August 26 - October 9, 2022
The joyous new musical that lifts you up.
Book by Enda Walsh
Music and lyrics by Gary Clark and John Carney
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
Choreography by Sonya Tayeh
Caldewood Pavilion/BCA, 527 Tremont St.
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Content advisory: Please note this production contains strobe lights, haze and the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes. Please click here for a content advisory that addresses thematic elements.
Approximate run time: Two hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.
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It’s Dublin, 1982. Sixteen-year old Conor tries to impress a mysterious girl, Raphina, by asking her to star in a music video for his band. If only he had a band. Teaming up with a group of schoolmates, Conor and Raphina use music to bring them together, escape their troubles at home, and carve out a place in their struggling community. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the 80s, Sing Street is an ode to the thrill of young love and a celebration of the power of music to lift us up.
“Exuberant! Rollicking! Packs a visceral punch.” – The Boston Globe
“Extraordinary! A show where hope is alive and infectious. I woke up thinking about it. Really, really beautiful.” – Jared Bowen, GBH
“A top-notch cast. Bursting with the buoyancy of youth.” – WBUR
“Transcendent theatre! Cathartic and joyous.” – Theatrely
Masked Matinees & Masks-Encouraged Evenings
In recognition of fluctuating trends in COVID transmission and varying levels of comfort among our patrons, The Huntington is continuing to offer two different masking experiences for The Art of Burning.
“Masked Matinees” – Masks are required inside the theater unless actively eating/drinking concessions. Masks remain optional in the restrooms and lobbies.
Matinees were chosen in order to offer multiple masked-experiences per week, some weekdays and some weekends.
Masks-Encouraged Evenings – Masks are encouraged but not required.
Anyone who feels uncomfortable can ask the House Manager about alternative options which may include:
• a better quality mask
• a new seat further distanced from other patrons
• re-scheduling for a different performance, such as a “masked matinee”
• a shift to the at-home Digital Streaming option.
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The Huntington @ Calderwood/BCA, 527 Tremont St
The Calderwood Pavilion contains the Wimberly Theatre, the Roberts Studio Theatre, the Carol G. Deane Hall, and the Nicholas Martin Hall. You should navigate to the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA if you are seeing a show in any of those aforementioned spaces.
Cast & Creatives
Music and Lyrics
Gary Clark (Music & Lyrics) began his career in ’80s band Danny Wilson, penning their hit “Mary’s Prayer.” He has worked with many artists including Natalie Imbruglia and Demi Lovato. He wrote/co-wrote the original songs for the Sing Street film, was executive music producer of Amazon’s “Modern Love,” and is composer for Emma Thompson’s Nanny McPhee musical.
Music and Lyrics
JOHN CARNEY (Music & Lyrics) is an award-winning screenwriter and director. His credits include the hit Amazon Original series “Modern Love,” Golden Globe-nominated Sing Street, Academy Award-nominated Begin Again, and Academy Award winner Once, which was also adapted for the stage, picking up eight Tony awards including Best Musical.
Rebecca Taichman previously directed Indecent and Mauritius at The Huntington. She won Tony, Obie, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her direction of Indecent by Paula Vogel, which began at Yale Rep/La Jolla/Vineyard before Broadway. She has directed on and off Broadway, new plays and old, musicals and opera.
Billy Carter (Robert) originated the role of Robert in Sing Street at NYTW. He has appeared in numerous productions on Broadway, Off Broadway, on the West End, Royal National Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Old Vic, The London Palladium, Almeida, Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Courtnee Carter (Raphina) can currently be seen in Billy Porter’s directorial debut feature for MGM/Orion Pictures, Anything’s Possible. Her credits include the Tony Award-winning Once on this Island on Broadway and national tour, East’O West’O Off Broadway, and “Charmed” (CW), “Pose” (FX), “Law and Order: SVU” (NBC), “The Path” (Hulu), and “A Crime to Remember” (ID) on television.
Jack DiFalco (Barry) Broadway: The Ferryman, Torch Song, Marvin’s Room. Off Broadway: Torch Song (2nd Stage) starring opposite Mercedes Ruehl, Yen (Manhattan Class Co.) starring opposite Lucas Hedges, Mercury Fur (The New Group), Lord of the Flies (Denver Center).
Dónal Finn (Brendan) has theatre credits that include Chasing Bono at London’s Soho Theatre and Albion at the Almeida Theatre. His film credits include Fantastic Beasts 3: The Secrets of Dumbledore and How to Build a Girl, and television credits include “The Wheel of Time,” “SAS – Rogue Heroes,” and “The Witcher.”
Anthony Genovesi is a musician and actor originally from Long Island, NY. He started playing gigs locally at age 13, which has blossomed into a full-time career playing drums. At 21 years old, he has played drums across the US and internationally, including touring with future-soul powerhouse Danielle Ponder and Cirque Musica, a holiday circus.
Elijah Lyons (Larry) is an actor/singer/composer/lyricist/instrumentalist. His credits include Newsies, Les Misérables, School of Rock, Grease, Aida, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, To Kill a Mockingbird, Merchant of Venice, Jesus Christ Superstar, and singing on “Good Morning America.”
Anne L. Nathan
Anne L. Nathan
Anne L. Nathan (Sandra) appeared at The Huntington in Falsettos. Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, Once, Sunday in the Park with George, Chicago, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime. Off Broadway: Sing Street and Once (NYTW), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Greenwich House Theater), Sundown Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/WP) Taming of the Shrew (Delacorte), Wings (Second Stage), Music in the Air (Encores!), Road Show (The Public).
