Mayor of Boston Michelle Wu provides remarks during the dedication ceremony of the August Wilson Lobby.
The Huntington Theater re-opened on October 19th with a performance of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. The Huntington marked the occasion by dedicating its lobby to August Wilson, a Pittsburgh-born playwright known as the “theater’s poet of Black America”. Wilson was a resident playwright at the Huntington from 1986 – 2005. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Huntington Theater Executive Director Michael Maso provided opening remarks and welcomed back the theater’s first live audience since closing due to the COVID pandemic.
Affirmative Investments served at the Huntington’s tax credit financing consultant, raising NMTC Allocation and Federal and State Historic Tax Credit Equity from National Trust Community Investment Corporation and East West Bank. Other financing partners included Century Bank, now merged with Eastern Bank, and Zion’s Bank.