Author Archives: Andrew Friedenthal

‘Fun Home’ takes story of family secrets from page to stage

Here’s a preview of the National Tour of Fun Home that I wrote for the Austin American-Statesman, featuring an interview with the incredibly smart and erudite playwright/lyricist Lisa Kron.

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Gothic Drama Meets David Lynch in Hyde Park Theatre’s ‘The Moors’

I’ve got a new review up of a strange and delightful show at Hyde Park Theatre, Jen Silverman’s The Moors.

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Things Ahead & THE WIZARD OF OZ

There’s some exciting news about a couple new, big projects coming in the future, but I can’t quite reveal them publicly just yet. In the meantime, I have a new review up for the Austin American-Statesman, this one for the Zilker … Continue reading

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Activism and the AIDS epidemic: ‘The Normal Heart’ still resonates

It’s the slow season in Austin theater, so just one review for you right now, of the classic Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart at City Theatre.

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Retroactive Continuity In The Age of Alternative Facts

I wrote a blog post for the University Press of Mississippi, publishers of my book (Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America), updating its context in the era of “alternative facts” and “fake news.” I’m very proud of … Continue reading

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Some Late Spring Reviews

I’ve been busy reviewing a lot of different shows, so here’s an omnibus catch-up on those I’ve neglected to post! ‘Scheherazade’ is timely, necessary piece of political theater ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ is free fun for the whole … Continue reading

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Reviews A-Go-Go

I had quite the Memorial Day weekend, with four (count ’em 4!) new reviews. Without further ado, here they are: Playfulness and heartbreak mix in “Dani Girl,” a musical about young cancer patient ‘The Effect’ is the drug you need … Continue reading

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‘My Big Fat Bahookie’ brings body positivity to the Vortex

I’ve got a new review out today, for the body-positive show My Big Fat Bahookie at the Vortex Theatre. Check it out!

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A Very Musical Update

Here’s some musical reviews I wrote this past month for the Austin American-Statesman. First up is a sadly timely (and chillingly disturbing) production of Cabaret at St. Ed’s University. Next, a solid production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (the almost one-woman show about Billie … Continue reading

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My First Book, RETCON GAME, Now Available

I’m very excited to announce that my first book, Retcon Games: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America, is now available from the University Press of Mississippi. In addition to buying it directly from the press by the above link, you … Continue reading

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