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2018-2019 Season

2018-2019 Season

The Niceties
by Eleanor Burgess | Directed by Kimberly Senior
August 31 – October 6, 2018
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

In this explosive story, a black student and a white professor – both brilliant, both liberal – meet to discuss a paper about slavery’s role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes a powder keg of race, history, and power, and neither woman will ever be the same. An entertaining and provocative nail-biter, written by Boston native Eleanor Burgess and directed by Broadway veteran Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), that everyone will be talking about.

Sherlock’s Last Case
by Charles Marowitz | Directed by Maria Aitken
September 28 – October 28, 2018
The Huntington Theatre

Take a trip to Baker Street with the legendary Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, to solve the seemingly perfect crime. When a threat is made against Holmes’ life by the son of his longtime nemesis, Moriarty, not everything is as it appears. The game’s afoot with equal parts hilarity and intrigue in the long-overdue Boston premiere of this murderously funny comedy-thriller, directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Bedroom Farce).

Chita Rivera with Seth Rudetsky
Huntington Theatre Company & Mark Cortale present Broadway @ the Huntington

Chita Rivera with Seth Rudetsky as music director & host
October 13, 2018
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera performs at the Huntington for one night only alongside Sirius XM Radio host and creator/star of Broadway’s Disaster! Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. This unscripted evening will feature Rivera performing the greatest hits of her vast musical theater repertoire, including songs from her now legendary roles of Anita in West Side Story, Rose in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago. Produced by Mark Cortale, the show will be a seamless mixture of intimate, behind-the-scenes stories of her career through insightful, funny and revealing questions posed by Rudetsky. An acclaimed actress, singer and dancer, Rivera has earned 10 Tony nominations for her beloved Broadway roles. This spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs is not to be missed.

Man in the Ring
by Michael Cristofer | Directed by Michael Greif
November 16 – December 22, 2018
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

Man in the Ring is the captivating and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith and the fight that would haunt him forever. Imbued with the warmth of Griffith’s character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles his life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Michael Cristofer’s epic new play, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Dear Evan Hansen), packs a powerful punch with its message of love and redemption.

A Doll’s House, Part 2
by Lucas Hnath | Directed by Les Waters
January 4 – February 3, 2019
The Huntington Theatre

Who’s that knocking at the door? 15 years after slamming the door on her marriage, leaving her husband and children behind, Nora’s come home. Now a successful yet scandalous writer, she’s being blackmailed by a judge, and she needs her not-quite-ex-husband’s help. Not so fast, Nora. Your family has a few grievances they want to air! Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking 1879 classic A Doll’s House, Lucas Hnath’s Tony Award-nominated Broadway hit is a smart new comedy that raises fascinating questions about marriage and the ways the roles of women have – and haven’t – changed. Don’t miss your chance to see the most produced, most talked about play in America.

Christine Ebersole with Seth Rudetsky
Huntington Theatre Company & Mark Cortale present
Broadway @ the Huntington

Christine Ebersole with Seth Rudetsky
January 26, 2019
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (star of Grey Gardens, War Paint, and 42nd Street) performs at the Huntington Theatre Company for one night only alongside Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as music director and host. The unique format of this show that differentiates it from any other is a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky’s insightful, funny, and revealing questions – and the music from Christine Ebersole’s sensational career. The evening will include the unforgettable songs by Stephen Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Scott Frankel, and more.

Spamilton: An American Parody
Created, written, and directed by Gerard Alessandrini
February 12 – April 7, 2019
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

Don’t miss this “convulsively funny” (The New York Times) musical parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Spamilton: An American Parody fulfills its manifest destiny by coming to Boston for a limited time only. The Huffington Post raves, “you don’t have to see Hamilton to have side-splitting fun at Spamilton.”


Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare | Directed by Peter DuBois
March 1 – 31, 2019
The Huntington Theatre

The most famous love story of all time – and the most moving tale of an ill-fated romance ever told – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet comes to the Huntington Theatre Company as a thrillingly modern event helmed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois. This astoundingly current, gorgeously realized production nods to the political fractures of our current era, the cultural differences that pull us apart, and the enduring power of passion. If you think you know Romeo and Juliet, you’ve never seen anything like this… and you’ll feel the power of the world’s greatest writer in a whole new way.

by Paula Vogel | Directed by Rebecca Taichman
April 26 – May 25, 2019
The Huntington Theatre

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s captivating new play with music took Broadway by storm and now Rebecca Taichman recreates her Tony Award-winning production for Boston audiences. Inspired by the true story of Sholem Asch’s controversial Broadway debut God of Vengeance — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture and by others as an act of traitorous libel — and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Indecent is a riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a celebration of art and love.

Adapted & Translated by Melinda Lopez | Directed by Melia Bensussen
Based on the play by Federico Garcia Lorca
May 31 – June 30, 2019
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA

Yerma, a young wife, wants nothing more than to have a child and become a devoted mother. As she watches her friends start their families, she begins to question her own value as a woman. Her desperate desire turns into an all-consuming obsession with devastating consequences. Beloved by Boston audiences, Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez reinvents Lorca’s classic masterpiece, infusing this searing drama with flamenco-inspired music and heart.