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Box Office Open for THE FATHER from Jarrott Productions Box Office Open for THE FATHER from Jarrott Productions
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Austin

From the company that most recently brought you the critical hit production of John Patrick Shanley's PRODIGAL SON, winner of Broadway World Austin's Best Leading Actor/Drama for Sam Domino AND Best Original Score for Michael Jarrott, now comes THE FATHER-a gripping drama that has captivated audiences and critics alike in Paris, London, New York, and now Austin, its Southwest Regional Premiere! (more...)
BWW Review: Karen Rodriguez Shines in Vortex Rep's THE WAY SHE SPOKE: A DOCU-MYTHOLOGIA by Isaac Gomez BWW Review: Karen Rodriguez Shines in Vortex Rep's THE WAY SHE SPOKE: A DOCU-MYTHOLOGIA by Isaac Gomez
by Joni Lorraine on January 16, 2018 in Austin

Karen Rodriguez Shines in Vortex Rep's THE WAY SHE SPOKE: A DOCU-MYTHOLOGIA by Isaac Gomez (more...)
FINDING NEVERLAND - CANCELLED Tue, Jan 16th FINDING NEVERLAND - CANCELLED Tue, Jan 16th
by Frank Benge on January 16, 2018 in Austin

Due to inclement weather, The University of Texas at Austin campus will be closed on Tuesday, January 16. Consequently, tonight's 8pm performance of FINDING NEVERLAND at Bass Concert Hall has been cancelled. (more...)
Introducing the BroadwayWorld Theatre Camp Guide Introducing the BroadwayWorld Theatre Camp Guide
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Austin

BroadwayWorld, the largest and most comprehensive online theatre platform, is pleased to continue its recent expansion today with another new content initiative. Following the recent successful launches of Industry Insider, and Charity Corner, today we're introducing the 2018 Theatre Camp Guide. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre Austin's Production of UNCLE VANYA Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre Austin's Production of UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in Austin

UNCLE VAYNA, Anton Chekhov's most revered work of hope, love, and loss in an exhilarating Austin premiere. When a retired professor and his beautiful young wife are forced to withdraw to an estate in the vast country emptiness, their arrival explode hidden passions and the lives of the entire family come undone. Shattered illusions, deep secrets, and the desire for love run thru the acclaimed play, which has been staged in theatres for over one hundred years. Both joyously comic and poignantly tragic, this newly adapted interpretation written and staged by Rod Mechem, captures all of Chekhov's characters, that have been embraced by audiences for their extraordinary insight into the lives of the ordinary. Uncle Vanya is a classic of world drama still expressing themes that are just as recognizable and resonant today. A must-see for any theatre lover! (more...)
TexARTS' Closes Record-Breaking Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE TexARTS' Closes Record-Breaking Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk on January 12, 2018 in Austin

TexARTS closes its record-breaking box office season with the Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical Smokey Joe's Cafe. This tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a dazzling, song-and-dance celebration featuring 40 of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits, including 'Hound Dog,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Spanish Harlem,' 'On Broadway,' 'Kansas City,' 'Love Potion #9,' and 'Fools Fall in Love.' Smokey Joe's Caf plays on stage February 15 March 4 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special on January 12, 2018 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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
BWW Interview: John Davidson as Captain Hook in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour BWW Interview: John Davidson as Captain Hook in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
by Kathy Strain on January 10, 2018 in Austin

FINDING NEVERLAND is a beautiful story of the man responsible for writing the beloved PETER PAN many years ago. J.M. Barrie is searching for the next great play and he realizes it's time to write a play just for children. The show opened on Broadway to great praise and success. In recent years, FINDING NEVERLAND began a national tour that leads them to Austin, Texas from January 16-21, 2018 at Bass Concert Hall. Most recently, John Davidson (best known for hosting That's Incredible and Hollywood Squares ) took over the dual role of Barrie's producer as well as Captain Hook in this wonderful tour that continues its trek across the country. BWW caught up with Davidson recently to discuss his past roles, hosting opportunities as well as landing such a fun role in FINDING NEVERLAND. (more...)
Different Stages to Premiere WHEN WE ARE MARRIED Different Stages to Premiere WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by BWW News Desk on January 10, 2018 in Austin

Different Stages continues its 2017- 2018 season with J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married, running from January 12, 2018 to February 2, 2018. The Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts are highly respected pillars of their community... but not for much longer. Married on the same day in the same chapel, they gather to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The celebrations are short-lived when they discover the vicar wasn't licensed, and they are actually... not married. In fact, they have been living in sin for 25 years. (more...)
Preston Straus Leads Austin's A CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Full Cast Preston Straus Leads Austin's A CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk on January 10, 2018 in Austin

ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the Austin premiere of the Tony Award Winning play, A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on the novel by Marc Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time plays on stage in ZACH's Topfer Theatre, January 31 March 4, 2018 with direction by Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley. (more...)
SVT Announces Works Progress Workshop of HOUSE PLAY by Diana Lynn Small SVT Announces Works Progress Workshop of HOUSE PLAY by Diana Lynn Small
by BWW News Desk on January 09, 2018 in Austin

Salvage Vanguard Theater (SVT) is proud to announce the winter Works Progress Austin (WPA) workshop, House Play by Diana Lynn Small. Two FREE performances of this work-in-progress will run February 3rd at 5:30pm and 7:30pm at the Susanna Dickinson Museum. (more...)
BWW Review: THE IMMIGRANT is a Touching and Timely Piece of Theatre BWW Review: THE IMMIGRANT is a Touching and Timely Piece of Theatre
by Frank Benge on January 08, 2018 in Austin

