It's Been A Week

by:  Thom Dunn at 05/01/2013

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 most of us have ever lived through. But as we continue to heal from that tragedy, perhaps its a confluence of events that has made our own victories all the more sweet.

On Monday, April 22 we held our Spotlight Spectacular, our annual gala / fundraiser, at the Park Plaza Castle. The event, which honored Our Town director David Cromer along with production sponsorships / all around fantastically supportive people Judi & Douglas Krupp, raised over (cue close-up as I put my pinky to my mouth) ONE MILLION DOLLARS, making it our most successful event of all time. The night also included a sneak preview of our upcoming production of The Jungle Book, along with entertainment from the Tony-nominated stars of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes. Here they are performing an updated version of Cole Porter's "You're The Top" with additional lyrics by Robert Berliner, in honor of the Krupps.

Oh yeah, that's the other thing. We received a Tony Award. Though technically reserved for Broadway productions, the Tonys recognize a different regional theatre each year in recognition of their contributions to the performing arts. I believe Michael Maso is offering every one a staff exactly 3 opportunities to use "I have a Tony Award!" as a kind of get-out-of-jail-free card*, but we're still waiting on the official numbers. The Tony Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, June 9 in New York City, and those of us who are unable to attend (hey, we still have jobs to do!) still plan on having our own black tie screening in the BU Theatre.

 So that was Friday evening. And then this past Monday, April 29, was the 2013 IRNE Awards, which are awarded to theatre productions across the gamut by the Independent Reviewers of New England for shows within the calendar year (so any show produced in 2012, as opposed to Fiscal or school-year-type seasons). While sure, okay, Tony Awards sound like a big fancy deal, what makes the IRNE Awards so exciting is that they recognize the entire Boston theatre community, from Broadway In Boston to the smallest black boxes and community groups, and they give everyone an equal chance to win. We walked away on Monday night with 7 IRNE Awards:

  • Best New Play - Large Company for Kirsten Greenidge's Luck of the Irish;
  • Best Ensemble - Large Company for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom;
  • Best Costume Design - Large Company for Clint Ramos on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom;
  • Best Supporting Actor (Play) - Large Company for Nael Nacer as Simon Stinson in Our Town;
  • Best Actor (Play) - Large Company for Jason Bowen as Levee in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom;
  • Best Director (Play) - Large Company for David Cromer and Our Town; and
  • Best Play - Large Company for Our Town.

Here's Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara along with many of the townsfolk of Grover's Corners accepting the award for Best Play:

Meanwhile, members of our Education team are down in DC for the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud supporting MA State Champion Courtney Stewart, Ryan Landry's "M" had its final performance on Sunday, and rehearsals are now underway for our upcoming production of Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burnwhich starts performances on May 24.

So like I said. It's been a week.

*Totally kidding here. I'm the only one who can use that line and get away with it because I've already changed my nametag to read "Tony Award-winning Web & New Media Manager."

