Shows & Events

  • Tea at Five

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

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  • The Elm Tree

    The Elm Tree is an immersive retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice that moves the audience around the theater on a journey that examines family, memory, and gender identity. Presented by Alight Theater Guild, Inc., July 18 - 21, 2019.

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  • The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

    This "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “a colossal, crowd-pleasing hit of Herculean proportions!” (Broadwayworld.com) This action-packed theatrical adventure follows Percy on his epic quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. The Lightning Thief  “delights and entertains both kids and adults with sophisticated humor.” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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  • The Screwtape Letters

    This acclaimed and faithful stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece follows Screwtape, a senior tempter in Hell, as he schemes to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth; and reveals spiritual warfare in vivid, humorous and powerful ways. Presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts, August 8 - 11, 2019.

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  • Boston Contemporary Dance Festival 2019

    Dance companies and artists from around the Boston area and United States convene in Boston to celebrate contemporary dance, and perform their works in one of two showcases.  Presented by Urbanity Dance, August 10, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Moth Boston GrandSLAM

    The Moth presents the Boston GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Ten StorySLAM winners compete for the title of GrandSLAM Champion with a brand new story. Presented by The Moth, December 9, 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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  • 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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