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Hidden Room Theatre Resurrects King Lear
The once-popular but now obscure revision of Shakespeare's play by Nahum Tate is revived, complete with happy ending
"...oblivion. Burns and her team in the Hidden Room Theatre have been focused on a mystery: the unexplored practices..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

The Hidden Room Theatre Is Working With a Presidential Assassin
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, we reckon you’ll really enjoy the show
"...Austin’s Hidden Room theatre company is officially in cahoots with John Wilkes Booth,..."

June 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...were to die for. 2) Refugia (UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Happy Hundredth Birthday, Paramount Theatre!
Austin's original vaudeville stage announces Lyle Lovett and more
"...Harry Houdini told the assembled supporters of the Paramount Theatre, a great pleasure to be back on its stage..."

Jan. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

The Age of Restoration
Reviled at the time of their release, silent cinema classics Metropolis and The Thief of Bagdad get their due at the Paramount Theatre this weekend.
" fiction film -- which shows at the Paramount Theatre this Friday in a print lovingly restored by Kino..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

Add Restoration of Hogg to List
"...Hogg Auditorium served the Austin community as the primary theatre space for touring symphonies, dance companies, community events, and..."

Feb. 25, 2004 Postmarks

Austin's Paramount Theatre Turns 100
As the grande dame of Austin theatres turns 100, it matters more than ever
"...we cherish now as the grande dame of Austin theatres had at that point about as much life left..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Paramount Theatre: A million in its stocking
It's a green Christmas for the Paramount Theatre, with a $1 million grant in its stocking
"...The Paramount Theatre may have White Christmas on the screen, but it's..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Theatre: Classic Comeback
Throughout November, Austinites have the chance to see four plays that have stood the test of time: 'Hamlet,' 'Macbeth,' 'The Way of the World,' and 'The Playboy of the Western World'
"...dramaturg at St. Edward's University, where William Congreve's well-known Restoration comedy The Way of the World is being produced...."

Nov. 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Bright Lights, Little City
It's maybe silly to fix a personality on a place, but something happens when you hook a left onto Austin Ave. and drive into Georgetown's historic district. Everything slows down, just a little bit, and then there's that marquee, neon and spangly, lighting up downtown. Welcome to the Palace.
"...... which shouldn't matter, but does nonetheless. Inside the theatre, two young girls have claimed front row center, in..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Kickstart Your Weekend: 'Shark,' 'Red Winds,' and the Globe
Three personal projects need your help
"...From a theatre remembered from childhood to a mother's fear for her..."

June 7, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Varsity Theater Mural's Fate Comes Into Focus
Architect proposes mix of restoration and do-over
"...Restoration or remake? The famous mural on the old Varsity..."

June 24, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Roger Ebert Added a Star to His The Whole Shootin' Match Rating
Last Night at the Alamo restoration revives Eagle Pennell's early promise for posterity
"...Eagle Pennell's The Whole Shootin' Match at the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street in Park City, Utah, at the..."

March 11, 2016 Column by Louis Black

The History of King Lear
A long-reviled revision of Shakespeare's tragedy proves fascinating as revived by the Hidden Room Theatre
"...years afterward – for the last two centuries this Restoration-era poet laureate, like Lear's loyal manservant in the play,..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

DVDanger: Of Manos and Mosquito
Two schlocky classics get a pre-Halloween restoration
"...gets a home release after an oddly long-awaited digital restoration...."

Oct. 24, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Game 6
Novelist Don DeLillo's first foray as a screenwriter uses the legendary sixth game of the 1986 World Series as the central metaphor in this film starring Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr.
" delivered in the form of the notorious new theatre critic in town, Steven Schwimmer (Downey Jr.). With elements..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Austin Film Society Unveils Its New Home for Cinema
Two-screen theatre will showcase the best of new and classic arthouse cinema
"...the door. This weekend, the old Marchesa Hall & Theatre reopens as AFS Cinema, a two-screen theatre dedicated to..."

May 26, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Silent Partner
You don't hear much about Wayne Bell when the Long Center for the Performing Arts is discussed. That may be because this honored Austin architect is low-key, modest, the consummate team player. But he's the point man on this $60 million project and arts writer Robi Polgar reveals how integral he is in getting it built in a calm, orderly, informed, and successful way.
"...has quietly amassed a portfolio of firsts: first state restoration architect with the Texas Historical Commission; first chairman of..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Arts Stalwarts
Twelve of Austin's cultural heroes will be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame at the 2003 Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony, and here is an introduction to them and some of their significant contributions to the local arts scene.
"...deeper appreciation of the Bard and greatly affected Austin theatre, inspiring alums to theatrical endeavors in Esther's Follies, Boxtree..."

May 30, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Architecture & Lodging
"...nostalgically lovely, but au courant, thanks to the careful restoration of the landmark hotel. The expertise in the kitchen..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

The Way of the World
Despite the script's dizzying mishmash of complications, the UT Department of Theatre & Dance's production of The Way of the World is effective, transporting you to another time and place
"...Brockett Theatre, through Dec. 3..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The London Cuckolds
In the Bedlam Faction's production of the Restoration comedy The London Cuckolds, "rubber-faced" is a highly appropriate way of describing the majority of the cast, and that's a problem. Rather than telling a funny story, the actors are begging for laughs at the expense of the script and the characters they play, and it leaves the play cold.
"...isn't our culture. This is British culture. This is Restoration comedy, often referred to as the "comedy of manners,"..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

How Robin Got His Groove Back
Musicologist Gillian Anderson has come to the rescue of Robin Hood, taking the 1922 Douglas Fairbanks film Robin Hood and restoring its original score. It's one of two dozen films from the earliest era of motion pictures for which Anderson has recovered, restored, or reconstructed the scores.
" early film in a screening-performance at the Paramount Theatre. On the heels of her successes presenting Nosferatu, Ben..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"...things have been a little quiet where the State Theatre is concerned. After all, wasn't the renovation of the..."

Jan. 29, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Celebrity, South Austin Style
The Mayor of South Austin
" was the friendless porno house, Cinema West Adult Theatre, long hated by police, neighbors, shop owners, teachers, and..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature

Culture Flash!
American Fiesta makes the finals of a national new play award, the Rude Mechs get their Gun from Creative Capital, and Katalin Hausel lands the Umlauf Prize
"...six finalists for this year's Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. The annual new play..."

March 10, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Something Weird
How Tim League discovered 110 drive-in films in an East Prairie warehouse and other stories of disappearing celluloid.
"...the prints and moved them into an abandoned movie theatre with a solid roof, heading off any further water..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Screens Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Our Murals, Ourselves
"...mural into existence on the side of the Varsity Theatre, then a popular revival house for classic and art..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Downtown Developments
"...What: 11,000 sq.ft. restoration of office/retail..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Feature

It Happened One Night

Jan. 13, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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