Blog entries posted during 2013

On Women & The 'F'-Word (Feminism)

by: Lisa Timmel at 05/22/2013 03:28 PM

Recently,  Lisa Timmel,  the Huntington’s director of new work, exchanged emails with playwright  Gina Gionfriddo  about her play  Rapture, Blister, Burn . Their conversation centered around feminism and the eternal bonds and conflicts of...

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The Gina Chronicles

by: Sam Lasman at 05/15/2013 03:45 PM

When Gina Gionfriddo’s  Rapture, Blister, Burn   opens in May 2013, three years will have passed since her  Becky Shaw   appeared on the Huntington stage. After directing  Becky Shaw ’s premiere, New York, and Huntington productions, Peter DuBois...

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Discovering Broadway with AWMC Finalist Iliana Mendez

by: Iliana Mendez at 05/14/2013 03:54 PM

August Wilson Monologue Competition finalist Iliana Mendez, a student at Brighton High School, shares her story about discovering theatre and performing on her first Broadway stage. Iliana Mendez, center, with Antonio Stroud, Naheem Garcia, and...

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Gearing Up For The Boston Theatre Marathon

by: Sam Lasman at 05/09/2013 03:59 PM

This weekend (May 11 and 12), Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 15 th  annual Boston Theater Marathon and the associated Warm-Up Laps reading series.  The Warm-Up Laps, now in their fourth year, present free, public readings of new plays by...

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Post-Post Feminism But Were Afraid To Ask

by: Lisa Timmel at 05/08/2013 04:09 PM

“Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.” — Dante's  Inferno “I guess the grass is always greener. It’s just . . . It’s what you said, right? It’s that forty-somethin...

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It's Been A Week

by: Thom Dunn at 05/01/2013 04:14 PM

So. It's been a week. Or technically it's been a lot of weeks but more specifically it's this past week that has been particularly exciting for all of us here at the Huntington -- following, of course, one of the scariest weeks as Bostonians that...

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Fighting For Respect with AWMC Finalist Derek Lindesay

by: Derek Lindesay at 05/10/2013 11:15 AM

It is truly hard to find words that can express my gratitude to Alex Truppi and everyone else at the Huntington who has worked with me over the past five years. I would not have had the courage to go out on stage at the August Wilson Theatre and...

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Meet the August Wilson Monologue Competition Finalists

by: Alex Truppi at 04/30/2013 11:21 AM

From left: Derek Lindesday, Antonio Stroud, and Iliana Mendez On Saturday, March 16, students from eleven Boston high schools competed in the Boston finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Huntington Teaching Artists worked in residenci...

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A Raisin D'Etre

by: John J King at 04/08/2013 11:26 AM

From John J King , the official "Child Wrangler" for  A Raisin In The Sun: The things I remember about theater I’ve worked on are behind the scenes — you don’t remember the way an audience laughed at a line on the third Friday, but you remember th...

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Super Pal, Super Star: or, The Little Girl In "M" (part 2)

by: Matt Chapuran at 04/04/2013 01:16 PM

To recap from the last post ,  the Huntington Theatre Company was looking for a kid to appear in a small role in Ryan Landry's "M,"  a wild new play that riffs on the Fritz Lang German film of the same name that gave us Peter Lorre as an obsessed...

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Hey Remember That Time We Won A Tony Award That Was Totally Awesome

by: Thom Dunn at 06/12/2013 03:11 PM

Who's got two thumbs and just won a Tony Award? This Guy . Well, technically, this company , but companies don't really have collective thumbs or anything, so the joke doesn't really work as well. Still, the point is: We have a Tony Award! Desiree...

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Super Pal, Super Star: or, The Little Girl In "M" (part 1)

by: Matt Chapuran at 04/03/2013 09:37 AM

From Matt Chapuran, Institutional Giving Manager At the Huntington Theatre Company, we're taking on a wild adaptation of " M ," the old German Fritz Lang movie that launched Peter Lorre in the role of a child serial murderer. Although in the hands...

