Blog entries posted during 2011

Huntington Theatre Company tops honors lists for 2011

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 12/30/2011 12:14 PM

As 2011 comes to a close, we're thrilled and honored to see Huntington productions staged here and elsewhere recognized:   • The Boston Globe — Don Aucoin #1:  Ruined #2:  Candide #5:  Richard III   • The Boston Phoenix — Carolyn Clay #2:  Candide...

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God of Carnage in Rehearsal

by: Emily Ranii, Assistant to the Director at 12/22/2011 12:25 PM

We're now 10 days into rehearsals for  God of Carnage .  In the room: Director Daniel Goldstein and a team of top-notch actors. Brooks Ashmanskas (a.k.a. Brooksy) and Christy Pusz play the visiting couple, Alan and Annette Raleigh. Stephen Bogardu...

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Poetry Out Loud Registration Continues

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 12/08/2011 12:27 PM

Registration for Massachusetts’ seventh annual Poetry Out Loud is open through December 23. All Massachusetts high schools are invited to participate. To register or learn more about how to bring POL to your school, visit huntingtontheatre.org/pol...

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Desire & Transformation at the Museum of Fine Arts

by: Rebecca Bradshaw, Stone Artistic Producing Intern at 11/30/2011 12:33 PM

Audiences at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston have been admiring one of the most intriguing and powerful goddesses of the ancient world. “ Aphrodite and the Gods of Love ” features exquisite sculptures, mosaics, and paintings from the ancient...

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In Search of a Reason to Email Oprah? We've Got One!

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 11/04/2011 12:53 PM

Many of you remember Oberon K.A. Adjepong , the fabulous actor who played Christian, the traveling salesman and admirer of Mama Nadi, in our production of Ruined last January. Oberon K.A. Adjepong (Christian) & Tonye Patano (Mama Nadi) in Ruined...

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Join Us For the 35 Below Fall Crawl - Monday, November 14

by: Thom Dunn at 11/03/2011 10:18 AM

It's been nearly two months since our last (totally awesome!)  35 Below Wrap Party  for  Candide  (actually 53 days, 6 hours, and 47 minutes, but who's counting? What? Oh. Right), and quite frankly, I think we're all starting to feel a little ants...

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Before I Leave You: By The Numbers

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 10/26/2011 10:20 AM

Before I Leave You  officially opens tonight. In case you missed  The Boston Globe's  fantastic cover story on October 14,  here it is .   The cover of  The Boston Globe's ' g' section Friday, October 14 The Huntington Theatre Company's production...

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Students Connect With Candide

by: Harry Hobbs, Education Professional Intern at 10/24/2011 10:21 AM

It's been about a month since I've begun my journey as a Professional Education Intern here at the Huntington and one of the most pleasurable parts of my work is to visit schools and prep students who come see our shows as part of our  Student...

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Candide Closes — Audience Refuses To Leave

by: Todd Williams at 10/16/2011 10:23 AM

The  Candide  cast, orchestra and crew had given a stellar closing performance. They had taken their bows, the house lights were on, the actors had gone down to their dressing rooms, and I had turned off the camera, having recorded the show for ou...

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Painting It Red: A Sheep On The Town

by: The Red Sheep (via Marketing Interns Leanne Lewis & Leah Rotti) at 10/11/2011 10:26 AM

Let me tell you, ever since I arrived in Boston at the end of August to start preparing for my upcoming theatrical debut in  Candide ,  I’ve been so busy. You’d think oh, being a sheep shouldn’t be so hard, right? Uh,  wrong.  There is so much to...

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Education at the Huntington: Attracting New Schools

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 10/03/2011 10:28 AM

A few people were asking about what was going on in Education last night from 4 - 6, so Donna thought it would be a good idea to let you know about it. We are always recruiting new schools for all of our programs, but last night we were highlighti...

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5 Ways To Be A Theatre Locavore

by: Lisa Timmel at 09/29/2011 10:30 AM

Picture a playwright. If the person you picture is dead, white, and male, I have news for you. Playwrights walk among us, living, breathing, and creating. One may be sitting next to you right now. (Generally speaking, they tend to love theatre)...

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An Interview with Before I Leave You Playwright Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro

by: Charles Haugland at 09/19/2011 10:42 AM

I recently interviewed playwright Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro to write a note for the program of her upcoming show, Before I Leave You . Parts of the interview were excerpted, so we are offering the whole, uncut interview here on the blog. Enjoy!...

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Huntington Audience Donate To Flooded Weston Playhouse

by: Todd Williams at 09/18/2011 10:49 AM

Cast member Tom Aulino, Production Manager Todd Williams, and the cast of Candide  collected over $3800 in donations to benefit the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Flood Relief Fund at  CANDIDE  performances on Thursday and Friday evenings of thi...

