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BWW Review: RICHARD III - Last Act Theatre's All Female Version Inspiring
by Lynn Beaver on July 26, 2017 in Austin

Shakespeare's RICHARD III, is one of his best in terms of sheer drama, but Last Act Theatre takes it a step further by filling the traditionally male dominated world with an all female cast; the result is dazzling and inspiring. (more...)
Photo Flash: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Roars Into The City Theatre Photo Flash: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Roars Into The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in Austin

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, Tracy Letts' dark comedy centers around the Weston family, who all come home to the desolate plains of Oklahoma, after their famous poet and patriarch father disappears. Tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat as the three strong-willed sisters finds themselves holed up with their ferocious and equally strong-willed mother. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup on July 23, 2017 in Austin

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup on July 23, 2017 in Austin

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/23/2017
by BWW on July 23, 2017 in Austin

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/23/2017 for Austin (more...)
Taste of the Hill Country Tickets Now On Sale Taste of the Hill Country Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Austin

Now in its 2nd year, Taste of the Hill Country brings together over 20 of the Highland Lakes area top chefs and restaurants to benefit the performing arts programs at the Hill Country Community Theatre.   Sample signature dishes from the area's finest restaurants all in one place. (more...)
The City Theatre to Stage Dark Comedy AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer The City Theatre to Stage Dark Comedy AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Austin

The City Theatre sizzlin' summer season heats up with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, running July 21 - August 13, 2017. (more...)
Whatsinthemirror? to Present ROSE UNIVERSITY: FIRST SEMESTER at Santa Cruz Theatre Whatsinthemirror? to Present ROSE UNIVERSITY: FIRST SEMESTER at Santa Cruz Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Austin

Whatsinthemirror? will present Rose University: First Semester, a limited performance of the new developmental piece. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 21, 2017 in Austin

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
Mermaids and Oddities Take the Stage in CRAVE BLUE Mermaids and Oddities Take the Stage in CRAVE BLUE
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Austin

A mermaid exhibition. A strange lake in the middle of West Texas. Ice cream in multiple flavors. MouthRadio presents Crave Blue, a new play by Sarah Loucks, directed by Ann Marie Dorr. Part roadside attraction, part dark comedy, Crave Blue follows a group of West Texas women who dress up as mermaids to pay the bills. Conspiracy and desire collide when a man claims to see a real life mermaid in the lake. As tourists pollute the town, three minimum-wage mermaids must risk everything to uncover the secrets within the lake, and the secrets within each other. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup on July 16, 2017 in Austin

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/16/2017
by BWW on July 16, 2017 in Austin

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/16/2017 for Austin (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE at TexARTS Photo Flash: First Look at A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE at TexARTS
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2017 in Austin

To kick off its 2017-18 Professional Series, TexARTS pays tribute to a music legend with the regional premier of A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE by Dean Regan. Starring Lilly Lane Stafford, the show runs July 14-30 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)
Artist Lineup Announced for SONIC TRANSMISSION FESTIVAL III Artist Lineup Announced for SONIC TRANSMISSION FESTIVAL III
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2017 in Austin

Sonic Transmissions Festival III, Austin's most adventurous music festival, continues to break boundaries with its multi-genre artist lineup. This year's exciting lineup features jazz genius Joe McPhee, Austin punk veterans Lung Letters, Cumbia sensation Carmelo Torres y Los Toscos, jazz-indie rock ensemble Eivind Opsvik's 'Overseas', renowned Chicago trumpeter Jaimie Branch, banjo and guitar virtuoso Brandon Seabrook, New York jazz-punk outfit Rodenticide and more. Pre-sale ends August 1! Go to sonictransmissions.com to purchase. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 14, 2017 in Austin

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)
BBW Reviews: THE NORMAL HEART Highlights a community's struggle at The City Theatre BBW Reviews: THE NORMAL HEART Highlights a community's struggle at The City Theatre
by Amy Bradley on July 13, 2017 in Austin

