Austin Playhouse’s “The Book of Will”: The Men Who Saved Shakespeare

by Lisa Davis on June 20, 2019

It’s hard to imagine a world without the renowned plays, the illustrious sayings or the eloquent quotes of William Shakespeare but, at one time, this unfathomable possibility was headed towards reality had it not been...

Five Minutes With Kaena Kekoa of the Broadway Musical “Aladdin”

by Gabi De la Rosa on June 20, 2019

Houston is gearing up for another exciting Broadway musical hitting the stage this summer. Disney’s “Aladdin” opened on Broadway in 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years,...

Texas Essentials: Dave Steakley, Zach Theatre’s Beloved Artistic Director

by Lisa Davis on June 5, 2019

How do you hang on to the soul of an icon in a city that is booming beyond belief? That's the daily challenge for Dave Steakley. A native of Grandview, Texas, Steakley first came to...

A Moving Musical of Joy and Sorrow: “Bright Star”

by N.L. Thi-Hamrick on May 31, 2019

The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch triumphs yet again while making history, showcasing the DFW regional premiere of the acclaimed bluegrass musical “Bright Star.” The celebrated hit made its Broadway debut in 2016, garnering several...

Who Needs New York, London or Paris When You Can See Hamilton in Austin, Texas?

by Julie Tereshchuk on May 30, 2019

I love Mary Poppins. So, when I heard a remake of the classic movie was in the works, I wondered why. How could anyone improve on the 1964 film? Then I heard Lin-Manuel Miranda had...

Hamilton Finally Comes to Austin, Texas

by Marika Flatt and Selena Swartzfager on May 22, 2019

With worldwide fans and nearly 800,000 followers on Twitter, and about the same on Facebook, Hamilton, the Broadway phenom, needs no introduction. (By the way, you can find trending hashtags for #Hamilmoms, #Hamilkids and #Hamilgrads...

See Stunning Miss Saigon at Houston Hobby Center

by Julie Bonnin on May 2, 2019

Stacie Bono plays Ellen, the wife left behind by an American soldier during the Vietnam War in the new national touring company of Cameron Mackintosh’s Broadway revival, Miss Saigon. It’s a challenging role, to say...

A Broadway Classic Revived: “Cats” Makes a Stop in Austin

by Britni Rachal on May 2, 2019

Now featuring updated design, direction and choreography for a new generation to enjoy, one of the biggest hits of theatrical history is making a stop in Austin May 7-12. Composed by the iconic Andrew Lloyd...