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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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LisaGay Hamilton, Roslyn Ruff & More to Star in STEW at Pasadena Playhouse

The Los Angeles premiere of Stew by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Zora Howard will be presented at Pasadena Playhouse, the recipient of the 2023 Regional Tony Award.

THE PREACHER'S WIFE & More Lead BroadwayWorld Atlanta's Top Picks For June 2023

Atlanta 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. Our top picks for June 2023 include The Preacher's Wife, Hairspray, and more!

Alliance Theatre Announces Return Of THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY The Musical

Following its sold-out world premiere last summer, the Alliance Theatre has announced the return of THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY.

The Leah Ryan Fund Announces Winner Of “The Leah”: GLORIA MAJULE'S CULTURE SHOCK

The Leah Ryan Fund has announced the winner of the 2023 Leah Prize, Gloria Majule's Culture Shock.  Majule's new play concerns two African students, Zahra from Tanzania and Hawi from Kenya, who start school in an Ivy League institution.

MALICIOUS COMPLIANCE Will Be Performed by Burning Bones Physical Theatre

Burning Bones Physical Theatre presents Malicious Compliance, directed by Frankie Mulinix.

Cast Revealed For American Theater Group's RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN

 American Theater Group (ATG) has announced the cast of its next production -- Right to Be Forgotten -- a searing new drama by Sharyn Rothstein.  The show will run June 8-10th at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ and June 15-18th at the Sieminski Theater in Basking Ridge. 

Photos: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater's production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC opened last night, Saturday, May 20, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photos here! 

Overture's Cabaret Series Features Adam Jacobs in June

Overture Center's Capitol Theater is right where you belong for an evening of joy and music featuring Adam Jacobs: Right Where I Belong on Thursday, June 1.

Adventure Theatre MTC Announces All New Leadership May 2023

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC), educating and inspiring new generations of theater artists and audiences with exceptional theatrical experiences, announces its return from a strategic pause with an all new leadership staff led by Executive Director and former Education Director, Melynda Burdette Wintrol, Artistic Director, Kurt Boehm, and Lisa Carrier Baker, Academy Director.

Interview: Timothy Near of THE ROAD TO MECCA at Z Below Reunites with Her Lead Actors to Present Another Fugard Classic

BroadwayWorld talks to director Timothy Near about her new production of Athol Fugard's incandescent 'The Road to Mecca' playing at Z Below in San Francisco June 4 to 30.

JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN Comes to Actor's Express

Actor’s Express continues its 35th anniversary season with Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train  by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.

14 Shows Hitting Atlanta Stages This Summer

Atlanta theatre has a little something for everyone this summer! From world premieres to family-friendly favorites, take a step into Atlanta theatres this summer.

The Atlanta Opera Announces Teams For 96-HOUR OPERA PROJECT, June 9-12

The Atlanta Opera has announced that five creative teams have been selected to participate in the second annual 96-Hour Opera Project, a composition competition and showcase that pairs composers and librettists to write ten-minute operas. Bringing their completed works to Atlanta, the teams will workshop and rehearse their productions over four days from June 9–12, with travel, housing, singers, pianists and rehearsal space provided.

PLAYWRIGHTS WELCOME National Ticketing Initiative to Relaunch

Concord Theatricals and The Dramatists Guild of America are relaunching their Playwrights Welcome program.

Children's Theatre Company Appoints Raiyon Hunter as Casting Director

 Children’s Theatre Company has announced that Raiyon Hunter, currently the Associate Casting Director for Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, has been appointed CTC’s Casting Director. She will join CTC on May 22.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN is Now Playing at Horizon Theatre

Everyone is invited to “Guys' Night” at Horizon Theatre when the “laugh-out-loud funny” play Support Group for Men takes the stage at the Inman Park theatre. Writer Ellen Fairey (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Nurse Jackie) follows a diverse group of four everyman-type guys who gather on Thursdays to vent over glasses of rosé – with a “No Ladies” policy strictly enforced.

Janely Rodriguez Will Join Children's Theatre Company Acting Company

 Children’s Theatre Company has announced that Janely Rodriguez will join CTC’s Acting Company, beginning with the 2023-2024 Season.

World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's MORIARTY: A NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE is Coming to Cleveland Play House

Cleveland Play House will bring its 2022-2023 season to a close with the world premiere production of Ken Ludwig's Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure. Running April 29 through May 21 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.

Industry Pro Newsletter: TCG Conference Goes to Chicago, Garrett to Leave Oregon Shakespeare

The Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has selected Chicago, IL as the location for its 2024 National Conference, which will be hosted by the League of Chicago Theatres. Meanwhile, the WGA strike, turmoil at regional theaters continues, and Britain gets a King who loves the arts.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO Helmer Jessica Stone Celebrates Her First Week as a Tony Nominee

Last week there were several first-time Tony nominees. One of them was KIMBERLY AKIMBO helmer Jessica Stone, an actress-turned-director who made her Broadway directorial debut with the acclaimed musical, which overall picked up eight Tony nominations.


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