Shows & Events

  • Sweat

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Play by Lynn Nottage (Ruined) comes alive in a moving and urgently relevant new production directed by Kimberly Senior (The Niceties). Based on interviews with the residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of close friends struggle to stay connected when their factory is at risk of collapse. In a neighborhood bar, each of them reaches for their piece of the American dream. Can their friendships survive this test? Nottage weaves a tale of trust and doubt, longtime bonds and short-term possibilities. The New York Times raves, “Superb… Nottage is writing at the peak of her powers.” Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, January 31 - March 1, 2020.

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  • She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves

    Hot off rave reviews and extended engagements in Chicago and Toronto, She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves is heading to Boston. A high-octane show entirely created, designed and performed by the fearlessly funny women of world-famous comedy mecca The Second City, She the People is a mimosas-and-madness-fueled foray that proudly roasts the patriarchy in a mashup of sketches and songs that reclaims comedy for everyone! Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company & The Second City, February 18 - March 8, 2020.

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  • The Children

    2018 Tony Award Nominee - Best Play! - A surprise visit by an old colleague upends the lives of two retired physicists in this thrilling new drama by Lucy Kirkwood that questions the responsibility each generation has for the way it leaves the world. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, February 28 - March 28, 2020.

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  • ...that's what she said

    ...that's what she said is an evening of contemporary dance works rooted in the feminine experience. Presented by Lady BOS Productions, March 12-15, 2020.

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  • Elisabetta, Regina d' Inghilterra

    In Rossini's Elisabetta, Regina d' Inghilterra (1815), one of the first historical romantic operas, Queen Elizabeth I is dismayed to learn her revered Leicester has secretly married Matilde, daughter of Mary, Queen of Scots. Presented by Odyssey Opera, March 13 and 15, 2019.

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  • Our Daughters, Like Pillars

    It’s a surprise to everyone when Lavinia invites her sisters and their mother to a gorgeous summer house in New Hampshire for a vacation that she hopes will last forever. But when the sisters’ stepmother Missy – the woman who inherited their dad’s everything – shows up unannounced, long-simmering feuds flare up and family bonds are called into question. Where is this family heading? Can they be happy with what they’ve been given? And who invited Missy? Obie Award-winning playwright and Boston native Kirsten Greenidge (The Luck of the Irish, Milk Like Sugar) and director Kimberly Senior (The Niceties) tell the incredibly funny and moving story of one whirlwind weekend in the life of a contemporary black American family. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, March 20 - April 19, 2020.

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  • Evening of Inspired Leaders

    Evening of Inspired Leaders –a fundraiser for Mass Poetry– brings together exceptional leaders from diverse fields to read and reflect on poems that inspire them in their lives and work. Presented by Mass Poetry, March 26, 2020.

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  • Flamenco Festival 2020 | Compania Manuel Linan

    One of flamenco's most exciting innovators, Manuel Liñán, plays both choreographer and dancer in the Boston premiere of Baile de Autor, accompanied by singer David Carpio and guitarist Manuel Valencia. Presented by Global Arts Live, March 28 - 29, 2020.

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  • Cavalli's La Calisto

    A modern romp through Cavalli's early Baroque opera, which takes inspiration from Greek myth. Presented by the New England Conservatory, April 8 - 11, 2020. 

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  • The Bluest Eye

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s acclaimed debut novel The Bluest Eye. Brought to life as a tremendously moving theatrical event by Boston favorite Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly, Smart People), The Bluest Eye tells the story of Pecola, a young black girl who believes everything in her world would be made wonderful if only she had blue eyes. Enthralling, gorgeously written, and incredibly emotional, The Bluest Eye asks powerful questions concerning racism, beauty, and identity with stunning grace and subtlety. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, April 24 - May 24, 2020.

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  • Trad

    The hilarious tale of one hundred year old Thomas and his improbably ancient Dad. Presented by Tir Na Productions, April 29 - May 17, 2020.

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  • Bright Star

    2016 Tony Award Nominee - Best Musical! - Created by comedy legend Steve Martin and Grammy-winner Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set in the American South during the 1920s and '40s, and a refreshingly original and daringly hopeful new entry in the musical theatre canon. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, May 1 - 30, 2020.

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  • Passing Strange

    When a young black man flees his middle-class childhood in search of artistic freedom, he thinks he's found everything he’s looking for – only to realize, too late, that it may have passed him by. Tony Award-winning Passing Strange is a compellingly realized personal and artistic journey, told through a kaleidoscope of gospel, punk, jazz, blues, and rock-  returning to Boston for the first time in nearly a decade with Moonbox Productions. Presented by Moonbox Productions, May 13 - 30, 2020. 

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  • Merrie England

    A satirical take on the love and rivalries at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The success of Merrie England established Edward German's position as heir apparent to Arthur Sullivan at the Savoy Theater. His engaging and colorful score combined with a witty libretto has been performed more often than any other British operetta written in the 20th century. Presented by Odyssey Opera, June 5 - June 7, 2020.

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  • Screwball

    Screwball is Beau Jest’s tribute to the inspired genius and joyful chaos of writer/director Preston Sturges and the classic screwball comedy films of the 30's and 40’s. Presented by Beau Jest Moving Theater, June 17-28, 2020.

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  • Lackawanna Blues

    Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson returns to the Huntington where he was memorably seen in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars in his riveting, lyrical, and gorgeous autobiographical play about growing up in the 1950s in a boarding house on the banks of Lake Erie. At the center of it all is Miss Rachel, or Nanny, the woman who raised young Ruben and welcomed a colorful group of eccentrics into her home and heart. The Los Angeles Times says this tour-de-force work with live blues music “enthralls,” adding, “Santiago-Hudson conjures multitudes with his rich memory and malleable voice.” And The New York Times says that it’s “performed with marvelous subtlety and rare humanity.” Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, July 9 - 25, 2020.

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