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The Jungle Book Is Coming! The Jungle Book Is Coming!

by: Thom Dunn at 06/27/2013 05:58 PM

We could not be more excited to welcome Mary Zimmerman back to the Huntington, and what better way to mark her triumphant return than a stage adaptation of  The Jungle Book ?  Some of our subscribers (and staff) still haven't fully recovered from...

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I Believe In The Power of Duff

by: Thom Dunn at 07/08/2013 08:15 PM

The Power of Duff  marks the return of playwright Stephen Belber to the Huntington, following 2005's  Carol Mulroney  (the first production of ours to feature Johanna Day, who has since become a favorite of many of our audience members). Directed ...

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2013 IRNE Award Nominations

by: Thom Dunn at 02/25/2013 09:20 AM

From the IRNE Awards website: The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards were founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and Larry Stark of the TheaterMirror in 1997. The IRNE Awards recognize the extraordinary wealth of tale...

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Michael & Peter's Adventures Across The Pond

by: Allison McDonough at 02/04/2013 09:28 AM

From Allison McDonough, Assistant to Managing Director Michael Maso It is always a lonely week on my side of the office when Michael Maso is out of town, especially when I can imagine all the FANTASTIC theatre that he's seeing. A few weeks ago,...

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2013 Poetry Out Loud MA State Finals

by: Meg O'Brien at 03/13/2013 06:33 PM

We are thrilled to introduce you to  Courtney Stewart , our 2013  Poetry Out Loud  Champion.  This image, captured by David Marshall at the moment his name was announced as Champion, captures the spirit of the program perfectly. This past Sunday, ...

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Maria Aitken Brings Family Fun To The Cocktail Hour

by: Thom Dunn at 07/31/2013 09:20 PM

Our relationship with director Maria Aitken goes back to 2007 with her production of  Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps , which moved on to Broadway and ran for nearly 800 performances. Fortunately she appears to reciprocate our love, and we've sinc...

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The Secret History of A Raisin In The Sun

by: Sam Lasman at 03/27/2013 10:40 PM

A Raisin in the Sun  achieved instant success when it premiered in 1959. However, the titanic reputation of Lorraine Hansberry's masterpiece has obscured the legacy of black playwrights who preceded her. While she was the first black woman to have...

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Reverse The Curse: A Raisin In The Sun

by: Thom Dunn at 03/15/2013 10:43 PM

This past Wednesday night marked a miracle: Liesl Tommy finally opened a Huntington show on schedule. Liesl’s previous two Huntington Openings were canceled –from a huge snowstorm January 5, 2011 ( Ruined ) and because of the Back Bay Blackout in...

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A Raisin In The Sun: #Twittermission Round-Up

by: Thom Dunn at 03/12/2013 10:49 PM

This past Friday night we hosted our second #Twittermission event, encouraging the audience to tweet us questions about the production to be answered by an artist involved the show. We were lucky enough to be joined by Omar Robinson , currently...

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A Raisin In The Sun Tech Week

by: Thom Dunn at 03/06/2013 10:51 PM

The cast and crew of our new production of A Raisin In The Sun  have been working over the past few weeks to bring Liesl Tommy's fresh new vision of this timeless American classic to the stage. Cast members Keona Welch (Beneatha), LeRoy McClain...

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This Friday — Join The Party With #35Below!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/05/2013 10:54 PM

Theatre is one of the oldest human art forms, but somewhere along the way, it developed a stigma as being for “old people.” There’s plenty of sociological and cultural history that can explain this — cost, tradition, increasing accessibility to...

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A Raisin In The Sun First Rehearsal: the Meet & Greet

by: Thom Dunn at 02/14/2013 10:56 PM

Tuesday marked the first day of rehearsal for A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry here at the Huntington. It’s only the second show that we’ve produced more than once in the last 31 years (the other being Candide in 1989 and again in 2011 )....

