Boston's Huntington Puts Ruined and Broadway-Bound Kaufman & Hart on 2010-11 Slate

News   Boston's Huntington Puts Ruined and Broadway-Bound Kaufman & Hart on 2010-11 Slate
 
The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2010-2011 season with a Broadway-aimed revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's You Can't Take It With You, the not-for-profit announced Feb. 1.

Tony Award-winning director Anna Shapiro (August: Osage County) will direct the production, which is scheduled to run at the Huntington's mainstage, the Boston University Theatre, Sept. 24-Oct. 24 before opening on Broadway in November 2010 at a theatre to be announced. The Broadway staging was announced separately on Feb. 1.

The upcoming 29th Huntington season will also include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Off-Broadway hit Ruined by the acclaimed Lynn Nottage (Intimate Apparel, Fabulation) at the B.U. Theatre in winter 2011 (dates to be announced). Depicting a harsh and hope-filled world, Ruined is about atrocities endured by women in the Democratic Republic of Congo during civil war. Liesl Tommy will direct.

Additional information about the Huntington's 2010-11 season, including dates, casting, and further production information for Ruined, is to be announced.

You Can't Take It With You "depicts the colorful, freethinking Sycamore family and the merry mayhem that ensues when their daughter's fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to the Sycamore residence for dinner on the wrong night."

You Can't Take It With You follows over one dozen Huntington productions that have subsequently played Broadway, including the current acclaimed revival of Present Laughter, seven plays by August Wilson, Hedda Gabler with Kate Burton, Simon Gray's Butley with Nathan Lane, Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius, and the Tony Award-winning Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps. Tony Award-winning Broadway producers Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Joey Parnes will produce for Broadway.

Casting and further production information for You Can't Take It With You is to be announced.

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The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston's largest and most popular theatre company, hosting 64 Tony Award-winning artists, garnering 36 Elliot Norton Awards, and sending over a dozen shows to Broadway since its founding in 1982. In July 2008, Peter DuBois became the Huntington’s third artistic leader and works in partnership with longtime managing director Michael Maso.

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