Russo has been acting managing director of the company since 2015.
Ivers will succeed David Ira Goldstein in the role this July.
The lineup includes six productions that will be presented in both Tucson and Phoenix, Ariz.
The 11-show slate includes world premieres, including one about some local icons.
After threatening to cancel its 50th anniversary season and extending the deadline to meet a $2 million goal, the company is back from the brink.
The theatre will mount new plays by Marisela Treviño Orta, Mike Bartlett, David Javerbaum, and the world premiere of a new Sherlock Holmes play from Jeffrey Hatcher.
Hershey Felder, Ayad Akhtar and Stephen Schwartz are some of the names on tap for the theatre’s new season.
Experienced mentors share notes—and spark a spate of provocative questions.