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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 August 17, 2017 in Austin

Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, today announced that he will make single-day, Saturday-only appearances at three Wizard World Comic Con events in the coming months. (more...)
Hill Country Community Theatre Announces Talent Show this Saturday Hill Country Community Theatre Announces Talent Show this Saturday
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Austin

The Hill Country Community Theatre announces its third annual talent show. (more...)
Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Henry Threadgill to Play Concert Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Henry Threadgill to Play Concert
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Austin

For over forty years, Henry Threadgill has been celebrated as one of the most forward-thinking composers and multi-instrumentalists in American music. The New York Times has called him 'perhaps the most important jazz composer of his generation.' Born in 1944 in Chicago, Threadgill was an early member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). (more...)
Jarrott Productions Announces Casting for PRODIGAL SON Jarrott Productions Announces Casting for PRODIGAL SON
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Austin

Jarrott Productions has announced the cast of Prodigal Son, the first production in its 2017-2018 season. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Demi Lovato to Perform at Radio Show's 'Music & Mimosas' Event in Austin Demi Lovato to Perform at Radio Show's 'Music & Mimosas' Event in Austin
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Austin

Certified superstar Demi Lovato is set to headline the 2017 Radio Show's Music & Mimosas event on Friday, September 8, 2017 in Austin, TX. Music & Mimosas is produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB); the 2017 Radio Show will be held September 5-8 at the JW Marriott in Austin. (more...)
Cast Announced for Musical Comedy SENIOR MOMENTS Cast Announced for Musical Comedy SENIOR MOMENTS
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Austin

The Hill Country Community Theatre is delighted to announce casting for the first show of its 2017-18 season, the musical comedy "Senior Moments". Opening on Thursday, September 21, the ensemble cast features Graham Avery, Donnace Harrod-Knox, Doug Hart, Pam Hawley, Wayne Hawley, Randy L. Hilmer, Maris Lynne Long, Linda Mayo, Sharon Penny, Nina Price, Paula Richards, Julie Smith, Sarah Spillman, and Jeff Townsend. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TexARTS BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TexARTS BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Austin

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a political satire full of flirty fun and gusto. Based on a true story, the show tells of the demise of a brothel located just down the road from Austin. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup on August 06, 2017 in Austin

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup on August 06, 2017 in Austin

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 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 8/06/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW on August 06, 2017 in Austin

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Austin (more...)
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - A Jubilant Evening Of Rockabilly BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - A Jubilant Evening Of Rockabilly
by Lynn Beaver on August 05, 2017 in Austin

For decades ZACH Theatre has been the jewel in Austin's crown of arts, setting the tone for others with style and quality, once again they have brought the best live entertainment around to the Topfer Stage in collaboration with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma located in Oklahoma City. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is nothing short of fantastic from beginning to end. (more...)
Mermaids and Oddities Take the Stage in CRAVE BLUE Mermaids and Oddities Take the Stage in CRAVE BLUE
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 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...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 04, 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, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)
City Theatre Company to Paint the Town with CHICAGO City Theatre Company to Paint the Town with CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2017 in Austin

Come on babe, why don't we paint the town! The City Theatre Company is thrilled to top off its 2017 summer theatre season with the most razzle - dazzling of stage musical greats Chicago, now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. The production runs August 18th - September 10th at City Theatre Austin. (more...)
BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Familiar Fun For The Whole Family BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Familiar Fun For The Whole Family
by Frank Benge on August 03, 2017 in Austin

Who doesn't know THE WIZARD OF OZ? And even if by some strange coincidence the multiple books of L. Frank Baum have managed to escape you, the classic MGM film (on which this production is based) has been a television staple and family viewing tradition for decades. (more...)
TexARTS Announces THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Cast and Creatives TexARTS Announces THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Cast and Creatives
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Austin

The TexARTS Professional Series presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the spirited musical comedy that recounts the heyday and demise of the infamous "Chicken Ranch."  The musical by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson with music and lyrics by Carol Hall plays August 18 - September 3, 2017 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30
by Audition Roundup on July 30, 2017 in Austin

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 30, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/30/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/30/2017
by BWW on July 30, 2017 in Austin

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/30/2017 for Austin (more...)
BWW Review: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Darkly Delivers Laughs at The City Theatre in Austin, TX BWW Review: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Darkly Delivers Laughs at The City Theatre in Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley on July 27, 2017 in Austin

Few modern plays have experienced the immediate love and adoration Tracy Letts garnished from her 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Originally premiering at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago close to a decade ago, the story of the dysfunctional Weston family has travelled beyond the mid-western plains they call home. After secluding themselves inside their home to nurse a nasty pill and alcohol addiction, Beverly Weston, the family patriarch, goes missing for five days. The family's desperate search brings the Westons and their skeletons together again. Violet Weston, Beverly's wife, displays her intense pill dependency and cruel disposition while her daughters try to piece together where their father may be. As the story develops, the mystery of Beverly's whereabouts are brought to light, while simultaneously highlighting the disturbing reality of the Weston's existence. AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY examines the portrait people present of a modern family and tests the boundaries of sympathy. (more...)
Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City! Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 28, 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 West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE is an intimate tribute to a musical giant. BWW Review: A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE is an intimate tribute to a musical giant.
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales on July 27, 2017 in Austin

Considered by many to be one of the top country artists of all time, Patsy Cline was a pioneer for women in country music and as a crossover artist. Her story is one of personal struggle and determination, overcoming obstacles from poverty to a devastating car accident; but none of that comes to mind when thinking of this country music legend. What does is her tough as nails resolve, smiling face, and emotionally charged voice that has sold millions of records and is one of the reasons most country artists count her as a major influence. (more...)
BWW Review: Vortex SYT Tackles the Timely and Relevant: IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE BWW Review: Vortex SYT Tackles the Timely and Relevant: IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by Joni Lorraine on July 27, 2017 in Austin

IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE is a well-executed, tight, and engaging production. (more...)
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...)