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What’s Funny and What’s Not? New Play Tackles that Question

Posted on · Houston’s Alley Theatre is currently featuring the world premiere of a play called “Fool” from playwright Theresa Rebeck, where two kings decide to engage in a friendly wager: Which of their respective court jesters is funnier? The two jesters go head-to-head in a sort-of Medieval version of Last Comic Standing – with the winner getting to […]

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Is Houston an A-List City for Entertainment?

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we take up the notion of Houston as an “A-list” city, in terms of concerts and performing arts, the sports world, and among foodies. As a city “up there” with other major cities in those specific worlds. Do the top performers make a point of touring here? Do we […]

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Broadway Singer & Actress Betty Buckley Reflects on Career

Posted on · We hear from Broadway singer and actress Betty Buckley, a 2012 inductee into the American Theater Hall of Fame. The Texas native is performing a concert Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wortham Center. Buckley is a Texas native whom New York Magazine called “The Voice of Broadway.” She rose to fame in 1982, starring as Grizabella […]

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City & State Pensions, Cleaning Up Abandoned Lots & Broadway’s Betty Buckley: Houston Matters for Tues., Jan. 7, 2014

Posted on · Mayor Annise Parker has called Houston’s pensions “unsustainable.” Following her recent inauguration, Mayor Parker says she wants to tackle the problem and create a more sustainable retirement for current employees. The Mayor and other officials have said there’s a growing need for pension reform. But what changes can be made without impacting benefits already promised to […]

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Houston Group Re-Enacts War of the Worlds Broadcast on 75th Anniv.

Posted on · On Oct. 30, 1938 — 75 years ago — Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air presented a radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Most of the broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, so convincing that, as the story of an alien invasion by Martians […]

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Houston’s Company OnStage Seeks Future Beyond Westbury Square

Posted on · There are dozens of community, semi-pro, and professional theatre companies in Greater Houston. For more than 30 years, Company OnStage has been among them, operating out of its longtime home in Southwest Houston’s Westbury Square. But as KUHF business reporter and Company OnSrage actor Andrew Schneider tells us, the future of the company – and […]