Applause 2013: Gay playwright comes to Dallas

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:55am

Guillermo Reyes, the author of the scathing monologue-driven play Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown, will be in town this weekend to attend two performances of the show, currently being staged by Theater New West in the Teatro Dallas space. In addition to attending the performances and audience “talk-backs” after the Aug. 23 [...]

Applause 2013: Women’s world

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:45am

The Women’s Chorus of Dallas ramps up for historic 25 anniversary season ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Applause Editor In was back in the fall of 1989 when a new group calling itself the Women’s Chorus of Dallas joined up with the Turtle Creek Chorale and took to the stage of Dallas to sing as a [...]

Applause 2013: B’way their way

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:35am

New cast recordings of ‘Pippin,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Dogfight’ bring out an inner theater queen ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Applause Editor We recently reviewed the “it” musical of 2013, Kinky Boots — which won composer Cyndi Lauper her first Tony Award — but there are several other shows with new cast recordings — all available on Ghostlight Records [...]

Applause 2013: Re-Kimbell’d

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:25am

Cowtown museum gets new digs courtesy of architect Renzo Piano   DAVID TAFFET  | Contributing Writer For years, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth has played with ways to expand its exhibit space while staying true to architect Louis Kahn’s iconic 1972 building. But any alteration of that structure — considered a 20th century [...]

Applause 2013: Take a seat

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:15am

Forget what’s onstage; what’s happening to your butt can affect your enjoyment as much as the performance ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Applause Editor At least part of the enjoyment of theater is reclining into a comfortable seat in a cool, dark theater and being taken to another place for a few hours. And “comfortable” is [...]

Applause 2013: ’Tis the season

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:05am

Planning your year in entertainment: North Texas arts groups kick off their seasons, and there’s plenty of gay to go around ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Applause Editor Theater seasons traditionally start in the fall, though in the modern era, it’s often a year-round consideration. Still, many arts groups (including dance, music and opera) will begin [...]

Applause 2013: City of art

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 9:45am

Nasher Sculpture Center launches ambitious project to turn all of North Texas into an outdoor museum ANNA WAUGH  | Contributing Writer As the Nasher Sculptor Center nears its 10th anniversary in October, the landscape of Dallas’ art scene will change dramatically … and literally. The center’s dynamic art exhibit, Nasher XChange, will feature 10 different public, [...]

Applause 2013: The Texas diva

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 9:35am

North Texas native (and marriage equality advocate) Betty Buckley has been a Broadway powerhouse for more than 40 years. This month, she returns to the New York stage, but she’s still a Texas girl at heart MARK LOWRY  | Special Contributor Many Americans whose opinions about marriage equality have evolved into the “for” column can credit [...]

Applause 2013

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 9:30am

 CLICK ON HEADLINE TO VIEW STORY A big hand for a ’Hard Body ’ The Texas diva City of art ’Tis the season Take a seat Re-Kimbell’d B’way their way REVIEW: ‘Hand on a hard body’ original cast recording Women’s world These articles appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 23, 2013.  

Applause 2013: A big hand for a ’Hard Body ’

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 9:25am

Dallas native Doug Wright is Broadway’s go-to guy for book musicals. He turned his sights on Texas — for the first time — with ‘Hands on a Hard Body’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Applause Editor Doug Wright still vividly recalls his youth growing up in University Park. “My friend Bruce and I used to sneak [...]