Huntington Season to Feature Fences, Civil War Christmas, Becky Shaw, Stick Fly and McGovern

News   Huntington Season to Feature Fences, Civil War Christmas, Becky Shaw, Stick Fly and McGovern
 
The Huntington Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Peter DuBois, has announced its 2009-2010 season.

Maureen McGovern
Maureen McGovern

The season at the Boston theatre company will kick off with the Pulitzer and Tony-winning August Wilson play Fences. Directed by Kenny Leon, the production will play Huntington's main stage, the Boston University Theatre, Sept. 11-Oct. 11.

Acclaimed vocalist Maureen McGovern will bring her one-woman musical memoir, A Long and Winding Road, to Huntington's Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts Oct. 9-Nov. 15. Philip Himberg, who co-conceived the show with McGovern, directs.

Paula Vogel's A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration will play the B.U. Theatre Nov. 13-Dec. 13. This "distinctly American holiday event" features music supervised, arranged, and orchestrated by Daryl Waters.

Artistic director DuBois will direct the regional premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, which will play the B.U. Theatre Jan. 8-Feb. 7, 2010.

Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly, which is presented in cooperation with Arena Stage, will play the Calderwood Pavilion March 26-May 1. Kenny Leon directs. Two other productions to be announced are also scheduled for the B.U. Theatre: performance dates are March 5-April 4, 2010, and May 14-June 13, 2010.

In a statement artistic director Peter DuBois said, "This upcoming season offers Boston audiences a collection of bold, entertaining, and extraordinary theatrical events: masterful contemporary classics and new works; sharp, insightful comedies that use humor to illuminate our shared human experience; powerful evenings of music that transport and entertain us; and the birth of a new tradition – an intelligent and distinctly American holiday play with music that will draw upon and celebrate the artistic riches that our local community has to offer – all created by some of our country's and our city's most gifted established and emerging writers, directors, and performers."

For ticket information visit huntingtontheatre.org or call (617) 266-0800.

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