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: Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Shows Off Energetic CastBWW Reviews: Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Shows Off Energetic Cast
Posted: Aug. 26, 2014


BWW Reviews: WE PLAY CHEKHOV is Reader's Theatre at its FinestBWW Reviews: WE PLAY CHEKHOV is Reader's Theatre at its Finest
Posted: Aug. 22, 2014


BWW Reviews: One Man HENRY V a Brisk, Wondrous EventBWW Reviews: Henry V
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


Video: SMOKEY JOE's Megan De Young Sings 'Screw Loose' at BROADWAY NIGHTSVideo: SMOKEY JOE's Megan De Young Sings 'Screw Loose' at BROADWAY NIGHTS
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


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BWW Reviews: Perfection Isn't an Impossible Dream for MAN OF LA MANCHA TourBWW Reviews: Perfection Isn't an Impossible Dream for MAN OF LA MANCHA Tour
Posted: Jan. 19, 2014


BWW Reviews: National Tour of GODSPELL Packed with EnergyBWW Reviews: National Tour of GODSPELL Packed with Energy
Posted: Nov. 27, 2013


BWW Reviews: Zach Theatre's LES MISERABLES Is a Sturdy Production of a Modern ClassicBWW Reviews: Zach Theatre's LES MISERABLES Is a Sturdy Production of a Modern Classic
Posted: Oct. 15, 2013


BWW Reviews: McCallum Fine Arts Academy Stages Darker LES MISERABLESBWW Reviews: McCallum Fine Arts Academy Stages Darker LES MISERABLES
Posted: Mar. 1, 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


Photo Flash: World Premiere of STILL NOWPhoto Flash: World Premiere of STILL NOW
September 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share these production photos from the World Premiere production of Still Now, a new play by Katie Bender. Still Now is produced by Shrewd Productions.
Photo Flash: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Wimberley PlayersPhoto Flash: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Wimberley Players
September 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share the following production photos from Wimberley Players' production of Young Frankenstein.
Photo Flash: Austin Playhouse's TIME STANDS STILLPhoto Flash: Austin Playhouse's TIME STANDS STILL
September 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share the following production photos from Austin Playhouse's production of Time Stands Still.
Video: SMOKEY JOE's Megan De Young Sings 'Screw Loose' at BROADWAY NIGHTSVideo: SMOKEY JOE's Megan De Young Sings 'Screw Loose' at BROADWAY NIGHTS
September 15, 2014

Megan Hicks De Young, who stars in Smokey Joe's Cafe at San Antonio's Woodlawn Theatre, recently brought the house down at Woodlawn's late night cabaret, Broadway Nights, by singing 'Screw Loose.' Check out the video below for the hillarious rendition of the song.
BWW Reviews: One Man HENRY V a Brisk, Wondrous EventBWW Reviews: One Man HENRY V a Brisk, Wondrous Event
September 15, 2014

Conceived, adapted, and performed by Robert Faires, Henry V is a production that astounds from beginning to end. The production, which premiered in 2009, is certainly worthy of the revival its received.
BWW Reviews: Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Shows Off Energetic CastBWW Reviews: Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Shows Off Energetic Cast
August 26, 2014

Every once in a while, I hear comments about theater that just make me cringe. One that I've heard on more than one occasion (usually from a pre-teen who doesn't know any better) is, 'OMG! The score from Wicked has got to be the toughest thing that Schwartz guy ever wrote. How did Idina do 'Defying Gravity' 8 shows a week?' Of course, the correct response is, 'Idina's a professional, and Wicked is a synch when compared to Godspell, the first musical written by 'that Schwartz guy.'
BWW Reviews: WE PLAY CHEKHOV is Reader's Theatre at its FinestBWW Reviews: WE PLAY CHEKHOV is Reader's Theatre at its Finest
August 22, 2014

There's a sad phenomenon that occurs when an artist shows extreme talent and brilliance in one artistic medium. We tend to reward that talent by unjustly pigeonholing that artist into that medium alone. Case in point: Chekhov. We revere the Russian artist as a playwright, but we forget that he wrote an abundance of short stories as well.
BWW Reviews: A KID LIKE JAKE Explores the Line Between Acceptance and ExploitationBWW Reviews: A KID LIKE JAKE Explores the Line Between Acceptance and Exploitation
August 13, 2014

This is a show with one solid goal in mind: spark conversation. And that it does quite well. It's the intent of Daniel Pearle's smart and powerful play to challenge the audience's thoughts on the education system, gender identity, and relationship between the two. Even the most socially liberal among us are bound to have a new perspective afterwards, and some of what's presented is bound to make us angry and agitated.
Photo Flash: First Look at TOMMY at The PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at TOMMY at The Playhouse
August 7, 2014

The Who's Tommy opened at The Playhouse - San Antonio last weekend, and BroadwayWorld is pleased to share these stellar photos from the rocking production. Tommy is an electrifying 1960s rock opera, told through the legendary music of The Who. It chronicles one child's 'Amazing Journey' from boy to man and misfortune to fame.
BWW Reviews: TOMMY is Packed with Rocking VocalsBWW Reviews: TOMMY is Packed with Rocking Vocals
August 7, 2014

