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The Alliance Theatre, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the most respected regional theaters in the United States. Founded in 1968, the theater has been a staple of the Atlanta arts scene for over 50 years. The Alliance is known for producing world-class theater productions, as well as providing education and outreach programs to the community.
The Alliance Theatre has a long history of producing groundbreaking theater productions. In 1978, the theater produced the world premiere of "The Robber Bridegroom," a musical by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman. The show went on to have a successful Broadway run and was later adapted into a film starring Sissy Spacek. Other notable productions include "The Color Purple," which premiered at the Alliance in 2004 before moving to Broadway and winning multiple Tony Awards, and "Santaland Diaries," based on the David Sedaris essay, which has become a holiday tradition in Atlanta.
The Alliance Theatre is also committed to providing education and outreach programs to the community. The theater's education department offers a variety of programs for students of all ages, including acting classes, summer camps, and in-school residencies. The Alliance also partners with local schools to provide access to theater productions and workshops for underserved communities.
In addition to producing theater productions and education programs, the Alliance Theatre is also home to the Alliance Theatre Institute, which offers professional development opportunities for theater artists and educators. The Institute hosts workshops, masterclasses, and other events throughout the year.
The Alliance Theatre is led by Artistic Director Susan V. Booth, who has been with the theater since 2001. Booth has directed numerous productions at the Alliance, including "The Prom," which premiered at the theater in 2016 before moving to Broadway in 2018. Under Booth's leadership, the Alliance has continued to produce innovative and thought-provoking theater productions.
The Alliance Theatre is also known for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. In 2018, the theater launched the "Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab," a program designed to support local artists from diverse backgrounds. The program provides funding and resources for artists to develop new works and collaborate with other artists in the community.
The Alliance Theatre has received numerous awards and accolades over the years. In 2007, the theater received the Tony Award for Regional Theatre, recognizing its contributions to the American theater community. The Alliance has also been recognized for its commitment to sustainability, receiving the "Green Globe" certification for its environmentally friendly practices.
Overall, the Alliance Theatre is a vital part of the Atlanta arts scene and the American theater community as a whole. Through its innovative productions, education programs, and commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Alliance continues to inspire and engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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Video: Meet BOOP!'s Betty, Jasmine Amy Rogers!

Boop has found a Betty in Jasmine Amy Rogers! The newcomer will star as Betty Boop! in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre. Watch videos of her past performances here!

Jasmine Amy Rogers to Star as Betty Boop in BOOP! THE BETTY BOOP MUSICAL

This Fall, Jasmine Amy Rogers will star as Betty Boop! in BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre. Learn more about the production!

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Opens Its 2023-2024 Season With GASLIGHT

MRT Gaslight opens its 2324 season with a thrilling production. Get ready for a captivating experience.

THE CRUCIBLE to be Presented Selected as Part of Bay Street's Literature Live! Series

Meet the cast and crew of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible,' the selected presentation for Bay Street's Literature Live! series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this year's production.

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Hadi Tabbal & More to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE at Folger Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for The Winter’s Tale at Folger Theatre! The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare romance that takes audiences on an exhilarating journey, weaving together a series of complex relationships.

New Federal Theatre to Present TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL Beginning Next Month

Four women writers of the Harlem Renaissance meet in 'Telling Tales Out of School' by Wesley Brown, directed by Woodie King, Jr. at Castillo Theatre/ASP. The play offers a unique perspective on the Harlem Renaissance by providing a character study of four of its most-noted female prime movers. Check out event information here!

The Motor Company To Present RIVER WATCHERS, A New Play In A Canoe On Newtown Creek

The Motor Company presents limited run of RIVER KEEPERS created by Dina Vovsi, Dan Caffrey & Jens Rasmussen, running October 19-29 on Newtown Creek.


Freestyle Love Supreme’s Aneesa Folds is joining the cast of Cyclops: A Rock Opera in the role of Dionysus, the god of wine, women, and song. Learn more about who else is appearing in the cast, and how to get tickets here!

