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Austin Playhouse
The theatre plans to take off from Penn Field and make a new home at Mueller
"...to announce the formation of a new theatre company, Austin Playhouse. Ten years later to the month, Toner made..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse
Once more with feeling: It's yet another temporary space for the theatre's new season
"...So Austin Playhouse is about to open a temporary theatre facility..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse's Shakespeare in Love
The Oscar-winning film makes a successful transition to the stage through Don Toner's marvelous production
"...Most established theatre companies in Austin have a distinctive "voice" to their work, and Austin..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse
The theatre company makes a temporary home for itself in an industrial tent
"...The stretch of time between Austin Playhouse's departure from its old home in Penn Field..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse's The Mystery of Edwin Drood
This musical production makes for an effervescent alternative to that other Dickens holiday show
"...Austin Playhouse checks all these boxes. The company last staged..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Arts Review by Bob Abelman

Austin Playhouse's Death of a Salesman
Marc Pouhé creates a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Willy Loman in a production starring African-American actors
"...In this Austin Playhouse production, directed by Peter Sheridan, the roles of..."

March 3, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Austin Playhouse's Copenhagen
In the conversations of this Michael Frayn drama, we learn that history is broken, just like us
"...front of Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, now in production at Austin Playhouse, you confront a stark stage with three wooden..."

April 19, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Austin Playhouse’s The Immigrant
The company delivers a powerful and timely account of foreigners making a new home in the U.S.
"...office attendant Leigh Fisher mentioned as I arrived at Austin Playhouse. "The Harelik family is in the audience tonight!"..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
In its rush to be fun, the show fails to tap all the potential of this rom-com sequel to Pride and Prejudice
"...first refrains from serious consideration of the play and Austin Playhouse's production, and the second indulges in critical work...."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Baskerville at Austin Playhouse
Austin Playhouse's staging of the Sherlock Holmes farce generates enough laughter to fill an empty mall
"...As I descended on the escalator toward Austin Playhouse's performance space in the remains of Highland Mall,..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Silent Sky at Austin Playhouse
This luminous staging of Lauren Gunderson's play brings wonder to the universe and makes it at once vast and intimate
"...in the theatrical firmament given a luminous staging by Austin Playhouse...."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Explorers Club
Austin Playhouse's sublimely silly satire of Victorian pomposity ventures where other comedies fear to tread
"...The Explorers ClubAustin Playhouse at ACC Highland campus, 6001 Airport, 512/476-0084 www.austinplayhouse.com..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's Disgraced
Ayad Akhtar's drama delivers a raw, powerful conversation about race without the usual distractions
"...With his 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced, now gracing the Austin Playhouse stage, playwright Ayad Akhtar perfectly frames his narrative..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's The Philadelphia Story
Don Toner's direction and a top-drawer cast make for a riotous evening in this version of Philip Barry's crisp comedy
"...Austin Playhouse has called many venues "home" during its lifetime,..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's Monroe
In Lisa B. Thompson's tender drama, young African-Americans work out where they belong in the world
"...Lisa B. Thompson's Monroe, given its world premiere by Austin Playhouse, we see Kriston Woodreaux as Clyde James step..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music
Wonderful musical numbers, strong voices highlight Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music
"...quite universal but are (perhaps unfortunately) universally understood, and Austin Playhouse delivers a production that's solid, though somewhat by-the-numbers...."

June 24, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's The Norwegians
C. Denby Swanson's comedy with nice hit men is a blast of cool fun, with a hint of danger just below the ice
"...gentleman scribes, it should be noted. With The Norwegians, Austin playwright C. Denby Swanson flips the script. Instead of..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's The Real Thing
Tom Stoppard's play receives a remarkable revival with a seasoned cast
"...most brilliant of works. So then, what happens when Austin Playhouse pits a top-notch cast against a renowned wordsmith..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse’s Bloomsday
Steven Dietz’s rumination on a great love lost lacks some of the vivid passion it needs in this staging
"...In this script from Austin playwright Steven Dietz, the pair return 35 years later..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Charles Dickens' Prolific Work Comes to Several Austin Stages
There's more than Scrooge on Austin stages this holiday season – which is just as his creator would want it
"...a Different Stages' production of Great Expectations and Aus­tin Playhouse's revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood are filling..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Refuses to Fade in 1995 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
The past 12 months saw some of Austin's
"...who left town after two years as Capitol City Playhouse's artistic director; the imaginative, physically daring young company Troupe..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Feature

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...art. On Saturday, May 1, nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, covering the period from May 1,..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...For the 11th time, Austin Critics Table has found a whole lot to like..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Recommended Austin Arts Events this Weekend
Instead of just staring dully at that Roseanne reboot, right?
"...two about putting on a show, insists that the Austin Playhouse production of Shakespeare in Love – a staging..."

March 29, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Short and Sweet With Other Worlds Austin
Three micro-stories at the SF film fest
"...mean it's short on story. This weekend's Other Worlds Austin festival is brimming with short films that build a..."

Dec. 3, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...spontaneity, practitioners of the unpredictable. They are improvisers, and Austin is overrun with them...."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...T Theatre had a reason to crow at the Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony on Monday, winning three awards..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...– has managed it for this long, but the Austin Critics Table is marking its 20th year of commending..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Wonderful Things About Austin Theatre in 2008 (In No Particular Order)
Chronicle Arts writer Avimaan Syam recalls 2008, in the theatre
"...7) Ka-Baam!! (Austin Improv Collective) Austin's improv scene has grown to include..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Avimaan Syam

Austin Theatre Critics Table 2000-2001 Nominations
The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth annual awards for achievement in the arts.
"...The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature

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