It was never about if,” producer Sue Frost says of the Tony-winning musical, which shut down with the rest of Broadway in March 2020 and reopens Sept. 21.washingtonpost.com
McDonalds, Detroit Praise Network seek city’s next Gospel singing star
DETROIT – McDonald’s and The Detroit Praise Network are looking for the Motor City’s next young Gospel star! Young gospel singers between the ages of 10-17 are invited to submit a YouTube video link featuring them singing their favorite gospel song acapella or with music. Submissions are being accepted now thru September 25, 2020 at 12 p.m.Beginning on Monday, Sept. 28, listeners will be invited to visit Detroitpraisenetwork.com and vote for their favorite Gospel singer. “I feel like we have so much incredible talent in Detroit,” said Myles. “We want to spotlight talented young gospel singers with this once in a lifetime singing contest.”The promotion is sponsored by McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Virtual Tour Broadcast.