Maria Aitken News

BWW Reviews: BUYER & CELLAR at Shakespeare Theatre Company Stars Michael Urie
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2014

New play by Jonathan Tolins is a big bundle of joy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's PRIVATE LIVES Offers Delicious Wit and Whimsy
by Heather Nadolny - Jun 15, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's PRIVATE LIVES gives its audience quick wit, smart humor, physical comedy and a production that makes you want to remain in the seats for days. (more...)

Bianca Amato and James Waterston Lead Shakespeare Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Noel Coward's fast-talking comedy of manners Private Lives will close the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2013-2014 Season. Directed by Maria Aitken (2009-2010 Season's As You Like It), Private Lives enjoyed wild success at the Huntington Theatre Company in 2012, being deemed 'a diamond-sharp production' (The Boston Globe) and will find a home at the Lansburgh Theatre from tonight, May 29-July 13, 2014 (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Bianca Amato and James Waterston Will Lead Shakespeare Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, 5/29-7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Noel Coward's fast-talking comedy of manners Private Lives will close the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2013-2014 Season. Directed by Maria Aitken (2009-2010 Season's As You Like It), Private Lives enjoyed wild success at the Huntington Theatre Company in 2012, being deemed 'a diamond-sharp production' (The Boston Globe) and will find a home at the Lansburgh Theatre from May 29-July 13, 2014 (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

THE WHITE SNAKE, MR. BURNS, THE CRUCIBLE & More Set for Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced ten mainstage productions in his final season at the helm of the world renowned theater, culminating 20 years of remarkable leadership. The 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by A.R. Gurney, Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, the Guthrie debut of visionary writer and director Mary Zimmerman, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer. (more...)

BWW Review: Huntington Theatre Company's THE SEAGULL: Artists at Work
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 24, 2014

Kate Burton, accomplished Chekhovian actress, plays onstage mother to her son Morgan Ritchie in the Huntington Theatre Company's production of THE SEAGULL, featuring an ensemble of local favorites and Broadway veterans. Director Maria Aitken leads a stellar team of designers to create magic at the BU Theatre. (more...)

Blair Brown, Michael Potts, Maureen Anderman and More Set for The Acting Company's NUDE WITH VIOLIN Reading, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of Nude with Violin, Noel Coward's satire on modern art, criticism, pretension and the value placed on art at 7 pm on Monday, March 24 at the Signature Theatre (Alice Griffin Jewel Box), 480 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audience Reactions and Behind-the-Scenes with SCANDAL's Kate Burton and More in THE SEAGULL at the Huntington Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2014

Real-life mother and son Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton (The Corn is Green, The Cherry Orchard, Hedda Gabler at the Huntington) and Morgan Ritchie (The Corn Is Green) play mother and son onstage together for the first time when they return to the Huntington Theatre Company for a lush new production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull. Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal) will direct the Paul Schmidt translation of the classic of world drama about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Performances of The Seagull continue at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre through April 6, 2014 at the BU Theatre. Check out a behind the scenes look below, and hear what audiences are saying about the show. Watch the videos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Burton & More in Huntington's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Real-life mother and son Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton (The Corn is Green, The Cherry Orchard, Hedda Gabler at the Huntington) and Morgan Ritchie (The Corn Is Green) play mother and son onstage together for the first time when they return to the Huntington Theatre Company for a lush new production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull. Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal) will direct the Paul Schmidt translation of the classic of world drama about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Performances of The Seagull continue at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre through April 6, 2014 at the BU Theatre; Opening Night is tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Huntington Kicks Off Special Events for THE SEAGULL Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to The Seagull, available at huntingtontheatre.org/seagull, 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 Today, March 7, 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

FAPC Stages Noel Coward's NUDE WITH VIOLIN at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Noel Coward fans will get a rare opportunity in March to witness one of his less-often-revived comedies from the 1950s, 'Nude With Violin,' performed twice in New York - in a fully staged Equity Showcase production by the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church's Theatre Fellowship, and in a one-night-only benefit Salon Reading by the Acting Company. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events for THE SEAGULL, Begin. 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to The Seagull, available at huntingtontheatre.org/seagull, 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 7, 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

FAPC to Stage Noel Coward's NUDE WITH VIOLIN at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Begin. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Noel Coward fans will get a rare opportunity in March to witness one of his less-often-revived comedies from the 1950s, 'Nude With Violin,' performed twice in New York - in a fully staged Equity Showcase production by the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church's Theatre Fellowship, and in a one-night-only benefit Salon Reading by the Acting Company. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, PIPPIN & More Nominated for 2014 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The Nominating Committee of the Independent Reviewers of New England has just announced nominees for the 2014 IRNE Awards. The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards, founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and Larry Stark of TheaterMirror in 1997, recognize the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Boston theatre community. (more...)

Huntington Scores 29 IRNE Nominations for 2013 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company has received 29 IRNE Award nominations from the Independent Reviewers of New England for its 2013 productions. The Committee recognized the Huntington with the following nominations: (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Kate Burton and Son Morgan Ritchie to Lead Huntington Theatre Company's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Real-life mother and son Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton (The Corn is Green, The Cherry Orchard, Hedda Gabler at the Huntington) and Morgan Ritchie (The Corn is Green) will play mother and son onstage together for the first time when they return to the Huntington Theatre Company for a lush new production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull. Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal) will direct the Paul Schmidt translation of the classic of world drama about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Performances of The Seagull begin at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre on March 7, 2014. (more...)

Maria Aitken Replaces Nicholas Martin as Director of Huntington's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company favorite and frequent director Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal, Private Lives, Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps) will return to the Huntington this spring to direct Tony Award nominee and television star Kate Burton in Anton Chekhov's passionate classic, The Seagull. Aitken replaces Nicholas Martin who was previously slated to direct the production but has withdrawn for personal reasons. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 08, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for Boston (more...)

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