Explore the Productions

The Alley has a strong history of world premieres – titles like Jekyll & HydeNot About NightingalesThe Carpetbagger’s Children and the Obie Award-winning Describe the Night were all seen first by Alley audiences.

Alley Theatre World Premieres

  • Season With Ginger by Ronald Alexander, 1950
  • Joshua Beene and God by Clifford M. Sage and Hal Lewis, 1950
  • The Magic Fallacy by David Westheimber and Walter Jensen, 1950
  • Angelica by Ronald Alexander, 1951*
  • Career by James Lee, 1956
  • The Library Raid by Frank Gagliano, 1960
  • Garden Spot, U.S.A. by George Garrett, 1962
  • Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel, 1965^
  • Ring Round the Bathtub by Jane Trahey, 1970
  • The Contest by Shirley Mezvinsky Lauro, 1975
  • Scream by Arthur Laurents, 1978
  • To Grandmothers House We Go by Joanna N. Glass, 1980
  • Paradise by Monty Philip Holamon, 1982
  • Amateurs by Tom Griffin, 1984
  • 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
  • When We Dead Awaken by Henrik Ibsen, Translation by Robert Brustein, 1991*+
  • Svengali, music by Frank Wildhorn, book by Gregory Boyd, lyrics by John Bettis, Gregory Boyd, and Frank Wildhorn, 1991
  • Danton’s Death by George Buchner, Translation by Robert Auletta, 1992*+
  • 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, by 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*
  • Cantinflas by Herbert Sigüenza, 2003*
  • Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig, 2004
  • Be My Baby by Ken Ludwig, 2005
  • Treasure Island by Ken Ludwig, adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, 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
  • The Carpenter by Robert Askins, 2019

*Alley Theatre Commission
+World Premiere Translation
^Pulitzer Prize Winner