Shows & Events

  • Vietgone

    A kinda-true love story with a hip-hop heart, Vietgone is a hilarious ride from Marvel Studios writer Qui Nguyen, who mixes music and memory to pin down his own origin story. Presented by Company One Theatre, April 26 - May 25, 2019.

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  • Indecent

    Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s captivating new play with music took Broadway by storm and now Rebecca Taichman recreates her Tony Award-winning production for Boston audiences. Inspired by the true story of Sholem Asch’s controversial Broadway debut God of Vengeance — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture and by others as an act of traitorous libel — and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. Indecent is a riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a celebration of art and love. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, April 26 - May 25, 2019.

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  • School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

    One of the New York Times' Top Plays of 2017! Paulina’s reign as the haughty ‘queen bee’ at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon,transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit, and the ultimate value of a fair-skinned complexion, this biting comedy by Jocelyn Bioh reinvents the American “Mean Girl” genre to explore the universal similarities (and glaring differences)facing teenage women across the globe. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, May 3 - 25, 2019. 

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  • The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards

    The Boston Theater Critics Association bestows the annual Elliot Norton Awards to honor the achievements of the Boston theater community. Presented by The Boston Theater Critics
    Association, May 20, 2019.

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  • Significant Others: Dances for Family, Friends & Lovers

    Significant Others: Dances for Family, Friends & Lovers showcases the company and guest choreographers in a series of dances about nuanced relationships over time, from Stonewall to the present. Presented by Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion, May 30 - June 2, 2019.

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  • The View Upstairs

    Best Musical Nominee -- Off-Broadway Alliance Awards! When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self exploration that spans two generations of gay history. Featuring a gritty, glam rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters, TheView UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us through an uncertain future. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, May 31, 2019 - June 22, 2019.

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  • Yerma

    Yerma, a young wife, wants nothing more than to have a child and become a devoted mother. As she watches her friends start their families, she begins to question her own value as a woman. Her desperate desire turns into an all-consuming obsession with devastating consequences. Beloved by Boston audiences, Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez reinvents Lorca’s classic masterpiece, infusing this searing drama with flamenco-inspired music and heart. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, May 31 - June 30, 2019.

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  • I Hate Hamlet

    With his career in limbo, a television actor is offered the chance to play Hamlet, but there's a problem: he hates Hamlet. Enter the ghost of John Barrymore, intoxicated, in full costume, offering advice and challenging him to a duel of ideas. A wildly funny pas de deux that the New York Times called "unapologetically silly and affectionately amusing." Presented by Titanic Theater Company, May 31 - June 15, 2019.

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  • Fun Home

    Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical! Fun Home is a heartbreaking and fiercely funny new show about seeing one’s parents throughgrown-up eyes. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling memoir, this groundbreaking musical introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories that celebrate the curiosity of childhood and the complexities of family. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, June 8 - 30, 2019.

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  • La belle Helene

    Filled with a wealth of musical creativity, some of Offenbach's best loved melodies, and an epidemic of marital infidelity, Odyssey Opera closes its season with a satirical bang! Presented by Odyssey Opera, June 14 & 16, 2019.

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  • Hot Water Over Raised Fists

    Experience the premiere of Hot Water Over Raised Fists where movement, light, and sculptural elements create a visceral experience of empathy and hope in response to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests at Standing Rock and the lead-water crisis in Flint, MI. Presented by Boston Center for the Arts and Boston Dance Alliance, June 14 - 23, 2019.

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  • Tea at Five

    Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway portrays Katharine Hepburn in the Pre-Broadway Premiere of the acclaimed play Teat at Five! Presented by Ben Feldman & Scott Beck, June 22 - July 14, 2019.

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  • The Purists

    A thrilling world premiere by an exciting new voice, The Purists brings Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, “Pose” on FX) to the Huntington to direct this soaring new play by Dan McCabe. A former rapper, a DJ, and a showtunes-loving telesales director have become an unlikely group who hang out and spar about music on a stoop in Queens. But when an impromptu rap battle erupts between two younger female emcees, everything gets questioned. With raw emotion and uproarious humor, The Purists asks, what is friendship? How can we embrace new ideas? And what does it mean to be wholly yourself? Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, August 30 - September 29, 2019.

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  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and art. It’s all from the pen of Academy Award and four-time Best Play Tony Award winner Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, The Real Thing, and Arcadia), and directed by the Huntington’s own Artistic Director, Peter DuBoisPresented by the Huntington Theatre Company, September 20 - October 20, 2019.

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  • The Office! A Musical Parody

    The Office! A Musical Parody, the Off-Broadway sensation, is the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show, "The Office." Presented by Right Angle Entertainment, November 5 - December 1, 2019.

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  • Quixote Nuevo

    One of literature’s most vibrant and memorable characters, Cervantes’ Don Quixote is boldly brought to life by award-winning playwright Octavio Solis and director KJ Sanchez in this hysterically funny and exceptionally poetic adaption of the classic novel. Transported to a border town in Texas, the eccentric, brilliant knight embarks on a cross-desert quest to reunite with a long-lost love. Chased by Death himself – in the form of roving bands of mariachi Calacas – Quixote always leads with his heart in a world of people led astray by their brains. Quixote Nuevo is a triumphant celebration and a rich, contemporary, theatrical fable that has been created anew by Solis, one of the storytellers behind the Disney/Pixar film Coco. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, November 15 - December 8, 2019.

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  • Secrets and Illusions

    Join master illusionist Ivan Amodei on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS. Presented by Eclipse Productions, December 27-29, 2019.

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  • We All Fall Down

    Linda and Saul Stein still live in the Westchester home where they raised their two beautiful daughters. But when Saul unexpectedly retires, Linda summons the family to celebrate Passover for the first time in decades. Linda tends slightly toward the theatrical (okay, a lot), and their family has never been particularly religious (okay, not at all). So their comic attempts to bring the seder to life go from riotous to heartwrenching in this play from Huntington Playwriting Fellow and Somerville resident Lila Rose Kaplan. Can this family come together, or will an age-old tradition tear them apart? Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, January 10 - February 9, 2020.

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  • 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 - February 23, 2020.

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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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  • 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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