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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

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

How Austin Opera got its groove back

7:42 pm Jan. 25, 2018

Start with the Opera ATX project, which reaches out to new audiences with fresh material in unexpected venues. The first effort will be “Soldier Songs” by David T. Little. This multi-media experience mixes video, rock, opera and theater to

Today’s hires, fires, gifts and honors in Austin arts

2:44 pm Oct. 21, 2017

We lied. This post reports on no firings. You can relax.

Yet “hires, fires, gifts and honors” sounds like a good catch-all headline. We might use it again.

Zilker Theatre Productions makes two key hires

The group that