Martin and Brown as Sisters Rosensweig, Debuts of Belber and Wolf Works Slated for New Huntington Season

News   Martin and Brown as Sisters Rosensweig, Debuts of Belber and Wolf Works Slated for New Huntington Season Andrea Martin and Blair Brown will star in The Sisters Rosensweig in the upcoming season at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company which also includes the world premieres of Stephen Belber's Carol Mulroney and Marc Wolf's The Road Home with new stagings of The Real Thing and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with a current The Producers star.
From Top: Andrea Martin and Blair Brown
From Top: Andrea Martin and Blair Brown

Artistic Director Nicholas Martin announced the plans for the coming season feature seven productions — five presented at the company's main stage Boston University Theatre and two at the Wimberly Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Six of the works (one of which with rights still pending) are scheduled with one more to be announced at a later date.

The Huntington 2005-2006 season (subject to change) will be as follows:

  • The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (Sept. 9-Oct. 9) - Boston University Theatre
    Evan Yionoulis directs the acclaimed stage play about a famed playwright who falls in love with another actress.
  • Carol Mulroney by Stephen Belber (Oct. 14-Nov. 20) - Wimberly Theatre
    Workshopped at a 2003 Breaking Ground reading, the new work finds its title character sitting on the roof overlooking the city, while she muses on her past with her father and future with her husband.

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  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Nov. 4-Dec. 4) - B.U.
    Current The Producers star and Broadway vet Brooks Ashmanskas takes on the central Roman slave who relives his adventures in the musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
  • A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee (March 3-April 2, 2006) (rights pending) - B.U.
    One of three Pulitzer-Prize winning plays from the author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? finds a middle-aged couple dealing with the wife's sister and their daughter in the family drama which explores the boundaries of friendship and family. Albee stalwart Maureen Anderman (The Lady From Dubuque, Seascape) will star in the 40th anniversary production.
  • The Road Home: Re-Membering America by Marc Wolf (March 24-April 30, 2006) - Wimberly
    Playwright-actor Wolf (Another American: Asking and Telling) performs his work (produced with the Geva Theatre Centre in Rochester, NY) taken from cross-country interviews along his return drive to his New York home after 9/11.
  • The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein (May 12-June 11, 2006) - B.U.
    Broadway's Martin (Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof) and Brown (Copenhagen, Cabaret) star in the tale of three Brooklyn-born, Jewish American sisters on one evening. Subscriptions packages for the Huntington season are now on sale by calling (617) 266-0800. For more information on the Huntington Theatre Company, visit www.huntingtontheatre.org.