Bridgette Redman

Bridgette Redman is a second generation journalist who covers the theater, the arts, travel and spas. She writes for newspapers and magazines across the country including AARP Magazine, American Theater, The Chicago Reader, OnStage Blog, Los Angeles Downtown News, The Argonaut, and Entertainer! in Phoenix.

Fern Fest Women's Music Festival Is Moving, But Staying True to Its Inclusive Roots

Change is in the air for Michigan’s Fern Fest, a six-day women’s music festival that has experienced rapid growth since its first ever gathering in 2022.Built on the foundation of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (aka Michfest), [...]

The Michigan-Made Film Revealing Hidden Layers of LGBTQ+ Relationships Censored From 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Classic stories often compel us to tell and retell them from multiple perspectives. Just ask Barbara Neri, who has been discovering new complexities in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” for more than a decade.On [...]

How This Detroit Native Is Reshaping Broadway With Black, Gay, Fat Representation

While “A Strange Loop” — celebrated as a “Big, Black, Queer-Ass American Broadway Show” — has some similarities to its creator Michael R. Jackson’s life, it’s not an autobiography.The Detroit native has [...]

How the Original 'Fantasticks' Lyricist Crafted an LGBTQ+ Reimagining of the Play for Michigan Audiences

Michael Lluberes was in middle school when he first encountered the 1960s musical “The Fantasticks,” and he immediately thought of Luisa, the young, idealistic girl who falls in love with the boy next door, as a gay boy.“Honestly, [...]