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City Theatre Austin Stages Classic Whodunit THE MOUSETRAP City Theatre Austin Stages Classic Whodunit THE MOUSETRAP
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in Austin

Enter the world of murder, mystery, and the mastermind of Agatha Christie as City Theatre begins the 12th season with the world's most popular crime drama The Mousetrap. CTC guest director Stephen R. Reynolds directs the production and features the cliffhanging cast of Stacy Trammell, Levi Gore, Dillon Dority, Alexzandria Siprian, Elise Odgen, Denver Surgener, Justin Heller, and Darren Scharf. (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 September 23, 2017 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...)
BWW Review: CATALINA DE ERAUSO a Delightfully Wacky and Witty Feminist Adventure BWW Review: CATALINA DE ERAUSO a Delightfully Wacky and Witty Feminist Adventure
by Frank Benge on September 22, 2017 in Austin

CATALINA DE ERAUSO, a new play by Austin playwright, Elizabeth Doss (Mast, Poor Herman), is a rollicking, comic adventure tale currently receiving its world premiere production. Doss's script crackles with wit and word play, with the occasionally recognizable contemporary phrase or saying thrown in. At heart, this is a grand satiric offering that reminds one of Voltaire's Candide, with its tongue firmly planted in its globe trotting cheek. (more...)
Omar Phoenix in Concert Kicks Off Fall at The City Theatre, 9/29 Omar Phoenix in Concert Kicks Off Fall at The City Theatre, 9/29
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Austin

Kicking off the 2017 fall entertainment events, The City Theatre is excited to bring back celebrated violinist Omar Phoenix for three September shows, (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special on September 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 HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)
Jarrott Productions' PRODIGAL SON Opens Today Jarrott Productions' PRODIGAL SON Opens Today
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Austin

Jarrott Productions' PRODIGAL SON is not your Grandma's Bible story! (more...)
BWW Review: ENFRASCADA is an Engaging Story about the Magic of Women BWW Review: ENFRASCADA is an Engaging Story about the Magic of Women
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales on September 21, 2017 in Austin

The latest offering from Austin's Teatro Vivo is ENFRASCADA, a comedic tale of love, heartbreak, and the magical relationships of women. Written by Tanya Saracho, this dark comedy premiered as a part of the 2011 Clubbed Thumb Summerworks in New York City under the direction of Jerry Ruiz. (more...)
Storm Large & Le Bonheur Coming to the McCullough Theatre Storm Large & Le Bonheur Coming to the McCullough Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Austin

Singer, actor, author, and playwright Storm Large returns to the McCullough Theatre stage with her band Le Bonheur! (more...)
Box Office Open for PRODIGAL SON from Jarrott Productions Box Office Open for PRODIGAL SON from Jarrott Productions
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Austin

Jarrott Productions has announced that tickets are now on sale for Prodigal Son, the first production in its 2017-2018 season. (more...)
Jarrott Productions Announces Casting for PRODIGAL SON Jarrott Productions Announces Casting for PRODIGAL SON
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Austin

Jarrott Productions has announced the cast of Prodigal Son, the first production in its 2017-2018 season. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 9/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW on September 20, 2017 in Austin

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Austin (more...)
Hill County Community Theatre Receives $10k from Martin Foundation Hill County Community Theatre Receives $10k from Martin Foundation
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in Austin

Martin Foundation trustees Charlie Keiser, Robert Klaeger, and Larson Lloyd have donated $10,000 to the Hill Country Community Theatre. The Hill Country Community Theatre's mission is to present and promote quality theatre activities and programs that entertain, educate and encourage community participation in the support of performance and related cultural arts. (more...)
BWW Review: HENRY IV - Hidden Room Rocks Shakespearean History BWW Review: HENRY IV - Hidden Room Rocks Shakespearean History
by Lynn Beaver on September 18, 2017 in Austin

Shakespeare's HENRY IV (Part 1) is easily the most entertaining of his history plays and Hidden Room pulls out all the stops to wring every moment of excitement from the story. Director Beth Burns, using a script cut by American Shakespeare Center's Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, presents a stellar cast at the top of their game to the utter delight of every audience member. (more...)
London's Hit Ghost Story WOMAN IN BLACK to Appear in Austin for Halloween London's Hit Ghost Story WOMAN IN BLACK to Appear in Austin for Halloween
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Austin