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Invisible Man #Twittermission Round-Up

by: Thom Dunn at 01/31/2013 11:00 PM

Our inaugural #Twittermission took place on the evening of January 30. The Twitterverse was buzzing with excitement when we announced the event, and there were many people following closesly as I communicated over video chat with  Invisible Man...

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Introducing: #Twittermission

by: Thom Dunn at 01/28/2013 11:02 PM

As Twitter has continued to grow in popularity, there's been a lot of talk in the theatre world about how to integrate it (and other social media platforms / smartphone apps) into performances. Many of you have probably already heard or read about...

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"Two Plays, One Night" — A Special One-Night Only Event

by: Rebecca Curtis at 01/25/2013 11:04 PM

Page property . . From page: Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and the City of Boston Present Free Community Event Wednesday, February 20 at the Strand Theatre: "Two Plays, One House" [3960] Property: Main body

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Happy 284th Birthday, Mr. Lessing!

by: Sam Lasman at 01/22/2013 11:07 PM

My desk is currently host to a plethora of baked goods, individually bagged and awaiting sale. While we dramaturgs generally strive to bring good will and sugary cheer to all, there is a more specific reason behind these efforts today. On this day...

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Special Upcoming Invisible Man Post-Show Conversations

by: Sam Lasman at 01/16/2013 11:08 PM

Given the depth and complexity of the themes explored in  Invisible Man   (both the novel and our currently running stage adaptation), we've invited local scholars who study Ellison, his work, and/or broader themes of African-American literature a...

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What Audiences Are Saying About Invisible Man

by: Thom Dunn at 01/15/2013 11:09 PM

Have you seen  Invisible Man ? Please share your comments with us. In the final moment of the play, Invisible Man declares, "Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" When have you felt invisible? Did this story speak for you...

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Huntington Theatre Company and Zoo New England announce "Jungle Book days at the zoo" in August

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 08/02/2013 05:17 PM

Page property . . From page: Huntington Theatre Company and Zoo New England announce "Jungle Book days at the zoo" in August [5401] Property: Main body

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The Music of The Jungle Book

by: Ali Leskowitz, Assistant Company Manager at 08/06/2013 11:33 AM

“I was blown away by Mary Zimmerman’s transporting and visually stunning production. It immediately reminded me of what I love about her work – her big heart, sophisticated mind, and playful imagination. In this latest creation, she brilliantly...

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The Sights & Sounds of India: Re-Imagining The Jungle Book

by: Lesley Gibson at 08/15/2013 12:25 PM

The Jungle Book creative team at the Taj Mahal: TJ Gerkens, Dan Ostling, Ajay Rathore Singh, Leo Chiang, Mara Blumenfeld, and Doug Peck. When Disney Theatrical Group conceived of a stage version of the classic 1967 film The Jungle Book , they easi...

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The Jungle Book Curtain Calls

by: Huntington Theatre Company at 08/23/2013 02:00 PM

Name: Akash Chopra Role: Mowgli Hometown: New York City, New York What has been your favorite moment while performing The Jungle Book ?  Opening night was magical and I will never forget it. How are you like your character?  Mowgli is exciting and...

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The Power of Duff and the Power of Prayer

by: Lisa Timmel at 09/30/2013 01:00 PM

“Uniquely comic and unabashedly theatrical, The Power of Duff also pulses with incredible emotional clarity. It tells the transformative story of one man waking up to life, just as it seemed he was too lost and it was too late.” — Peter DuBois...

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Staging Connections: Stephen Belber on The Power of Duff

by: Charles Haugland at 10/03/2013 03:00 PM

Stephen Belber is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and film director. His plays include his breakout hit Tape  starring Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke, his Broadway debut Match  directed by the Huntington's former Artistic Director...

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Going Off Script: Public Figures & Unplanned Words

by: Charles Haugland at 10/09/2013 11:00 AM

In Stephen Belber’s  The Power of Duff , newscaster Charlie Duff delivers a polished send-off nightly: “Have a safe and happy night.” Like Edward R. Murrow’s “Good night and good luck” or Walter Cronkite’s “And that’s the way it is,” Charlie’s fin...

