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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/28/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/28/2017
by BWW on May 28, 2017 in Austin

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/28/2017 for Austin (more...)
Different Stages Closes Season with Ronald Harwood's THE DRESSER Different Stages Closes Season with Ronald Harwood's THE DRESSER
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 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. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 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 DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
Unity Theatre presents a Fun Farce with LEADING LADIES Unity Theatre presents a Fun Farce with LEADING LADIES
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Austin

Unity Theatre brings you the hilarious comedy, Leading Ladies, on the Main Stage from June 1 - June 18, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Shrewd Productions Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Shrewd Productions
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Austin

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, loose their heads, and try to beat back theextremist insanity in revolutionary Paris. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the Shrewd Productions cast in costume below! (more...)
City Theatre Breathes New Life into THE TAMING OF THE SHREW City Theatre Breathes New Life into THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Austin

The City Theatre Company continues to heat up the summer with William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy The Taming of the Shrew. (more...)
Battle of the Sexes to Hit Austin in City Theatre's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Battle of the Sexes to Hit Austin in City Theatre's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Austin

The City Theatre Company continues to heat up the summer with William Shakespeare's rollicking comedy The Taming of the Shrew, running June 2 - 25, 2017. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Austin

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Austin (more...)
Protein Plus to Exhibit at Naturally Fit Games in Austin , 6/3 Protein Plus to Exhibit at Naturally Fit Games in Austin , 6/3
by BWW News Desk on May 20, 2017 in Austin

AUSTIN, TX - Protein Plus, LLC, a leading producer of peanut and peanut-based products for the food and confectionary industries, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at the Naturally Fit Games on Saturday, June 3 at the Austin Convention Center. Athletes and attendees are encouraged to stop by booths 901 and 902 to see the complete line of Protein Plus products including the recently introduced Protein Energy Power, a great tasting, all natural peanut protein powder drink. IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Mr. Olympia competitor, and Protein Plus sponsored athlete Ko Chandetka will also be present to sign autographs and take pictures with event attendees. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: Agape Theatre's BONHOEFFER'S COST Sheds Light in The Shadows BWW Review: Agape Theatre's BONHOEFFER'S COST Sheds Light in The Shadows
by Joni Lorraine on May 18, 2017 in Austin

A powerful study in standing by principle at a time when it is most needed. We can all take value in understanding what it means to care for those of us who are different. (more...)
BWW Reviews: NUNSENSE Irreverently entertains at The City Theatre in Austin, TX BWW Reviews: NUNSENSE Irreverently entertains at The City Theatre in Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley on May 17, 2017 in Austin

The somewhat obscure 1985 musical NUNSENSE, is now playing at The City Theatre on the east side of Austin. Holding the title of the second longest-running Off-Broadway show in history, NUNSENSE will delight all audiences, but has the best entertainment value for the catholic-lite audience. Taking place in Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium in New Jersey, the Little Sisters of Hoboken were once a missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France. After their mission went sour, they travel back to their convent in Hoboken, looking for a fresh start. The children of God then discover Sister Julia has accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents with a bad batch of the french soup vichyssoise. The nuns then raise enough money to bury all the late sisters through selling, what would be assumed, religiously quipped greeting cards. However, Mother Superior used part of their earnings to purchase a big screen television. Leaving her compatriots with four of the fifty-two sisters frosting in their freezer, until they can find the money to properly bury them. This premise causes the ladies to host a variety show in Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium to raise the money to put their frozen friends to rest. The five remaining collection of sisters have individual character traits as defining as the saints of the Bible. Loaded with audience participation, tap numbers and nuns with an odd perspective of their religious values, NUNSENSE is an entertaining vaudevillian-style musical with songs large and small. (more...)
BWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on Tour BWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on Tour
by Kathy Strain on May 16, 2017 in Austin

When Nick and Nigel Bottom decided they wanted to write a new hit play, they knew they had a lot of work ahead of them. With William Shakespeare as their competition, they knew they had to be new and innovative. The hilarious show SOMETHING ROTTEN is an original musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. It follows their adventures in writing the first musical and the cast of characters that add to the humor of the show. Scott Cote plays Brother Jeremiah and can be called the 'villain' of the show. BWW caught up with Scott as he prepares to come to Austin, Texas with the cast to share this fun show. (more...)
Shrewd Productions Presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS Shrewd Productions Presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Austin

