Shows & Events

  • 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.

    More

  • 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, DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    More

  • Slave Play

    Nothing is at is seems, and yet everything is as it seems in this explosive Broadway hit by Jeremy O. Harris, in which three interracial couples rip open history at the intersection of race, love, sex, and sexuality. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company as a co-production with the Front Porch Arts Collective, DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    More

  • An Ideal Husband

    Golden Globe winner and three-time Emmy Award® nominee Calista Flockhart (“Ally McBeal,” The Birdcage) stars in Oscar Wilde’s inspired comedy about money, desire and the depths of deceit. At a sparkling party in a London home, the mysterious Mrs. Cheveley (Flockhart) slyly blackmails her host, threatening to reveal dark secrets unless she gets her way. Suddenly, her devious scheme sets off all kinds of potential shock waves involving social status, financial ruin and the essential reputation of an ideal husband. The New York Times raves that this “deliriously funny play speaks in a language that remains forever fresh.” Directing is the Huntington’s own Artistic Director Peter DuBois. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, September 25 - October 18, 2020.

    More

  • Witch

    An up-to-the-second riff on a 1621 Jacobean tragicomedy, this fiendishly funny new play follows an alluring devil named Scratch who arrives in the country village of Edmonton, promising to make the darkest dreams of its locals come true in exchange for their souls. But when he meets Elizabeth Sawyer, she should be the easiest to convince – she’s an outcast, branded as a witch for years. So why does she resist Scratch’s deal? This subversive, inventive work by Jen Silverman (The Roommate) is “a spell worth casting” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “devilishly clever and deliciously laugh-packed” (StageSceneLA). Directing is Boston’s Rebecca Bradshaw. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, October 16 - November 15, 2020.

    More

  • Once On This Island

    Powered by a pulsating Calypso beat, this delightful musical fable tells the sweeping story of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who, guided by the mighty island gods, sets out on a remarkable journey to follow her heart and find her place in the world. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, October 23 - November 21, 2020.

    More

  • What the Constitution Means to Me

    Direct from a smash run on Broadway, Heidi Schreck’s timely, hilarious and deeply felt play breathes new life into our country’s most important document. Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck paid her college tuition by speaking in debate competitions across the country; now older, she tells the story of four generations of extraordinary women in her family whose lives were shaped by the Constitution. The New York Times hails it as the “best and most important new play of the season.” And Time Out New York says it’s “something every citizen must see.” Starring is Cassie Beck (The Humans on Broadway), with acclaimed original director Oliver Butler. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, November 17 - December 13, 2020.

    More

  • Common Ground Revisited

    Inspired by the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, this riveting and intricately woven new play brings Boston’s history to life, culminating in three families’ experience in court-mandated busing. Diverse in both race and class, what can these families experience tell us about our own time? Especially when Boston Public Schools are more segregated in 2019 than they were in 1974. Developed with ArtsEmerson, this unique work comes from Obie winners Melia Bensussen (Yerma at the Huntington) and Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish at the Huntington), with direction by Bensussen. The New York Times praises the book as “an epic of American city life.” Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, January 8 - February 7, 2021.

    More

  • People, Places and Things

    Boasting critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in both London and New York, People, Places and Things is a mesmerizing trip into addiction, rehab, and identity, “a glittering paean to booze and drugs delivered as a visceral, mournful howl to the skies.” (The Telegraph – UKPresented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, January 8 - February 6, 2021. 

    More

  • Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees

    NYT Critics Pick! The most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see. Presented by ATG Colonial, February 9 - 21, 2021. 

    More

  • Teenage Dick

    As the winter formal gives way to glorious spring fling in Roseland High School, we enter the world of Mike Lew’s darkly funny, modern-day spin on Richard III. Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God on Broadway) directs this ruthless and surprising new play about a young man who, after years of torment by his classmates for his Cerebral Palsy, decides to campaign for student body president. But is it better to be loved or feared? And how far will he go to realize his ambition. The New York Times cheers “moving, exciting and profoundly eye-opening.” This production features original Off Broadway cast members Gregg Mozgala and Shannon DeVido. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, February 19 - March 21, 2021.

    More

  • Bright Star

    Created by comedy legend Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a sweeping musical tale of love and redemption set in the American South during the 1920s and ‘40s. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, February 26 - March 27, 2021.

    More

  • Songbird

    In a Nashville honky-tonk bar, whiskey flows, heartbreaking ballads fill the air, and yearning lingers at every turn. This fresh, funny and ingenious new musical features a powerhouse original score that blends folk, bluegrass and pop-country as faded country music star Tammy Trip returns to the dive bar where she got her start, setting off a perfect storm of raging emotions and romantic entanglements. This thrilling musical experience comes from writer Michael Kimmel (The Last Goodbye) and composer Lauren Pritchard (original cast of Spring Awakening). The New York Times raves, “A pretty ripping yarn about love, betrayal and the hunger for fame and achievement.” Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company, March 12 - April 4, 2021.

    More

  • The Inheritance

    Inspired by E.M. Forster’s Howards End, The Inheritance is an epic two-part play that follows three generations of gay men as they grapple with the tragedy of the past and what it means for their future. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, April 30 - June 20, 2021.

    More

  • 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 (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, May 21 - June 20, 2021.

    More