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Real Life Onstage: The Cocktail Hour and More

by: Sam Lasman at 11/01/2013 02:00 PM

“This play captures a slice of life that our audience will undoubtedly recognize. We have been talking about a revival of A.R. Gurney’s American comedy of manners for a few years now, and when we learned Maria Aitken was available to direct it, th...

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The History of the Martini

by: Sam Lasman at 11/14/2013 01:30 PM

When John’s mother Ann orders her drink — “a very dry martini, with plenty of ice... and a small twist of lemon” — her patrician credentials are on full display. The martini is the beverage par excellence of America’s much-dwindled leisure class....

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Welcome to the 2013-2014 Season!

by: Thom Dunn at 08/08/2013 10:54 AM

Tickets have just gone on sale for our 2013-2014 Season , and we could not have picked a better lineup to keep our momentum going from last season. From Our Town  to the Tony Awards and everything in between, it's been a pretty good year for us, a...

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Candelaria Silva-Collins: Removing the Cost Barrier For Theatre

by: Thom Dunn at 08/12/2013 04:17 PM

We recently announced the official launch of our " Community Membership Program ," the latest in our ongoing efforts to provide affordable opportunities for any and everyone to attend our productions, regardless of income or economic status. We...

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Educating Rita and Obama's Plan for US Community Colleges

by: Charles Haugland at 03/07/2013 11:44 AM

Educating Rita starts previews this Friday, and in a fascinating coincidence, the subject of adult learners and continuing education is all over the news.   In the play, Rita is a hairdresser who discovers a passion for learning and English...

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Educated by Rita

by: Nicholas Vargas, Assistant to the Director at 03/03/2013 11:46 AM

The astounding thing about the theatre is how it requires a level of excellence and precision equal to, if not greater than, film and TV — but it's live! A not-so-brilliant or original realization, I know, but one that needs restating as often as...

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The Jungle Book

by: Todd Williams at 08/19/2013 12:03 PM

I've decided to do a little blogging again. Not so much because I have the time, but because I miss it. And we have some very exciting projects to tell you about this fall! The first thrilling project is The Jungle Book . We first heard about The...

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Prepping for The Jungle Book

by: Todd Williams at 08/20/2013 03:09 PM

We've been busy this month getting ready for The Jungle Book to arrive from Chicago. Bringing in a show of this scale requires a little reconfiguration, and sometimes some capital improvements. This slideshow shows you a little of the work we've...

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Plasma-Cutting Through The Jungle Book

by: Nick Hernon, Scenic Carpenter at 08/26/2013 10:32 AM

Scenery Mechanic Jesse Washburn, slicing through the brush of the jungle with his handy plasma cutter What helps the Huntington take a show built by our Chicagoan comrades and fit it into our own home-on-Huntington-Avenue? What can eat through...

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Play Me, I'm Yours!

by: Thom Dunn at 09/04/2013 02:32 PM

To celebrate their 75th anniversary, our friends at the Celebrity Series of Boston  have teamed up with renowned artist Luke Jerram to bring his " Play Me, I'm Yours! " public piano installation project to Boston. From September 27 through October...

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CASTING CALL: Your Chance To Be On On a Screen On a Stage At the Huntington

by: Thom Dunn at 09/10/2013 12:21 PM

The Huntington is looking for a few people to play extras in several pre-recorded video scenes for our upcoming production of Stephen Belber's The Power of Duff (s ince it is a show about a news anchor, it only makes sense that there would be some...

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David Wilson Barnes and Jennifer Westfeldt Lead The Cast of Stephen Belber's The Power of Duff at the Huntington Theatre Company Beginning October 11.

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 09/12/2013 01:51 PM

Page property . . From page: David Wilson Barnes and Jennifer Westfeldt Lead The Cast of Stephen Belber's The Power of Duff at the Huntington Theatre Company Beginning October 11 [6762] Property: Main body

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Mowgli, Baloo, and Cast Members from Huntington Theatre Company's The Jungle Book to Perform National Anthem at Saturday's Red Sox / Yankees Game

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 09/13/2013 03:43 PM

Sixteen members of the cast of the Huntington Theatre Company's production of The Jungle Book  will perform the National Anthem tomorrow, Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Fenway Park before the nationally televised 1:05pm Red Sox game versus the N...

