The Fisher Theatre Showcases Its Hottest Line-Up in 40-Years!

2001-2002 Fisher Theatre Playgoer Series

Features Eight Broadway Hits to Celebrate its 40th Anniversary



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Fisher Theatre

    DETROIT, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Celebrating 40
 years of presenting fine entertainment in Detroit, the Fisher Theatre rolls
 out its hottest line-up ever with a very special, eight-show Playgoer Series
 for its 2001 - 2002 season.  Opening its 40th season is "The Best Little
 Whorehouse in Texas," starring Ann-Margret (Sept. 18 - Oct. 7), followed by
 "Guys and Dolls," starring Maurice Hines (Oct. 9 - 28), "Saturday Night Fever"
 (Oct. 30 - Nov. 18 at the Masonic Temple Theatre), "Contact" (Nov. 27 - Dec.
 16), "Mamma Mia!" (Dec. 27 - Jan. 20), "South Pacific" (Feb. 26 - Mar. 17),
 "Copenhagen" (April 2 - 21), and "proof" (April 23 - May 12).
     Glamorous film legend Ann-Margret stars in "The Best Little Whorehouse in
 Texas," a romping, rousing musical.  Join her and "her girls" at the Chicken
 Ranch, the most notorious and popular bordello in the tiny town of Gilbert.
     "Guys and Dolls" celebrates its 50th anniversary with a sleek, smart and
 funny new production starring Tony Award-nominee Maurice Hines as the
 unforgettable Nathan Detroit.  Featuring a powerfully comedic and diverse
 company, the high-rolling sinners and saints journey from Times Square to the
 cafes of Havana.
     Direct from Broadway, red-hot "Saturday Night Fever" brings to pulsating
 life the streetwise New York story of an ambitious Brooklyn kid with a burning
 desire to make it big as a dancer in the '70s Manhattan nightclub scene.
 Inspired by the phenomenally successful 1977 film, the show includes an
 unprecedented 12 Top 10 hits, including "Stayin' Alive," "If I Can't Have You"
 and "Night Fever."
     "Contact" took New York by storm last year, winning every major award
 including the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards
 for Best Musical.  The show was hailed by Time magazine for "kicking the dust
 off a tired old Broadway" and welcomed as "inventive, exuberant and
 refreshing."  "Contact" consists of three stories, each about people in the
 wild pursuit of love, brilliantly told through music and dance -- everything
 from ballet to swing, from Tchaikovsky to Robert Palmer.
     Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' "Mamma Mia!" is ABBA's greatest hits
 woven into three wonderful love stories:  a young girl about to be married;
 her mother about to confront the past; and the best love story of all -- the
 audience about to jump out of their seats with joy!  More than 20 classic ABBA
 songs are featured, including "Dancing Queen," "The Winner Takes It All,"
 "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "Mamma Mia."  This heartwarming and hilarious
 tale will have you dancing in the aisles.
     "South Pacific" is one of the greatest uniquely American musicals.  Set on
 a remote island during World War II, the show delivers laughs, romance and hit
 after hit, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right
 Outta My Hair," "Happy Talk" and "Bali H'ai."
     Michael Frayn, author of "Noises Off" and "Benefactors," brings us
 "Copenhagen," his latest and most remarkable work.  This gripping thriller
 examines a secret meeting where loyalty is tested, betrayal is suspected and
 friendship crosses enemy lines.  "Copenhagen" is the winner of three Tony
 Awards, including Best Director and Best Play, in addition to the Drama Desk,
 New York Drama Critics' Circle, Drama League and outer Critics Circle Award
 for Best Play.
     "proof" is a mystery thriller and romance that will keep you on the edge
 of your seat with every astonishing twist and surprise.  A sold-out smash and
 critical rave on Broadway, it's a "must-see!"
     Subscription series tickets are priced from $185 - $510 for all eight
 shows and are now on sale.  Tickets may be ordered at The Fisher Theatre Box
 office, or by calling 313-872-1000, ext. 0, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     For additional information, call 313-872-1000.
 
