Shows & Events

  • 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 - October 6, 2019.

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  • Choir Boy

    From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonlight, comes a powerful coming-of-age story punctuated by the soaring harmonies of live gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances. Presented By SpeakEasy Stage Company, September 13 - October 12, 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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  • We Try to Live Together

    We Try To Live Together is a multidisciplinary dance performance that brings audiences together to explore the issues that drive us apart. Presented by Next Steps for Boston Dance, September 26-28, 2019.

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  • Fernanda Ghi Dance Company

    Choreographed by world-renowned Boston-based tango artist, Fernanda Ghi, Black + White features eight exceptional dancers moving to Astor Piazzolla’s famed music with photographs by Andrés Mario de Varona. Presented by Global Arts Live, October 11 - 13, 2019.

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  • Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye Live in Boston

    Project VOICE is proud to present a special evening of live performance with two world-renowned spoken word poets: Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye. Presented by Project VOICE, October 16, 2019.

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  • My Fascination with Creepy Ladies

    This Halloween season, Anthem Theatre Company, led by Artistic Director Bryn Boice, takes on the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, and his works focusing on "the death of a beautiful woman," in the devised theatre piece, My Fascination with Creepy Ladies. Presented by Anthem Theatre Company, October 17 - November 3, 2019.

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  • Water in the Basement

    Water in the Basement, by Leo Cabranes-Grant, is a new play about the current humanitarian crisis at the southern border and how it is affecting the many intersectionalities of the Latinx community. Presented by The Theater Offensive Inc., October 17 - 20, 2019.

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  • Twist & Shout!

    Twist & Shout! An Evening of Dance, Spoken Word and Music will feature the Professional Dance Division performing new and retrospective works from our repertoire from the past 25 years. Presented by OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, October 18, 2019.

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  • The Judy & Varla Show

    Don't miss these two extraordinary talents share a stage for the first time ever in an unforgettable evening of music, stand-up, and all around hilarity. Featuring Gerald Goode at the piano. Presented by the Huntington Theatre Company & Mark Cortale, Oct. 19, 2019.

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  • Admissions

    Sherri Rosen-Mason and her headmaster husband Bill have worked hard for many years to diversify the student body at the small New England prep school where they work. But when their son’s Ivy League dreams are on the line, personal ambition and progressive values collide.  Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, October 25 - November 30, 2019.

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  • Maria, Regina d'Inghilterra

    Romance and political intrigue are treacherous bedfellows in this opera based on Victor Hugo's play. Presented by Odyssey Opera, November 1 and 3, 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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  • The Moors

    Entropy Theatre returns to the BCA for the Boston premiere of Jen Silverman's The Moors, a dark contemporary comedy inspired by the lives and works of the Bronte sisters. Presented by Entropy Theatre, November 8 - 17, 2019.

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  • In My Heart

    Four contemporary choreographers create an emotionally charged series of adventures through love and loss. Presented by Boston Moving Arts Productions, November 8 - 9, 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 guitar-playing 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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  • Ruthless! The Musical

    RUTHLESS!, the hit Off-Broadway Musical, is where the rise and fall of 8-year-old Tina Denmark proves that some kids will do ANYTHING to be a star! Presented by Theater UnCorked, November 21 - 24, 2019.

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  • Pravaha

    A presentation of  traditional Odissi, a dance from Eastern India that has its origins in ritual temple worship, dating back to the 2nd century BC. Presented by Priya Bangal, November 23, 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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  • Pass Over

    Winner!  2019 Lortel Award - Outstanding Play! - Moses and Kitch chat their way through yet another aimless day in this groundbreaking mash-up of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga, written by Antoinette Nwandu, that offers an unflinching look at the reality of young black men just looking for a way out. Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company, January 3- 25, 2020.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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