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  • March 30, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) — The Huntington Theatre Company’s 2016 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held April 14 – 17 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.

  • March 29, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine’s Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announces that playwright Bryony Lavery’s acclaimed adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House will complete its 2016-2017 Season. The adaptation of this iconic classic will be directed by Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish), and the play joins the previously announced six titles in the 2016-2017 Season.

  • March 28, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – Huntington Theatre Company Board Chair Carol G. Deane will be honored with the Wimberly Award and the cast of A Little Night Music will be celebrated at the 2016 Spotlight Spectacular “Illuminate” on Monday, April 25, 2016.  

  • February 24, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its current production of Can You Forgive Her?, 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 Can You Forgive Her?, available at http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2015-2016/can-you-forgive-her/, 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 25 and continue through April 24, 2016 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. 

  • February 24, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Can You Forgive Her? by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo (Becky Shaw and Rapture, Blister, Burn) and directed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music and Smart People). Performances begin Friday, March 25 and continue through April 24, 2016 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. 

  • February 25, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) –  The Huntington Theatre Company celebrates the 11th anniversary of the national Poetry Out Loud competition, 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 competitions March 5 and March 6. Semi-final competitions will be held in Boston, Framingham, Springfield, and on Cape Cod. All upcoming competitions are free and open to the public.

  • February 3, 2016 -

    (BOSTON, MA) – Staceyanne Burrell of Boston Arts Academy took first place on Monday with her performance as Tonya from King Hedley II at the Boston Regional Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, held for the sixth year by the Huntington Theatre Company, the playwright’s longtime artistic home. Victoria Omoregie of Snowden International School of Copley was named first runner-up and also portrayed Tonya from King Hedley II; Carolina Alcantara (“Aunt Ester,” Gem of the Ocean) of Fenway High 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 2, 2016. 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 also free and open to the public.

  • February 1, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company will present the powerful memoir August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned, co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner adapter at the Huntington) and featuring Eugene Lee (Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and The Piano Lesson at the Huntington), both longtime Wilson collaborators. Performances begin Saturday, March 5 and continue through April 3, 2016 in the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts.

  • March 4, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned, 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 How I Learned What I Learned, available at http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2015-2016/how-i-learned-what-i-learned/, 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, with performances from March 5 through April 3, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

  • January 28, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its current production of Milk Like Sugar, 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 Milk Like Sugar, available at huntingtontheatre.org/milk-like-sugar, 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 29, 2016 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

  • January 21, 2016 -

    (BOSTON, MA) – Huntington Theatre Company presents the 6th annual Boston regional finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC), 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 6th year that the Huntington has hosted the regional finals in Boston. Over 300 high school students from 16 Boston area schools have participated in the program this school year; the winner of each school competition will compete on Monday, February 1 at 7pmat the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The competition is free and open to the public.

  • January 6, 2016 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of Disgraced, 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 Disgraced, available at huntingtontheatre.org/season/2015-2016/disgraced/  by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25, with performances from January 8 through February 7, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

  • December 18, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company will present the Obie Award-winning drama Milk Like Sugar by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O’Gara (Becoming Cuba). Performances begin Friday, January 29 and continue through February 27, 2016 in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

  • December 17, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) — Huntington Theatre Company presents a free workshop performance of Dancing is a Sin: Two New One-Woman Plays from Egypt. The presentation includes the two plays: They Say Dancing is a Sin by Hany Abdel Naser and Mohamed Abdel Mu’iz and The Mirror by Yasmeen Emam (Shaghaf), both are produced, co-translated, and directed by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Rebekah Maggor. The developmental workshops will culminate in a free workshop performance on Thursday, January 14 at 7:30pm in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

  • December 4, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company, in association with Long Wharf Theatre, will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced by award-winning playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Ayad Akhtar and directed by Gordon Edelstein. Performances begin Friday, January 8 and continue through February 7, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

    “This provocative Pulitzer Prize winner is a vitally topical look at modern Muslim American identity,” says Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. “Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein brings depth and precision to this timely new play. This is a must-see production.”

  • November 18, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – On Tuesday, the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of A Confederacy of Dunces became the second highest-grossing show in the company’s 33-year history, behind their 2013 hit production of The Jungle Book. Currently with over $1,600,000 in ticket sales and with four full weeks of performances remaining including an extension week due to popular demand, A Confederacy of Dunces has overtaken the sales record held by the Huntington’s 2003 production of Butley featuring Nathan Lane. 