Director Don Toner first directed Mark Harelik's THE IMMIGRANT 28 years ago. Happily for Austin, he and Austin Playhouse have decided to restage this charming, inspiring and touching tale for a new generation. THE IMMIGRANT is based on the true story of Harelik's grandfather, a young Russian-Jewish man who entered America through the port of Galveston. Set in Hamilton, Texas (a tiny town with a population of 1,203, no Jews) Haskell Harelik (Joseph Garlock) begins life in America with only a hand pushed fruit cart and a mere smattering of English words at his disposal. It is his gentle spirit and hard work that touches the heart of the local banker and his wife to win him a helping hand. Milton (Huck Huckaby) and Ima Perry (Cyndi Williams) offer him a place to live and eventually, financial help from Milton. With their help, Haskell finally saves up enough money to open a store and send for his wife, Leah (Estrella Saldana). Since the original World Premiere production, directed here in Austin by Toner, Harelik has also adapted the show into a chamber musical. (more...)
Excelsior! Comic Book Legend Stan Lee to Appear at Three Wizard World Comic Cons Excelsior! Comic Book Legend Stan Lee to Appear at Three Wizard World Comic Cons
by BWW News Desk on January 06, 2018 in Austin

Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, today announced that he will make single-day, Today-only appearances at three Wizard World Comic Con events in the coming months. (more...)
Wizard World Announces 2018 Comic Con Schedule Wizard World Announces 2018 Comic Con Schedule
by BWW News Desk on January 05, 2018 in Austin

Pushing ahead with an aggressive move into new markets while retaining many of its most popular venues, Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the first iteration of its 2018 calendar, securing a total of 17 events, including 11 holdovers from successful 2017 shows. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/4 - WAITRESS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/4 - WAITRESS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More!
by BWW Special on January 05, 2018 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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
Texas Performing Arts Awarded Grant To Support THE POWER OF PROTEST: ARTS AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE Texas Performing Arts Awarded Grant To Support THE POWER OF PROTEST: ARTS AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
by BWW News Desk on January 04, 2018 in Austin

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin (TPA) to support The Power of Protest: Arts and Civil Disobedience, a series of performances, artists' residencies, lectures, and community conversations over a three-year period through August 2021. This is the third award TPA has received from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2011, bringing total support of TPA programming to $1,350,000. (more...)
Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Georgetown Palace Wins Theatre of the Year! Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Georgetown Palace Wins Theatre of the Year!
by BWW News Desk on January 03, 2018 in Austin

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)
City Theatre Austin Presents UNCLE VANYA, Anton Chekhov's Cherished Work Of Hope, Love, and Loss City Theatre Austin Presents UNCLE VANYA, Anton Chekhov's Cherished Work Of Hope, Love, and Loss
by BWW News Desk on December 30, 2017 in Austin

City Theatre Austin kicks off the 2018 season with acclaimed playwright Anton Chekhov's masterful play, Uncle Vanya. The production is directed and adapted by guest director Rod Mechem and stars Brianna Ripkowski, Beau Paul, Julia Salas, Matt Flynn, and Jo Rake. (more...)
Cast Announced For THE 39 STEPS at Hill Country Community Theatre Cast Announced For THE 39 STEPS at Hill Country Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk on December 28, 2017 in Austin

The Hill Country Community Theatre is proud to announce the cast for February's lightning fast comedy spoof, The 39 Steps . Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's iconic film, and the classic spy novel, The 39 Steps , is adapted by Patrick Barlow. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/29 - FIDDLER, LES MIS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/29 - FIDDLER, LES MIS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More!
by BWW Special on December 29, 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 FIDDLER, LES MIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)
Different Stages Presents WHEN WE ARE MARRIED Different Stages Presents WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by BWW News Desk on December 26, 2017 in Austin

Different Stages continues its 2017- 2018 season with J.B. Priestley's When We Are Married. The Helliwells, the Parkers and the Soppitts are highly respected pillars of their community... but not for much longer. Married on the same day in the same chapel, they gather to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The celebrations are short-lived when they discover the vicar wasn't licensed, and they are actually... not married. In fact, they have been living in sin for 25 years. (more...)
BWW Review: The Stage Austin's WENDY AND MICHELLE SERVE IT UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS Returns For Two XMAS HANGOVER Shows December 30 BWW Review: The Stage Austin's WENDY AND MICHELLE SERVE IT UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS Returns For Two XMAS HANGOVER Shows December 30
by Frank Benge on December 26, 2017 in Austin

WENDY AND MICHELLE SERVE IT UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a fun and tune filled cabaret evening with more than a little singing. A clever comedic hodge podge from Michelle Cheney and Wendy Zavaleta who, dressed in matching shimmering blue cocktail dresses, serve up holiday cabaret fabulousness. This evening of cabaret entertainment touches on everything from re-gifting to navigating office holiday parties and even shopping overload with tongue often firmly planted in cheek. (more...)
BWW Review: PEOPLE OF COLOR CHRISTMAS Hilariously Examines the White Elephant in the Room All Over Austin, TX BWW Review: PEOPLE OF COLOR CHRISTMAS Hilariously Examines the White Elephant in the Room All Over Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley on December 24, 2017 in Austin

With a variety of holiday classics opening all over the greater Austin area this season, PEOPLE OF COLOR CHRISTMAS is a breath of fresh air entangled with a modern festive twist many can relate to. Color Arc Production is tackling the white elephant in the room, with an amalgam of millennials gathering to discuss their colorful lives involving their background, ethnicity and occupations. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Just One Week Left! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk on December 22, 2017 in Austin

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/22 - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE LORAX, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/22 - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE LORAX, and More!
by BWW Special on December 22, 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 The Phantom of the Opera, A Christmas Carol, The Lorax, and More! (more...)