Huntington Theatre Company News

Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata, and directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling. Blood Wedding runs March 2 - April 24, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND IBroadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall†by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016,†and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Trailer, Go Behind-the-Scenes with Huntington's MILK LIKE SUGARSTAGE TUBE: Watch Trailer, Go Behind-the-Scenes with Huntington's MILK LIKE SUGAR
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2016

The†Huntington Theatre Company†presents the Obie Award-winning drama MILK LIKE SUGAR by Huntington Playwriting Fellow†Kirsten Greenidge†(Luck of the Irish) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Becoming Cuba). Performances continue now through February 27, 2016 in the Roberts†Studio Theatre†in the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Below, check out the trailer and go behind-the-scenes with the cast and creative team of MILK LIKE SUGAR! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jasmine Carmichael and More in Huntington's MILK LIKE SUGARPhoto Flash: First Look at Jasmine Carmichael and More in Huntington's MILK LIKE SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company†presents the Obie Award-winning drama MILK LIKE SUGAR by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Becoming Cuba). Performances†continue now through February 27, 2016 in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Staceyanne Burrell Wins Boston August Wilson Monologue Competition 2016 FinalsStaceyanne Burrell Wins Boston August Wilson Monologue Competition 2016 Finals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Staceyanne Burrell†of Boston Arts Academy took first place on Monday, February 1, 2016 with her performance as Tonya from†King Hedley II†at the Boston Regional Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, held for the sixth year by the Huntington Theatre Company, the playwright's longtime artistic home.† (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre Goes to Blanka Zizka2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre Goes to Blanka Zizka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Vilcek Foundation just†announced the winners of its annual Vilcek Prizes, recognizing immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences. The 2016 Vilcek Prize in Theatre, presented to an immigrant artist with a record of major achievement in his/her field, is awarded to Blanka Zizka, the recipient of a $100,000 prize. (more...)

August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED Begins 3/5 at Huntington Theatre CompanyAugust Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED Begins 3/5 at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will present the powerful memoir August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned, co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner adapter at the Huntington) and featuring Eugene Lee (Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and The Piano Lesson at the Huntington), both longtime Wilson collaborators. Performances begin Saturday, March 5 and continue through April 3, 2016 in the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

PFP to Premiere RAGGEDY AND, Starring Delia KroppPFP to Premiere RAGGEDY AND, Starring Delia Kropp
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?Pride Films and Plays is excited to present the World Premiere of David Valdes Greenwood's comedy Raggedy And, opening March 12, 2016 at Rivendell Theater. Delia Kropp will be the first transgender actress to portray a trans character for a major Chicago stage production. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR EventsHuntington Theatre Company Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

In conjunction with its current production of Milk Like Sugar, 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†Milk Like Sugar,†available at huntingtontheatre.org/milk-like-sugar, 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, January 29, 2016 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

Nick Cearley Will Bring BUYER & CELLAR to Key West's Red Barn TheatreNick Cearley Will Bring BUYER & CELLAR to Key West's Red Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Key West's Red Barn Theatre will soon present the Regional Premiere of Buyer & Cellar, a one-man show by playwright Jonathan Tolins. Enjoying immediate success at the non-profit Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Buyer & Cellar moved to the Barrow Street Theatre for an Off-Broadway run. Playing to sold-out houses for months, Buyer & Cellar received an Off-Broadway extension until April of 2014. The critically acclaimed production went on to receive a Chicago engagement followed by a US Tour through November 2014. (more...)

TINKER TO EVERS TO CHANCE Up Next at MRTTINKER TO EVERS TO CHANCE Up Next at MRT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Merrimack Repertory Theatre continues its 2015-16 Season with the regional premiere of "Tinker to Evers to Chance," the touching new work from playwright Mat Smart about mothers, daughters, and baseball. The story spans a century of Chicago Cubs fandom, and resonates with honest questions about love, heartbreak, and hope. MRT Artistic Director Sean Daniels will direct. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway RoundtableGeorge Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Huntington Sets Date for August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston FinalsHuntington Sets Date for August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston Finals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Huntington Theatre Company presents the 6th annual Boston regional finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC), celebrating the writing of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright. (more...)

The Old Globe to Present Free Weekend of Poetry in Honor of THE METROMANIACSThe Old Globe to Present Free Weekend of Poetry in Honor of THE METROMANIACS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

In honor of David Ives's poetry-infused comedy THE METROMANIACS, the Globe brings together a dynamic mix of poets and performers for a Free Weekend of Poetry, featuring two free public events to celebrate the power and artistry of San Diego poetry. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Hartford Stage presents William Shakespeare's most popular play, ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed productions of HAMLET, MACBETH, TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TEMPEST.†The tragic romance will play from February 11 through March 20 only. (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This SundayNew Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

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