What We Know So Far About the WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Musical

Water for Elephants is coming to Broadway! The Broadway premiere of the new musical WATER FOR ELEPHANTS will begin previews on Saturday, February 24, 2024, and open Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). What do you need to know until then?

Feature: A SHINING East Coast Premiere in Atlanta for Moravec and Campbell's Operatic Re-Telling of the Stephen King Novel

Nearly a decade ago, when composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell started work on an operatic version of Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” for the Minnesota Opera they were dealing with one of the most popular psychological thrillers of the 20th century—as well as one of the scarier movies of the ‘70s. It's having its East Coast premiere at Atlanta Opera, co-presented by the Alliance Theatre.

Review: Learn ENGLISH at The Alliance

What did our critic think of ENGLISH at The Alliance? Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and praised by New York Theater Guide as 'a lively comedy and a profound exploration of the essence of communication and understanding,' ENGLISH by Sanaz Toossi, kicks off Alliance Theatre's 2023/24 season on the Hertz Stage until September 17th, 2023. A comedy of miscommunication, ENGLISH explores the crossroads of how we use language to communicate belonging and identify.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Reveals Directors and Music Directors For the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the creative teams for the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, 2023, at New World Stages. Learn more about the teams here!

Pulse Theatre to Present CHASING HAPPY by Michel Wallerstein at Theatre Row

Pulse Theatre will present Chasing Happy a new comedy by Michel Wallerstein at Theater Row. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is Coming to Broadway in 2024

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is making its Broadway premiere next year! The Broadway premiere of the new musical WATER FOR ELEPHANTS will begin previews on Saturday, February 24, 2024, and open Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Imperial Theatre. Learn more about the new musical and how to get tickets here!

World Premiere of INTO THE BURROW: A PETER RABBIT TALE to Open at The Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre will present the second Hertz Stage production of the 2023/24 season, the world premiere of its new musical, INTO THE BURROW: A PETER RABBIT™ TALE. Learn how to purchase tickets!

FAT HAM, RIDE, and More Set For the Old Globe's 2024 Season

The Old Globe has announced its 2024 Season with a lineup of premieres and new adaptations. Learn more about the productions in the upcoming season here!

Cast and Creative Team Set For TWELFTH NIGHT at Chicago Shakespeare Theater 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night. Learn more about who is starring in the production here!

Photos: First Look at the PlayMakers Repertory Company Production Of CLYDE'S

The regional premiere of Lynn Nottage’s critically acclaimed play Clyde’s opens this week at PlayMakers Repertory Company. Check out all new photos here!

Uplifting World Premiere DREAM, QUICKIE! DREAM! to Open Milwaukee's First Stage 2023/24 Season

First Stage will kick off its 2023/24 season with the world premiere production DREAM, QUICKIE! DREAM!, a story for all ages inspired by the life of Donald 'Quickie' Driver, written by playwright Gloria Bond Clunie and directed by popular Milwaukee actor/producer/director Dimonte Henning.

Isabella McCalla Joins SHUCKED Earlier Than Planned

Isabella McCalla made her debut in Shucked earlier than planned! McCalla was set to begin performances as Maizy on September 8, but made her debut on September 6, according to an Instagram post. Learn more about Shucked here!


The Alliance Theatre has been nominated for the Regional Theater Tony Award (Tony Awards). This prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievement in regional theater and is a testament to the Alliance Theatre's excellence in the industry. Their nominations demonstrate their commitment to producing high-quality productions and their contributions to the theater community. The Alliance Theatre's recognition by the Tony Awards is a significant accomplishment and highlights their dedication to the art of theater.

The Alliance Theatre has won the Regional Theater Tony Award at the Tony Awards. This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions of regional theaters in the United States. The Alliance Theatre's win is a testament to their excellence in producing high-quality theatrical productions and their significant impact on the theater community. Winning this award is a great honor and a testament to the Alliance Theatre's commitment to artistic excellence and innovation.

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