The new musical Jungle Book became the most successful production in Huntington Theatre Company's 31-year history Sept. 28, grossing $1,584,263 to date with three full weeks remaining in its run, the company announced Sept. 30.
The production surpassed Huntington's 2003 production of Butley, starring Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, the previous record-holder at $1,576,699. The company of The Jungle Book celebrated the milestone Sept. 29 with Jungle Book production sponsors at a cocktail party hosted by Huntington board of trustees Clerk Linda Waintrup and her husband, Daniel.
As previously announced, the run at the Boston venue has been extended through Oct. 20 on the Huntington's main stage, the BU Theatre. Following a much-extended world premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre that concluded Aug. 18, the work opened at the Huntington Theatre Company Sept. 18, following previews that began Sept. 7.
Based on Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling's 1893 collection of stories set in the Indian jungle and Walt Disney's 1967 animated film, the musical features direction by Mary Zimmerman.