Boston to Receive Two New Stages from Huntington and BCA in 2004

News   Boston to Receive Two New Stages from Huntington and BCA in 2004
 
Huntington Theatre Company and the Boston Center for the Arts are teaming up to bring two new theatres to Boston. The new Theatre Pavilion — which is part of a $19.7 million campaign — is slated to open in the fall of 2004.

The new 360-seat Virginia Wimberly Theatre and new 200-seat Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio Theatre will be built, managed, and programmed by Huntington. The regional stage will maintain its mainstage home at the 890-seat Boston University Theatre. The new space allows the company a second stage for new play development programs and will also feature productions by other arts organizations. Huntington is in the process of raising funds for a two-phase endeavor which will construct and set up an endowment for the new spaces. Phase One of the campaign is to raise $16.5 million and Phase Two will be to raise $3.2 million. This marks the first capital campaign in Huntington's 22-year history.

Nathan Lane recently starred in Butley at The Huntington Theatre Company as part of this season. Past productions have included the world premiere musical Marty as well as artistic director Nicholas Martin's stagings of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (which transferred to Off-Broadway) and Hedda Gabler (which moved to Broadway).

For more information on the Huntington Theatre Company, its programs and productions, visit the website at www.bu.edu/huntington.

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