Martin To Fly the Coop

Jacob Coakley • Theatre Buzz • January 10, 2007
Nicholas Martin

BOSTON, MA — Nicholas Martin, artistic director of Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company, will be stepping down from his post in June 2008. Though a successor has not yet been named, Martin will be stepping into a newly created position called artist emeritus with the Huntington.

“Boston has been a great artistic home for me,” said Martin in a statement, ” and I expect that to continue for some time, even as I free my calendar from most administrative duties to spend more time in the rehearsal hall in New York and other parts of the country.”

Martin, who began his tenure as AD of Huntington Theatre Company in 2000, has directed 14 shows there. His production of Butley, starring Nathan Lane, is currently running on Broadway, and his Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme transferred to Lincoln Center.

During his run as creative head, Huntington built two new theatres and launched a play development wing. He was also able to attract top talent and raise Huntington’s profile on the national theatre scene.

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