The national tour
Hamilton has finally made its way to Austin, and I have two pieces up about it.
First, here’s an interview with this production’s Alexander Hamilton, Joseph Morales:
‘Hamilton’ in Austin: What’s it like to fill Lin-Manuel Miranda’s shoes on tour?
Shoba Narayan and Joseph Morales in Hamilton.
And second, here’s my review of the show itself:
‘Hamilton’ in Austin review: It’s as good as you’ve heard
Enjoy, and be sure not to throw away your shot!
My second book–
The World of DC Comics–has just been released today from one of my favorite academic publishers, Routledge!
I’m very excited to have this out there, as I’ve spent the last couple of years (and roughly the last couple decades prior to that) thinking about the DC Comics multiverse and its implications for long-form narratives of imaginary worlds. Now you can finally read the fruits of that labor!
Additionally, this seems like a good opportunity for a roundup of recent theater reviews that I’ve been lax about posting:
Austin Playhouse’s ‘Copenhagen’ brings specificity to uncertainty
Step into an intense, post-truth world in Street Corner Arts’ ‘The Letters’
Kids will love the ‘Treasure Island in the Bay of Bengal,’ a family-friendly, multicultural adventure
‘Severe Weather Warning’ celebrates — and tests — female friendship, with wine
‘The Children’ asks what we’d sacrifice in disaster-bound world
‘Cats’ in Austin review: It doesn’t make sense, but they sure can dance
‘The Ballad of Klook and Vinette’ is a sexy new musical at Zach
Finally, check out this video of
my recent Nerd Nite Austin talk all about my first book, Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America.
Most importantly, though,
buy my new book!
I’ll have three more reviews this weekend that should hopefully go up early next week, but for now here’s just one new review,
Matilda the Musical at ZACH Theatre.
I’m actually keeping up with posting all of my publications for once, so here’s two more recent shows I reviewed, one a national tour and one a very local, home-grown affair.
‘Last: An Extinction Comedy’ at the Vortex is a fun romp with a message
The national tour of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is more timely than ever
As I try to keep up with posting my reviews as they’re actually published, here’s just one new review, of Salvage Vanguard’s strange and exciting new version of the Antigone story, titled
I have a flurry of new reviews coming soon, but here’s just one for now,
Austin Shakespeare’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink .
Another weekend gone by, another three shows seen! Here’s reviews for several productions actually still playing in Austin.
The Hidden Room’s ‘The Rover’ is a sexy old thriller (this one has my highest recommendation; I didn’t write that headline, I swear!)
‘Xanadu’ will roll into your heart and leave a beat behind
‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ flies on nostalgia, family dynamics
Here’s two reviews from this past week, and a study in contrasts. One is for a small-scale children’s show that turns out to be interesting and engaging for adults, while the other is for an ostensibly family-friendly blockbuster musical that was lackluster, at best.
New ‘Rap Unzel’ is a show with music, dance and depth for kids and adults
Slow ‘Anastasia’ is neither fairy tale nor accurate history