2013-2014 Season

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From the imagination of Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman (Candide) comes a captivating new musical adaptation of a timeless favorite based on Rudyard Kipling's time-honored tales and featuring music from the classic Disney film. The ravishing new musical THE JUNGLE BOOK plays Sept. 7 - Oct. 6, 2013 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Learn more at
When burnt-out local TV newscaster Charlie Duff suddenly begins offering a prayer at the end of his nightly broadcasts, he becomes a popular and controversial figure to an expanding audience. A powerful new drama by Stephen Belber and directed by Peter DuBois, THE POWER OF DUFF plays Oct. 11 - Nov. 9, 2013 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Learn more at
When John interrupts his parents' pre-dinner cocktail to announce that he has written a play about them, the revelations and recriminations start to flow just as easily as the martinis in this heartfelt comedy about the ties that bind. A comedy on the rocks by AR Gurney directed by Maria Aitken, THE COCKTAIL HOUR plays Nov. 15 - Dec. 15, 2013 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Learn more at
Vanda has her eyes on the lead role in an adaptation of the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur, but her charged audition for the director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy & reality, seduction & power, and love & sex. A sexy new comedy by David Ives directed by Daniel Goldstein, VENUS IN FUR plays Jan. 3 - Feb. 2, 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Learn more at
Renowned Chekhov interpreters Kate Burton and Nicholas Martin reunite to capture the humor and pathos in Chekhov's masterpiece about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. A passionate classic by Anton Chekhov, THE SEAGULL plays Mar. 7 - Apr. 6, 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Learn more at
In 1890s Cuba, widowed Adela runs a pharmacy, indifferent to the mounting conflict around her. But when the rebellion comes home to Havana, she must choose between loyalty to country or to family. A stirring new drama by Melinda Lopez and directed by M. Bevin O'Gara, BECOMING CUBA plays March 28 - April 26, 2014 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Learn more at
Four Harvard intellectuals navigate the complexities of race, ambition, friendship, and the human brain in this controversial and fiercely funny new play by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. The sharp new comedy SMART PEOPLE plays May 23 - June 21, 2014 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Learn more at

Press Releases

  • June 12, 2014 -

    Malcolm-Jamal Warner To Lead The Cast of New Stage Adaptation Of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner at the Huntington Theatre Company Beginning September 5.

  • June 5, 2014 -

    Huntington Theatre Company Extends Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People Thru July 6 Due To Popular Demand

  • May 6, 2014 -

    Boston's Ashley Herbert Wins National August Wilson Monologue Competition

  • May 6, 2014 -

    April 28 Joy-Filled Spotlight Spectacular Raised More Than $1 million In Support of the Huntington Theatre Company's Education and Community Programs

  • May 1, 2014 -

    Huntington Mourns the Passing of Nicholas Martin.

  • April 24, 2014 -

    Huntington Playwriting Fellow And Author of Stick Fly Lydia R. Diamond Returns To The Huntington With Provocative New Comedy Smart People. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois Helms World Premiere That Begins May 23.

  • April 3, 2014 -

    Huntington Theatre Company Adds Fresh Interpretation of Compelling Family Comedy Guess Who's Coming To Dinner To Complete Its 2014 — 2015 Season.

  • March 17, 2014 -

    Huntington Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season will include the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Play, a thrilling new play set in Boston, a new play by a celebrated local writer, a provocative comedy, a classic American drama, a topical new play directed by Peter DuBois, and the return of visionary director David Cromer.

  • March 11, 2014 -

    Becoming Cuba By Huntington Theatre Company Playwright-In-Residence Melinda Lopez Begins March 28 — Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara Makes Huntington Directorial Debut.

  • March 10, 2014 -

    Sophomore Courtney Stewart from Springfield Central High School Repeats As Massachusetts Poetry Out Loud Champion.

  • March 5, 2014 -

    Huntington Theatre Company Announces Special Events in Conjunction with its Production of The Seagull

  • March 3, 2014 -

    24 Students To Compete Sunday in the MA State Finals of Poetry Out Loud.

  • February 19, 2014 -

    Best-Selling Author John D. Spooner and Visionary Jungle Book Director Mary Zimmerman To Be Honored at Huntington Theatre Company's Spotlight Spectacular Monday, April 28, 2014. Featuring performances by Tony Award nominee André DeShields plus Kevin Carolan, Geoff Packard, and Lauren Molina.

  • February 12, 2014 -

    74 Massachusetts High School Students To Compete at Semi-Final of "Poetry Out Loud" March 1 & 2.

  • February 11, 2014 -

    Coolidge Corner Theatre / Huntington Theatre Company Collaboration "Stage & Screen" Continues March 10 With Cuban Zombie Thriller Juan of the Dead and Conversation With Becoming Cuba Playwright And Director.

