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"STELLAR! PACKS A PUNCH!”The Boston Globe
"Simply a masterpiece. THE BEST PRODUCTION ONSTAGE NOW!”Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices
"Perfectly cast. Packs an emotional wallop!”TheaterMania
"PACKS A POTENT PUNCH! An artfully concocted journey.”WBUR's The ARTery
"A KNOCKOUT! Bold, daring performances. An immersive experience that should NOT BE MISSED!”Broadway World
"THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE THEATRICAL SEASON!”South Shore Critic

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.

Extra performance added! Due to popular demand, a performance has been added on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 2pm.
Seating at select performances of Man in the Ring is limited, but seats are released every day for sale. Please call Ticketing Services at 617 266 0800 to learn about our Advanced Wait List and be upgraded to a seat automatically when it becomes available.

Approximate run time: Man in the Ring plays in approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission. Please note: Man in the Ring includes adult themes and brief nudity. This production has strobe lighting effects that include intensely bright flashes of light (which simulate flashbulb photography), as well as the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free).



 

Michael Cristofer“I am happy to return to the Huntington as a playwright this time, bringing them the true story of Emile Griffith – a young immigrant from the Virgin Islands, a gay man struggling with his identity in the brutal world of sports, trying at the end of his life as he slips into dementia to piece together the story of love and pain and joy that was his life. And to find peace. A true hero in my book.” — Michael Cristofer

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"STELLAR! PACKS A PUNCH! Directed with inventive muscularity by Michael Greif (Rent, Dear Evan Hansen).”The Boston Globe
"Simply a masterpiece. THE BEST PRODUCTION ONSTAGE NOW!”Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices
"A moving and tender story about holding and finding your own when the world has boxed you in.”Jared Bowen, WGBH
"Thompson delivers a stunning performance. Perfectly cast. Packs an emotional wallop!”TheaterMania
"PACKS A POTENT PUNCH! An artfully concocted journey. I would follow John Douglas Thompson anywhere.”WBUR's The ARTery
"A KNOCKOUT! Bold, daring performances. An immersive experience that should NOT BE MISSED!”Broadway World
"THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE THEATRICAL SEASON! Gripping, powerful, unforgettably moving.”South Shore Critic
"PERFECT! Superbly rich, emotionally engaging. An outstanding cast of stellar performers.”Boston and Beyond
"Amazing theatre. Very powerful. You do not want to miss this!”Boxing Over Broadway
"A first-rate production! The acting is superb.”EDGE Media Network
"Moving, powerful, handsomely presented and skillfully acted and directed.”On Boston Stages
"One of the highlights of the theatrical season! Fascinating!”Critics at Large
"A knockout! Fierce, poetic, and profound. Ready for Broadway!”Chicago Sun-Times
"An exceptionally artful piece of theatre. This is not a show to miss!” Chicago Tribune
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Section
Performance Day Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
$89-$119 $59-$89 $25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$79-$104 $49-$74 $25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $69-$79 $45-$55 $25
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
Section
Price
Zone 1
$89-$119
Zone 2
$59-$89
Zone 3
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
Section
Price
Zone 1
$79-$104
Zone 2
$49-$74
Zone 3
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee
Section
Price
Zone 1
$69-$79
Zone 2
$45-$55
Zone 3
$25
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Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off with promo code BU10
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs.

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off with promo code BU10
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs.

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South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
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