Boston's Huntington 2003-2004 Season Boasts New Baitz, Bard and Butler

News   Boston's Huntington 2003-2004 Season Boasts New Baitz, Bard and Butler The Huntington Theatre Company has announced five of its six-play 2003-2004 season for Boston theatregoers. As previously reported on Playbill On-Line, a world premiere Jon Robin Baitz play is featured among the musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ and works by William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams.

Starting off Huntington's 22nd season is the Fats Waller musical tribute Ain’t Misbehavin’. The revue, based on an idea by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., features the music of the legendary Thomas “Fats” Waller, including “The Joint Is Jumpin',” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “I Can't Give You Anything But Love,” and “T'ain't Nobody’s Business If I Do.”

The Huntington staged Baitz's Ten Unknowns in spring 2002 following its debut at Lincoln Center. Now the Boston stage will present the world premiere of his latest, The Paris Letter. Jonathan Kent (Man of La Mancha) is set to direct the work which centers on a Wall Street hotshot whose past catches up with him and threatens his personal and professional lives. The work marks the first play commissioned by the theatre.

Shakespeare's As You Like It will be next in the Huntington season. The Royal Theatre of Bath production directed by Sir Peter Hall is presented at the Wilbur Theatre in association with Broadway in Boston.

Another play to be announced shortly will begin 2004 for Huntington, followed by What the Butler Saw. Joe Orton's tale of extramarital affairs and wacky happenings in a hospital will be directed by Darko Tresnjak.

Huntington artistic director Nicholas Martin returns to his Beantown home after having directed the Boston-to-Off-Broadway transfer of Frank McGuinness' Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme at Lincoln Center Theater. The director will take on Williams' Rose Tattoo to close out the season. Subscriptions to the Huntington upcoming season are available by calling (617) 266 0800 or online at www.huntingtontheatre.org.