Author Archives: Wendi

About Wendi

Welcome to my little, personalized, and (mostly) fun corner of the internet. Whether you're here to read about Broadway, entertainment, or the laughable struggles of a recent college graduate making it out in corporate America, you've come to the right place. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (hook 'em!) with dual degrees in broadcast journalism and theatre, and currently work full time as Director of Regional Marketing for Broadway Across America. My weaknesses are chips and queso, Dance Moms, romantic comedies, photo booths, and show tunes. Resume, writing samples (more serious ones...), and my life story can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendireichstein/.

When Work Lets Me Be a Musical Theatre Kid

It’s no secret that at one point, I had the slightly unattainable goal of being on Broadway. I don’t say unattainable to be pessimistic- I can’t sing. I can act until the cows come home and perform monologues until the … Continue reading

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I Read the New Twilight and Am Now Writing About It Because I’m Clearly a Glutton for Humiliation

I’m simultaneously outing and embarrassing myself here, but yes, I indulged myself and read Stephenie Meyer’s “re imaged” Twilight. Life and Death. Was I undoubtedly ashamed as I hit “buy” on Amazon and had the thing instantly delivered to my … Continue reading

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UT Theatre and Dance Brings THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK’S Pages to Life

Originally written for and published on BroadwayWorld.com ______ “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” The famous diary of Anne Frank has been recreated, republished, and reproduced in perhaps every form imaginable. Since its original publication … Continue reading

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Neil Patrick Harris’ BEST TIME EVER Is Really Just More of a Good Time

Originally written for and published on BroadwayWorld.com If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s this: there’s very little that Neil Patrick Harris cannot do. Whether it’s swinging from a giant Tony Award at Radio City Music Hall, … Continue reading

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What I Did for Love

It’s been a while since I really sat down, though long and hard, and cranked out a blog post. And today… yeah I’m not doing that. But with my recent experience with Summer Stock Austin (including an *ahem* guest starring … Continue reading

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BWW Reviews: The Only Thing Better Than HAIRSPRAY… That’s Free!

Below is a review of Zilker Theatre Production’s performance of Hairspray at Zilker Park. Originally published on BroadwayWorld.com. If you’re looking for theatre during the summer, you aren’t exactly short of options in Austin, Texas. You may be, however, a bit short on … Continue reading

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10 Things We Learned at the 2015 Tony Awards

Originally written for and posted on Long Story Short, official blog of the Long Center. Alright, you caught us… The Tony Awards are not technically an “art in Austin.” But, the theatre-lovers that we are, obviously that’s what we were doing last … Continue reading

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BWW Reviews: Fantasies Come True! Avenue Q is BACK at Austin Theatre Project

Below is a review of Avenue Q at Ground Floor Theater, presented by Austin Theatre Project (February 15, 2015). Originally published on BroadwayWorld.com. I’ve seen three productions of Avenue Q in my life, all of them ranging from the Broadway national tour to … Continue reading

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BWW Reviews: Here I Go Again! MAMMA MIA! is Still Irresistible

In case you don’t follow the obnoxious, self-promoting tweets and Facebook posts I make regarding my moonlighting as a BroadwayWorld.com reviewer, it is, in fact, one of the many grown-up endeavors I have taken on (ahem…and also, a way to … Continue reading

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Thankfully, INTO THE WOODS Leaves Little to be *Wished* For

Specific movie plot spoilers are marked, so if you already know the musical (or simply don’t care), it’s safe to read . “I wish,” the (arguable) theme throughout Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Into the Woods, was the one thing not … Continue reading

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