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Sunday in the Park with George
TIGER STYLE
BEDROOM FARCE
A DOLL'S HOUSE
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
THE WHO AND THE WHAT
RIPCORD


 

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2016-2017 PRESS RELEASES

  • March 23, 2017 -

    (BOSTON) – The 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck’s irresistible comedy Bad Dates will complete the Huntington Theatre Company’s 2017-2018 season. Bad Dates will be directed by Huntington favorite Jessica Stone (This season’s Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington), and the play joins the previously announced seven titles in the 2017-2018 season.

  • March 14, 2017 -

    (Boston) – Randolph High School sophomore Rose-Darla Pascal was named Massachusetts’s 2017 Poetry Out Loud Champion Sunday at Boston’s Old South Meeting House. She bested 23 other finalists to earn the top honor. First runner-up was Brianna Bennett, a senior from Hull High School, and second runner-up was Janae Beaver, a sophomore from Salem Academy Charter School.

  • March 10, 2017 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Topdog/Underdog, available at huntingtontheatre.org/topdog by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre.

  • March 8, 2017 -

    (BOSTON) – Huntington Theatre Company, Boston’s leading professional theatre, announces its 2017-2018 season. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis. The Huntington’s upcoming season will include productions in the Huntington Avenue Theatre (known as the BU Theatre through June 30), and plans are underway to convert the theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. The 36th season will include four plays at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, as well as three plays at the Wimberly Theatre and one special event in the Roberts Studio Theatre, both located in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in the South End.

  • March 6, 2017 -

    (BOSTON) – Twenty-five students from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts advanced from this weekend’s four regional semi-final contests of the 12th annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest to compete in the State Finals on Sunday, March 12 at the Old South Meeting House (310 Washington Street, Boston). The event begins at 9:30am and is free and open to the public.

  • March 1, 2017 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company will present the provocative and moving drama The Who & the What by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O’Gara (Milk Like Sugar, Becoming Cuba). Performances begin Friday, March 31 and by popular demand the production has been extended through May 7, 2017 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

  • February 27, 2017 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company’s Department of Education celebrates the 12th anniversary of the national Poetry Out Loud contest, having facilitated the competition in Massachusetts since its inception in 2006. This year, seventy-six high school students from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will participate in four regional semi-final contests March 4 and March 5. Semi-final contests will be held in Boston, Framingham, Springfield, and on Cape Cod. All upcoming contests are free and open to the public.

  • February 8, 2017 -

    (BOSTON, MA) – Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester’s Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington’s upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog.

  • January 31, 2017 -

    (BOSTON, MA) – Laury Teneus of Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers took first place on Monday, January 30, 2017 with her performance as Black Mary from Gem of the Ocean at the Boston Regional Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, held for the seventh year by the Education Department of the Huntington Theatre Company, the playwright’s longtime artistic home. Fanta Diakite of Snowden International School at Copley was named first runner-up and portrayed Rose from Fences; Medgene Joseph (Berniece, The Piano Lesson) of Codman Academy Charter Public School was named second runner-up. The three will receive a total of $850 in prize money, and the top two winners will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip to New York City where they will perform their monologues at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre in the National Competition on May 1, 2017. Airfare, hotel accommodations, workshops, and performance tickets will be provided in collaboration with Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theatres. The national competition is free and open to the public.

  • January 25, 2017 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 – April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

  • January 24, 2017 -

    (BOSTON, MA) – Huntington Theatre Company’s Department of Education presents the 7th annual Boston regional finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, celebrating the writing of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright. Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company (Atlanta, GA) inaugurated the competition in 2009, and this year marks the 7th year that the Huntington’s education department has hosted the competition in Boston. Over 550 high school students from 13 Boston area public schools have participated in the program this school year; the winner of each school competition will compete on Monday, January 30 at the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The competition is free and open to the public.

  • January 5, 2017 -

    BOSTON — The Huntington Theatre Company presents the provocative and moving drama The Who & the What by Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the blockbuster hit Disgraced, and directed by Huntington’s associate producer M. Bevin O’Gara (Milk Like Sugar and Becoming Cuba at the Huntington). Performances now run March 31 – May 7, 2017 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA / South End.

  • January 4, 2017 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of A Doll’s House the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to A Doll’s House, available at huntingtontheatre.org/adollshouse by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre.

  • December 13, 2016 -

    A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington) began rehearsals on Monday, December 12. During the meet and greet, director Melia Bensussen said, “I am going to encourage all of us to look at this as a brand new play. This is a very vibrant play that is bringing this conversation of how we can live with other people while being true to ourselves. Ibsen made no villains. If there’s a villain, it is society. I am interested in exploring how the characters in A Doll’s House stay authentic and keep a genuine sense of self when the world might be telling them to behave otherwise.” 

