April 20, 2007
HUNTINGTON CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON FINALE WITH $25 “PRESENT LAUGHTER” TICKETS
(BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company announced today that tickets purchased on April 27 for the first week of performances of “Present Laughter” – starring Victor Garber and directed by Nicholas Martin – will be $25, no matter the date or seat location chosen. Reduced price tickets will be available for performances of “Present Laughter” from May 18-22 (including a special Monday night performance May 21).
The one-day-only price is the final chance for the Huntington to celebrate its 25th anniversary season by offering a ticket price that reaches a wider spectrum of patrons who can see and enjoy the play. Previous efforts for August Wilson’s “Radio Golf” and “The Cherry Orchard” yielded two of the highest ticket-sale dates in the Huntington’s history.
The special $25 tickets go on sale from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight at the Huntington’s website, www.huntingtontheatre.org. Phone and in-person sales run from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Call 617-266-0800, or visit the Boston University Theatre Box Office (264 Huntington Ave.) or the Calderwood Pavilion Box Office (527 Tremont St.).
“Present Laughter” is one of Noel Coward’s funniest comedies, and widely considered the most autobiographical of his many plays. Set in the 1930s, it tells the story of aging matinee idol Garry Essendine (Garber), who prepares for a six-month theatrical tour of Africa. But first he must contend with the last-minute demands of his whirlwind life and the makeshift family composed of his ex-wife, his manager, his housekeeper, crazy fans, and an impressionable young woman he befriends.
Garber, beloved as super-spy Jack Bristow on the television hit “Alias,” is the Tony Award-nominated star of some of Broadway’s most popular shows including the original productions of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd,” “Deathtrap,” “Noises Off,” and “Arcadia,” and revivals of the musicals “Damn Yankees” and “Little Me.” Garber started his film career in 1973 playing Jesus in “Godspell.” He also starred memorably as the ill-fated engineer in “Titanic” and was featured in popular hits such as “Legally Blonde,” “The First Wives Club,” and “Sleepless in Seattle".
(Photo Above; Victor Garber. Photo by Joan Marcus)