Excuse me if I'm suffering from a case of deja vu. Last year, theatergoers in Central Texas got to see Austin's Zach Theatre and San Antonio's Playhouse duke it out with competing productions of Les Miserables. I was fortunate enough to see both productions, and in the battle of the barricades, I declared a draw. Naturally, Zach and The Playhouse's current production of The Who's Tommy feels like a rematch. So which has the pinball wizard winner? The answer is: both. While Zach's production is a feast for the senses, The Playhouse's production places its focus squarely on its awe-inspiring cast.
BWW Reviews: JUNGALBOOK at Sam Bass Showcases Young TalentBWW Reviews: JUNGALBOOK at Sam Bass Showcases Young Talent
August 6, 2014

If you attend Jungalbook, currently running at Sam Bass Theatre, leave your memories of the Disney movie at the door. The stage adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's short stories, written by Edward Mast, differs greatly from the iconic Disney film and from the original Kipling stories. While Kipling takes his inspiration from the jungles of India, Mast finds inspiration in children and their world. It's fitting then, that the Sam Bass Youth Guild would produce Mast's adaptation. It may not be Disney, but given the talent of the young cast, who cares?
BWW Reviews: Cast of SummersStock Austin's FOOTLOOSE Far Exceeds MaterialBWW Reviews: Cast of SummersStock Austin's FOOTLOOSE Far Exceeds Material
August 1, 2014

Austin's theater scene is currently only one degree of separation away from Kevin Bacon. SummerStock Austin's production of Footloose, one of three musicals currently running in rep at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, is a fun, upbeat, and entertaining show, despite its weak and uninspired material.
BWW Reviews: World Premiere of STONE SOUP is a Delicious, Family Friendly TreatBWW Reviews: World Premiere of STONE SOUP is a Delicious, Family Friendly Treat
August 1, 2014

SummerStock Austin has a long tradition of producing one musical specifically written for the under 13 set every year. I was introduced to this tradition back in 2012 when I went to a performance of SummerStock Austin's production of A Year With Frog and Toad. As a childless twenty-something guy, I was the only adult in the audience who was unaccompanied by a kid. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the show and praised its ability to please all audience members, regardless of age. The next year, I attended The Bremen Town Musicians, and was pleased to see that, once again, the show spoke to adults and children. It's no surprise then, that history's repeating itself with SummerStock Austin's production of Stone Soup. In its world premiere production, Stone Soup pleases kids and adults alike and easily entertains from beginning to end.
BWW Reviews: 7 Towers Production of ALL'S WELL Brings Out Both Comedy and DramaBWW Reviews: 7 Towers Production of ALL'S WELL Brings Out Both Comedy and Drama
July 31, 2014

Depending on who you speak with, there are between three and six "problem plays" attributed to William Shakespeare, but almost all Shakespearian scholars consider All's Well That Ends Well as one of them. On the surface, the play about unrequited love is a comedy. No one dies, and as the title suggests, it ends well for all of the characters. Still, there are themes and motifs of war, and many characters come perilously close to death. The duality of the play is the primary reason why it's considered a tragicomedy and a problem play, but it's that duality that has drawn 7 Towers Theatre Company to it. Their production of All's Well That Ends Well masterfully brings out both the drama and comedy in the piece and is one of the most thoughtful Shakespeare productions to grace Austin in a long while.
BWW Reviews: A.C.T. Stages an Exuberant, Crowd-Pleasing HOW TO SUCCEEDBWW Reviews: A.C.T. Stages an Exuberant, Crowd-Pleasing HOW TO SUCCEED
July 31, 2014

Want to know how to succeed at producing an entertaining musical comedy? Check out Archangel Community Theatre's current production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The production, which is packed with top tier talent, is an unbridled success from beginning to end.
BWW Review: Cyrano May Be Ready for the Stage, But CYRANO Is NotBWW Review: Cyrano May Be Ready for the Stage, But CYRANO Is Not
July 30, 2014

I wish I had Cyrano de Bergerac's way with words. If I did, maybe it would be easier to write what I'm about to say here. City Theatre's current production of the Edmond Rostand classic, Cyrano de Bergerac has several of the elements that a show needs to succeed. It has an incomparable lead actor, two amiable supporting leads, and a text beloved by many a theatergoer. Still, due to a lackluster ensemble and odd directing choices, the production fails to gel or leave a positive impression.
BWW Review: TOMMY Puts the Pinball Wizard in a Spectacular WonderlandBWW Review: TOMMY Puts the Pinball Wizard in a Spectacular Wonderland
July 29, 2014

Genius is not a term to throw around lightly. Genius suggests distinctiveness and even superiority. Geniuses are people that are seldom matched in their field. It's a level that most of us strive to reach but never achieve. Yet for director Dave Steakley, it's a well-deserved moniker. With his current production of Tommy, now playing at the Zach Theatre, Steakley pairs The Who's beloved rock-opera with the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland. The result is a theatrical event that is impossible to forget.
BWW Reviews: Oh, What a Beautiful Evening!  OKLAHOMA Wows Austin AudiencesBWW Reviews: Oh, What a Beautiful Evening! OKLAHOMA Wows Austin Audiences
July 24, 2014

BWW Reviews: LENDER IS THE NIGHT is an Adaptation in Name Only, but That's Just FineBWW Reviews: LENDER IS THE NIGHT is an Adaptation in Name Only, but That's Just Fine
July 24, 2014

BWW Reviews: TARZAN Dazzles at the WoodlawnBWW Reviews: TARZAN Dazzles at the Woodlawn
July 24, 2014



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