National arts journalists often write about Atlanta as a rising theater city, as if were always on the cusp of living up to our creative potential, without quite sealing the deal. Then came THE ALLIANCE THEATRES TONY AWARD, in which the city received some long-deserved affirmation with the Regional Theatre Tony Award, presented for 31 years to a professional, nonprofit regional theater that has established a consistent level of artistic excellence contributing to the growth of theater nationally. Artistic director Susan V. Booth dubbed the honor the theaters version of The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and shared it with the Alliance past and present staff, patrons, audience and the city as a whole. Next stop: the Peoples Choice Award!
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