Huntington Theatre Company News

2017 Elliot Norton Awards Celebrates Alternative Acts Theme & Announce Guest of Honor Cherry Jones2017 Elliot Norton Awards Celebrates Alternative Acts Theme & Announce Guest of Honor Cherry Jones
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Boston Theater Critics Association has announced that the 35th annual Elliot Norton Awards will feature the theme ALTERNATIVE ACTS, celebrating the Boston area's theater community, future artists, and the importance of the arts in our country. Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones will be the Guest of Honor at the much-anticipated annual event, which will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Boston Arts Academy to support the region's next generation of artists. (more...)

Irresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 SeasonIrresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck's irresistible comedy Bad Dates will complete the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season. Bad Dates will be directed by Huntington favorite Jessica Stone (This season's Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington), and the play joins the previously announced seven titles in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Trinity Rep presents the Uproarious Comedy FAITHFUL CHEATERSTrinity Rep presents the Uproarious Comedy FAITHFUL CHEATERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Trinity Rep continues its 53rd season with the world premiere comedy, Faithful Cheaters by Deborah Salem Smith,directed by Melia Bensussen. Faithful Cheaters runs April 20 - May 21, 2017. Tickets are on sale now by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. (more...)

Baltimore Playwrights Festival to Stage Readings of WHAT DID HAPPEN and DIE, MR. DARCY, DIE! at FPCTBaltimore Playwrights Festival to Stage Readings of WHAT DID HAPPEN and DIE, MR. DARCY, DIE! at FPCT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Join us for free staged reading of new plays submitted by local playwrights for this summer's Baltimore Playwrights Festival. The next readings are this Saturday, March 25, 11 am and 1 pm, at Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 South Ann Street. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of WHEN YOU ARE A PERSON ReleasedOriginal Off-Broadway Cast Recording of WHEN YOU ARE A PERSON Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The original Off-Broadway cast recording of "When You Are A Person" has been released and is now available worldwide. The song is from the world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, presented by The Amoralists in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

Rose-Darla Pascal Named MA 2017 Poetry Out Loud ChampionRose-Darla Pascal Named MA 2017 Poetry Out Loud Champion
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Randolph High School sophomore Rose-Darla Pascal was named Massachusetts's 2017 Poetry Out Loud Champion Sunday at Boston's Old South Meeting House. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at HuntingtonVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run now through April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Click below to watch a trailer for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at HuntingtonPhoto Flash: First Look at Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run now through April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STCJesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co Announces Special Events In Conjunction With TOPDOG/UNDERDOGHuntington Theatre Co Announces Special Events In Conjunction With TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Topdog/Underdog, available at huntingtontheatre.org/topdog by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today an eclectic 2017/18 Season designed to please die-hard opera fans as well as newcomers to the art form.  Each of the Company's productions will be presented on a different area stage, starting October 13-22, 2017 with a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca featuring the American debut of award-winning rising global star Elena Stikhina in the title role. The World Premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare (a.k.a. Burke & Hare) by composer Julian Grant and librettist Mark Campbell follows November 8-12, 2017.  From March 16-25, 2018, BLO presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's pivotal early-20th century work The Threepenny Opera.  BLO closes its Season in May with Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, paired with his Arias and Barcarolles, to mark the Lawrence, Mass.-born composer's centennial. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles SmithGoodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, TARTUFFE, & More Highlight Huntington Theatre Co's 2017-18 SeasonMERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, TARTUFFE, & More Highlight Huntington Theatre Co's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston's leading professional theatre, announces its 2017-2018 season. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis. The Huntington's upcoming season will include productions in the Huntington Avenue Theatre (known as the BU Theatre through June 30), and plans are underway to convert the theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. The 36th season will include four plays at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, as well as three plays at the Wimberly Theatre and one special event in the Roberts Studio Theatre, both located in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in the South End. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Billy Porter Assembles the Cream of the Crop for THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS AlbumBilly Porter Assembles the Cream of the Crop for THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter's new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, will be released April 14, 2017 and will be available for pre-order tomorrow (Friday, March 3), it was announced today by Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway. (more...)

Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayJason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Charlotte Cohn, co-producers SCS Innovations, LLC, Forty-Eight Theatrical Group, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Ralph Meranto/JCC Centerstage, in association with NewYorkRep & The Telling Company, present the New York Premiere of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, March 3, 2017 for an open-ended run at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co. Extends Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHATHuntington Theatre Co. Extends Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

 The Huntington Theatre Company will present the provocative and moving drama The Who & the What by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Milk Like Sugar, Becoming Cuba). Performances begin Friday, March 31 and by popular demand the production has been extended through May 7, 2017 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.  (more...)

Alexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Make U.S. Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre CompanyAlexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Make U.S. Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company, in association with Dark Harbor Stories, present the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: ResilienceNew Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: Resilience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Featuring nine productions, New Rep's 2017-2018 season includes Ideation, a dark satirical comedy and Boston-area premiere; Oleanna, David Mamet's groundbreaking drama, featuring Johnny Lee Davenport; Man of La Mancha, a revival of the Tony award-winning musical, featuring Maurice Emmanuel Parent; Unveiled, a one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik and co-produced with Stoneham Theatre; Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, and engaging political drama by Athol Fugard; Lonely Planet, an evocative social drama by Steven Dietz; Ripe Frenzy, a site-specific drama and Boston-area premiere; The Bakelite Masterpiece, a riveting historical drama and Boston-area premiere; and Two Jews Walk into a War…, a hilarious existential comedy featuring Jeremiah Kissel. (more...)

Huntington to Host 12th Poetry Out Loud Semi-Final This MarchHuntington to Host 12th Poetry Out Loud Semi-Final This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company's Department of Education celebrates the 12th anniversary of the national Poetry Out Loud contest, having facilitated the competition in Massachusetts since its inception in 2006. This year, 76 high school students from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will participate in four regional semi-final contests March 4 and March 5. (more...)

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