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BWW Reviews: The Alley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS is Hauntingly Delightful and Heartwarming
by Kristina Nungaray - Nov 18, 2013

While Thanksgiving is right around the corner, holiday festivities are commencing in full force. For many Houston theater goers, the highlight of the holiday season is the Alley Theatre's infamous production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. Michael Wilson's imaginative stage adaptation of the Charles Dicken's classic A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, is celebrating its 24th year and continues to be a spectacle that is hauntingly delightful and heartwarming. With family-friendly thrills, chills, and a hearty dose of laughter, this festive production remains a holiday favorite. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean & John Feltch Set for Alley Theatre's Stage's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Houston's seasonal favorite A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas returns to light up the Holiday Season downtown on the Hubbard Stage November 15 to December 26. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AVENUE ZOO is Fun for All Ages
by Kristina Nungaray - Jul 09, 2013

It is summertime in Houston and the perfect time to get outdoors and explore with family members and friends. What's a better place to visit than the Houston Zoo? This summer, in the first-ever collaboration between the Houston Zoo and Theatre Under the Stars, Houstonians have one more reason to visit the zoo-AVENUE ZOO. It's a good time for the whole family! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Alley's THE ELEPHANT MAN is Powerfully Evocative and Emotionally Stirring
by David Clarke - Apr 18, 2013

Last night, The Alley Theatre hosted the press opening night of Bernard Pomerance's well-known 1977 tragic drama THE ELEPHANT MAN. The nearly 100-minute one act production is a fascinating look at the life of Joseph 'John' Carey Merrick, who began developing severe bone and skin abnormalities by age two. The play takes place from 1884 to 1890, focusing primarily on the parts of Joseph Merrick's life when he was acquainted with and studied by Dr. Frederick Treves, a surgeon in London. Throughout Joseph Merrick's life these abnormalities worsened, significantly increasing the physical strain these deformities subjected his body to. Joseph Merrick passed on April 11, 1890, at the age of 27. The official cause of death is asphyxia. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for THE ELEPHANT MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man, a story about the strength of the human spirit, compassion and humanity. Called 'enthralling and luminous' by The New York Times, The Elephant Man, directed by Gregory Boyd, runs April 12 through May 5, 2013 on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS is Alluring, Spooky, Heartwarming Holiday Fare
by David Clarke - Nov 19, 2012

The Alley Theatre in Houston has been annually producing a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas since 1988. In 1990, Michael Wilson's adaptation, titled A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS, had its premiere at The Alley. With family friendly chills and a thrilling, Wizard of Oz-esque spin on the classic parable of redemption and the true meaning of Christmas, the show continues to delight audiences year after year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Houston's seasonal favorite A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas returns to light up the Holiday Season downtown on the Hubbard Stage November 16 to December 24. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

James Black to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Alley Theatre, 9/28-10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller and directed by Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, begins performances Friday, September 28, opens officially Wednesday, October 3, and runs through Today, October 28 on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

John Feltch to Headline A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Hubbard Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Houston's seasonal favorite A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas returns to light up the Holiday Season downtown on the Hubbard Stage November 16 to December 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Glenn Fleshler, Josie de Guzman and More in Alley Theatre's DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd presents Death of a Salesman. Performances open officially Thursday, October 11 and run through Sunday, October 28 on the Hubbard Stage. As previously announced Glenn Fleshler joins the cast of the Alley Theatre's Death of a Salesman asWilly Loman. He was the understudy for Willy Loman in the recent Broadway production. His Broadway credits also include Captain Brice, RN in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and Antonio's man/ensemble in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below. (more...)

Alley Theatre Opens DEATH OF A SALESMAN Tonight, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the performance schedule for Death of a Salesman. Performances open officially tonight, October 11 and run through Sunday, October 28 on the Hubbard Stage. As previously announced Glenn Fleshler joins the cast of the Alley Theatre's Death of a Salesman asWilly Loman. He was the understudy for Willy Loman in the recent Broadway production. His Broadway credits also include Captain Brice, RN in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and Antonio's man/ensemble in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. An updated performance schedule is included below. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Opening 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the performance schedule for Death of a Salesman. Performances open officially Thursday, October 11 and run through Sunday, October 28 on the Hubbard Stage. As previously announced Glenn Fleshler joins the cast of the Alley Theatre's Death of a Salesman asWilly Loman. He was the understudy for Willy Loman in the recent Broadway production. His Broadway credits also include Captain Brice, RN in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and Antonio's man/ensemble in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. An updated performance schedule is included below. (more...)

Cast Illness Delays Performances of Alley Theatre’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

Due to a health problem, Alley veteran James Black is unable to perform the role of Willy Loman in the Alley Theatre's current production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Everyone is confident that he will make a full recovery and will be able to return to the Alley stages in future productions. (more...)

James Black Stars in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Alley Theatre, Now thru 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller and directed by Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, begins performances tonight, September 28, opens officially Wednesday, October 3, and runs through Sunday, October 28 on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

James Black to Star in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Alley Theatre, 9/28-10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller and directed by Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, begins performances Friday, September 28, opens officially Wednesday, October 3, and runs through Sunday, October 28 on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's new production of the large scale classic, The Seagull, in the Alley's intimate Neuhaus Stage. Alley Company member James Black takes on Boris Trigorin, the writer and lover of actress Irina Arkadina, who is played by Alley favorite Jose de Guzman. Making their Alley debuts are Karl Glusman, playing Irina Arkadina's son Konstantin Treplev, and Erica Lutz, playing Nina, his love interest. (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2011

Alley Theatre Artistic presents Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate. Horton Foote, the award-winning writer of The Trip to Bountiful and The Day Emily Married, returns to the town of Harrison, Texas, with this sharp satire about a Southern dynasty in crisis. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate. Horton Foote, the award-winning writer of The Trip to Bountiful and The Day Emily Married, returns to the town of Harrison, Texas, with this sharp satire about a Southern dynasty in crisis. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2009

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Thornton Wilder's Our Town follows the courtship and marriage of George and Emily, and in following the two, reveals the hidden mystery behind the everyday. Wilder's portrait of life, love and death is set in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, a fictional New England town at the start of the 20th century. With a penetrating wisdom about living in community, this play is an enduring American treasure and one of the greatest plays of world theatre. Recommended for general audiences. Our Town, by Thornton Wilder and directed by Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, begins performances Friday, October 2 and runs through Sunday, November 1 on the Hubbard Stage. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for OUR TOWN, Opens 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2009

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Thornton Wilder's Our Town follows the courtship and marriage of George and Emily, and in following the two, reveals the hidden mystery behind the everyday. (more...)

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