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Steppenwolf’s ‘Detroit’ Headed To Broadway

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The play ‘Detroit’ at the Steppenwolf Theatre (Credit: Steppenwolf Theatre)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – The renowned Steppenwolf Theatre is making another trip to Broadway.

According to several published, the play “Detroit” by playwright Lisa D’Amour made its world premiere this past fall at the Steppenwolf, 1650 N. Halsted St. The run at the Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre ended in November.

“Detroit” is not set in the city of Detroit, but a first-ring suburb, where a couple named Ben and Mary invite their new neighbors, Sharon and Kenny, over for a barbecue. As the play goes on and details emerge about the strange new neighbors, the barbecue quickly spirals out of control.

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Laurie Metcalf of “Roseanne” fame was featured in the cast, along with Steppenwolf ensemble members Kevin Anderson, Kate Arrington, Ian Barford and Robert Breuler. Fellow Steppenwolf ensemble member Austin Pendleton directed the play.

The play will head to the Great White Way later this year. The engagement will mark the Broadway debut for D’Amour, who lives in New York.

There is no word yet on which Broadway theatre will host “Detroit,” nor whether the Chicago cast will head to the Big Apple.

There is also no word on whether there are any future plans to take “Detroit” perhaps to the Fox or Fisher Theatre in the Motor City.

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