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Due To Popular Demand, Huntington Theatre Company Announces A Second Extension of The Jungle Book — Must Close October 20!

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 09/18/2013 10:19 AM

Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company again extends the run of its world premiere adaptation of The Jungle Book  — the final performance will now be Sunday, October 20. The “inventive and visually stunning” ( Entertainment Weekly )...

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Red Sox Do The Jungle Book Boogie (Get Down)

by: Thom Dunn at 09/18/2013 10:28 AM

Wow. What just happened? One moment it's August and everything is lovely, fine, and humid, then this massive army of people shows up from Chicago and takes over our rehearsal hall and stage and then all of the sudden it's autumn and we have a 35...

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The Jungle Sings & Sways: Music & Dance in The Jungle Book

by: Neena Arndt at 09/19/2013 12:55 PM

Akash Chopra (Mowgli) and Kevin Carolan (Baloo) in The Jungle Book . Photo: Liz Lauren Years after his uncle Walt’s death, Roy E. Disney commented, “With The Jungle Book, he certainly got hooked on the jungle and the characters that lived there.”...

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Huntington Theatre Company Presents Three Performances of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years November 23 & 24

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 09/24/2013 04:16 PM

The Huntington Theatre Company presents a concert version of Jason Robert Brown’s powerful contemporary musical  The Last Five Years  for three performances only November 23 and 24.  Adam Kantor  ( Rent, Avenue Q ) and&  Betsy Wolfe  ( The Mystery...

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Acclaimed Jungle Book Orchestra To Perform "Out Of The Jungle" Fusion Concert at Johnny D's Uptown On October 6.

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 09/25/2013 12:51 PM

The twelve-piece jazz/Indian fusion orchestra from the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of  The Jungle Book will perform  Out of the Jungle  at Johnny D’s Uptown in Somerville on Sunday, October 6 at 8:15pm. The one-night-only event is a...

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The Jungle Book Becomes The Highest Grossing Production In Huntington Theatre Company History

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 09/30/2013 12:41 PM

(BOSTON)  — On Saturday, the Huntington Theatre Company's production of  The Jungle Book  became the most successful production in the company's 31-year history, grossing $1,584,263 to date with three full weeks remaining in its run. It surpasses...

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Coolidge Corner Theatre / Huntington Theatre Company Collaboration "Stage & Screen" Continues Oct. 14 With Lumet Film Network

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 09/27/2013 01:09 PM

Stage & Screen , a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, begins its second season of collaboration on  Monday,...

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A Look At Playwright Stephen Belber

by: Charles Haugland at 10/16/2013 12:41 PM

“Most of the characters I create tend to be equipped with language, but woefully ill-equipped when it comes to accurately and honestly expressing their selves, a dilemma I find to be rather human. The world often appears to me to be full of good...

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Creating The World: An Interview With The Power of Duff Scenic Designer David Rockwell

by: Charles Haugland at 10/23/2013 02:44 PM

To call David Rockwell simply “a designer” doesn’t capture the vast range of his work. With offices in New York, Madrid, and Dubai, he leads a 150-person team called the Rockwell Group and takes on projects that range from playgrounds to airports....

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Get Out Of The Jungle With The Jungle Book Band

by: Thom Dunn at 10/03/2013 02:33 PM

I'm just gonna put this out there: the crazy hybrid Indian-Jazz-fusion music of The Jungle Book  is worth the price of admission alone (one of the cast members told me at the first rehearsal, "You ain't lived til' you've heard blues sitar"). This...

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The Jungle Book To Celebrate 100th Performance Tuesday, October 8

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 10/08/2013 10:30 AM

(BOSTON)  — The Huntington Theatre Company's production of  The Jungle Book  will play its 100 th  performance on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30pm.  The Jungle Book  is produced in association with Chicago's Goodman Theatre where the run began on...

