Boston's Huntington Theatre Company, a champion of new plays, has won the 2013 regional Tony Award, the Tonys have announced.

The company, which was founded at Boston University in 1982, has hosted the premieres of such plays as Lydia Diamond's "Stick Fly," which transferred to Broadway last year, and Stephen Karam's "Sons of the Prophet," which became a Pulitzer finalist.

"Stick Fly" is in rehearsals at Park Square Theatre, where it is being directed by Marion McClinton, who has previously directed the works of August Wilson at the Huntington.

"Sons" does not yet have an announced Twin Cities production.

The regional Tonys are chosen by the American Theatre Critics Association. The ceremony will be held June 9 at New York's Radio City Music Hall and broadcast on CBS.