Penfold Theatre, 7 Towers Theatre and Austin Scottish Rite Theater present Woman in Black October 13-30. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More!
by BWW Special on September 15, 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 Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more! (more...)
BWW Review: YOU CAN'T DO THAT DAN MOODY Wins Its Case at the Georgetown Palace Theatre BWW Review: YOU CAN'T DO THAT DAN MOODY Wins Its Case at the Georgetown Palace Theatre
by Scott Shipman on September 11, 2017 in Austin

The Georgetown Palace Theatre has teamed up with The Williamson Museum to mount a production of YOU CAN'T DOTHAT DAN MOODY at the beautiful and historic Williamson County Courthouse. A story of the significant trial and ruling that resulted in the first conviction of KKK members for vigilante 'justice' in the country, this show is not only unfortunately timely but it is also an interesting and well formed evening of theater. (more...)
TexARTS Announces Cast and Creatives for WAIT UNTIL DARK TexARTS Announces Cast and Creatives for WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk on September 11, 2017 in Austin

The TexARTS Professional Series presents Wait Until Dark, the groundbreaking thriller that follows a blind woman who finds herself the victim of scheming conmen and in the middle of a murder. Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott, plays October 19 October 29, 2017 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway. (more...)
BWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDS BWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDS
by Kathy Strain on September 12, 2017 in Austin

Seth Glier's latest album is called BIRDS and is a true reflection of some difficult moments in Glier's life over the past two years including the loss of his brother, as well as watching all of the life-changing events occurring throughout the world. BWW sat down with Seth Glier to discuss with him the new album BIRDS and to find out about his own personal life lessons. (more...)
BWW Review: THIS RANDOM WORLD Soars at Austin Playhouse BWW Review: THIS RANDOM WORLD Soars at Austin Playhouse
by Scott Shipman on September 10, 2017 in Austin

This Random World, the new Steven Dietz play that kicked off Austin Playhouse's 18th season on September 8th, is a well paced and finely built show. The production at Austin Playhouse, utilizing a handful of skilled actors and minimalistic set, deftly crafts a consistently interesting and entertaining show that captivates the audience as it unfolds. (more...)
BWW REVIEW: BUILDING THE WALL Just Offers More Questions BWW REVIEW: BUILDING THE WALL Just Offers More Questions
by Frank Benge on September 09, 2017 in Austin

Robert Schenkkan, who has created a name for himself as a chronicler of American politics with his plays All The Way and The Great Society, is currently having a Regional Premiere of his new play BUILDING THE WALL at UT in the Oscar G. Brockett theatre. However, unlike his historical plays, this new offering ventures into the realm of Political Fiction, and while it asks all the right questions, it doesn't offer any answers, or, really, even any insights into why we, as a nation, are where we are right now. (more...)
Tickets on Sale for SENIOR MOMENTS at Hill Country Community Theatre Tickets on Sale for SENIOR MOMENTS at Hill Country Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 08, 2017 in Austin

Tickets are now on sale for the musical comedy "Senior Moments" presented by the Hill Country Community Theatre.  Reservations can be made by calling (830) 798-8944, online at www.theHCCT.org, or at the box office.    (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/8 - FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/8 - FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More!
by BWW Special on September 08, 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 FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: A PERFECT LIFE is a touching new musical with potential. BWW Review: A PERFECT LIFE is a touching new musical with potential.
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales on September 08, 2017 in Austin

A PERFECT LIFE is presented by Austin Theatre Project as part of its 2017 season. This world premiere is based on the musical, One Man Band by Tony and Emmy Award winner Larry Hochman, Marc Elliot, and James Lecesne. The original One Man Band enjoyed a well-received New York run in 1985. Original composers Larry Hochman and Marc Elliot, who is also the show's lyricist, have teamed up with playwright Laurie Hochman, to tell this bittersweet, but ultimately hopeful story of life, love, and loss. (more...)
Different Stages Announces 2017-18 Season Different Stages Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on September 05, 2017 in Austin

Find out what's coming to Different Stages for their 2017-18 season! (more...)
BWW Review: Jason Phelps Charms in TITLE AND DEED BWW Review: Jason Phelps Charms in TITLE AND DEED
by Frank Benge on September 05, 2017 in Austin

TITLE AND DEED has much the same structure as playwright Will Eno's brilliant Thom Pain, but what it doesn't have, is the same degree of anger. Instead, this solo performance piece is a sharply funny meditation on life in all of its absurd glory. In ways, it seems the sole character, Man (brilliantly essayed by Jason Phelps), is a visitor, perhaps not just to this locale but maybe even to this planet. (more...)