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Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis Jeff Davis is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Theater with an emphasis in Directing.
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BWW Reviews: KISS ME KATE Will Leave You Feeling AmorousBWW Reviews: KISS ME KATE Will Leave You Feeling Amorous
Posted: Apr. 25, 2015


BWW Reviews: ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Needs to Steal From Slapstick ClassicsBWW Reviews: ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Needs to Steal From Slapstick Classics
Posted: Apr. 25, 2015


BWW Reviews: I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Is More Than Worthy of Its Encore ProductionBWW Reviews: I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Is More Than Worthy of Its Encore Production
Posted: Apr. 25, 2015


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BWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Gets Campy Circus MakeoverBWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Posted: Nov. 7, 2014


BWW Review: TOMMY Puts the Pinball Wizard in a Spectacular WonderlandBWW Review: TOMMY Puts the Pinball Wizard in a Spectacular Wonderland
Posted: Jul. 29, 2014


BWW Reviews: National Tour of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is More Beastly Than BeautifulBWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Posted: Oct. 10, 2014


BWW Reviews: Oh, What a Beautiful Evening!  OKLAHOMA Wows Austin AudiencesBWW Reviews: Oh, What a Beautiful Evening! OKLAHOMA Wows Austin Audiences
Posted: Jul. 24, 2014


BWW Reviews: KISS ME KATE Will Leave You Feeling AmorousBWW Reviews: KISS ME KATE Will Leave You Feeling Amorous
Posted: Apr. 25, 2015


BWW Reviews: KISS ME KATE Will Leave You Feeling AmorousBWW Reviews: KISS ME KATE Will Leave You Feeling Amorous
April 25, 2015

There are some shows that are ageless. Kiss Me Kate is one of them. The Cole Porter musical, while 67 years young, still entertains with ease, and Texas State University's current production of it showcases all that makes the show great.
BWW Reviews: I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Is More Than Worthy of Its Encore ProductionBWW Reviews: I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Is More Than Worthy of Its Encore Production
April 25, 2015

It's become a trend, both locally and nationally, for theater companies to reprise a production several years later with the same cast. Of course, if a show gets an encore, it better be deserving of it. In the case of Austin Playhouse's I'm Not Rappaport, the encore is more than well deserved, and its two stars put on a veritable master class in acting.
BWW Reviews: ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Needs to Steal From Slapstick ClassicsBWW Reviews: ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Needs to Steal From Slapstick Classics
April 25, 2015

The only thing more disappointing than a show that completely bombs is one that is astoundingly good in some areas but misses the mark in others. That's exactly the case with The Robber Bridegroom, now playing at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edwards University. While the show is visually stunning, the music tuneful and complex, and some performances are wonderful, the show misses many an opportunity to land a joke.
BWW Reviews: GOD'S FAVORITE Isn't Our FavoriteBWW Reviews: GOD'S FAVORITE Isn't Our Favorite
April 19, 2015

GOD'S FAVORITE plays Sam Bass Theatre (600 Lee Street, Round Rock) now thru May 2nd. Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $13-$18. For tickets and information, please visit www.sambasstheatre.org
BWW Reviews: Dual Stories in LAST FIVE YEARS Delivered with Mixed ResultsBWW Reviews: Dual Stories in LAST FIVE YEARS Delivered with Mixed Results
April 10, 2015

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, produced by Penfold Theatre, plays the Trinity Street Theatre (901 Trinity Street, 4th Floor, Austin 78701) now thru April 12th. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm. Tickets are $20 regular, $18 students/seniors. For tickets and information, please visit www.penfoldtheatre.org
BWW Reviews: THREE LITTLE PIGS Entertains the Kids But Leaves Adults Wanting MoreBWW Reviews: THREE LITTLE PIGS Entertains the Kids But Leaves Adults Wanting More
April 10, 2015

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS plays the Kleberg Stage at Zach Theatre (202 S. Lamar, Austin 78704) now thru April 25th. Performances are Saturdays at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are $20 adults and $17 youth. For tickets and information, please visit www.zachtheatre.org
BWW Reviews: Everything's Coming Up Roses at GYPSYBWW Reviews: Everything's Coming Up Roses at GYPSY
March 5, 2015

Ask any musical theater junkie what's the best musical of all time, and any worth their spit will answer with one word: Gypsy. The iconic show is highly regarded to this day with good reason. The score's infectious, the sets and costumes eye-catching, and the characters, particularly that of Mama Rose, are on par with those found in plays by Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams. Gypsy isn't just musical theater. It's a great American Drama, and all that the show can and should be comes to vivid life in The Playhouse's current production.
BWW Reviews: Sam Bass Offers Charming, Quirky Look at Family With TABLE SETTINGSBWW Reviews: Sam Bass Offers Charming, Quirky Look at Family With TABLE SETTINGS
February 26, 2015

There isn't much to say about the idea of the American Family that hasn't already been said, but as Table Settings proves, it's not what you say but how you say that matters. The joyous comedy, written by James Lapine and directed by Frank Benge, ops for episodes and sketches rather than a linear plot to give us a glimpse into the lives of a surnameless Jewish family, and each slice of life placed on the table is more delicious than the last.
BWW Interview: Luciann Lajoie, Star and Writer of DATE*, on Romance in the 21st CenturyBWW Interview: Luciann Lajoie, Star and Writer of DATE*, on Romance in the 21st Century
February 2, 2015

Do you believe in love at first site? Written and performed by Luciann Lajoie and based on interviews with a wildly diverse group of more than 150 online daters (young, old, straight, gay, Mormon, Jewish, etc.), Date* is a hilarious and candid multimedia show explores the hits and misses of one woman's surprising quest to find love online. Here's what Luciann Lajoie had to say about her show and the idea of romance in the digital age
BWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Celebrates the Tradition of an Unlikely Broadway ClassicBWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Celebrates the Tradition of an Unlikely Broadway Classic
December 16, 2014

