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2019-2020

After much careful consideration regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the Huntington Theatre Company has cancelled performances of Our Daughters, Like Pillars and has postponed our production of The Bluest Eye. LEARN MORE. 

  • The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

    Adapted from the best-selling Disney-Hyperion book, The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan
    Book by Joe Tracz | Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
    July 17 - July 28, 2019
    Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

    This "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “a colossal, crowd-pleasing hit of Herculean proportions!” (Broadwayworld.com). The Greek gods are real, and they're ruining Percy Jackson's life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief “hits the sweet spot” (Wall Street Journal) and provides “a spectacularly fun adventure that will thrill everyone in the family!” (Chicago Parent).

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  • The Purists

    by Dan McCabe | Directed by Billy Porter
    August 30 - October 6, 2019
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    A thrilling world premiere by an exciting new voice, The Purists brings Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, “Pose” on FX) to the Huntington to direct this soaring new play by Dan McCabe. A former rapper, a DJ, and a showtunes-loving telesales director have become an unlikely group who hang out and spar about music on a stoop in Queens. But when an impromptu rap battle erupts between two younger female emcees, everything gets questioned. With raw emotion and uproarious humor, The Purists asks, what is friendship? How can we embrace new ideas? And what does it mean to be wholly yourself?

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  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    by Tom Stoppard | Directed by Peter DuBois
    September 20 - October 20, 2019
    Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

    Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and art. It’s all from the pen of Academy Award and four-time Best Play Tony Award winner Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, The Real Thing, and Arcadia), and directed by the Huntington’s own Artistic Director, Peter DuBois.

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  • The Judy & Varla Show

    Huntington Theatre Company & Mark Cortale present
    The Judy & Varla Show
    Starring Judy Gold & Varla Jean Merman
    with Gerald Goode at the piano

    Sat., Oct. 19 at 6pm & 9pm
    Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St.

    Don't miss these two extraordinary talents share a stage for the first time ever in an unforgettable evening of music, stand-up, and all around hilarity. Featuring Gerald Goode at the piano.

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  • Quixote Nuevo

    by Octavio Solis | Directed by KJ Sanchez
    November 15 - December 8, 2019
    Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

    One of literature’s most vibrant and memorable characters, Cervantes’ Don Quixote is boldly brought to life by award-winning playwright Octavio Solis and director KJ Sanchez in this hysterically funny and exceptionally poetic adaption of the classic novel. Transported to a border town in Texas, the eccentric, brilliant knight embarks on a cross-desert quest to reunite with a long-lost love. Chased by Death himself – in the form of roving bands of guitar-playing Calacas – Quixote always leads with his heart in a world of people led astray by their brains. Quixote Nuevo is a triumphant celebration and a rich, contemporary, theatrical fable that has been created anew by Solis, one of the storytellers behind the Disney/Pixar film Coco.

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  • We All Fall Down

    by Lila Rose Kaplan | Directed by Melia Bensussen
    January 10 - February 16, 2020
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    Linda and Saul Stein still live in the Westchester home where they raised their two beautiful daughters. But when Saul unexpectedly retires, Linda summons the family to celebrate Passover for the first time in decades. Linda tends slightly toward the theatrical (okay, a lot), and their family has never been particularly religious (okay, not at all). So their comic attempts to bring the Seder to life go from riotous to heartwrenching in this play from Huntington Playwriting Fellow and Somerville resident Lila Rose Kaplan, directed by Obie Award winner Melia Bensussen. Can this family come together, or will an age-old tradition tear them apart?

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  • Sweat

    by Lynn Nottage | Directed by Kimberly Senior
    January 31 - March 1, 2020
    Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Play by Lynn Nottage (Ruined) comes alive in a moving and urgently relevant new production directed by Kimberly Senior (The Niceties). Based on interviews with the residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of close friends struggle to stay connected when their factory is at risk of collapse. In a neighborhood bar, each of them reaches for their piece of the American dream. Can their friendships survive this test? Nottage weaves a tale of trust and doubt, longtime bonds and short-term possibilities. The New York Times raves, “Superb… Nottage is writing at the peak of her powers.”

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  • She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves

    February 18 - March 8, 2020
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

    Hot off rave reviews and extended engagements in Chicago and Toronto, She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves is heading to Boston. A high-octane show entirely created, designed and performed by the fearlessly funny women of world-famous comedy mecca The Second City, She the People is a mimosas-and-madness-fueled foray that proudly roasts the patriarchy in a mashup of sketches and songs that reclaims comedy for everyone!

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