Explore the Productions

The Alley has a strong history of world premieres – titles like Wonderland, Intelligence-Slave, Ether Dome, and Gruesome Playground Injuries were all seen first by Alley audiences.

Alley Theatre World Premieres

  • Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel, 1965
  • The Last Flapper by William Luce, 1987
  • Heaven’s Hard by Jordan Budde, 1989
  • Road to Nirvana by Arthur Kopit, 1990
  • Act of Passion by John Tyson, 1990
  • Jekyll & Hyde, music by Frank Wildhorn, book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, 1990
  • The Czar of Rock & Roll, music and lyrics by Rusty Magee, book by Lewis Black , 1990
  • Svengali, music by Frank Wildhorn, book by Gregory Boyd, lyrics by John Bettis, Gregory Boyd, and Frank Wildhorn, 1991
  • The Kiddie Pool by Michael Wilson, 1992
  • American Vaudeville by Tina Landau and Anne Bogart, 1992
  • The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel, 1992
  • Hamlet: A Monologue, Robert Wilson, 1995
  • Hydriotaphia or the Death of Dr. Brown by Tony Kushner, 1998
  • Not About Nightingales by Tennessee Williams, 1998
  • The Civil War, by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd, and Jack Murphy, 1998*
  • Lemonade by Eve Ensler , 1999
  • Synergy by Keith Reddin, 2001
  • The Carpetbagger’s Children by Horton Foote, 2001*
  • Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig, 2004
  • Be My Baby by Ken Ludwig, 2005
  • Treasure Island By Ken Ludwig, 2007
  • The Gershwin’s An American in Paris By Ken Ludwig, 2008
  • Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, 2009
  • Wonderland, book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, lyrics by Jack Murphy and
    music by Frank Wildhorn, 2010
  • Intelligence-Slave by Kenneth Lin, 2010
  • The Monster at the Door by Rajiv Joseph, 2011
  • A Weekend with Pablo Picasso by Herbert Siguenza, 2011
  • Ether Dome By Elizabeth Egloff, 2011
  • Fool by Theresa Rebeck, 2014
  • Syncing Ink by NSangou Njikam, 2017
  • Describe the Night by Rajiv Joseph, 2017*
  • Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers by Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik, 2018
  • Cleo by Lawrence Wright, 2018


*Alley Theatre Commission