Andrew Llloyd Webber, Stephen Swartz, and everyone at Disney Theatrical, I hope you're taking notes. A musical doesn't need falling chandeliers, flying green girls, a budget larger than the GDP of most nations, or even show-stopping numbers to be successful. All a show really needs to resonate with an audience is a strong story and interesting characters. Those two elements are precisely why Fiddler on the Roof has enchanted audiences for 50 years and counting, and The Playhouse's current production of it is a wonderful example of how moving this simple musical can be.
BWW Review: ZACH Offers Sweet Family Fun with A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOADBWW Review: ZACH Offers Sweet Family Fun with A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
November 23, 2014

Given the incredible talent of the show's creators, creative team, and cast, it's crystal clear why A Year With Frog and Toad has such a wide appeal to such a wide audience. There's not an unlikeable thing about it. For any parents wishing to expose their young children's to theater, Frog, Toad, and their pals are the perfect theatrical introduction for any tadpoles in your pond.
BWW Interviews: Ana Gasteyer on SNL, WICKED, Sondheim, and Her Upcoming Show with Seth RudetskyBWW Interviews: Ana Gasteyer on SNL, WICKED, Sondheim, and Her Upcoming Show with Seth Rudetsky
November 10, 2014

Some of Broadway's most acclaimed musical theater actresses will be in San Antonio over the coming months in the Broadway @ Woodlawn Theatre Celebrity Series with host Seth Rudetsky. Starring as host, interviewer and pianist, Rudetsky is a Broadway accompanist, Sirius XM radio host, comedian, and musical theatre expert. In each show, Seth Rudetsky mixes songs with a live interview of a guest Broadway star's life and career. Insider stories are also revealed from the friendship of Seth and each Broadway star.
BWW Reviews: PEER GYNT Has Strong Cast But Competing VisualsBWW Reviews: PEER GYNT Has Strong Cast But Competing Visuals
November 8, 2014

The history of Peer Gynt is now almost as legendary and epic as the story itself. Henrik Ibsen based his epic piece of theater on the Norwegian fairytale of Per Gynt (Ibsen gives Per's first name an extra vowel), a young man who has a slew of misadventures involving trolls and other mythical creatures. Ibsen's theatrical interpretation of the fairytale is noted for its poetic style, blend of fantasy and reality, its disregard for the limitations of the stage, and its five hour length (hey, epics aren't short).
BWW Reviews: CARRIE is a Bloody Good TimeBWW Reviews: CARRIE is a Bloody Good Time
November 8, 2014

Look up "Broadway Flop" on Google, and Carrie is bound to be the first title to show up. Though the material still is a bit rough around the edges, Austin Theatre Project's staging of Carrie manages to straddle the show's unintentional line between camp and seriousness while finding a compelling story and interesting characters, brought to life by performers who could easily rival many a Broadway star.
BWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Gets Campy Circus MakeoverBWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Gets Campy Circus Makeover
November 7, 2014

Anyone who says that perfection can't be improved upon is a liar. Perfection can be improved, as evident in Woodlawn Theatre's current production of The Rocky Horror Show. Woodlawn's 3rd annual production of Rocky Horror manages to surpass the success of last year's production with its use of an imaginative and unique concept and an incredible cast.
BWW Exclusive: Interviews with the Cast & Crew of Last Act Theatre Company's PEER GYNTBWW Exclusive: Interviews with the Cast & Crew of Last Act Theatre Company's PEER GYNT
November 3, 2014

Last Act Theatre Company's production of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt is well underway, and BroadwayWorld Austin recently caught up with director Bridget Farias Gates, actor Andrew Bosworth, and music director Mario Silva to hear about this imaginative new production.
Photo Flash: City Theatre's FARCE OF NATUREPhoto Flash: City Theatre's FARCE OF NATURE
October 31, 2014

From the successful writing team that brought you Dearly Beloved, Christmas Belles, and The Dixie Swim Club, comes the Texas premiere of the newest, Jones Hope Wooten, Southern-fried comedy! Meet the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas, and spend an outrageously funny day at The Reel 'Em Inn--finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Can the lodge be saved from gangsters, love-starved females, jealous husbands, ruthless corporate executives, bad Swedish accents, a cranky, senior citizen maid packing heat, a jittery man masquerading as a woman, and vicious varmints right outside the door? By the delightfully chaotic climax of this one remarkable day, love has blossomed, truths have been revealed and the lives of all - family, guests and gangsters alike - change in incredible and surprising ways in this laugh-'til-your-sides ache Jones Hope Wooten comedy.
Photo Flash: ATP's Production of CARRIE: THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: ATP's Production of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
October 31, 2014

Video: Looking Forward to BROADWAY @ WOODLAWN THEATRE with Seth Rudetsky and Ana GasteyerVideo: Looking Forward to BROADWAY @ WOODLAWN THEATRE with Seth Rudetsky and Ana Gasteyer
October 14, 2014

The Broadway @ Woodlawn Theatre Celebrity Series kicks off on November 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with Seth Rudetsky and Ana Gasteyer. Ana Gasteyer is well-known for her six season stint on TV's 'Saturday Night Live' as well as her work on ABC's 'Suburgatory.' Her Broadway credits include 'Wicked' and 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show.'
BWW Reviews: National Tour of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is More Beastly Than BeautifulBWW Reviews: National Tour of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is More Beastly Than Beautiful
October 10, 2014

The current touring production of Beauty and the Beast shares the songs, dialogue, title, and even the creative team of the original Broadway production, but it completely lacks any sort of purpose, save the desire to put cash in the pockets of its producers. There's no magic or life in this pitiful production at all.


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