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“Marty” at Huntington

World Premiere of New Musical
To Star John C. Reilly

One of the most highly-anticipated productions of the 21st anniversary season at The Huntington Theatre Company comes with the world premiere of the new musical “Marty.” The Huntington production is based on the Academy Award winning film written by Paddy Chayefsky.

Tony Award winning Rupert Holmes has written the book for the new version, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. Mark Brokaw directs while choreography is by Rob Ashford, fresh from his success with Broadway’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” “Marty” will play the Huntington’s Main Stage from October 18 - November 24.

Famous for the line “I don’t know, what do you want to do tonight Marty,” the original film was dubbed a “warm and winning story,” and went on to receive a total of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (Ernest Borgnine).

The story of a everyman kind of guy in search of love, “Marty” is about a quiet butcher who lives with his mother in the Bronx. Pressured by friends and family to find a mate and settle down, he attends the Stardust Ball and meets Clara. Awkward and shy, Clara is the perfect match for Marty, but will it work?

John C. Reilly, seen in “The Good Girl,” “The Perfect Storm” “Magnolia” and “Boogie Nights,” stars. His stage credits include the Tony Award nominated production of Sam Shepard’s two character “True West,” in which he and Philip Seymour Hoffman alternated the two central roles. Both received Tony nominations as Best Actor. Come December, Reilly will be seen in the new film version of Kander and Ebb’s “Chicago” with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger.

For information, call the Huntington at 617-266-0800 or stop by the box office at 264 Huntington Avenue.

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