Detroit's Fisher Theatre Lifts the Curtain After a 19-Month Covid Hiatus

October 18, 2021, 7:50 AM

"Rent" begins Tuesday (Photo: Fisher Theatre)

The cavernous venue of the legendary Fisher Theatre on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit will come alive again after a 19-month Covied gap.

"Rent 25th Anniversary Tour" will open Tuesday and  run through Oct. 24. On Nov. 3, "Pretty Woman, the Musical" will come to town. The last show was "Fiddler on the Roof" in March 2020.

"Nobody thought it was going to last this long," Alan Lichtenstein, the longtime executive director of Broadway in Detroit, tells The Detroit News. "I hought we'd actually get open in the fall (of 2020)." ...

The Fisher's reopening comes at a significant moment for the theater, which dates back to 1928 and was originally a 3,500-seat movie theater. This month marks 60 years since it was converted into a Broadway venue. A celebratory 60th season will kick off next spring.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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