Author: Rebecca Johnson

World Premiere of ‘Immortal Longings’ a Triumph at ZACH

Immortal Longings is the new play by four-time Tony winning writer Terrence McNally. It’s currently having its world premiere in the Topfer Theater at ZACH. The story is a fictional take on the lives of real people. Sergei Diaghilev, impresario of the Ballet Russes, is at its heart. In the main, the play focuses on his

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Review: CATS a Thrilling Spectacle at Bass Concert Hall

Tuesday night, I attended the opening of CATS at Bass Concert Hall, part of the UT Performing Arts season of Broadway Across America. It was a raucous, high energy, nearly overwhelming spectacle of music, voices, dance, and costumes. In short, it was fun. And if you don’t stop to puzzle about the almost complete lack

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Landmarks Book Hits Mostly Right Notes

Landmarks, a book celebrating 10 years of UT Austin’s eponymous public art program, came out from The University of Texas Press in December. At 160 pages and including more than 200 color images, it’s a good guide to the wide-ranging collection that can be seen all across the Austin campus. The inside back cover features a

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Review: ‘Fun Home’ at Ground Floor Theatre

Earlier this week, I went to see Ground Floor Theatre’s production of Fun Home, 2015’s Tony winner for Best Musical.  Along with a sold-out audience of about 120 in the small venue, I saw an at times tear-jerking, and at other times laugh-out-loud story of a young woman’s journey from child to adult within a

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ATX Free Holiday Concerts & Shows

The holidays can be stressful, so why not relax and take in some holiday music, dance, or even a comedy show? Of course Austin is full of entertainment options, but our list of holiday shows has one extra advantage: Every event listed here is free. Whether you are looking for classical music, laughs, or dance,

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ATX Holiday Makers’ Market Roundup

It’s the holiday season, and visions of shopping for gifts are dancing in our collective heads. If you’re looking for some creative gifts for your nearest and dearest, you might want to check out one or more of the myriad makers’ markets popping up all over town. In addition to unique sale items, several offer

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Review: Austin Shakespeare’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

This past Friday, I attended opening night of Austin Shakespeare’s production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Long Center’s Rollins Theater. Let me tell you, that Tennessee Williams don’t mess around. No punches are pulled in this agonizing family drama set in the 1950s in the rural South. If you’ve only seen

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