In any Broadway-style production, the leading actors usually get more than their fair share of the limelight. But quite often it’s the lesser-known supporting players who help the headliners shine brightest. The national tour of Memphis features two ensemble members with deep Georgia roots – Christopher Gurr of Americus and Jody Reynard of Austell.
This world premiere runs Feb. 3-26 at the Alliance Theatre. Breaking into the theatre business can be a long, tough slog, particularly for young playwrights. But Meg Miroshnik, who got her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, took one heck of a shortcut by winning the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. The annual national […]
When Alliance audiences first met up with playwright Josh Tobiessen, it was 2008 and his dark comedy Election Day — a finalist in the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition — was being read on the Hertz Stage. Josh was fresh from graduate school in California, looking to make a living as a playwright. Election Day, his […]
Jeff Whitty doesn’t ever, ever want to create a musical on Broadway. That’s good news for theater audiences in Atlanta, and the reason that Whitty, the Tony Award-winning book writer of Avenue Q, can be found night and day at the Alliance Theatre. He’s part of an all-star team there to incubate the world premiere […]
In A Confederacy of Dunces, now at Theatrical Outfit, 16 actors play more than 25 characters. Among them is William S. Murphey, who, for my money, is the best character actor in town. He plays two roles in Dunces: Mr. Claude Robichaux, a befuddled, irascible old man with an unusual mustache, and Mr. Clyde, […]