Theatre Review: ‘Too Heavy for Your Pocket’ at The Alliance

Theatre Review: ‘Too Heavy for Your Pocket’ at The Alliance

By Manning Harris I always look forward to seeing the winner of the annual Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, and this year it’s “Too Heavy for Your Pocket,” by Jiréh Breon Holder. The show runs at Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage through Feb. 26. Celise Kalke, the theatre’s Director of New Projects, coordinates the Kendeda Competition […]

Broadway blockbuster ‘Hamilton’ coming to Atlanta in 2018

Broadway blockbuster ‘Hamilton’ coming to Atlanta in 2018

The award-winning, Broadway blockbuster “Hamilton” is coming to the Fox Theatre from May 22 through June 10, 2018 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta series. To guarantee a ticket to the musical, you’ll need to buy a 2017/2018 subscription package, which went on sale this morning, starting at $249 for seven shows […]

Andy Warhol exhibition coming to the High this summer

Andy Warhol exhibition coming to the High this summer

The High Museum of Art will mount the exclusive exhibition  “Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation”  from June 11 through Sept. 3. According to the High, the comprehensive retrospective is the largest exhibition of its kind presented and features more than 250 prints and ephemera by Andy […]

Artist Alfred Conteh to discuss his new work at gallery

Artist Alfred Conteh to discuss his new work at gallery

By Franklin Abbott The Alfred Conteh show at the September Gray Fine Arts Gallery is titled “Two Fronts: Surface and Reason.” Through a series of portraits of people in Conteh’s West End neighborhood and paintings of these same people depicted as giants towering over community landmarks, the artist explores the internal and external dynamics of […]

Theatre Review: ‘Constellations’ at Horizon

Theatre Review: ‘Constellations’ at Horizon

By Manning Harris Horizon Theatre is presenting British playwright Nick Payne’s “Constellations,” a two-character 85 minute play, directed by Justin Anderson, running through Feb. 26. Mr. Anderson is one of Atlanta’s finest and most versatile directors, equally at home with smash musicals (Aurora and Theatrical Outfit’s “In the Heights”) and comedy/dramas such as Horizon’s “The […]

News Briefs: Art sales tax; school shoes; airport security

News Briefs: Art sales tax; school shoes; airport security

Mayor Kasim Reed announced during his Feb. 2 State of the City address that Atlanta will pursue a one-tenth of a penny sales tax for a permanent and dedicated source of funding for the arts. “Today – right now – I am asking for your help and your support in November to ensure the arts […]

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