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The Jungle Book Orchestra Jams Out of the Jungle!

by: Stephanie Ormston at 10/08/2013 01:48 PM

A sitar and a trombone walk into a bar… No, this isn’t the set up for a bad joke; this was the set up for my Sunday night, when I headed to Johnny D’s Uptown in Somerville to see The Jungle Book orchestra spend some well-deserved time in the...

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Do You Have What It Takes To Join...THE HUNT?

by: Thom Dunn at 10/10/2013 01:44 PM

From the Private Lives 35 Below Party By now I'm sure most of you have heard about the Huntington's fantastic 35 Below program, which offers $25 tickets for any & all performances for anyone under the age of 35 * . It's pretty much the best deal...

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Marsh & McLennan Agency and Partners Donate A Performance of The Jungle Book To Marilyn Rodman Theatre For Kids — Over 800 Boston-Area At-Risk-Youth Will Attend on October 17

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 10/15/2013 12:25 PM

(Boston) — Marsh & McLennan Agency  has partnered with several local businesses to donate a performance of the Huntington Theatre Company's hit production of  The Jungle Book  to the  Marilyn Rodman Theatre for Kids . Thanks to the generosity of t...

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A Day In The Life (Of A Tony Award)

by: Thom Dunn at 10/21/2013 10:45 AM

By now, it's pretty well known that we recently received a Tony Award . But then...so now what? Well, for one thing, we've got this fancy little trophy that's hangin' out at the theatre. So that's cool. And we've been taking turns passing it aroun...

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Huntington Alumni Return For A.R. Gurney's American Comedy Of Manners The Cocktail Hour — Performances Begin November 15

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 10/25/2013 04:10 PM

(Boston)  — A host of favorite Huntington Theatre Company artists return for a new stagging of A.R. Gurney's American comedy of manners The Cocktail Hour . Maria Aitken  ( Betrayal, Private Lives , and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps  at the...

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The Power of Duff Comes To Texas (in Spanish)

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 10/28/2013 11:44 AM

Texas newscaster Michelle Valles and Charles Duff from The Power of Duff have a lot more in common than their day job. Like Charlie, Michelle found herself in the middle of a controversy when her popular sign off phrase “Goodbye and hasta mañana”...

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Ghosts of the HAUNTington, or, What Horrors Haunt The Hallways Of Our Hallowed Home?

by: Thom Dunn at 10/31/2013 11:00 AM

Note: the above header image is actually the logo for a legitimate paranormal research organization based out of Huntington, West Virginia . Shhh, don't tell Henry Jewett as Macbeth the eponymous character from the Scottish play. Painted by Jacob...

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Playwright & Religion Professor To Speak at Huntington's Power of Duff Humanities Forum Sunday

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 11/01/2013 10:22 AM

(Boston) — The Power of Duff playwright Stephen Belber  and Trinity College professor of religion in public life Mark Silk  will lead the conversation at the Huntington Theatre Company's Humanities Forum on Sunday, November 3rd following the 2pm...

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A Look At Playwright A.R. Gurney

by: Sam Lasman at 11/05/2013 01:29 PM

Albert Ramsdell Gurney, Jr. was born in 1930, scion of a prosperous Buffalo family. He grew up, in his words, “surrounded by plays” — at school, on the radio, at the charity performances of his parents’ social clubs, on weekend trips to local...

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The WASP Life

by: Charles Haugland at 11/07/2013 09:26 AM

“Think much, speak little, write less,” read plaques on display in the homes of Isabella Stewart Gardner and J.P. Morgan. While the prep- schooled scions of the old-money elite controlled America’s political, business, and military establishment f...

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Good Libations

by: Thom Dunn at 11/15/2013 12:12 PM

For a show called The Cocktail Hour , it should come as no surprise that there's a whole lotta drinkin' goin' on over the course of the evening. It would be irresponsible* of us to encourage you to keep the pace every time that Ann utters "Just a...

