Huntington Unveils New Season

Amidst an end-of-season rush of information that's included new theatres and a capital campaign, The Huntington Theatre Company has announced its six-play line-up for the 2003-2004 season.

The season is scheduled to include the following:

"Ain’t Misbehavin’"
This "joint is jumpin'" musical revue pays joyous tribute to the talents of the legendary Fats Waller. From sassy to sultry, this electrifying celebration of song and dance features such favorites as "Honeysuckle Rose," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "Tain't Nobody's Business if I Do." The heart and soul of 20s and 30s Harlem meets the rhythms of ragtime and the passions of jazz to create an explosive musical experience.

"The Paris Letter"
From Jon Robin Baitz, the recipient of last year's first Stanford Calderwood Commission for New American Plays, comes a world premiere. Sandy Sonenberg is a Wall Street powerhouse whose personal and professional lives begin to crumble as the secrets of his past come to light. At once an exhilarating mystery and a witty and insightful exploration of the forces of money and sex, "The Paris Letter" is a tale of one man's journey through emotional and sexual development, and the forces that shaped it.

"As You Like It"
The Royal Theatre of Bath presents the Sir Peter Hall production of
Shakespeare's "As You Like It" with Rebecca Hall, Eric Sykes and Philip Voss. To be presented at the Wilbur Theatre with Broadway in Boston.

"What the Butler Saw"
In Joe Orton's dark comedy of sexual impropriety, Dr. Prentice's stabs at extramarital seduction are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of his wife who has just returned from a sexual misadventure of her own. Enter an overly enthusiastic hospital inspector and a dimwitted policeman. In a British blink, they're all off on a series of twists and turns as Dr. Prentice tries to hide his lusty behavior while his wife tries to protect her paramour from the police who seek him out. Expect madness, straight jackets, drugs and lunatic logic from the pen of the always irreverent Mr. Orton.

"The Rose Tattoo"
Passion is re-ignited for a Sicilian seamstress whose love, grief and anger know no bounds. After the death of her husband, Serafina retreats to her safe haven of memories. But when the memories are shattered by a horrible truth, the widow finds comfort in a truck driver whom she describes as having "my husband's body with the head of a clown." Nicholas Martin directs the Tennessee Williams classic.

The sixth production of the Huntington's season is yet to be announced.

Tickets are currently available only through season subscriptions. For more information, contact the box office at 617-266-0800 or log onto

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