  • December 1, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 – February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

  • November 28, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington’s festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington’s programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 30,000 annually. 

  • November 17, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) — The Huntington Theatre Company’s 2016 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held December 1 – 4 at the Huntington’s home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington’s new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally.

  • November 4, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of Bedroom Farce, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Bedroom Farce, available at www.huntingtontheatre.org/bedroomfarce by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, November 11, 2016 at Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre.

  • October 28, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company has extended the run of its production of Tiger Style!, by Mike Lew and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, to November 20. The added performances are Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm; Thursday, November 17 at 7:30pm; Friday, November 18 at 8pm; Saturday, November 19 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, November 20 at 2pm. Tiger Style! plays at the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston.

  • October 13, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of Tiger Style!, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Tiger Style!, available at huntingtontheatre.org/tigerstyle by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) and BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, October 14, 2016 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

  • October 6, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) –  In honor of its 35th Anniversary season, the Huntington Theatre Company will hold a free Open House at its mainstage theatre on the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) on Monday, October 10 from 10am until 2pm. The event will be open to the public from 11am until 2pm; the 10am hour will be exclusive for Huntington subscribers and donors. 

  • September 22, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company Board of Trustees names David R. Epstein to the role of Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sharon Malt to President, Carol B. Langer to Treasurer, and Sherryl Cohen to Clerk. Mr. Epstein and Ms. Malt assumed their new leadership roles at Monday’s Huntington Board of Trustees meeting. Mr. Epstein succeeds Carol G. Deane (active in real estate management), Huntington Trustee Chairman since 2010; Ms. Malt succeeds Mitchell Roberts (owner of PR Restaurants LLC, a Panera Bread franchise), President since 2010. Both Ms. Deane and Mr. Roberts will continue to serve on the Huntington’s Board of Trustees and Executive Committee.

  • September 21, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company will present the wickedly funny romp Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (Private Lives and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps). Performances begin November 11 and continue through December 11, 2016 in the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts.

  • September 15, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – The cast of the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Sunday in the Park with George will perform the National Anthem on Friday, September 16, 2016, at ALS Awareness Night at Fenway Park before the televised Red Sox versus Yankees game at 7:10pm. The Huntington will raise money and awareness for ALS after every performance of Sunday in the Park with George this weekend. Old Town Trolley will transport the cast from Fenway Park to the BU Theatre immediately following the Anthem for Friday evening’s 8pm performance

  • September 13, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – Bank of America becomes the Season Sponsor of the Huntington Community Membership Initiative and a grant from Theatre Communications Group allows the Huntington to expand its Community Membership Initiative to the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and SpeakEasy Stage Company. Theatre Communications Group’s (TCG) Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants, supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), empower teams of three or more not-­for-­profit organizations to design and implement audience­ engagement and community­ development strategies together.

  • September 8, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) The Huntington is now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 Huntington Playwriting Fellows Cohort. To be eligible, writers must live at least nine months of the year in the Greater Boston area. Applications can be submitted online and all accompanying materials must be submitted via email to submissions@huntingtontheatre.org no later than 11:59PM on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Early submissions are encouraged, and submissions are read roughly in the order they are received. 

  • September 2, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of Sunday in the Park with George, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Sunday in the Park with George, available at huntingtontheatre.org/sunday by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

  • August 11, 2016 -

    (BROOKLINE) — Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatreand Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $12 ($9 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.

  • August 10, 2016 -

    Press reservations are now open for the Huntington’s 2016-2017 season. All press performances start at 7pm and doors open at 6:30pm. To RSVP to a performance, please fill out the online form.

  • August 1, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – Single tickets to the Huntington Theatre Company’s 2016-2017 season will go on sale to the general public at midnight on Tuesday, August 2. Single tickets to Sunday in the Park with George are on sale now. The upcoming season features Stephen Sondheim’s sublime masterpiece, three hot new plays, an explosive Pulitzer Prize winner, a wickedly funny romp, and an iconic classic drama, with performances by award-winning Boston favorites and national theatre artists. 

  • July 14, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – Huntington Theatre Company’s Department of Education and Community Programs and Dorchester’s Codman Academy Charter Public School’s collaboration, the Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute, will culminate in two public performances of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 7pm at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The public is invited to the free performances and encouraged to RSVP online

  • July 6, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – Tony Award winner Billy Porter will return to the Huntington to direct next seasons Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. Mr. Porter directed the Huntington’s 2015 production of George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum and is currently performing on Broadway in Wolfe’s production ofShuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Topdog/Underdog will perform March 10 – April 9, 2017 at the BU Theatre/Avenue of the Arts.

  • July 6, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company’s annual Summer Workshop will start rehearsals on July 12 and conclude in public readings of three new plays on July 23 and 24, 2016. The workshop allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to focus on developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Huntington’s Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston.

  • June 21, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 – October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public.


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