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror (1793-1794). (more...)
LOVE ON THE FLOOR featuring Cheryl Burke Opens 10/26 at Bass Concert Hall LOVE ON THE FLOOR featuring Cheryl Burke Opens 10/26 at Bass Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Austin

Professional dancer and television host Cheryl Burke today is launching a 30-city tour titled, LOVE ON THE FLOOR. The live dance show kicks off its national tour of intimate performing arts theaters across the country October 17 at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert, California, and is coming to Bass Concert Hall on October 26 at 8pm. Tickets for LOVE ON THE FLOOR go on sale at 10am on Friday, May 19th  at the Bass Concert Hall Ticket Office and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at TexasPerformingArts.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO. (more...)
PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Austin

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have announced that 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. (more...)
BWW Interview: RKJB Entertainment - Making A Big Splash In The Austin Theatre Scene BWW Interview: RKJB Entertainment - Making A Big Splash In The Austin Theatre Scene
by Lynn Beaver on May 15, 2017 in Austin

In February of this year, fledgling production company RKJB Entertainment burst onto the Austin stage with an original play with music, FOR THE LOVE OF MAHALIA. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, the new work starred the amazing Jacqui Cross, who virtually transformed into the Gospel great. This month marks their second production MOAN THEM BLUES, a one woman show featuring legendary Blues pioneer, Bessie Smith (Sonia Moore). Moore's rendition of Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer stopped the show, I can scarcely wait to see a show that features such powerful talent. It's time our readers are introduced to Robert King, Jr and Jeremy Brown, the men behind these shows about such important icons of American culture. (more...)
Photo Flash: Agape Theatre Presents the Texas Premiere of BONHOEFFER'S COST Photo Flash: Agape Theatre Presents the Texas Premiere of BONHOEFFER'S COST
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Austin

Agape Theatre presents Texas Premiere production of BONHOEFFER'S COST, written by Mary Ruth Clarke with Tim Gregory and directed by Jeff Davis. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in Austin

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Austin (more...)
Carol Hickey Acting Studio presents GOOD PEOPLE Carol Hickey Acting Studio presents GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Austin

Carol Hickey Acting Studio presents Good People, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.  He pays his respects to his old South Boston neighborhood and the insurmountable class divide between those who make it out of this blue-collar neighborhood and those who find themselves left behind.   Good People has been hailed as enthralling, utterly gripping, remarkable" by the Los Angeles Times, "painfully funny and gut wrenchingly real" by Washingtonian Magazine and "masterful and oh-so-compelling" by The Boston Globe.  (more...)
Penfold to Return to Round Rock with Free AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Penfold to Return to Round Rock with Free AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Austin

Penfold Theatre Company presents Around the World in 80 Days free-of-charge June 1-24 at the Round Rock Amphitheater. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 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 LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
La Vie Theatres presents THE MILLENIAL FILM FESTIVAL For Young Filmmakers Worldwide La Vie Theatres presents THE MILLENIAL FILM FESTIVAL For Young Filmmakers Worldwide
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2017 in Austin

La Vie Theatres is proud to present the first premiere multicultural film festival for high school and college level students, The Millennial Film Festival (MFilmFest). The festival is excited to announce a call for entries in all categories -including unique groupings such as Quick Capture, Costume Design, and Storyboard. Entry submissions are being accepted now through July 1st, 2017. See website (http://mfilmfest.com/) for a complete listing of categories. (more...)
BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS - Austin Shakespeare's Hilarious Take On The Bard BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS - Austin Shakespeare's Hilarious Take On The Bard
by Lynn Beaver on May 10, 2017 in Austin

Austin Shakespeare continues its 34 year tradition of bringing free Shakespeare to Zilker Park with an hilarious take on THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. (more...)
Photo Flash: City Theatre Austin presents NUNSENSE Photo Flash: City Theatre Austin presents NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2017 in Austin

NUNSENSE. Get thee to a nunnery with the hit musical comedy filled with so much sisterly love and good cheer that it has audiences for over thirty years rolling in the aisles. (more...)