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Huntington Theatre Company wins Tony for regional theater

“I couldn’t be more delighted,” said Huntington managing director Michael Maso.

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“I couldn’t be more delighted,” said Huntington managing director Michael Maso.

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Big news from New York: The Huntington Theatre Company is the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for regional theater. Led by artistic director Peter DuBois and managing director Michael Maso, the Huntington was singled out among hundreds of regional theaters across the country for presenting “exciting new works and classics made current,” including two shows that transferred to New York last season: the Broadway premiere of Lydia R. Diamond’s comedy-drama “Stick Fly,” and an off-Broadway production of Stephen Karam’s “Sons of the Prophet,’’ which was a finalist for a 2012 Pulitzer Prize. Presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the Tonys will be awarded in a ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on June 9. “I couldn’t be more delighted,” said Maso, reached by phone on Cape Cod. “I really think this is recognition . . . of the extraordinary reputation of the Huntington as a place where artists are encouraged to do their very best work.” And what will he wear to the Tonys? “It’s a tuxedo night,” Maso quipped. “I think we’ll wear tuxedos.”

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