  • November 13, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of A Confederacy of Dunces, 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 Confederacy of Dunces, available at huntingtontheatre.org/A Confederacy of Dunces/ by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25, with performances now extended due to popular demand through December 20, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

  • November 5, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – Huntington Theatre Company announces its 2015-2017 cohort of Huntington Playwriting Fellows: Thom Dunn and Deborah Salem Smith.

  • October 16, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its current production of Choice, 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 Choice, available at huntingtontheatre.org/choice 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, October 16, 2015 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.  

  • October 26, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – Tickets are now on sale online, by phone, and in person for Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge’s Obie Award-winning Milk Like Sugar, playing January 29, 2016 – February 27, 2016 in the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O’Gara (Becoming Cuba).

  • October 15, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company announces the addition of one week of performances to its run of the world premiere production of A Confederacy of DuncesThe show will now play through December 20, 2015 at the Boston University Theatre. Previews begin Wednesday, November 11; Opening Night is Wednesday, November 18. A new block of tickets are now on sale.

  • October 8, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofA Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”  Performances begin November 11, 2015 and will run through December 20, 2015 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. 

  • September 21, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – The entire cast of the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of A Little Night Music will perform the National Anthem on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Fenway Park before the televised Red Sox versus Orioles game at 7:10pm. Old Town Trolley will transport the cast from Fenway Park to the BU Theatre immediately following the Anthem for the evening’s 8pm performance

  • September 9, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of A Little Night Music, 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 Little Night Music, available at huntingtontheatre.org/night-music/ 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 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

  • August 17, 2015 -

    (BROOKLINE) - Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre andHuntington Theatre Company that explores shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. 

  • July 23, 2015 -

    Press reservations are now open for the Huntington’s 2015-2016 season. All press performances start at 7pm and doors open at 6:30pm. To RSVP to a performance, please fill out the online form.

  • July 16, 2015 -

    Huntington Theatre Company and Dorchester’s Codman Academy Charter Public School’s ten-year collaboration, the Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute, will culminate in two public performances of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 at 7pm at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The public is invited to the free performances and encouraged to RSVP online.

  • July 15, 2015 -

    The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim’s most romantic and popular work. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 – October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre

  • July 8, 2015 -

    The Huntington Theatre Company announces that due to a scheduling conflict, its previously announced dates for Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced and August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned have been changed, and the Huntington will produce Disgraced in association with Long Wharf Theatre. The 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning show will be directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein.Disgraced will now be performed at the Huntington from January 8 – February 7, 2016 and August Wilson’s powerful memoir, How I Learned What I Learned, will now be performed March 5 – April 3, 2016.

  • June 25, 2015 -

    The Huntington Theatre Company’s annual Summer Workshop will start rehearsals on July 14 and conclude in public readings of four new plays on July 25 and 26, 2015. 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 18, 2015 -

    Continuing its 33-year tradition, the Huntington will present world-class productions of exciting new works and classics made current created by the finest local and national talent. The diverse lineup includes Stephen Sondheim’s most romantic and popular musical directed by Peter DuBois, a thought-provoking new comedy, a wild comic ride with Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”), August Wilson’s one-man show, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway hit, a biting new comedy by Gina Gionfriddo (Rapture, Blister, Burn) and directed by Peter DuBois, a new play in English and American Sign Language written and directed by Craig Lucas (A Prelude to a Kiss), and a provocative drama ripped-from-the-headlines by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish).

  • March 2, 2015 -

    Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine’s Best Theatre of 2013 and 2014, announces the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”  Performances will run November 11 – December 13, 2015 at the Huntington’s mainstage, the BU Theatre.

  • March 30, 2015 -

    (BOSTON) – Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine’s Best Theatre of 2014 and 2013, announces its 2015-2016 Season. Continuing its 33-year tradition, the Huntington will present world-class productions of exciting new works and classics made current created by the finest local and national talent. The diverse lineup includes Stephen Sondheim’s most romantic and popular musical directed by Peter DuBois, a thought-provoking new comedy, a wild comic ride with Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”), August Wilson’s one-man show, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway hit, a biting new comedy by Gina Gionfriddo (Rapture, Blister, Burn) and directed by Peter DuBois, a new play in English and American Sign Language written and directed by Craig Lucas (A Prelude to a Kiss), and a provocative drama ripped-from-the-headlines by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish).


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