Both Boyd and Gladden will continue at the Alley through the 2015-2016 season. Boyd has been with the Alley since 1989, and Gladden joined the company in 2006.
"Houston is an extraordinary place, and an extraordinary community that grows more interesting and exciting every year," Boyd said in a statement. "The Alley is one of the major treasures in our city - to our audiences and to the artists who work here. And today the Alley has never been stronger - building on its long tradition, and bringing about, especially in the last few seasons, a renewed sense of innovation and creativity from everyone – board and staff. I'm honored, privileged and excited to continue as artistic director."
Boyd was recently represented on Broadway with the short-lived Frank Wildhorn musical Wonderland, which played an out-of-town engagement at the Alley in 2010. His directorial credits also include the world premiere of Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde, and he is the co-author of the Wildhorn musical The Civil War. He has directed a host of Alley productions including the world premiere of The Gershwins’ An American in Paris, as well as Treasure Island, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hitchcock Blonde, Hapgood, The Pillowman, The Invention of Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Prior to his work at the Alley, Gladden served as the managing director of the Cleveland Play House for 19 years.
The 2011-2012 season at the Alley will include the world premieres of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against and Elizabeth Egloff's Ether Dome, and the Off-Broadway musical The Toxic Avenger, from the Tony-winning songwriters of Memphis. Click here to read the Playbill.com story.