Tag: Broadway

Fun Home | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Building ‘Fun Home’ — The Creative Female Masterminds Behind the Hit Broadway Musical

With music by the notable Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, Fun Home made history as the first show written exclusively by women to ever win a Tony Award. That’s right—ever! Not only that, but Fun Home is also the first Broadway show to feature a lesbian leading role, plus its compelling and unconventional storyline (which includes Alison at three different ages, and we love it). Read More ›

Summer Stock Austin | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Wild and Quirky With Plenty of Puns — Summer Stock Austin Returns for its 13th Season!

Summer Stock Austin is back for 2017! Gearing up for its 13th season (we can’t quite believe it, either), high school and college students from all over the country will once again come together as part of a “stock” company to build, design and perform three professional-grade musicals in a matter of weeks under the guidance of industry professionals. And without further ado, here is your Summer Stock Austin 2017 season lineup—tickets go on sale Friday, May 26 at 10AM! Read More ›

Fun Home | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Winner of Five Tony Awards, ‘FUN HOME’ Premieres in Austin at the Long Center, August 11 – 13

We are pleased to announce that FUN HOME, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will premiere in Austin this summer in our very own Dell Hall. And make a note (or a clever cartoon to remind yourself), because tickets go on sale THIS Thursday, April 27 at 10am! Read More ›

Fela! The Concert | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“Finding Fela”: Sahr Ngaujah and Becoming the Icon of a Genre

Though Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat has influenced the world of music many times over, some generations may be more familiar with the Afrobeat undertones of Paul Simon or classic hip-hop than others. Sahr Ngaujah, once again embodying Fela Kuti for Fela! The Concert as he did for Fela! on Broadway, has been a large part of the musical icon’s resurgence in popularity. See Fela! The Concert his weekend, March 26 at 8pm. Read More ›

Blurred Lines — Get to Know The Actor-Musicians of ‘ONCE’

We’d like to introduce you to the stars of this national touring production. These performers have credits ranging from national tours to Off-Broadway productions, on stage and on screen. Combined with understudies and technical staff, this production packs a punch. And get your musical theatre juices flowing–read on to spot the recognizable roles and titles that just might be on your list of favorites. Read More ›

Once | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Guy Meets Girl, and the Rest is a Musical. . .Fall Slowly for ONCE This February!

What started out as a minor blip on the indie-romantic film scene, first intended to be sold to fans on DVD at star Glen Hansard’s gigs, quickly surpassed all expectations. Now a major Broadway musical and winner of 8 Tony Awards—yes, we said 8—ONCE is, once again, blowing minds. And hearts. Read More ›

Annie | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

“Leapin’ lizards!” Your Favorite Tuneful Redhead is Back—Annie The Musical is Here Thanksgiving Weekend!

This holiday weekend, the Long Center is pleased to host Little Orphan Annie on our Dell Hall stage—ANNIE is on show November 25 & 26, with tickets available next week! Read More ›

Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

What’s Long Center Rewards? Let Us Tell You!

If you’re late to the Patinkin party, there’s something you may not know about Mandy. In addition to being everyone’s … Read More ›

Arts in Austin: 10 Things We Learned at the 2015 Tony Awards

Alright, you caught us… The Tony Awards are not technically an “art in Austin.” But, the theatre-lovers that we are, obviously that’s … Read More ›

The Midtown Men​ will WOW you. Don’t believe us? See who else says so!

It’s no secret that when it comes to the theatre, it’s all about the reviews. The cast of The Midtown Men … Read More ›

American Theatre Wing Announces the 2015 Tony Award Nominees

The Long Center may be done recognizing the best in musical theatre for the year, which only means one thing… … Read More ›

Arts in Austin: 10 Things We Learned at the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

April 14th, 2015 marked the Second Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards at the Long Center- and we … Read More ›