It happens every year: an errant rumor turns Austin and SXSW upside down for a few hours or even days, leading to mass hysteria, mild apathy, and sometimes sadness. At my first SXSW in 2001, I got a "hot tip" that the Beastie Boys were going to join Mix Master Mike at La Zona Rosa for a secret show, ... More >>
Gimme an F! Gimme a U! Gimme an N! Gimme me a T-I-M-E!! What does it spell? How about a brand-new hip musical about high school cheerleaders that's a whole lot better than the premise: a new musical about high school cheerleaders. I'm not kidding. At the end, you'll be cheering.
The exe ... More >>
Last time out, playwright Jeff Whitty put foul-mouthed puppets on stage and won a Tony for Avenue Q.
So why go from that to Bring It On: The Musical (soon to be at Houston's Hobby Center courtesy of Theatre Under the Stars), spun off from the 2000 movie starring Kirsten Dunst?
After finishing Av ... More >>
I imagine most of you are aware of the sad news by now, but just in
case you hadn't heard, Spider-Man
4 isn't happening:
A few days after script issues pushed it off the May
2011 calendar, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today
that Spider-Man 4 ain't gonna happen at all, and that ... More >>