- January 25, 2019

Austin Entertainment Headlines: Matthew McConaughey, Rodeo Austin, Waitress, and More!


Want to know about this week’s hottest headlines in Austin entertainment? You’ve come to the right place. These are the top five pop culture related stories with ties to the ATX.

Orange You Glad Matthew McConaughey is a UT Fan?


Appearing on the sidelines of the UT basketball game last weekend, Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey sported the most awesome burnt orange suit. Maybe you don’t think it’s so awesome? Well, you gotta admit it’s at least alright, alright, alright.

Matthew McConaughey App Will Lull You to Sleep

Want to take Matthew McConaughey to bed each night? Now you can with a new app that promotes meditation, mindfulness, and restful sleep.

In the app, from a company called Calm, the Oscar winner reads you the 35 minute story “Wonder,” written by Chris Advansun. Read more about it here.

Rodeo Austin Entertainment Lineup Released

The Rodeo Austin entertainment lineup was released this week, and it includes some well known names like Martina McBride, The Jacksons (yep, those Jacksons), and Flo Rida.

There are also a hefty number of country artists currently topping the charts like Austin’s own Midland, Chris Janson, Walker Hayes, and Dustin Lynch. Get the full lineup here.

Waitress Playing at the Bass Concert Hall


Waitress The Musical is currently playing at the Bass Concert Hall through January 27.  In the review posted on ATXgossip’s Instagram account, it’s heralded as “one of the best touring productions ever seen.”

When you see it, be prepared for a blast from the past. Richard Kline is in the production. If you’re old enough to know the show “Three’s Company,” you’ll recognize him as the somewhat annoying neighbor Larry.

ZACH Theatre Productions You Need to See

The current family production playing at the ZACH Theatre is This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing. The modern-day fairy tale features an imaginative blend of creative puppetry, live music, and fantastical storytelling. It’s a story of family and friendship you won’t want to miss! Click here for more info.

Not quite so family friendly (this show is 17 and up), Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened on the main stage this week and will run through March 3. We’re checking out the show this weekend so keep an eye on our Instagram account for a review of the production.

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