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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.

Alliance Theatre Productions

[Broadway, 2010]
[Broadway, 2005]
[US Tour, 2003]
[Broadway, 1986]
[Regional (US), 1982]
[Regional (US), 1981]
[Regional (US), 1979]

Alliance Theatre Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2007 - Regional Theater Tony Award

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VIDEO: First Look at Alliance Theatre's Atlanta Debut of FAT HAM

Get a first look at The Alliance Theatre's Atlanta debut of FAT HAM. Written by James Ijames and directed by Tony Award-nominated Stevie Walker-Webb, with Associate Direction by Dawn M. Simmons, the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winner for drama is presented in association with The Huntington Theatre Company and Front Porch Arts Collective, and runs on the Hertz Stage from Wednesday, April 3 through Sunday, May 12, 2024. Opening night is Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Door Shakespeare 2024 Summer Season Early Bird Tickets Available

Door Shakespeare have announced that tickets are available for the 2024 summer season, including two shows running in alternating repertory: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and Jane Austen's Emma, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy.

THE CROONER'S CORNER Comes to 54 Below in May

54 Below will present Broadway’s Cameron Loyal (Bad Cinderella), Garrett Turner (Thoughts of a Colored Man), and Aarron Patterson (Hell’s Kitchen) in The Crooner’s Corner.

Alliance Theatre to Present Upcoming Reiser Lab Projects

Alliance Theatre has revealed the Round 9 and Round 10 selections for its annual project development program, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. Learn more about the events!

Keen Company to Present DIRECTORFEST in May At Theatre Row

Discover the talents of two emerging directors as Keen Company collaborates with The Drama League for DIRECTORFEST at Theatre Row. Learn more!

Heidi Blickenstaff, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY And More Honored At 41st Annual Elliot Norton Awards

Discover the winners of the 41st Annual Elliot Norton Awards, celebrating excellence in the Boston theater scene. Stay updated with BroadwayWorld's latest news.

54 SINGS JONI MITCHELL Takes The Stage At 54 Below This May

54 BELOW will present Ayanna Charity, Brooke Emmerich and more in 54 Sings Joni Mitchell on May 14, 2024. 

Video: Get A First Look At The Hot Wing King at Baltimore Center Stage

Get a first look Baltimore Center Stage's regional premiere production of the Pulitzer-Prize winning comedy-drama The Hot Wing King, written by P-Valley’s Katori Hall and directed by Christopher D. Betts. This co-production with Hartford Stage runs for a strictly limited engagement, April 11-28, 2024.

SC New Play Festival to Present Works From Gwon, Grays, Cabaret from Boykin, and More

The South Carolina New Play Festival has announced the 3rd annual festival. It will take place over four days, starting on Thursday, August 8, and will feature a wide range of musicals, plays, town halls, an outdoor variety stage, and will culminate in a Cabaret featuring Tony-nominee Phillip Boykin (Hadestown) on August 11.  


BlackRock Center for the Arts will present 'The Color Purple' as the second in-house produced musical in its history.

Photos: THE HOT WING KING Arrives At Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore Center Stage has released first look photos of the regional premiere production of the Pulitzer-Prize winning comedy-drama The Hot Wing King, written by P-Valley’s Katori Hall and directed by Christopher D. Betts.

Atlanta Opera Presents Its Third Annual 96-Hour Opera Festival

Join the Atlanta Opera for its third annual 96-Hour Opera festival from June 15-17. The event features the world premiere of 'Forsyth County is Flooding (with the Joy of Lake Lanier)'.

A Sandy Rustin World Premiere & More Set for Denver Center Theatre Company 2024/25 Season

Denver Center Theatre Company has revealed its 2024/25 season. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

Helen Hunt-Led BETRAYAL & More Set for Goodman Theatre 2024/25 Season

The Goodman Theatre has revealed its 2024/25 season! See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

ArtsBridge Foundation Reveals Nominees for 2024 Shuler Awards

ArtsBridge Foundation has revealed the nominees for the “Sweet 16” 16th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards for the 2023-2024 school year. See the full list of nominees!

A STRANGE LOOP & More Lead San Francisco / Bay Area's April 2024 Top Theatre Shows

San Francisco / Bay Area is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for April 2024 include A Strange Loop and more!

Amy Brenneman Featured in SCR's World Premiere of GALILEE, 34

South Coast Repertory has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Galilee, 34 by Eleanor Burgess. Directed by Davis McCallum, the story exploring the disciples in the aftermath of the Crucifixion, runs April 21-May 12, 2024 on the Julianne Argyros Stage.

Meet the Cast of HELL'S KITCHEN, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Hell's Kitchen, the new musical conceived by Alicia Keys, begins previews tonight, March 28, with an opening night set for Saturday, April 20 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. Meet the cast of Hell's Kitchen here!

THE HOT WING KING Comes to Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore Center Stage is preparing for the regional premiere production of the Pulitzer-Prize winning comedy-drama The Hot Wing King, written by P-Valley's Katori Hall and directed by Christopher D. Betts.

Meet the Cast of SUFFS, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway

Following a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater, Shaina Taub’s new musical Suffs is marching to Broadway! Meet the cast of Suffs here!


What awards has Alliance Theatre been nominated for?

The Alliance Theatre has been nominated for the Regional Theater Tony Award (Tony Awards).

What awards has Alliance Theatre won?

The Alliance Theatre has won the Regional Theater Tony Award at the Tony Awards.

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