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In Memoriam: Ken Johnson
Remembering the versatile theatre artist, who died March 2
"...One of Austin's most versatile theatre artists and a key player in..."

March 8, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...2015, and April 30, 2016, the members of the Austin Critics Table have agreed on the most outstanding work..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Nowhere to Play
The Cost of Art, Part I: Austin's growth and rising rent take out theatre venues, one by one
"...venues shrinking instead of growing, as the population of Austin and, with it, the population of creative individuals in..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Superlatives
The 2008-2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...On Monday, June 1, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding..."

June 5, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...As noted elsewhere on this site, Austinites are wasting no time in taking their art online,..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2019 Arts Hall of Famers Announced
Bravo, Harden, Kinney, and Sawyer to be inducted this year
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the 18th group of individuals..."

May 7, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...at the 43rd annual awards ceremony, held at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater Monday, those they loved they loved..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

DVDanger: Follow
Owen Egerton on VOD, plus Antibirth
"...Austin's film festivals are often a prime launching pad for..."

Aug. 27, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Spectrum Theatre Company's Spunk
This Austin company weaves three classic tales by Zora Neale Hurston into a spirited service full of sass and grit
"...the blues, and mostly, with a wealth of spunk. SpunkAustin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport www.spectrumatx.com Through July..."

July 29, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Year of the Booster
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...state of our city, the 24th edition of the Austin Critics Table Awards would have been a tonic. Even..."

May 25, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Spectrum Theatre's Tribute to Boyd
African-American company's gala salutes the great Boyd Vance
"...African-American theatre in Austin is getting a major boost these days, and one..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The First Time
Austin artists reveal the intimate details of how they got their muse on
"...will run Aug. 6-23, Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 5pm, at Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress. Jade Walker..."

July 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Come Together
In 2006, Austin turned out for the arts by the tens of thousands
"...big way. On the streets and at the polls, Austinites demonstrated their interest in the arts in numbers beyond..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...music, and visual art. The nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards, covering the period from May 1,..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
The full list of winners for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...On Monday, June 7, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding..."

June 11, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Not Just Another Pretty Face
With the Naughty Austin theatre company, there's more than meets the eye.
"...Frank Kelly, receiving its local premiere from the Naughty Austin theatre company. The show sends up old-school beauty ......"

Nov. 28, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
The full list of winners for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art, as presented during its annual ceremony at the Capitol City Comedy Club.
"...On Monday, June 2, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for outstanding..."

June 6, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...The Tempest, State Theater Co., 2001; Henry, The Fantasticks, Austin Playhouse, 2001; Hang Town Fry, Austin Theatre Co., 2001;..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...Miss Mamie, Jelly's Last Jam, Zach, 2001; various, Mahalia!, Austin Playhouse, 2001; Eunice, A Streetcar Named Desire, Zach, 2001;..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...Show Business, State, 2001; Irene, Light Up the Sky, Austin Playhouse, 2001; Lady Macbeth, A Macbeth, State, 2000; Mrs...."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...Lesbians, STC, 2001; Peter Sloan, Light Up the Sky, Austin Playhouse, 2001; Charlie, Fish, Aunt Lulu Plays, 2000; The..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

Most Valuable Players
A Guide to Austin Stage Actors
"...MVP for: State Theater Co., Austin Playhouse..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature

A Man of the Theatre
Memories of Capitol City Playhouse's Michel Jaroschy
"...touched the lives of just about everyone in the Austin theatre community. If you lived here during the past..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Arts Feature

Played Out
After 14 Years, Capitol City Playhouse Is Evicted
"...Get ready to say goodbye to another of Austin's cultural landmarks. It may not have defined an era..."

Sept. 20, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bright Lights, Inner City
When Austin's Eastside music scene was lit up like Broadway
"...was a band student at L.C. Anderson High School, Austin's black high school of the day, which was named..."

July 4, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Other Desert Cities
A talented, fiercely committed cast makes this drama of a family homecoming arresting
"...Other Desert CitiesAustin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd., 476-0084 www.austinplayhouse.com..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Boeing-Boeing
Austin Playhouse succeeds in booking a funny flight to Madcap Farce City
"...Boeing-BoeingAustin Playhouse, Mueller temporary facility, 1800 Simond www.austinplayhouse.com Through Feb...."

Feb. 17, 2012 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

The Lion in Winter
Even fading lights couldn't dim the glow of Austin Playhouse's lovely staging
"...Austin Playhouse temporary facility, 18001⁄2 Simond www.austinplayhouse.com Through Dec. 18..."

Dec. 2, 2011 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Damn Yankees
Austin Playhouse's production of Damn Yankees doesn't always serve up the vocal prowess to make his tender moments sweet, but the overall production is a true-blue treat: a traditional home-cooked musical, well done.
"...Austin Playhouse, through April 6..."

March 14, 2003 Arts Review by Molly Beth Brenner

Juke Joint Blues
Blues Boy Hubbard strolls down Eastside Austin's Chitlin' Circuit memory lane
"...view remains one of the most potent landmarks of Austin's long-faded "Chitlin' Circuit."..."

July 13, 2007 Music Feature by Jonny Meyers

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