The Brits are coming, too. Broadway in Atlanta opens its Fox Theatre run with the National Theatre of Great Britain's five-Tony Award winner, "War Horse" (Sept. 25-30, www.atlanta.broadway.com). Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre is producing Harold Pinter's riveting study of adultery, "Betrayal" (Oct. 4-28, www.auroratheatre.com). And Georgia Shakespeare is partnering with National Black Arts Festival to present a "Macbeth" that plays homage to Orson Welles' 1936 "Voodoo Macbeth." It stars Neal A. Ghant as the murderous Scottish king and Cynthia D. Barker as his conniving consort (Oct. 4-28, www.gashakespeare.org).
What do the names Katori Hall, Donald Margulies, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart have in common? Not much perhaps. But all have Broadway material that plays Atlanta this fall. Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre is staging the first post-New York production of Hall's "The Mountaintop," about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night on earth (Nov. 13-Dec. 16, www.truecolorstheatre.org). Horizon Theatre is producing Margulies' "Time Stands Still" (Sept. 14-Oct. 14, horizontheatre.com). And Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell is celebrating its 20th season with Kaufman and Hart's "The Man Who Came to Dinner," featuring a cast of 23 (through Sept. 23, www.get.org).