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Martin to stay on at Huntington Theater

'Butley' director signed through 2007-08 season

Nicholas Martin, a.d. of Boston’s Huntington Theater and director of the current Broadway revival of “Butley,” has reupped with the Huntington, agreeing to stay on as a.d. through the theater’s 2007-08 season.

After that he’ll start a two-year term at the company in the new position of artist emeritus.

Martin has been artistic head of the Beantown regional since 2000. His 2001 Huntington production of “Hedda Gabler,” starring Kate Burton, moved to Broadway later that year, and the helmer’s staging of “Butley,” starring Nathan Lane, originated at the theater in 2003.

His Rialto directing credits also include Stephen Belber’s “Match” (2004), toplined by Frank Langella.

This week Martin begins rehearsal at the Huntington for a new version of Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard,” starring Burton and translated by Richard Nelson.