Comments

  1. After writing any topic proofreading should be compulsory for excellent results. Proofreaders are providing us error free writing services. We are offering credible essay writing service with a website for those doctors who are busy in dissertation writing.
  2. I haven't had a blog orgy inolvving Scamp, Ben, Richard, Russell, Faris and Neil.But I have had a real orgy inolvving them. Scamp was thought-provoking; Ben was vulgar, even for me; Richard seemed to enjoy stirring; Russell showed me things I'd never seen before; Faris was youthful and enthusiastic and Neil just kept banging on.About the bloody Nokia pitch.A girl needs jizz, Neil. A girl needs jizz.
  3. Frankly I think that's abelsutoly good stuff.
  4. Yes, I think study group rooms would be useful. I do not cdsinoer that I myself would be a user of these rooms, however, I have seen them be effective resources when I was at Capilano. Also, you can use naming priviliges (ei: a donor may have a room named for them) as a fundraising initiative. Can you tell I am a student fundraiser at UBC's Development Office? ! http://deowxvdsr.com [url=http://uzcthq.com]uzcthq[/url] [link=http://zlsxbemwoe.com]zlsxbemwoe[/link]
  5. ray ban rb3269 ray ban sunglasses rb2140 online coach outlet store cheap prescription ray ban sunglasses coaches gifts where can i find a coach outlet store coach outlet handbag coach factory outlet coupon coach hobo ray ban clubmaster ray bans aviators cheap oakley batwolf oakley lens tints coach purse outlet womens oakley sunglasses ray ban wayfarer tortoise girls with ray bans clubmaster ray ban sunglasses oakley sunglass sale coach wristlets nike air max 90s oakley holbrooks air jordan retro air jordan retros coach for men outlet oakley valve nike golf outlet ray ban ambermatic where can i find ray bans for cheap ray ban new wayfarer 52mm coach outlet locator dunk nike oakley flak jacket ray ban wayfarer sizes ray bans for women coach wholesale handbags coach outlet sunglasses online ray ban 3321 best price on ray bans ray ban rb2140 oakley california coach handbags for sale ray ban sunglasses ray ban sunglasses ray bans for cheap prices nike air zoom gp ii ray ban models ray ban aviator rb3025 aviators sunglasses ray ban oakley aviator oakley for women sunglasses ray ban sunglasses white cheap wayfarer ray ban sunglasses coach warranty policy ray ban aviators colors air jordan retro 5 ray bans eyewear ray ban girls sunglasses ray bans sunglasses aviators coach for cheap coach inc nike air jordan retro 8 are all oakley sunglasses polarized best ray bans for women oakley jawbone sale ray bans where to buy oakley sunglasses warranty oakley probation polarized nike dunk release dates new arrivals coach coach outlet williamsburg cheap oakley sunglasses for sale nike air max 98 cheap ray bans outlet oakley penny sale coach coach factory usa oakley polarized whisker oakley shirts ray ban sunglasses for women ray ban official ray ban sunglasses new wayfarer rb2132 bags coach coach baby bags outlet oakley sunglasses review oakley military & government sales ray bans on sale aviator coach outlet online ray ban gunmetal oakley juliet lenses ray ban sunglasses for sale cheap old school ray ban sunglasses nike shox monster nike dunk shoe ray ban prescription sunglasses online ray ban aviator sunglasses women small ray ban wayfarer air jordan xii pink nike shox classic ray ban aviators cheap ray ban wayfarers coach outlet allen tx discounted oakleys mens coach wallet outlet coach outlet atlantic city air jordan 19 aviators ray ban ray ban mens sunglasses sale the oakley store oakley store coupons cheap ray ban aviator sunglasses for men air jordan shoes for sale oakley replacement lenses cheap coach handbags cost of ray ban sunglasses fitness coach coach outlet in houston nike shox on sale coach shoes outlet store online nike free 50 running shoe oakley snowboarding pants ray ban sunglass lens replacement oakley half wire 2.0 used ray ban sunglasses sunglass ray ban sale coach outlet for men discount coach purse mens ray ban glasses ray ban prescription glasses cheap ray ban sunglasses outlet ray ban aviator sunglasses for women ray ban warrior sunglasses ray ban 4098 ray ban original aviator sunglasses nike air max cb34 coach factory invite coach diaper bags outlet low price ray bans nike air max breathe free ii oakley splice goggles personal coach nike air jordan xi coach handbags outlet sale discount oakleys ray ban sunglasses womens oakley sunglass dealers ray ban stores leather coach fake ray ban ray ban shooting glasses coach outlet store locator small ray bans price of ray bans sunglasses ray ban free overnight shipping nike air jordan retro 12 purple ray ban sunglasses buy ray ban coach discount vintage ray ban coach bags on sale at outlet oakley goggle lenses oakley wholesale sunglasses nike shox toddler oakley gloves knock off ray bans ray ban aviator discount where can i find cheap ray bans coach outlet online factory sale ray bans sunglasses for women oakley custom sunglasses oakley sunglasses outlet online coach handbag outlet store online ray ban india oakley customize ray bans sunglasses price coach factory outlet purses nike zoom turf matte ray ban wayfarer coach kristin coach outlet mall nike online outlet nike zoom tre ad nike outlet coupons oakley dealer oakley gascan white oakley clothing outlet cheap ray ban glasses coach outlet reviews coach factory outlet clearance what is coach factory nike free trainers 70 deals on ray ban sunglasses air griffey max sale coach outlet oakley gascans cheap ray ban eyeglasses coach online factory outlet ray ban sunglasses replacement parts tenis nike shox official coach outlet online store ray ban 52mm aviator related links: [yanjing0128]

Post a Comment

       
User verification Image for user verification  

About me

Thom Dunn is the Web & New Media Manager at the Huntington, meaning it's his job to play around on the Internet and make things cool. He handles all of the video content and social media as well, and has the biggest computer monitor in the office. Like, ginormous.

Outside of the Huntington, Thom is a writer, musician, and homebrewer. It's all pretty cool. You can find out more about it at thomdunn.net.

 
 

RSS Feed

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Archive

Tag cloud


Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
Main: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115 | 617 266 7900 | BOX OFFICE 617 266 0800

© 2013 Huntington Theatre Company. All rights reserved | Trouble viewing this site? Please download Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.