• Broadway In Detroit joins Stage To Screen at The Maple

    • By Broadway In Detroit

    Broadway In Detroit goes to the Movies

    Preview Hedwig And The Angry Inch Thursday night at The Maple

    Broadway In Detroit is joining with The Maple Theatre in Bloomfield to bring film versions of two of its upcoming productions to the screen. The Maple will show Hedwig And The Angry Inch on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00pm and the 2013 film RENT on Thursday, March 9 at 7:00pm.  Tickets for the movie screenings are $6 and are available now online at www.themapletheater.com.   At the screenings, Broadway In Detroit Marketing Director, Scott Myers, will talk about the shows and give away pairs of tickets to the musicala and other Broadway prizes to lucky movie patrons.

    The Maple Theatre is located at 4135 W Maple Road, Bloomfield MI 48201

    Hedwig And The Angry Inch: Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 7pm


    About The FILM

    Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming a big American rock star. When a handsome American GI promises love and liberation, it seems like a dream come true. But there's a catch-in order to marry and emigrate Hansel must "leave a little something behind." Hedwig survives a botched sex change operation that leaves her with an "angry inch" only to be stranded in a Kansas trailer park the very day the Berlin Wall comes down. Undeterred, Hedwig dons immaculate makeup and a Farrah Fawcett wig and forms a rock band-The Angry Inch. While supporting herself with babysitting gigs, she falls for a 16-year-old Jesus freak she renames Tommy Gnosis. Tommy steals her songs and becomes the rock star Hedwig always dreamed she'd be. Refusing to be defeated, she fiercely performs in crumbling theme restaurants seeking recognition, retribution, and reconciliation with her other half.

    Year: 2001
    Rating: R
    Run Time: 95 Minutes


    About the MUSICAL

    Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. “Internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Robinson is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that “angry inch.”

    Directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, Hedwig and the Angry Inch played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take North America by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!

    Hedwig And The Angry Inch comes to the Fisher Theatre February 21 - March 5, 2017.
    Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

    RENT: Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 7pm


    About the Film

    In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide. Despite his attraction, he is reluctant to start a new romance with his downstairs neighbor Mimi Marquez, an exotic dancer struggling with "baggage of her own." Roger's roommate Mark is a filmmaker trying to balance art and commerce. His girlfriend Maureen, a self-indulgent performance artist, recently left him for a lawyer named Joanne. Also part of this close-knit circle is Tom Collins, a professor of philosophy who, after being mugged, is rescued by his soul mate, a high-spirited street drummer, Angel Shunard. Benny, who alienated his friends after he married their landlord's daughter, has reneged on his promise to provide rent-free artist space to his bohemian friends. Once a close friend, he is now viewed as the enemy, threatening them with eviction.

    Year: 2005
    Rating: PG13
    Runing Time: 135 Minutes


    About the Musical

    In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. 

    RENT comes to the Fisher Theatre March 21 -26
    Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.


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