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Alliance Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season With World Premieres Directed by Jerry Mitchell, Michael Arden and More!

BroadwayWorld has learned the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta has announced their 2019/2020 season including three world premieres, including the new musical BECOMING NANCY directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell, two musicals, including MAYBE HAPPY ENDING directed by two-time Tony Award® nominee Michael Arden, and three productions for youth and families including the world premiere of MAX MAKES A MILLION based on the book by Maira Kalman and adapted & directed by Liz Diamond.

MAX MAKES A MILLION, a world premiere based on the book by Maira Kalman and adapted and directed by Liz Diamond. The production runs June 20th through July 21st.

BECOMING NANCY, a huge-hearted world premiere musical with music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, book by Elliot Davis, based on the novel by Terry Ronald. This production will be directed by two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. The production runs September 5th through October 6th.

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS by Bess Wohl, directed by Susan V Booth will run October 4th through October 27th.

GHOST, based on the popular young adult novel by Idris Goodwin, adapted for the stage by Jason Reynolds, and directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden will run October 26th through November 2nd.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the 30th anniversary of the holiday classic, will run November 13th through December 24th. The production is adapted by David H. Bell and directed by Rosemary Newcott.

COURTENAY'S CABARET, music, stories, and cheer by and starring Courtenay Collins will run December 5th through December 24th.

MAYBE HAPPY ENDING, an award-winning new musical about what makes us human with book by Will Aronson and Hue Park, music by Will Aronson, lyrics by Hue Park, will be directed by Michael Arden. The production runs January 18th through February 16th, 2020.

SEIZE THE KING, a modern reinterpretation of Richard III by Will Power and directed by Charlotte Brathwaite will run February 14th through March 8th, 2020.

NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED, a musical fun for all ages with book and lyrics by Mo Willems, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, based on the book of the same name will be directed by Leora Morris and will run March 7th through 29th 2020.

53% OFF, winner of the 2020 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting competition by Steph Del Rosso will be directed by Nataki Garrett and run March 28th through April 19th.

SWEAT, Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer winning masterwork will be directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and run April 22nd through May 17th, 2020.

The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta's national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage and off. Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. The Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, the Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award® in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education and community engagement.

Known for its exemplary artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 100 original productions, professionally launching important American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring and subsequent productions, including the Tony Award winners The Color Purple, based on the novel by Alice Walker; Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice; and Alfred Uhry's The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Recent musical premieres include Sister Act: The Musical, Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away, Bring It On: The Musical, Stephen King and John Mellencamp's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Harmony - A New Musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, Tuck Everlasting, Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, The Prom and, most recently, Janece Shaffer and Kristian Bush's Troubadour.

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