After the March lockdown, Charles O. Anderson only spent a moment mourning the canceled tour of his most recent opus, (Re)current Unrest, before creating a digital version. The digital iteration launched the Texas Performing Arts season in October.
The Brannen Temple ElecTriO with Bobby Sparks and James Robinson perform on Fox 7's Good Day Austin.
The lights may be off on Broadway this year, but that hasn’t stopped Patti LuPone from taking to the stage in a new virtual format.
Just how did the great Hollywood studios make doorbusting blockbuster movies back before CGI, drones and other modern day techno wizardry? All is revealed in a first-time collaboration between San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum and Texas Performing Arts as they debut six rare hand-painted, sound-stage backdrops from one of Hollywood’s legendary filmmakers, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) Studios.
Through the pandemic and other obstacles, the choreographer and UT teacher continues to adapt
Charles O. Anderson spoke to Fusebox Co-Artistic Director Anna Gallagher-Ross about (Re)Current Unrest back in 2017, and in this 2020 interview they revisit their conversation from three years prior, and discuss what it means to reimagine this important work right during what has been called the largest civil rights movement in history.
Read The New York Times review of Texas Performing Arts' October 3rd virtual event.
Even during a pandemic, Texas Performing Arts is bringing the Great White Way to Austin.
For the first time ever, the McNay Art Museum and the University of Texas at Austin will cross their respective city limits to create Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen, on display now at the San Antonio museum.
The two organizations partner on a residency program to support Austin artists making adventurous new work
Some local arts groups have announced complex plans for a virtual fall season.
Ana Maria Alvarez, the founder of the Los Angeles-based Contra-Tiempo dance company, will be hosting a virtual class for Austin families Aug. 22.
This fall, UT students working in TPA’s Scenic Studio will design and build robots for short online performances created in a virtual collaboration with students from at Austin’s Metz and Sanchez Elementary Schools.
The show, which will feature Jackson performing with a live band at New World Stages in NYC, includes “a little bit of ‘In the Heights,’ a little bit ‘Hamilton’ and what I think is going to be a really beautiful tribute to one of my one of my idols, Harry Belafonte,” he said.
TPA Executive Director Bob Bursey appeared on FOX 7’s Good Day Austin this week to discuss Christopher Jackson’s upcoming concert and when Broadway will be back.
On August 15, Broadway actor Christopher Jackson will virtually serenade arts lovers across the country with a livestream concert event, “Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side.”
We met with Vivian Gonzalez '21 to chat about the performing arts and her time as a valued student employee.
Congratulations to TPA students Rebecca Wrench and Ameli Garcia!
As we look to the future, TPA Executive Director Bob Bursey shares his opinion on the arts as critical infrastructure in the Austin American-Statesman.
KMFA-FM’s Austin Classical host Dianne Donovan sits down with TPA Executive Director Bob Bursey to talk about his celebrated career, forthcoming plans for Texas Performing Arts, and how he is staying centered and inspired through quarantine.