Rabbit Hole Added to Huntington Line-Up in Boston

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David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama Rabbit Hole has been added to the 2006-07 roster at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company.

The play, about a young couple dealing with the accidental death of their young child, will run Nov. 3-Dec. 3, the theatre announced. Rabbit Hole's premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club was nominated for a Best Play Tony Award. Also nominated were actors Cynthia Nixon and Tyne Daly and director Daniel Sullivan.

As previously reported, Kate Burton will star in The Cherry Orchard as part of the new Huntington Theatre Company season which will also include new works by Theresa Rebeck, Noah Haidle as well as David Rabe's Streamers a pre-Broadway run of August Wilson's Radio Golf. Works will play at the Boston University Theatre and the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius and Noah Haidle's Persephone were both featured in Huntington's 2006 "Breaking Ground Festival" of new play readings and receive their world premieres this season courtesy of the same company.

The rest of the 2006-2007 Huntington season (subject to change) is as follows:

  • August Wilson's Radio Golf (Sept. 8-Oct. 8) - B.U. Theatre
    Kenny Leon directs this "pre-Broadway production" of Wilson's cycle-culminating drama set in 1990's Pittsburgh which centers on a historic house and redevelopment plans to demolish it.
  • Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius (Oct. 6-Nov. 12) - Calderwood Pavilion/ BCA
    Hot playwright of The Scene, The Water's Edge, Bad Dates, Omnium Gatherum and more pens a new tale about the "discovery of priceless stamps that pulls apart two sisters and gets them into deep trouble with a trio of shady dealers." Rebecca Bayla Taichman directs.
  • The Cherry Orchard (opens Jan. 5, 2007) - B.U. Theatre
    Tony Award-nominated actress Kate Burton (The Elephant Man, The Constant Wife) stars as Madame Ranevskaya, reteaming with her Hedda Gabler director Nicholas Martin, in a new staging of the Anton Chekhov classic.
  • Noah Haidle's Persephone (March 30-May 6, 2007) - BCA
    From the mind of the man who penned Mr. Marmalade comes a new darkly comic play in which "an Italian Renaissance statue burdened by an unrequited love for her sculptor and her inability to turn a blind eye to five centuries of human misery."
  • David Rabe's Streamers (May 18-June 17) - B.U. Theatre Scott Ellis (Twelve Angry Men, The Little Dog Laughed) will stage the Rabe anti war drama which finds "four young soldiers fresh from boot camp [who] wait anxiously in 1965 Virginia, watching the Vietnam conflict escalate." Two plays for the forthcoming season will be announced shortly.

    Subscriptions for the Huntington season will be available by calling (617) 266-0800. For more information, visit www.huntingtontheatre.org.

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