The City Theatre Company presents Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART, with compassion and care to the tragic subject matter. This mostly autobiographical tale from Kramer, shines a light on the HIV crisis that hit the gay community in New York City in the early eighties. With the horrifying illness gaining steam, and compounded by little to no cooperation from the community at large, the newly liberated 'gay movement' was stonewalled and devastated by the effects of the AIDS virus. To tell the story of his own experience during this plague, Larry Kramer puts his experiences to paper to share the heart-wrenching realities many homosexual communities faced during this time. At the helm of the activism is an outspoken, abrasive crusader Ned Weeks (a self-reflection of Larry Kramer). THE NORMAL HEART begins in a hospital waiting room with a few young men trading quips back and forth that all will be well. Within minutes, we discover all is not well, and the true villain of the show, the HIV virus, is about to take center stage in these happy young men's lives. Weeks is adamant about finding help for his crusade and passionately tells his fellow peers to "button it up" for the time being. The timeline of the show follows the rising death toll of the AIDS virus from all over the world. As events escalate, Ned's personal relationships fall victim to his passionate and outlandish tactics in seeking support for their cause. The reflection and passion written by Kramer is nothing shy of breath-taking. With an emphasis on awareness and education, THE NORMAL HEART stays relevant and interesting for the present-day theatre-goer. (more...)
THE DRESSER: Final 4 Performances Begin Tonight THE DRESSER: Final 4 Performances Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in Austin

Different Stages closes its 2015-2016 season with Ronald Harwood's The Dresser.  'Sir', the last of the great but dying breed of English actor managers, is struggling to keep a grip on his sanity and complete his 227th performance of King Lear. Despite most of the country's actors being in uniform in war-torn Britain and bombs destroying theatres, the show must go on. Ensuring that it does is Norman, Sir's devoted dresser, who for sixteen years has been there to fix his wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene.   (more...)
THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S. THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2017 in Austin

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.    (more...)
Different Stages' Season Closer THE DRESSER Continues Next Week Different Stages' Season Closer THE DRESSER Continues Next Week
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in Austin

The Dresser by Ronald Harwood continues this weekend, Saturday, July 15, as Different Stages' 2017 season closer. An added performance is also set for Today, July 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)
BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Rocks The Palace BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Rocks The Palace
by Lynn Beaver on July 10, 2017 in Austin

The Georgetown Palace Theatre has long been known as a place to see classic musical theatre sprinkled with a few Disney shows over the years, but with ROCK OF AGES they venture into the modern adult musical world and the result is not only brilliant, it's hilarious and hugely entertaining. (more...)
BWW Review: THE MOORS Darkly Delightful Gothic Twist BWW Review: THE MOORS Darkly Delightful Gothic Twist
by Frank Benge on July 10, 2017 in Austin

Jen Silverman's black comedy THE MOORS is an interesting concoction; a black comedy about love, desperation and visibility. Set in the thick of the English literary landscape, Silverman spoofs the Bronte sisters with a bit of a queer twist. She uses all the expected elements of the Gothic (diaries, governesses, hidden lust) yet employs them for a different set of romantic fantasies, where boys are more on the outskirts of the action. Two sisters, Agatha (Catherine Grady) and Huldey (Jess Hughes) and their Mastiff (David Yakubik) live out their lives on the English moors, dreaming of a life different from their current existence. When a hapless governess, Emilie (Katie Kohler) and a moor-hen (Lindsay Hearn Brustein) arrive on the scene, it sets all three on a strange and dangerous path. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/09/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/09/2017
by BWW on July 09, 2017 in Austin

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/09/2017 for Austin (more...)
Tickets Now On Sale for 9 TO 5 at Hill Country Community Theatre Tickets Now On Sale for 9 TO 5 at Hill Country Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2017 in Austin

Tickets are now on sale for "9 to 5: The Musical" presented by the Hill Country Community Theatre.  Reservations can be made by calling (830) 798-8944, online at www.theHCCT.org, or at the box office.    (more...)
The City Theatre to Stage Dark Comedy AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer The City Theatre to Stage Dark Comedy AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Summer
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2017 in Austin

The City Theatre sizzlin' summer season heats up with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, running July 21 - August 13, 2017. (more...)
BWW Review: THE DRESSER - Different Stages Perfect Gem Shines BWW Review: THE DRESSER - Different Stages Perfect Gem Shines
by Lynn Beaver on July 06, 2017 in Austin

THE DRESSER by Ronald Harwood is a powerful piece by itself, but in the hands of Different Stages it is a rare and perfect gem. (more...)