Blog entries tagged with 2012-2013 season

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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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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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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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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Rehearsal Dispatch: Now Or Later

by: Omar Robinson at 10/03/2012 11:23 PM

One of the many wonderful things about this rehearsal process is how we start the day. Usually, after enough of us have entered the rehearsal hall, someone will ask, "Did you see the news from last night?" or "You catch that interview this morning...

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Producing Without A Net

by: Lisa Timmel at 10/02/2012 11:26 PM

Last spring, in a highly unusual artistic leap of faith, Peter DuBois made an offer to  Gold Dust Orphans  mastermind and Huntington Playwriting Fellow  Ryan Landry : the Huntington would give Ryan a production slot to do whatever he wanted. With...

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What Audiences Are Saying About Good People

by: Thom Dunn at 09/28/2012 11:29 PM

Have you seen  Good People ? Please share your comments with us. What was your experience like seeing  Good People  in Boston? Did the characters and setting feel familiar to you? How did that affect your enjoyment of the production?  Who do you...

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A Dispatch From Good People Rehearsal: Week 2

by: Melanie Garber, Assistant to the Director at 09/06/2012 05:38 PM

We now find ourselves about halfway through our rehearsal process for  Good People . The clarity of story is becoming a reality onstage. In a constant effort to serve the play, we comb through the complex layers of each scene, and at times even ea...

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A Dispatch From Good People Rehearsall

by: Melanie Garber, Assistant to the Director at 08/29/2012 06:08 PM

Rehearsals began last Tuesday for our production of  David Lindsay-Abaire ’s  Good People . The magic from page to stage is particularly poignant this time around because we have a local story (Southie native Margie, played by  Johanna Day , is ou...

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Rehearsals Begin in Washington, DC for Invisible Man

by: Lisa Timmel at 08/10/2012 09:44 AM

Monday nights are usually a night off for theatre folk, but last Monday night sixty or so artists, administrators, and patrons gathered at  Studio Theatre  in Washington, DC for the first rehearsal of the Huntington/Studio co-production of ...

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Our Visit To DC's Studio Theatre For Invisible Man

by: Justin Seward, Assistant Props Master at 08/08/2012 09:47 AM

This past week our Asst. Technical Director Dan Oleksy and I took a trip to Washington, DC to visit our friends at the Studio Theatre , who are currently building our co-production of Invisible Man , an adaptation of Ralph Ellison's novel by Oren...

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