Preserving the Cultural Landscape of Boston and MA:
Let’s Keep the #HuntingtonOnHuntington
As you may know, Boston University announced last October it was selling its Huntington Avenue properties, which may leave the Huntington Theatre Company without a mainstage home after 33 years on the Avenue of the Arts.
In January, after The Boston Globe reported that an investment group emerged as a front-runner to buy the Company’s Huntington Avenue theater, the arts and cultural community came together to launch the #HuntingtonOnHuntington Campaign.
Launched in coalition with ArtsBoston, StageSource, and the Fenway Alliance, the campaign made a big splash.
In the first ten days of the campaign, 2,900 people added their names to the #HuntingtonOnHuntingon Statement of Support, both The Boston Globe and WBUR’s The Artery published articles about the collaborative campaign, and #HuntingtonOnHuntington trended on Twitter in Boston.
The Huntington’s future is still in limbo. The investment group is still exploring options for the building. Key players within Mayor Walsh’s administration and Huntington Theatre Company are at the table with the prospective buyers working to make sure the Huntington stays on Huntington Avenue. The potential loss of the Huntington Theatre Company’s longtime artistic home would significantly impact the cultural landscape of Boston and Massachusetts theater community.