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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Austin Playhouse's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Austin Playhouse presents THE PHILADELPHIA STORY by Philip Barry, November 20 - December 20, 2015 at Austin Playhouse at ACC's Highland Campus. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below!

BWW Review: THE REAL THING is Not Real Entertaining
by Frank Benge - Sep 21, 2015

Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING is a structurally complex play that uses the gimmick of the play-within-a-play to examine the concepts of marriage and infidelity. It debuted in London in 1982 and two years later was on Broadway.

Austin Playhouse's THE REAL THING Opens This Week
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 15, 2015

Henry and Annie have fallen in love, much to the chagrin of their spouses, but their affair does not lead to domestic bliss. As Henry endeavors to break through his protective facade of clever quips, Annie struggles to remain faithful to her new husband. This backstage comedy evolves into a thought-provoking meditation on "the real thing" in relationships, politics, and art. Stoppard combines his characteristically brilliant wordplay and wit with flashes of insight that illuminate the nature and the mystery of love, creating a Tony Award-winning play that challenges the mind while searching out the innermost secrets of the heart.

Austin Playhouse Presents THE REAL THING, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and More in New Season
by Sally Henry Fuller - Aug 22, 2015

Austin Playhouse's 16th season opens this September with two classics: Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and the beloved romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story. They're joined by four regional premieres, including Austin Playwright C. Denby Swanson's The Norwegians, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced, a moving, jazz-infused play about baseball legend Satchel Paige, and a hilarious spoof on Victorian adventurers, The Explorers Club.

BWW Reviews: I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Is More Than Worthy of Its Encore Production
by Jeff Davis - Apr 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.

Austin Playhouse Presents CHICAGO
by Sally Henry Fuller - Apr 19, 2015

Austin Playhouse presents Chicago by Fred Ebb and John Kander, directed by Michael McKelvey, May 29 - June 28, 2015. Performances are: Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. at Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall 6001 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752.

Austin Playhouse to Present I'M NOT RAPPAPORT
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 3, 2015

This Tony Award-winning play introduces audiences to the unforgettable characters Nat and Midge, two senior citizens who meet in Central Park to escape and combat the sometimes unpleasant realities of life. Together they fight injustice, spin fantasies, and form a friendship full of comic genius. Our production reunites acclaimed actors Tom Parker and Billy Harden as Nat and Midge--roles they've played for director Don Toner in 1989 and 1998 productions. As Toner says, "They're damn near old enough to play the parts now!"

Austin Playhouse Stages SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, Now thru 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Austin Playhouse will present She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, directed by Don Toner and Lara Toner-Haddock, tonight, February 13th - March 8, 2015.

Photo Flash: First Look at Austin Playhouse's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 5, 2015

This boisterous and charming comedy of mistaken identities has delighted audiences for over two centuries. Two well-bred young men arrive at the country estate of Mr. Hardcastle, intending to court his daughter Kate and her cousin Constance, but when local mischief-maker Tony Lumpkin plays a practical joke on the two urbanites, the Hardcastle household is launched into a dizzying, deliciously frothy romp that examines romance and social manners as well as the art of love. Our production will be a sumptuous celebration of the gorgeous language, elegant costumes, and outright hilarity of Goldsmith's classic.

Austin Playhouse to Stage SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, 2/13-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Austin Playhouse will present She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, directed by Don Toner and Lara Toner-Haddock, February 13th - March 8, 2015.

Austin Playhouse Stages SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

In this comic twist on a classic sleuthing caper Oscar Wilde's muse, actress Lillie Langtry presents Holmes with what seems like an open and shut case. But with his superior powers of deductive reasoning, Sherlock wastes no time in exposing a much more sinister conspiracy. In a fast-paced ride full of surprises and disguises, Holmes and Watson must do whatever it takes to help their friends...while facing their greatest foe.

Austin Playhouse to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 20, 2014

In this comic twist on a classic sleuthing caper Oscar Wilde's muse, actress Lillie Langtry presents Holmes with what seems like an open and shut case. But with his superior powers of deductive reasoning, Sherlock wastes no time in exposing a much more sinister conspiracy. In a fast-paced ride full of surprises and disguises, Holmes and Watson must do whatever it takes to help their friends…while facing their greatest foe.

2014 Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Every November, BWW-Austin teams up with other Austin-based theater publications to announce the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards. The nominations were announced last night. Scroll down for the full list!

Austin Playhouse to Stage SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY, 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

In this comic twist on a classic sleuthing caper Oscar Wilde's muse, actress Lillie Langtry presents Holmes with what seems like an open and shut case. But with his superior powers of deductive reasoning, Sherlock wastes no time in exposing a much more sinister conspiracy. In a fast-paced ride full of surprises and disguises, Holmes and Watson must do whatever it takes to help their friends...while facing their greatest foe.

Austin Playhouse Hosts 15th Anniversary Season Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Austin Playhouse is turning 15 and you are invited to join the celebration at Highland Mall. From the initial dreams of its founders back in 2000 to today's thriving theatre company, Austin Playhouse's supporters have played a vital role in Austin Playhouse's success.

Photo Flash: Austin Playhouse's TIME STANDS STILL
by Jeff Davis - Sep 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld-Austin is pleased to share the following production photos from Austin Playhouse's production of Time Stands Still.

Austin Playhouse to Host 15th Anniversary Season Gala, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Austin Playhouse is turning 15 and you are invited to join the celebration at Highland Mall. From the initial dreams of its founders back in 2000 to today's thriving theatre company, Austin Playhouse's supporters have played a vital role in Austin Playhouse's success.

Austin Playhouse to Stage TIME STANDS STILL
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 11, 2014

A Tony nominee for Best Play, Time Stands Still is a witty, intelligent examination of the power of war against the backdrop of the homefront. Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist, share a passion for the adrenaline rush that comes from reporting stories in the world's deadliest war zones. When the realities of combat become too much for James, a rift begins to form between them. After Sarah is wounded in a bomb blast in Iraq, she is forced to return home to James and the safety, and comparative boredom, of New York. Her struggle to adapt to life in the States is contrasted with the life of her mentor, Richard, who is happily embarking on a more conventional path with a much younger woman.

Photo Flash: First Look at Austin Playhouse's THE FOREIGNER, Opening 5/23
by Jeff Davis - May 20, 2014

Austin Playhouse is proud to present one of the funniest comedies ever written. Shy Englishman, Charlie Baker has a hard time speaking to strangers. To help him out, his gregarious friend 'Froggy' LeSeur tells the residents of a rural fishing lodge that Charlie is a foreigner who doesn't understand English. Assuming their secrets are safe, chaos ensues when Charlie overhears dastardly plots involving the residents of Betty Meeks' lodge! Hailed as 'a charming comedy about the magic of kindness' by Chicago Theater Beat, The Foreigner is chock full of hilarious slapstick and witty wordplay.

Nominees Announced for 1st Annual Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards; Announcement Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

After months of thought, debate and conversation, the staff and writers of Austin Entertainment Weekly with much assistance from Broadway World Austin's Editor Jeff Davis, have announced a new award system for the Central Texas Theatre Community.

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