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Candide Cast to Sing At Red Sox Game!

by: Todd Williams at 09/13/2011 10:52 AM

Newsflash! Fifteen members of the cast of the Huntington Theatre Company’s production Candide will perform the National Anthem at the 1:35pm Boston Red Sox game on Wednesday, September 14. A duck boat provided by Boston Duck Tours will transport t...

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The Making of Candide

by: Todd Williams at 08/19/2011 10:56 AM

Enjoy this fun video of the build, rehearsals, set install, and performance of CANDIDE  from our friends at  The Goodman  and  Shakespeare Theatre Company  (STC). The production was built and first produced at the Goodman, them moved to STC where...

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Ready for Candide Rehearsals

by: Todd Williams at 08/18/2011 10:57 AM

  Contributed by Todd Williams The rehearsal hall is packed with Props for Candide - it's quite a sight! Enjoy the slide show. Over the next few days the stage management staff will work with props to get the room organized, tape out the ground pl...

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Stick Fly Lands on Broadway

by: Thom Dunn at 08/16/2011 10:58 AM

Lydia Diamond, Kenny Leon, and producer Alicia Keys talk about  Stick Fly  on Broadway . Did you see the Huntington Theatre Company/Arena Stage production? Are you planning to see it in NY?

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The Huntington Theatre Company in Shocking 3D

by: Todd Williams at 08/10/2011 11:01 AM

Musings from Managing Director Michael Maso (who celebrated a birthday yesterday) on the 3D craze. The Huntington Theatre Company - Avenue of the Arts - South End - Celebrating 30 Years of Timeless Theatre. Tickets for our 2011-2012 on sale TODAY!...

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The Darling Buds of...June?

by: Thom Dunn at 06/01/2011 11:03 AM

I woke up this morning and the first thing I thought to myself was "June? When did it suddenly become  June ?" Now, logic would dictate that it became June after the month of May was all said and done, but for those of us here at the Huntington, t...

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The Huntington Receives $10M Endowment Gift From The Calderwood Charitable Foundation

by: Todd Williams at 04/28/2011 11:10 AM

      That's a $10,000,000 check! The Huntington Theatre Company received today a $10,000,000 donation from the Calderwood Charitable Foundation. The Calderwood contribution is intended to provide the Huntington with about $500,000 in annual...

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Staff Profile: Larry Dersch

by: Todd Williams at 03/31/2011 11:12 AM

The Huntington is known for their fabulous productions, well-acted plays, and beautiful sets. What goes on behind the scenes is equally important as what happens on stage. That’s why the Huntington is lucky to have hard-working and dedicated Larry...

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Sons of the Prophet: 5 Days til Tech Rehearsals

by: Rebecca Bellan at 03/22/2011 11:18 AM

Sons of the Prophet , a surprising comedy about two brothers dealing with the death of their father and the illness of their uncle, is well on its way to production. Tech is this Sunday, so the shops are working hard to get the set and costumes...

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Poetry Out Loud

by: Lynn Johnson, Associate Director of Education at 03/17/2011 11:25 AM

For the past several months, the Huntington’s Education Department has been busy gearing up for the sixth annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest for the state of Massachusetts. The Huntington Theatre Company’s Education Department is t...

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Script Club

by: Meg White, Director of Major Gifts at 03/09/2011 11:31 AM

On Monday, we held the Huntington’s inaugural Script Club  meeting, which was hosted by our Artistic Director, Peter DuBois, and was great fun! Set up like a book club, members had previously read the script for  Sons of the  Prophet (our next...

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Educating Rita vs Sons of the Prophet

by: Rebecca Bellan at 03/07/2011 11:32 AM

Most of the shops on Huntington Ave are busy juggling two productions. With Educating Rita opening in two weeks and Sons of the Prophet beginning rehearsal next week, Props, Paints, and Sound have a lot on their hands. Antique Morris chair In the...

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Educating Rita: First Rehearsal Day For Props & Costumes

by: Rebecca Bellan at 02/15/2011 11:39 AM

Progress in Costumes and Props is underway for the upcoming production of Educating Rita. The first rehearsal for the play was yesterday, and the costume shop used this opportunity to sketch out the many quick costume changes that the main...

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Educating Rita with a Hot Pot of Coffee

by: Nicholas Vargas, Assistant to the Director at 02/22/2011 11:47 AM

Educating Rita  Assistant Director Nicholas Vargas has been receiving his own education in the rehearsal room, mainly involving British dialects and slang terms. He shares his thoughts and observations following the first week of rehearsal working...

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The Inaugural August Wilson Monologue Competition

by: Donna Glick, Director of Education & Community Programs at 02/10/2011 11:50 AM

I wanted to share with everyone that Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department kicked-off our new program — at least to the public — the August Wilson Monologue Competition, on Saturday, February 5, with great success. We have been working...

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