  • February 4, 2014 -

    Kate Burton And Son Morgan Ritchie Return To Huntington Theatre Company For Anton Chekhov Classic The Seagull Directed by Maria Aitken.

  • February 3, 2014 -

    Trinidad Ramkissoon Is Winner Of August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston Final.

  • January 16, 2014 -

    Huntington Theatre Company Holds Fourth Annual Regional Finals of August Wilson Monologue Competition on February 1.

  • January 13, 2014 -

    Maria Aitken Steps In For Nicholas Martin To Direct Kate Burton in The Seagull.

  • January 8, 2014 -

    Huntington Theatre Company's 2014 Breaking Ground Festival To Run January 30 — Feburary 2 And Feature Huntington Playwriting Fellows Noone, Moïse, and Kaplan plus Biernfeld and Barfield.

  • December 16, 2013 -

    Coolidge Corner Theatre / Huntington Theatre Company Collaboration "Stage & Screen" Continues Jan. 6 With Secretary And A Conversation With Meredith Goldstein Plus Venus In Fur Actors and Director.

  • December 10, 2013 -

    Due to extraordinary early demand Huntington Theatre Company extends spring runs of Melinda Lopez's Becoming Cuba and Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People.

  • November 26, 2013 -

    Sexy Broadway Hit Venus In Fur Begins January 2014 at the Huntington.

  • November 21, 2013 -

    Playwright A.R. Gurney and Huntington Playwriting Fellows Kirsten Greenidge and David Valdes Greenwood To Speak At Events In Conjunction With The Cocktail Hour.

  • October 31, 2013 -

    The Power of Duff Playwright Stephen Belber and Religion Professor Mark Silk To Speak At Huntington's Humanities Forum Sunday, November 3.

  • October 22, 2013 -

    Huntington Alumni Return For A.R. Gurney's American Comedy Of Manners The Cocktail Hour — Performances Begin November 15.

  • October 15, 2013 -

    Marsh & McLennan Agency and Partners Donate A Performance of The Jungle Book To Marilyn Rodman Theatre For Kids — Over 800 Boston-Area At-Risk-Youth Will Attend on October 17.

  • October 8, 2013 -

    The Jungle Book To Celebrate 100th Performance Tuesday, October 8.

  • September 30, 2013 -

    The Jungle Book Becomes The Highest Grossing Production In Huntington Theatre Company History.

  • September 27, 2013 -

    Coolidge Corner Theatre / Huntington Theatre Company Collaboration "Stage & Screen" Continues Oct. 14 With Lumet Film Network.

  • September 25, 2013 -

    Acclaimed Jungle Book Orchestra To Perform "Out Of The Jungle" Fusion Concert at Johnny D's Uptown On October 6.

  • September 24, 2013 -

    Huntington Theatre Company Presents Three Performances of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years November 23 & 24.

  • September 18, 2013 -

    Due To Popular Demand, Huntington Theatre Company Announces A Second Extension of The Jungle Book — Must Close October 20!

  • September 13, 2013 -

    Mowgli, Baloo, and Cast Members from Huntington Theatre Company's The Jungle Book to Perform National Anthem at Saturday's Red Sox / Yankees Game.

  • September 12, 2013 -

    David Wilson Barnes and Jennifer Westfeldt Lead The Cast of Stephen Belber's The Power of Duff at the Huntington Theatre Company Beginning October 11.

  • August 27, 2013 -

    Mary Zimmerman's World Premiere Adaptation of The Jungle Book Arrives In Boston; Performances Begin at Huntington Theatre Company September 7.

  • August 5, 2013 -

    Single Tickets to Remaining Six Productions In Huntington's 2013-2014 Season Go On Sale Tuesday, August 6 at Midnight.

  • August 1, 2013 -

    50+ Theatre Companies Unite For Greater Boston Theatre Expo 2013 on September 10.

  • August 1, 2013 -

    In advance of its world premiere musical production The Jungle Book, Huntington Theatre Company teams up with Zoo New England in August for Jungle Book Days at the Zoo.

  • July 30, 2013 -

    Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute Presents Free Performances of As You Like It August 1 & 2.

  • July 22, 2013 -

    Due to popular demand, Huntington Theatre Company extends "The Jungle Book" to October 13th.

  • July 1, 2013 -

    Huntington Theatre Company's second annual summer workshop includes new work by Huntington playwriting fellows Urban, Alfaro, Moïse, and Kuntz.

  • June 25, 2013 -

    Huntington Theatre Company launches community membership program to remove the cost barrier of attending theatre.

  • June 21, 2013 -

    Single tickets on sale June 25 to theatrical debut of The Jungle Book by Tony award-winner Mary Zimmerman at Huntington Theatre Company. Zimmerman blends the 1967 Walt Disney film and Rudyard Kipling's original work.

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