For theater lovers, the Tony Awards are the most anticipated event of the year. They're coming up this Sunday, and Bostonians have good reason to tune in to the ceremony — our very own Huntington Theatre Company is receiving the 2013 Regional Theatre Award. The Broadway League and American Theatre Wing cited the Huntington for " championing theatre as an art form."
The Huntington's artistic director Peter DuBois joins us to tell us why he thinks they were chosen for the award.
Peter DuBois, artistic director of The Huntington Theatre Company
Huntington Theatre Company, "The Huntington Theatre Company is one of Boston’s leading professional theatres. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington brings together world-class theatre artists from Boston, Broadway, and beyond. Promising new talent creates eclectic seasons of exciting new works and classics made current. The Huntington Theatre Company has gone above and beyond by mentoring playwrights in the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program, educating young people in theatre, and providing Boston-based companies with discounted audience services and facilities. The Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form."
This segment aired on June 3, 2013.