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Drink A Drink For Dear Old Dad

by: Thom Dunn at 11/20/2013 02:48 PM

In case you can't make it out to Somerville to try our custom Cocktail Hour cocktail "The Cocktail Hour" at The Independent , we've got another new concoction to tantalize your tastebuds — and this one's only available south of the Charles. Our...

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Education Updates & Poetry Out Loud

by: Alex Truppi at 11/22/2013 11:45 AM

As you know, it’s been an exciting time for us here in Boston. The World Series brought really phenomenal energy to Boston and we had a great time watching it all unfold. We also thoroughly enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek way Pinsky further immortaliz...

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FourPlay!

by: Lawrence Goodman, Huntington Playwriting Fellow at 12/04/2013 02:39 PM

Introducing: FourPlay ! We all entered the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program in 2011 and now meet regularly as a writer's group. Here's a little bit about what we've all been up to: Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro  has been revising her play, Mammal...

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Sexy Broadway Hit Venus In Fur Begins January 2014 at the Huntington

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 11/26/2013 11:37 AM

(BOSTON) — Huntington Theatre Company kicks off 2014 with David Ives' sexy Broadway smash hit Venus In Fur , deemed "90 minutes of good, kinky fun," by The New York Times . Daniel Goldstein  ( God of Carnage ) returns to the Huntington to direct t...

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Playwrights-On-Playwriting, Dec. 1 & Dec. 8

by: Thom Dunn at 11/26/2013 11:48 AM

James Waterston & Richard Poe in The Cocktail Hour . Photo: T. Charles Erickson Here at the Huntington, we pride ourselves on our post-show offerings, from the audience conversations that take place after almost every performance to the Actors...

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Help Us Bring Cuba To The Stage

by: Thom Dunn at 12/03/2013 01:18 PM

Today is the first day of auditions for Becoming Cuba  by playwright-in-residence Melinda Lopez. It's also #GivingTuesday , which you've probably noticed if you've gone anywhere near any kind of social media today and found yourself bombarded with...

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Give It Up For #GivingTuesday!

by: Thom Dunn at 12/04/2013 10:25 AM

I saw some conversation on Twitter, both lamenting the overexposure of #GivingTuesday appeals, and questioning the effectiveness of having every single not-for-profit in the country ask for money on the exact same day. But you know what's better...

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A Conversation with A.R. Gurney

by: Thom Dunn at 12/06/2013 10:44 AM

Fresh from the world premiere of his newest play, Family Furniture , The Cocktail Hour  playwright A.R. Gurney stopped by the BU Theatre this past weekend to catch a performance of his psuedo-meta-auto-biographical show. He stopped along the way t...

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Getting To Know Playwrights As Characters

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 12/12/2013 10:00 AM

It is a unique experience to be in a room full of playwrights. First, because there is always that underlying suspicion that something you say will make it to one of their plays. Second, it is interesting to see how much of themselves, although no...

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Lighting Sets The Mood For Venus

by: Mike Wellman at 12/16/2013 01:06 PM

From Mike Wellman, Assistant Master Electrician Venus in Fur  is a little different than most shows for us. The traditional light plot over the stage is very light because of the ceiling built into the set. Lighting designer ML Geiger uses 5000 wa...

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POETRY OUT LOUD Deadline — This Friday!

by: Alex Truppi at 12/18/2013 09:24 AM

Dear Teachers & Friends, Alex Truppi, Education Manager, Curriculum & Instruction In the midst of this busy season, it's always important to take a step back and remember what we really value in life — who are the people and what are the experienc...

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Huntington Holiday Bake-Off!

by: Thom Dunn at 12/17/2013 10:48 AM

Deck Deane Hall With Tasty Baked Goods / Fa La La La La / La La La La... This past Monday was our annual Huntington Holiday Party, which means three things: Candy Cane Ravioli*, Michael Maso's Year-In-Review Poem, and the Staff Bake-Off....

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