No I have not given up blogging. I've had some time away - spent two weeks away on vacation with family in trips to Ottawa and then the Lake Winnipesaukee region in southern New Hampshire. I got back to work on Tuesday and I still have yet to get through the backlog of email. Sorry if I have not got back to you yet!
We have two shows in rehearsals now! How Shakespeare Won the West started on Tuesday here in Boston with playwright Richard Nelson and Director Jon Moscone. Rock 'n' Roll also began rehearsals on Tuesday in San Francisco. Long time Huntington friends playwright Tom Stoppard and director Carey Perloff will open this production first at ACT and then we'll ship the whole thing across country to bring to you later this fall.
I can't short change Boleros for the Disenchanted here. Alexander Dodge has been busy designing another gem for us to put into our jewel box Wimberly Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion.
Subscriptions are available NOW, and single tickets go on sale on Tuesday, August 19th. I really mean on SALE too... just $27 each for the one day only.
We also announced a couple of fun fall Huntington Presents productions. Adam Pascal will be at the Calderwood Pavilion and Carrie Fisher will bring Wishful Drinking to the BU Theatre. Playbill has the news here.
And, while I was in New Hampshire, artistic director Peter DuBois and playwright David Grimm got together on the Cape to work on The Miracle at Naples. This is an insanely funny, smart, and bawdy play - getting ready for it's world premier production here at the Huntington this coming spring - and where else but Provincetown could these two get together to spend some quality time on the play. They then got a cast together and brought the fruits of their labor back to Boston for a reading for Huntington staff and guests at the Calderwood Pavilion. The ONLY regret I have at being away for 15 days was missing that.
Get more info and ticket information about all of these shows at huntingtontheatre.org
And, hey, I gotta crow a little. The blog directory blogged.com recently evaluated this here blog and gave us an "great" rating... putting us right up there with some of our institutional peers! They say they based their rating on "Frequency of Updates, Relevance of Content, Site Design, and Writing Style". Thanks!
There's a lot going on - and a lot of excitement around having Peter DuBois in town. I'll be getting back in the blogging groove over the next several weeks letting you in on the backstage news about it all. It's going to be one heck of a year.