Author Archives: Andrew Friedenthal

At last—Hamilton!

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 … Continue reading

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I am excited to announce the release of The World of DC Comics!

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 … Continue reading

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‘Matilda the Musical’ at Zach is a confused, energetic fairy tale

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.

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One touring show, one local show

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 … Continue reading

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Salvage Vanguard’s Greek tragedy adaptation is bizarre, baffling and beautiful

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 Antigonick.

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Two New Reviews

Hey, that rhymes! Sort of. In any case, it’s been a busy few weeks, so here’s two reviews with a few more to come soon. Cast shines in Penfold Theatre’s compressed ‘Crime and Punishment’ Charming ‘The Book Club Play’ cracks … Continue reading

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Three 100% SXSW-free reviews

Even as Austin descends into the annual madness of the South by Southwest festival, theater goes on in our fair city! Here’s three reviews to prove just that: What we can learn from ‘Junk,’ a tale of corporate takeovers set … Continue reading

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Austin Shakespeare’s “Indian Ink” a sensual production of a classic

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.

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A Trio of Reviews

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 … Continue reading

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Two Very Different Reviews

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 … Continue reading

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