Huntington Theatre Company News

Huntington Announces Summer Workshop Readings 7/22 & 23Huntington Announces Summer Workshop Readings 7/22 & 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company's annual Summer Workshop will start rehearsals on July 11 and conclude in public readings of four new plays on July 22 and 23, 2017. The workshop allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to focus on developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Huntington's Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces Staged Reading of BIG BABIESAdirondack Theatre Festival Announces Staged Reading of BIG BABIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Big Babies will be performed as part of Adirondack Theatre Festival's new play reading series. The readings will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 6, in the cabaret space of the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

Ciaran Sheehan and Sarah Muirhead to Headline SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music TheatreCiaran Sheehan and Sarah Muirhead to Headline SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Broadway's "Phantom," Ciaran Sheehan, returns to Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to take on the role of GAYLORD RAVENAL in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's 1927 masterpiece Show Boat. Running from July 6-16 for 8 performances only, Show Boat will also star Boston's own Sarah Oakes Muirhead (Sunday in the Park with George) as MAGNOLIA HAWKS.  (more...)

Keith Hamilton Cobb Stars in AMERICAN MOOR in 4-Week Boston EngagementKeith Hamilton Cobb Stars in AMERICAN MOOR in 4-Week Boston Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Shakespeare, race, and America…not necessarily in that order, are explored as AUDELCO AWARD winning American Moor takes the stage at the Boston Center for the Arts' Plaza Theatre this summer for a four-week engagement, July 19-August 12. Press night is set for Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: RIPCORD: Nancy and Annie's Excellent AdventureBWW Review: RIPCORD: Nancy and Annie's Excellent Adventure
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 13, 2017

Laughs in abundance are in free fall in the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD, a bejeweled vehicle for a pair of women of a certain age that is polished to a shine by the brilliant performances of Nancy E. Carroll and Annie Golden. Under the brisk, breezy direction of Jessica Stone (VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE), these two pros turn life in an assisted living facility into Abby and Marilyn's excellent adventure. As roommates who are anything but soulmates, they engage in a protracted battle of wits to win a bet for supremacy over their little corner of a shrinking world, and the only rule is to take no prisoners. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Tony Award-nominated comedy, 'Lettice and Lovage,' opens Westport Country Playhouse's 87th Season, written by Peter Shaffer, author of 'Amadeus,' and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. The play runs now through June 17. The cast includes Kandis Chappell, Mia Dillon, Sarah Manton, and Paxton Whitehead. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Lead AN ACT OF GOD at B Street TheatreThe Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Lead AN ACT OF GOD at B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

A series of tweets on the parody account @TheTweetofGod landed American comedy writer David Javerbaum a book deal. Eventually that book, The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, was adapted for the stage and renamed as An Act of God. The stage version premiered at Broadway's Studio 54 Theatre in 2015 with Big Bang Theory sitcom star Jim Parsons in the leading role. A second run featured Will & Grace's Sean Hayes in the leading role, and now the B Street Theatre will give the holy role to Nick Cearley (Buyer & Cellar). (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Casting for ROMEO & JULIETCommonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Casting for ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced today the complete cast of its 22nd production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, William Shakespeare's immortal drama Romeo & Juliet, directed by Allegra Libonati. Performances are free of charge, and will take place on the Boston Common, near the Parkman Bandstand.   (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Offer Daily MOBY DICK Ticket LotteryLookingglass Theatre to Offer Daily MOBY DICK Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces a partnership with TodayTix-the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to theater tickets-to offer exclusive $25 Lottery tickets to the return of its award-winning production of Moby Dick. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Casting Change in LETTICE AND LOVAGEWestport Country Playhouse Announces Casting Change in LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse announces that Kandis Chappell has joined the cast of "Lettice and Lovage" in the role of Miss Lettice Douffet, beginning Thursday, June 1.  Due to a health issue, the original actress playing Lettice had to leave the role during final rehearsals.  She is doing well and wished a speedy recovery. (more...)

RIPCORD Extends Through 7/2 Due to Popular DemandRIPCORD Extends Through 7/2 Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company has extended the run of its production of Ripcord, by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Jessica Stone, through July 2. The added performances are Tuesday, June 27 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30pm; Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm; Friday, June 30 at 8pm; Saturday, July 1 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, July 2 at 2pm and 7pm. Ripcord plays at the Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. (more...)

Special Events Announced in Conjunction with the Huntington's Production of RIPCORDSpecial Events Announced in Conjunction with the Huntington's Production of RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Ripcord 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 Ripcord, available at huntingtontheatre.org/ripcord by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) and BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, May 26, 2017 at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

Review Roundup: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare TheatreReview Roundup: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness. (more...)

The Skivvies to Return to A.C.T. This June with THE SKIVVIES: PRIDE ROCKThe Skivvies to Return to A.C.T. This June with THE SKIVVIES: PRIDE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

They're back - and they're shedding all inhibitions to kick off San Francisco Pride!  Following a sold-out engagement this past December, the "musically thrilling," award-winning, undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies - featuring Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley-return to American Conservatory Theater for a special three-performance engagement of their all-new show, The Skivvies: Pride Rock, featuring eclectic covers, wacky mash-ups and eccentric originals. (more...)

id Theater Returns to McCall with 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conferenceid Theater Returns to McCall with 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Now celebrating its 20th year, id Theater returns to McCall, Idaho with the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, with events from June 8 to 17 at McCall's Alpine Playhouse. This will be the 17th year for the Conference, which will host nine playwrights from all corners of the United States whose work will be developed and presented to the public free of charge during the Conference. (more...)

The 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton AwardsThe 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles on May 15 by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), at the 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

Huntington and Northeastern University form Alliance for 2017-2018 SeasonHuntington and Northeastern University form Alliance for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company and Northeastern University will form a new educational alliance focused on professional experiential learning for young theatre artists beginning with the 2017-2018 season. The relationship will allow the Huntington to continue its educational mission of preparing students for careers in the theatre industry while aligning with Northeastern's commitment to integrating academic study with real world experience. (more...)

1984 Announces Broadway Lottery1984 Announces Broadway Lottery
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Mobile ticketing app TodayTix announced today that it will offer a digital lottery for the highly-anticipated Broadway Premiere of George Orwell's 1984 starring Tony® Award nominee Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut, and Tony® Award winner Reed Birney.  The entire front row of seats will be available via lottery for $19.84 each.  The entry period will begin each day at midnight, and continue until winners are notified via email and push notification 2-4 hours before the selected performance begins.  Winners will be offered the opportunity to purchase either one or two tickets, and lottery winners can pick up their purchased tickets from TodayTix concierge agents outside of the Hudson Theatre.  For tickets and info, download the TodayTix mobile app or visit www.todaytix.com. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Announces Partnership with TodayTixHollywood Fringe Announces Partnership with TodayTix
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival is proud to announce its partnership with TodayTix, the international ticketing app and website with nearly three million users. As the official marketing and ticketing platform available to all Festival productions, TodayTix is offering its ticket listing and marketing services, used by over 500 arts organizations worldwide, to all Fringe productions. TodayTix allows all Fringe productions to expand their reach and promote their shows to a rich database of culture-loving locals and tourists. (more...)

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