Huntington Theatre Company Wins 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award
26 Apr 2013
Boston's Huntington Theatre Company has been named the recipient of the 2013 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, the Tony Award administration committee announced April 26.
Under the leadership of artistic director Peter DuBois and managing director Michael Maso, the Huntington recently transferred two productions to New York: Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly, and the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, named a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist.
The Huntington has transferred a total of 16 productions to New York in its history. In addition, the Huntington has produced more than 100 New England, American, or world premieres to date.
The company recently announced casting for the world-premiere stage musical adaptation of The Jungle Book, based on Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling's 1893 collection of stories set in the Indian jungle and Walt Disney's 1967 animated film, which will be directed by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses, Candide). Click here to read more.
The Huntington, according to its website, "brings together world-class theatre artists from Boston, Broadway, and beyond. Promising new talent creates eclectic seasons of exciting new works and classics made current. The Huntington Theatre Company has gone above and beyond by mentoring playwrights in the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program, educating young people in theatre, and providing Boston-based companies with discounted audience services and facilities, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.