Blog entries posted during February 2014

The Seagull Curtain Calls: Kate Burton

by: Thom Dunn at 02/25/2014 12:00 PM

Name:  Kate Burton Role:  Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina Hometown:  New York, New York Most recent Huntington role:  Miss Moffat in The Corn is Green What did your parents want you to be when you grew up? My father wanted me to be a writer and my moth...

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Announcing the Boston Regional Winners of the August Wilson Monologue Competition!

by: Education at 02/03/2014 03:21 PM

The Judges & Winners of the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition: Ruth Mercado-Zizzo, Terrence Kidd, Obehi Janice, Joie LeMaitre, Johnny Lee Davenport, Fatima Barry (1st Runner Up), Ashley Herbert (2nd Runner Up), and Trinidad Ramkissoon...

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Casting Announcement for The Seagull

by: Thom Dunn at 02/04/2014 11:11 AM

Rehearsals begin next week for our upcoming production of Chekhov's The Seagull , and we couldn't be more excited about the team that we've assembled for this one. As many of you know, former Huntington Artistic Director had to step down from the...

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The Sonia Flew Staged Reading That You Missed Without Even Knowing

by: Thom Dunn at 02/10/2014 02:12 PM

Alex Senchak & Rumena Manolova As many of you know, The Hunt is the Huntington's new young donor patron for 35 Below audience members who want to deepen their connection to the theatre. The goal for the year is to raise $10,000  to become the...

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Melinda Lopez Presents Becoming ZOMBIES AHHHHHHHHHH

by: Thom Dunn at 02/13/2014 12:40 PM

Becoming Cuba  playwright (and Huntington playwright-in-residence) Melinda Lopez drives a hard bargain, and her passion for plays with strong central female characters that explore the relationship between Cuba and the United States is only eclips...

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A Tree Fit For A Seagull (Part 1)

by: Thom Dunn at 02/11/2014 12:46 PM

I just received this email from Scenic Carpenter Nick Hernon offering a brief glimpse into the action in the Scene Shop today, where the crew is hard at work on the set for The Seagull .  Our tragically crowded shop. The walls in the middle are...

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Kate Burton at the Massachusetts State House!

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 02/12/2014 11:44 AM

Kate Burton joined the Massachusetts Cultural Council at the State House yesterday to thank Massachusetts State Senate President Therese Murray for her longstanding commitment to public support for the arts. More than 200 local MCC volunteers were...

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The Seagull Meet & Greet and Costume Design Presentation

by: Thom Dunn at 02/18/2014 02:37 PM

For most Huntington shows, the first rehearsal is the same day as what we call the " Meet & Greet ," a luncheon that offers an opportunity for the cast, creative team, and Huntington to all say "hello," usually accompanied by opening remarks from...

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2014 IRNE Award Nominations

by: Thom Dunn at 02/19/2014 10:29 AM

The 2014 IRNE Award Nominations have been announced, and the Huntington has received 29  nominations for 6 productions (including several nominations that are competing against each other in the same category, although we have no full category...

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Everything You Wanted To Know About The Music of THE SEAGULL But Were Having Trouble Finding On The Internet

by: Charles Haugland at 02/20/2014 10:14 AM

Throughout Anton Chekhov's The Seagull , the once-roving-romantic Dr. Dorn sings snatches of art song, opera, and gypsy ballads, a counterpoint to the action created onstage. Though one of them remains easily accessible to theatres when they prepa...

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The Revolutionary Case of The Seagull

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 02/26/2014 02:13 PM

When the first production of  The Seagull  premiered at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1896, it was an unqualified disaster. So much so that Chekhov wrote to his publisher telling him: "Stop the printing of the plays. I shall never...

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