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World premieres top Alliance '14-15 lineup
March 2014

World premieres top Alliance ’14-15 lineup

Season includes musicals 'Bull Durham,' 'Tuck Everlasting' and U.S. poet laureate

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.

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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.

Playing politics

October 16, 2013

In 2007, a magazine named playwright Kenneth Lin one of “50 to Watch.” So far, he hasn’t disappointed. This month the 2006 Kendeda competition winner returns to the Alliance Theatre with his latest play.

Manilow, Hines musicals and Kendeda encores top Alliance’s new season

March 14, 2013

The Alliance Theatre’s 2013-14 season will be bookended by new musicals, but it’s what’s happening on the more intimate Hertz Stage that is, arguably, most exciting.

Garden of imagination

March 12, 2013

“The show affects him in the way that it’s supposed to, he looks where he’s supposed to look, and he follows the narrative. It holds his attention for up to an hour, and for a 2-year-old, that’s incredible,” says dad Rob Lawhon. The Alliance’s Theatre for the Very Young program is designed for ages 18 months to 5 years.

National Civil War Project teams Alliance, Emory

March 12, 2013

The Alliance Theatre is one of four regional theaters taking part in the National Civil War Project, a multi-city, multi-year effort to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through art and academia. Its partner: Emory University.

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