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."


  1. I've been looinkg for a post like this forever (and a day)
  2. cheap uggs

    moncler jackets

    michael kors outlet online sale

    tory burch outlet online

    coach outlet store online

    timberland pro

    the north face

    fake ray bans

    jordan 3

    ugg boots

    rolex watches outlet

    cheap nfl jerseys

    timberland pro

    life coach


    louis vuitton

    ugg boots

    cheap north face jackets

    timberland boots

    uggs boots

    abercrombie fitch

    christian louboutin

    canada goose outlet

    air jordan 11


    tory burch outlet

    tory burch handbags

    burberry outlet

    michael kors

    north face jackets

  3. Als sie die Kurve der staubigen Stra?e , die sie von Tara versteckte gerundet hatte , oakley outlet discount zog Brent oakley outlet on sale hishorse zu Michael Kors sandals einem Anschlag unter einem Klumpen von Hartriegel . Stuart angehalten , auch, und das darky Junge zog sich Michael Kors bags einen fewpaces hinter ihnen. Die Pferde , das Gef��hl Z��gel locker , streckte im Nacken , um oakley outlet store die tenderspring LV handbags Gras zuschneiden, louis vuitton bags und die Louis Vuitton Bags 2015 Patienten Hunde louis vuitton bags legte sich chanel outlet wieder in Louis Vuitton Sale den weichen Louis Vuitton wallets roten Staub und blickte new balance outlet online sehns��chtig ATTHE cheap louis vuitton bags Schornstein Schwalben Michael Kors handbags sale kreisen in Michael Kors store der Versammlung der D?mmerung. michael kors bags Brent breite Louis Vuitton purses naive Gesicht prada outlet online war verwirrt cheap louis vuitton andmildly emp?rt.
    Michael Kors Outlet Handbags />" Schauen Cheap Louis Vuitton Bags Sie", sagte new balance factory store er. " louis vuitton outlet Sie es nicht , oakley sunglasses wholesale Sie sehen new balance outlet aus wie Louis Vuitton outlet online sie der w��rde uns LV Bags gebeten, zum prada outlet Abendessen bleiben?"
    oakley outlet sunglasses />"Hell , michael kors satchel bags outlets no! Ein Louis Vuitton Outlet online Narr muss louis vuitton outlet 2015 es nicht. gucci bags Sie lachte michael kors outlet online wie alles michael kors outlet online sale , wenn wir ihr michael kors bags on sale sagten ��ber sie. Und michael kors handbags wholesale besidesScarlett nicht LV Purses mehr Wert Louis Vuitton legen Buch Louis Vuitton Outlet Handbags Lernen als wir. "
    louis vuitton outlet />Kurs Online mk bags outlet zugreifen gegeben Louis Vuitton Store . Nach Louis vuitton outlet der Anmeldung Louis Vuitton Sunglasses sollten SIE michael kors outlet online in der oakley store Lage seins louis vuitton wallets , ?h Louis Vuitton Sunglasses H?hle Lehrplan new Louis Vuitton und Aufgabe- gucci outlet 2014 downloaden , oakley store Sowie in Michael Kors Purses der Lage louis vuitton handbags seins , mit Anderen chanel bags Online - Louis Vuitton bags Studenten DURCH Louis Vuitton Bags
    ungl��cklicherweise prada online outlet Ihre Familie oakley outlet online . Life louis vuitton luggage Insurance NZ Louis Vuitton Outlet stores Nur Wichtig IST , WENN Ihr Michael Kors outlet online sale Tod WIRD Louis Vuitton Handbags outlet Markt auf Michael Kors handbags wholesale Jemand Anderes Louis Vuitton Purses finanziell auswirken Louis Vuitton Outlet Online . Eine Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores gute Lebensversicherung oakley sunglasses cheap GIBT IHNEN Louis Vuitton Outlet Handbags sterben
    Cheap Louis Vuitton Bags /> related links: [linlei1219]

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


RSS Feed

Subscribe to RSS Feed


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.