The Road to Broadway

Atlanta's Alliance Theatre is a producing house, premiering works by some of American theater's brightest stars.

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Cast and creative team at the first rehearsal for The Prom at Alliance Theatre (2016-07-12) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

From Page to Stage

From initial concept, to first rehearsal, to the building the sets and costumes, the Alliance artists and craftsmen work to build productions that premiere in Atlanta and have a long life on stages around the country.

Tuck Everlasting at Alliance Theatre (2015-01-20) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

The Alliance has premiered nine productions that transferred to Broadway, including Tony-nominated productions The Prom, Tuck Everlasting, Bring It On: The Musical, and The Color Purple.

The Color Purple (2004) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

Awards

In addition to the Alliance winning the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2007 for sustained excellence, the Alliance's productions that have transferred to Broadway have been nominated for 28 Tony Awards, winning several including Best Actress in a Musical and Best Play.

The Prom at Alliance Theatre (2016-08-31) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

Follow The Prom to Broadway!

The Prom premiered on our stage in 2016. Directed by by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, find out what made Frank Rizzo of Variety say, "Don't be surprised if The Prom gets a Broadway corsage."

First rehearsal for The Prom at Alliance Theatre (2016-07-12) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

Brooks Ashmanskas as Barry Glickman and Caitlin Kinnunen as Emma on the first day of rehearsals.

First rehearsal for The Prom at Alliance Theatre (2016-07-12) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

Going through the show's storyboards while sitting on the floor is a tradition at the Alliance.

The Prom // In-rehearsal performance of "You Happened" (2016-08-01) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

After working through blocking and hammering out those tough dance routines, the cast gives the Alliance's staff a sneak peek of "You Happened."

The Prom at Alliance Theatre (2016-08-31) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

Opening night finally arrives!

The Prom at Alliance Theatre (2016-08-31) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

Beth Leavel (Dee Dee Allen), Christopher Sieber (Trent Oliver), Brooks Ashmanskas (Barry Glickman), and Angie Schworer (Angie)

The Prom at Alliance Theatre (2016-08-31) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

Caitlin Kinnunen as Emma and Isabelle McCalla as Alyssa

The Prom at Alliance Theatre (2016-08-31) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

The show must go on... to Broadway!

The Prom's Broadway Opening (2018-11-28) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

The cast and creative team of The Prom talk about how the production's world premiere in Atlanta shaped its Broadway run.

Tuck Everlasting at Alliance Theatre (2015-01-20) by Alliance TheatreAlliance Theatre

Tuck Everlasting

Our Alliance Stage was also the first home of the musical based on Natalie Babbit's classic novel, Tuck Everlasting. This show starred Sarah Charles Lewis, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Terrance Mann, Carolee Carmello, Robert Lenzi, and Michael Park.

Several other shows have chosen the Alliance Theatre to house their "out-of-town tryout," a first step on the road to Broadway to work out any kinks before it heads to the highly demanding audiences in New York.

Ever After at Alliance Theatre, Alliance Theatre, 2019-01-15, From the collection of: Alliance Theatre
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Becoming Nancy at Alliance Theatre, Alliance Theatre, 2019-09-05, From the collection of: Alliance Theatre
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