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Denzel Washington heads back to Broadway with Atlanta director Kenny Leon

The Oscar winner will perform in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun

After Kenny Leon directed Denzel Washington in the 2010 revival of August Wilson’s Fences, they made a pact: The Atlanta director and the Hollywood titan would continue to work as a theatrical team. So not long ago, Leon told Washington it was time to make good on that handshake. Read More

5. See a show—before it goes to Broadway

Catch a premiere at the Alliance or True Colors

You don’t have to go to New York for adventurous drama. The Alliance Theatre and True Colors Theatre regularly stage brand-new works, U.S. premieres, or reinvented classics. Read More

4. Bard-y hearty in 
Piedmont Park

Add a little Shakespeare to your evenings

Spring fever is never lost on the wily comedians of Georgia Shakespeare when the company breaks out of its Oglethorpe campus confines to play at Piedmont Park. Read More

'Zorro' makes its U.S. premiere at the Alliance

Director Christopher Renshaw talks about his lavish production (Pyrotechnics! Bullfights!) and collaborating with the Gipsy Kings on the story of the “original superhero”

As a young British chap touring Spain with his mum some years ago, Renshaw became enchanted with flamenco and bullfighting. So when he was approached about staging the tale of rapier-wielding, masked lothario Zorro, he had one caveat: “Yes. As long as it’s flamenco.” Read More

Dance debuts from gloATL and the Atlanta Ballet

Atlanta's dance evolution continues with "Hippodrome" and "New Choreographic Voices"

In 2006 choreographer Lauri Stallings unveiled Shoo Pah Minor, her first commission for the Atlanta Ballet. After the performance, John McFall, the Ballet’s artistic director, followed Stallings to the bathroom to ask if she’d consider a three-year residency. Read More