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    DETROIT, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Celebrating 40
 years of presenting fine entertainment in Detroit, the Fisher Theatre rolls
 out its hottest line-up ever with a very special, eight-show Playgoer Series
 for its 2001 - 2002 season.  Opening its 40th season is "The Best Little
 Whorehouse in Texas," starring Ann-Margret (Sept. 18 - Oct. 7), followed by
 "Guys and Dolls," starring Maurice Hines (Oct. 9 - 28), "Saturday Night Fever"
 (Oct. 30 - Nov. 18 at the Masonic Temple Theatre), "Contact" (Nov. 27 - Dec.
 16), "Mamma Mia!" (Dec. 27 - Jan. 20), "South Pacific" (Feb. 26 - Mar. 17),
 "Copenhagen" (April 2 - 21), and "proof" (April 23 - May 12).
     Glamorous film legend Ann-Margret stars in "The Best Little Whorehouse in
 Texas," a romping, rousing musical.  Join her and "her girls" at the Chicken
 Ranch, the most notorious and popular bordello in the tiny town of Gilbert.
     "Guys and Dolls" celebrates its 50th anniversary with a sleek, smart and
 funny new production starring Tony Award-nominee Maurice Hines as the
 unforgettable Nathan Detroit.  Featuring a powerfully comedic and diverse
 company, the high-rolling sinners and saints journey from Times Square to the
 cafes of Havana.
     Direct from Broadway, red-hot "Saturday Night Fever" brings to pulsating
 life the streetwise New York story of an ambitious Brooklyn kid with a burning
 desire to make it big as a dancer in the '70s Manhattan nightclub scene.
 Inspired by the phenomenally successful 1977 film, the show includes an
 unprecedented 12 Top 10 hits, including "Stayin' Alive," "If I Can't Have You"
 and "Night Fever."
     "Contact" took New York by storm last year, winning every major award
 including the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards
 for Best Musical.  The show was hailed by Time magazine for "kicking the dust
 off a tired old Broadway" and welcomed as "inventive, exuberant and
 refreshing."  "Contact" consists of three stories, each about people in the
 wild pursuit of love, brilliantly told through music and dance -- everything
 from ballet to swing, from Tchaikovsky to Robert Palmer.
     Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' "Mamma Mia!" is ABBA's greatest hits
 woven into three wonderful love stories:  a young girl about to be married;
 her mother about to confront the past; and the best love story of all -- the
 audience about to jump out of their seats with joy!  More than 20 classic ABBA
 songs are featured, including "Dancing Queen," "The Winner Takes It All,"
 "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "Mamma Mia."  This heartwarming and hilarious
 tale will have you dancing in the aisles.
     "South Pacific" is one of the greatest uniquely American musicals.  Set on
 a remote island during World War II, the show delivers laughs, romance and hit
 after hit, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right
 Outta My Hair," "Happy Talk" and "Bali H'ai."
     Michael Frayn, author of "Noises Off" and "Benefactors," brings us
 "Copenhagen," his latest and most remarkable work.  This gripping thriller
 examines a secret meeting where loyalty is tested, betrayal is suspected and
 friendship crosses enemy lines.  "Copenhagen" is the winner of three Tony
 Awards, including Best Director and Best Play, in addition to the Drama Desk,
 New York Drama Critics' Circle, Drama League and outer Critics Circle Award
 for Best Play.
     "proof" is a mystery thriller and romance that will keep you on the edge
 of your seat with every astonishing twist and surprise.  A sold-out smash and
 critical rave on Broadway, it's a "must-see!"
     Subscription series tickets are priced from $185 - $510 for all eight
 shows and are now on sale.  Tickets may be ordered at The Fisher Theatre Box
 office, or by calling 313-872-1000, ext. 0, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     For additional information, call 313-872-1000.
 
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