Huntington Theatre Company Wins 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award
By Adam Hetrick
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.
As previously reported, the Huntington will produce David Ives' Tony Award-nominated play Venus in Fur, Stephen Belber's new drama The Power of Duff and A.R. Gurney's The Cocktail Hour during its 2013-14 season. Read Playbill.com's coverage here.
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."
The 2013 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS June 9. Visit Huntington Theatre Company.
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