Dee Roscioli is most known for her 7-year record-breaking run as Elphaba in the smash hit Wicked (Broadway, Chicago, San Fran, first national touring companies). Broadway credits include The Cher Show (standby for Star and Lady) and the 2015 revival of Fiddler on the Roof as Fruma Sarah.
Leigh Barrett has appeared at The Huntington in HMS Pinafore and A Christmas Carol. Regional credits include Souvenir, Gypsy, Company, Grey Gardens (Lyric Stage), Ragtime, Into the Woods (New Rep), Passion (SpeakEasy Stage), Jacques Brel, Marry Me A Little (Gloucester Stage), John & Jen (Greater Boston Stage), A Christmas Carol, Sound of Music (North Shore Music Theater), Little Women (Wheelock), and Mame (Reagle Music Theatre). Directing: Closer Than Ever at New Rep, Last Five Years and Sister Act (2023) at Lyric Stage.
Bob Crowley Recent designs include Sing Street (NYTW), The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, Straight Line Crazy, Alys, Always, My Name is Lucy Barton, and Allelujah! (Bridge Theatre); The Inheritance (Young Vic, West End, Broadway); An American in Paris (Broadway/London/Paris/Tony Award/Olivier Award); The Audience, Skylight (West End/Broadway); Once (London, Broadway & US tour – Tony Award).
Lisa Zinni has credits that include Freestyle Love Supreme (Broadway, Off Broadway & national tour), Is There Still Sex in the City? starring Candice Bushnell, West Side Story (IHI Stage Around 360 Tokyo), and Remember Our Song and Breakin’ Bricks (Tulsa Ballet).
Natasha Katz has designed for theatre, opera, dance, concerts, and permanent lighting installations around the world. Recent Broadway: MJ, Springsteen on Broadway, Aladdin, The Prom, Hello, Dolly! (starring Bette Midler), An American in Paris, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, along with Once and The Glass Menagerie which both started at ART in Cambridge.
Peter Hylenski Tony Award winning, Grammy and Olivier nominated. Selected Broadway Designs: Moulin Rouge!, Frozen, Anastasia, Beetlejuice, Once On This Island, Something Rotten, King Kong, Rock of Ages, After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical, On A Clear Day, Lend Me A Tenor, and Elf.
Luke Halls has extensive credits all over the world in opera, theatre, ballet, and more. Select credits include West Side Story on Broadway (2020 Drama Desk Award); Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, The Moderate Soprano, and Frozen on the West End;
Brad Peterson is a video and media designer based in New York. Select design credits include Cats (Broadway revival); Fish in the Dark (Broadway); Broadway Bounty Hunter (Off Broadway, Outer Critics Circle Award); If I Forget (Roundabout); A Sign of the Times (Delaware Theater Company); El Sitt (Riyadh Festival, Saudi Arabia); Empire: A New Musical (Los Angeles); The Lion…Witch…Wardrobe, Carousel, and A Little Night Music (Stratford Festival); Wonderland, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid (Tuacahn); Cagney (Pioneer); The Stone Witch and The Eternal Space (Off Broadway); and Shuffle Along… (Broadway, video consultant).
Peter Gordeno gained a reputation as a keyboard player after leaving Trinity College of Music in London in the late ‘80s. After working on a number of records by artists such as U2, Sly and Robbie, and many top 20 pop artists in the London session scene, he joined George Michael’s band as keyboard player in 1996, appearing on many recordings and on “MTV Unplugged.”
Kris Kukul is a NYC-based orchestrator, arranger, music director, and composer. He began his career working for musical theatre icon Elizabeth Swados and has committed to keeping her legacy alive through his work, including working with Warner Music/Ghostlight Records on an anthology album The Liz Swados Project.
Fred Lassen is a seasoned Broadway conductor, music director, and arranger. He has served as music director for the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular for the past two seasons, and was the music supervisor for the original Broadway production of Once, and both the Once and Finding Neverland national tours.
Tara Rubin Casting
Tara Rubin Casting
Tara Rubin Casting Selected Broadway and National Tours: Mr. Saturday Night, Six, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, Falsettos, School of Rock, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, Big Fish, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera.
Production Stage Manager
Karyn Meek Broadway: Paradise Square, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Elf, Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Tours: The Lion King, Hello, Dolly!, The Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, 9 to 5, La Cage Aux Folles.
Amanda Spooner is a stage manager and educator, based in New York. She has worked on Broadway and throughout the country, frequently with Rebecca Taichman. She is the founder of the grassroots campaign Year of the Stage Manager, the Director of Education for the Stage Managers’ Association, an ambassador for the Parent Artist Advocacy League, and serves on a number of committees with Actors’ Equity Association. Amanda received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and serves on the faculty at Ithaca College.
Mark A. Stys
Mark A. Stys
Mark A. Stys Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, Big Fish, Act One, Newsies, Beetlejuice (sub), Waitress (sub). Paper Mill: The Wanderer, Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, My Very Own British Invasion, Half Time, The Outsider, The Honeymooners, Mary Poppins, Million Dollar Quartet,West Side Story, Oliver!, The Little Mermaid, The Sound of Music, A Chorus Line, Newsies.
Actor's Equity Associaton
Actor's Equity Associaton
Actors’ Equity Association (“Equity”), founded in 1913, is the US labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity fosters the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions, and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. #EquityWorks