Magazine article Variety

Intimate Cabaret Revs Up in Detroit

Magazine article Variety

Intimate Cabaret Revs Up in Detroit

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Can a cabaret help drive the renewal of the Motor City? A 2 Vi-year-old Detroit nonprofit is betting it can, with site-specific programming that gets audiences and artists alike to explore the newly resurgent Motown.

The brainchild of arts administrator Sandi Reitelman and attorney Allan Nachman, Cabaret 313 has hosted the likes of Ute Lemper, Norm Lewis and Ana Gasteyer in venues across town. This spring, Cabaret 313 has lined up a performance by Alan Cumming, the org's biggest get so far.

"Cabaret is an intimate, social, very experiential art form, and a very accessible one, too," Reitelman said. On the producing side, it's low-cost enough to keep Cabaret 313 nimble on a modest operating budget. (There's an education component to the initiative, too, with artists teaching master classes to theater students at Wayne State U.)

Wayne S. …

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