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Annie Potts leads Alliance's 'Magnolias' cast
July 2014

Annie Potts leads Alliance’s ‘Magnolias’ cast

When the Alliance Theatre begins rehearsals for its October staging of “Steel Magnolias,” it’ll do so with some heady talent in the room.

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Alliance extends Atlanta Artists Lab

July 10, 2014

The Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab is designed to provide an opportunity for artists to grow by having the time, space and money to explore new ideas. And much more …

Colliding with Steinbeck, theater and each other

July 9, 2014

The Collision Project began 13 years ago at the Alliance Theatre to give teens an “ownership-authorship relationship” with theater as opposed to the “sit-there-and-watch it” role.

Two-fer brings Broadway’s Hilty to town

May 8, 2014

Broadway singer-actor-dancer Megan Hilty (“Wicked,” “9 to 5″ and TV’s “Smash” benefits the Alliance Theatre on Saturday night, and then goes to Cobb for a concert.

World premieres top Alliance ’14-15 lineup

March 3, 2014

The Alliance Theatre’s 2014-15 season will include seven world premieres, including two musicals, and new plays from Atlanta playwrights Pearl Cleage and Phillip DePoy, and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway.


February 18, 2014

For playwright Meg Miroshnik, “The Tall Girls” begins with a photograph. The drama at the Alliance Theatre looks at women’s basketball in 1930s Kansas, and requires actors to shoot and score before the play can proceed.

Let the new-play fun begin!

January 24, 2014

The first week in February will see the world premiere staging of Madhuri Shekar’s “In Love and Warcraft,” a romantic comedy with World of Warcraft tactics, plus four free readings of new plays from Kendeda finalists. One features a large ensemble, full-contact choreography and a drumline, Doesn’t that pique your interest?

‘I want to make people laugh’

January 22, 2014

As she does in “In Love and Warcraft,” playwright Madhuri Shekar writes about couplings. Love stories. Dysfunctional love stories. People who are figuring out how to make their relationships work. Performances begin Jan. 31 at the Alliance Theatre.

When the whole world came to Atlanta

January 3, 2014

Playwright Janece Shaffer on Atlanta, the 1895 Cotton States Exposition and “The Geller Girls,” her latest world premiere at the Alliance Theatre: “We were passionate. It was this really shining example of what this city could be at one moment in time.”


November 12, 2013

By the time Chris Kayser blusters his final “bah, humbug” this season, he’ll have spent 20 consecutive Decembers in the Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol — 16 as Ebenezer Scrooge, two as Bob Cratchit and two as Jacob Marley. This is his finale.

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