Blog entries posted during 2009

Happy New Year!

by: Todd Williams at 12/31/2009 12:15 PM

I'm in the office, watching it snow, and I'm in absolutely no mood to get any work done. The cast for  All My Sons  is onstage for a spacing rehearsal, the costume shop is abuzz with the usual frenzy of getting ready for dress rehearsals next week...

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What Play Changed Your Life?

by: Todd Williams at 12/30/2009 12:17 PM

What play changed your life? It's a great question - and one that I don't mind stealing. I ran across it yesterday in the  NY Times Arts Beat Blog   - they lifted it "from the new book “The Play That Changed My Life,” in which Christopher Durang ,...

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The Greatest Gift of All

by: Todd Williams at 12/15/2009 12:18 PM

Jeffrey is a member of  A Civil War Christmas  children's ensemble - he left this charming note for the company on the callboard at closing night Sunday. Jeffrey has, as children often do,  profoundly illustrated to us how simple it is to give the...

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A Civil War Christmas Choirs This Week

by: Todd Williams at 12/08/2009 12:19 PM

The Huntington is welcoming over 30 choirs to the Boston University Theatre to perform before each performance of  A Civil War Christmas . In case you missed it - there was a nice write up in the Globe a few weeks ago. Click here  to read more... ...

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Student Performances SOLD OUT!

by: Meg O'Brien at 12/03/2009 12:21 PM

Greetings! Meg O'Brien, Education Dept. Manager here! Part of my job here is to facilitate our Student Matinee Series.  I’m writing with an incredible update on our 2009-2010 Season. We, in the Department of Education and Community Programs, have...

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The Huntington Helps Light Boston's Christmas Tree

by: Todd Williams at 12/02/2009 12:23 PM

BOSTON'S OFFICIAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Members of the cast of  A Civil War Christmas  will perform at the Mayor's Tree Lighting on Boston Common (6pm-8pm) on Thursday, December 3. Can't attend? Tune into WCVB-TV - channel 5 at 7pm to watch! ...

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A Civil War Christmas Choirs Through December 6

by: Todd Williams at 11/28/2009 12:24 PM

The Huntington is welcoming over 30 choirs to the Boston University Theatre to perform before each performance of  A Civil War Christmas . In case you missed it - there was a nice write up in the Globe just last week. Click  here to read more... ...

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Paula Vogel: A Civil War Christmas

by: Todd Williams at 11/23/2009 12:25 PM

Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s newest play,  A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration  set in and around Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve 1864, brings together the Lincolns, soldiers, runaway slaves, and others in a...

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A Civil War Christmas Beard Contest

by: Todd Williams at 11/20/2009 12:28 PM

We had a pretty good number of contestants in our little  Civil Beard War . View the beard contestants in the slideshow, and then register your vote in the poll below. Voting will run through Thanksgiving.  Vote for your favorite Civil War Christm...

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Inbox: Civil Beard War for Christmas Opening

by: Todd Williams at 11/11/2009 12:31 PM

On occasion I'll forward something straight from my inbox that doesn't need much explanation. Last week our Scene shop foreman, Brian Sears, wrote the following:  In the scene shop we have decided to get into the spirit of  A Civil War Christmas...

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August Wilson's Neighborhood

by: Todd Williams at 11/10/2009 12:33 PM

One of the more interesting things we heard at our post show discussions for Fences was that many people really thought they had seen the play here before, even though we had never done it. The world of this play was a very familiar place for our...

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Finding the Calderwood: A Long and Winding Road

by: Todd Williams at 11/10/2009 12:36 PM

I just HAD to share this great story left by one of our patrons who came and saw A Long and Winding Road  recently: abbygirl  said... "My husband and I literally traversed "A Long and Winding Road" to reach your theater to enjoy the show - which w...

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Maureen McGovern in A Long and Winding Road

by: Todd Williams at 10/04/2009 12:47 PM

This week has been all about rehearsals for Maureen McGovern in  A Long and Winding Road .  Director Phillip Himberg and Maureen began rehearsals in Boston on Tuesday. They had spent the previous week rehearsing in NY, culminating with a run thru...

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Ronan Noone's Little Black Dress

by: Todd Williams at 10/01/2009 12:51 PM

I saw Ronan Noone at the Fences  opening a couple of weeks ago. We talked about the rehearsals for a production of his new play Little Black Dress at Boston Playwrights' Theatre and he was very excited about it... he says he has the BEST cast ever...

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Huntington Shakes Up Playwriting Fellows Program

by: Lisa Timmel at 09/30/2009 01:55 PM

The Huntington Theatre Company is accepting applications for its Huntington Playwriting Fellows program.  Go  here  for more information. Here’s the short version why: Literary Department Goals, 2009-2010: 1. Create a more transparent process for...

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Join the Conversation

by: Charles Haugland at 09/12/2009 01:57 PM

Last night, at our first preview for  Fences , we started something new. I'm going to introduce Literary Associate Charles Haugland to tell you all about it: Most nights this season at the Huntington you may hear a new announcement about an...

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Summer Shakespeare

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 09/09/2009 01:58 PM

Hello, this is Lynne Johnson, Associate Director of Education at the Huntington Theatre Company sharing a fabulous summer experience with you from the Education Department. This past summer the education department had the pleasure of producing ou...

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Fences...We Have A Problem...

by: Todd Williams at 09/05/2009 02:04 PM

...and it's a good problem to have! Our student matinee of Fences was sold out, and we had requests for another 800 seats, and we're expecting more. So we needed to add another student matinee. There were about 40 emails back and forth trying to...

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Fences Scenic Recordings

by: Todd Williams at 09/05/2009 02:06 PM

Here are some design renderings from our production of  Fences . Scenic Design is by Marjorie Kellogg. We start onstage rehearsals Tuesday and our first preview on Friday. I have some construction photos and now that the set is onstage will take...

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