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Austin plans jubilee weekend for playwright Terrence McNally.

9:44 am Sep. 12, 2018

Terrence McNally, who grew up in Corpus Christi, ranks among the top two or three playwrights from Texas. In Austin, the Ransom Center at the University of Texas holds his papers, while Zach Theatre has become something of the official home

Austin theater alum Tyler Mount wins Tony Award

12:40 pm Jun. 14, 2018

Tyler Mount, who studied at St. Edward’s University and developed a popular vlog for Playbill.com, took home a Tony Award on Sunday. Mount recently returned to town to emcee the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards.

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Winners rejoice for 2018 Austin Critics Table Awards

8:48 am Jun. 5, 2018

Seems like yesterday when we sat down at Katz’s Deli to vote on the first Austin Critics Table Awards. Now a whole new generation of arts journalists are making the decisions. We could not be happier.

The

Critics name finalists for 2018 Austin arts awards

7:45 am May. 14, 2018

It’s time. The Austin Critics Table Awards nominations came out this morning.

The gathered minds invented new categories, both under the heading of Theater: Periphery Company, recognizing the theatrical body of work by companies outside of Austin proper,

Austin Symphony picks 8 for Texas Young Composers Prize

11:24 am Apr. 25, 2018

Each year, the Austin Symphony holds the well-regarded Butler Texas Young Composers Competition. The best pieces can be heard during the Texas Young Composers Concert, to take place on June 16 at the Long Center for the

Winning the Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

10:48 am Apr. 19, 2018

Forget the Oscars. Never mind the Tonys. Pay no attention to the Grammys.

Give us the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Sure, last night’s ceremony at the Long Center clocked in at just under four hours. Nevertheless, we