Blog entries posted during October 2013

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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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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