Blog entries tagged with 2013-2014 season

The Jungle Book Is Coming! The Jungle Book Is Coming!

by: Thom Dunn at 06/27/2013 05:58 PM

We could not be more excited to welcome Mary Zimmerman back to the Huntington, and what better way to mark her triumphant return than a stage adaptation of  The Jungle Book ?  Some of our subscribers (and staff) still haven't fully recovered from...

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I Believe In The Power of Duff

by: Thom Dunn at 07/08/2013 08:15 PM

The Power of Duff  marks the return of playwright Stephen Belber to the Huntington, following 2005's  Carol Mulroney  (the first production of ours to feature Johanna Day, who has since become a favorite of many of our audience members). Directed ...

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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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Welcome to the 2013-2014 Season!

by: Thom Dunn at 08/08/2013 10:54 AM

Tickets have just gone on sale for our 2013-2014 Season , and we could not have picked a better lineup to keep our momentum going from last season. From Our Town  to the Tony Awards and everything in between, it's been a pretty good year for us, a...

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Play Me, I'm Yours!

by: Thom Dunn at 09/04/2013 02:32 PM

To celebrate their 75th anniversary, our friends at the Celebrity Series of Boston  have teamed up with renowned artist Luke Jerram to bring his " Play Me, I'm Yours! " public piano installation project to Boston. From September 27 through October...

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Red Sox Do The Jungle Book Boogie (Get Down)

by: Thom Dunn at 09/18/2013 10:28 AM

Wow. What just happened? One moment it's August and everything is lovely, fine, and humid, then this massive army of people shows up from Chicago and takes over our rehearsal hall and stage and then all of the sudden it's autumn and we have a 35...

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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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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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Good Libations

by: Thom Dunn at 11/15/2013 12:12 PM

For a show called The Cocktail Hour , it should come as no surprise that there's a whole lotta drinkin' goin' on over the course of the evening. It would be irresponsible* of us to encourage you to keep the pace every time that Ann utters "Just a...

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Drink A Drink For Dear Old Dad

by: Thom Dunn at 11/20/2013 02:48 PM

In case you can't make it out to Somerville to try our custom Cocktail Hour cocktail "The Cocktail Hour" at The Independent , we've got another new concoction to tantalize your tastebuds — and this one's only available south of the Charles. Our...

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Help Us Bring Cuba To The Stage

by: Thom Dunn at 12/03/2013 01:18 PM

Today is the first day of auditions for Becoming Cuba  by playwright-in-residence Melinda Lopez. It's also #GivingTuesday , which you've probably noticed if you've gone anywhere near any kind of social media today and found yourself bombarded with...

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Give It Up For #GivingTuesday!

by: Thom Dunn at 12/04/2013 10:25 AM

I saw some conversation on Twitter, both lamenting the overexposure of #GivingTuesday appeals, and questioning the effectiveness of having every single not-for-profit in the country ask for money on the exact same day. But you know what's better...

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A Conversation with A.R. Gurney

by: Thom Dunn at 12/06/2013 10:44 AM

Fresh from the world premiere of his newest play, Family Furniture , The Cocktail Hour  playwright A.R. Gurney stopped by the BU Theatre this past weekend to catch a performance of his psuedo-meta-auto-biographical show. He stopped along the way t...

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Feelin' Chilly? Get your Fur on with Venus

by: Thom Dunn at 01/06/2014 01:57 PM

Look, I get it: it's cold out. Well, maybe not today  specifically, when it suddenly feels like April, but by the time the sun goes down we'll be back in the Ice Age, and when that happens, we all begin to regret the social progress of human...

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Join Us For The LOVE LETTERS Anniversary Party!

by: Thom Dunn at 01/21/2014 12:43 PM

We are excited to welcome The Boston Globe 's  Meredith Goldstein  back to the Huntington this evening to celebrate the five year anniversary of her popular " Love Letters " column. Meredith will be joined by the Huntington's favorite silver-haire...

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Get Your #NewPlay On!

by: Thom Dunn at 01/23/2014 10:44 AM

The pretty productions that you see on the Huntington's stages aren't the only stunning works of theatre going on around these parts.  The development of new work for the American theatre is one of our core missions , and the process can be even...

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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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Help Bring The Streets Of Havana To Life — Join The Hunt Today!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/13/2014 09:33 AM

**UPDATE (3/26):  We have just $500  left to raise, and only 2 more days to do it. We need your help to make Havana happen! Make A Gift. Join The Hunt. Have An Impact.   We're just over 2 weeks away from the first public preview performance of...

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How Becoming Cuba Mines the Depths of Huntington History (aka Meet the Cast!)

by: Thom Dunn at 03/17/2014 10:50 AM

Christina Pumariega in Becoming Cuba Becoming Cuba  explores the history of Cuba onstage. But we've also got a talented lineup of actors and designers behind the production that digs deep into the history of the Huntington itself. As most of you...

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2014 Norton Award Nominations!

by: Thom Dunn at 04/17/2014 11:01 AM

The 2014 Elliot Norton Award nominations have been announced, and the Huntington is in the running for 7 different awards (all in the large theatre category) — 4 for The Jungle Book , 2 for Venus in Fur , and 1 for The Seagull . Outstanding...

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Meet The Smart People Involved In Smart People

by: Thom Dunn at 04/28/2014 10:13 AM

Tuesday is the first day of rehearsal for the world premiere  Smart People , the final production in our 2013-2014 season which also marks the return of Huntington favorite Lydia R. Diamond , whose play Stick Fly  was a huge hit back in 2010 (and...

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The First Rehearsal of Smart People

by: Thom Dunn at 04/30/2014 01:46 PM

We usually try to film the opening remarks from the first rehearsals of most of our productions, but, well, since Smart People  started the day after our Spotlight Spectacular, it was a bit different than our typically well-attended presentations....

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