Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre Announces 22nd Season; THE HOBBIT, ELLA ENCHANTED and MoreAtlanta's Synchronicity Theatre Announces 22nd Season; THE HOBBIT, ELLA ENCHANTED and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

True to its mission, Synchronicity Theatre's 2019-2020 Season will feature women playwrights and provide new opportunities to uplift the voices of women and girls. The season includes programming in Synchronicity's Bold Voices Series (contemporary plays for adults), Family Series (compelling plays for children and families), curated new voices in the Stripped Bare Arts Incubator Project, the newly rebranded Women in the Arts and Business Luncheon, the next installment of SheWRITES New Play Festival, and Playmaking for Girls and Playmaking for Kids. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPELINE at Horizon Theatre CompanyBWW Review: PIPELINE at Horizon Theatre Company
by Amy Zipperer - Apr 5, 2019

The play, a fair and angry indictment of social injustice, asks a number of important questions, and the gorgeous cast, under the adept direction of Atlanta-favorite Tinashe Kajese Bolden and Keith Arthur Bolden, and with help from an incredibly able design team, brings the indictment to powerful life. (more...)

Alliance 51 Announces Lineup for 2019/2020 SeasonAlliance 51 Announces Lineup for 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce the productions of the Theater's 51st season.  Since opening in 1968 the Alliance has been dedicated to expanding hearts and minds on stage and off with diverse programming for all ages.  The 2019/20 season marks the Alliance's first full season back in its transformed performance space, the newly opened Coca-Cola Stage. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season With World Premieres Directed by Jerry Mitchell, Michael Arden and More!Alliance Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season With World Premieres Directed by Jerry Mitchell, Michael Arden and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

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. (more...)

PIPELINE Announces At Horizon TheatrePIPELINE Announces At Horizon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

Horizon Theatre Company is continuing its 35th Anniversary Season with production from the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grant' for 2018 - Dominique Morisseau! PIPELINE, a groundbreaking new play, will hit the Little Five Points stage from March 22 - April 21, 2019. PIPELINE is hailed by Village Voice as "A POWERFUL, PASSIONATE, AND INTELLIGENT NEW PLAY." (more...)

BWW Review: NICK'S FLAMINGO GRILL jazzes it up at Alliance TheatreBWW Review: NICK'S FLAMINGO GRILL jazzes it up at Alliance Theatre
by David Muschell - Oct 9, 2018

Putting on a brand-new, original musical can be a daunting and challenging task for any theatre company. If you're doing a golden oldie such as, say, Camelot, you have a familiar score, and just about everyone knows the songs. Then again, Camelot was new once and someone had to give it a go, so I applaud the Alliance Theatre for kicking off their 50th anniversary season with Nick's Flamingo Grill, a new jazz musical written by Atlanta playwright Phillip DePoy. The show fits very nicely into the Hertz Stage, a beautiful black box space with the stage in the center and audience members on either side, making the story an intimate experience and getting all of us to feel as though we are the jazz club audience during the musical numbers. And what numbers they are! But more on that later. (more...)

Alliance Presents World Premiere Story Of Atlanta's First Integrated Jazz ClubAlliance Presents World Premiere Story Of Atlanta's First Integrated Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere production of Nick's Flamingo Grill, by award-winning Atlanta playwright and author Phillip DePoy.  Nick's Flamingo Grill is inspired by the true story of the first integrated jazz club in Atlanta and will debut on the Hertz Stage September 29 - October 28, 2018.  Opening night is Thursday, October 4.    (more...)

Alliance Theatre Announces Upcoming Production TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS BY PEARL CLEAGEAlliance Theatre Announces Upcoming Production TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS BY PEARL CLEAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming production TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS BY PEARL CLEAGE, featuring Hospice and Pointing at the Moon, performed back-to-back.  Pearl Cleage is a beloved Atlanta author and playwright, perhaps best known for her novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, an Oprah Book Club selection, and her play Blues for an Alabama Sky.  Hospice was first performed in 1983 and was honored with five AUDELCO Awards for achievement Off Broadway; Pointing at the Moon is a world premiere.  Performances are March 23 - April 15, 2018, at the Southwest Arts Center while the Alliance Theatre undergoes a complete renovation.  Opening night is Thursday, March 29.  (more...)

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Alliance TheatreBWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Alliance Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Sep 15, 2017

When the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love trotted away with seven Academy Awards, including one celebrating the original screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, nobody could have been particularly surprised. The nimble script and lavish period design made it a veritable shoe-in for Oscar gold. Now, under the capable pen of Lee Hall, the stage adaptation, which made its much-anticipated premiere on this side of the pond at the Stratford Festival in 2016, is poised to enjoy a long and lively life in regional theatre. And we need no ghost come from the grave to tell us this. The Alliance Theatre's charming and well-acted production, running through September 24 at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, tells the story of this play's prospects for an illustrious future as it adeptly showcases the play's delicious explorations of both the Elizabethan theatre and the craft of writing and previews the possibilities for inventive staging that the script welcomes. (more...)