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Dana Ivey, Michael Hayden, and More to Star in Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine

Dana Ivey, Michael Hayden, and More to Star in Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine

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BY OLIVIA CLEMENT FEB 20, 2019 The play will be the first reading in the 23rd John McDonald Salon Reading Series from The Acting Company.

Five-time Tony nominee Dana Ivey and Tony nominee Michael Hayden will be part of The Acting Company's upcoming reading of Lillian Hellman's 1941 drama Watch on the Rhine, the first reading in the 23rd John McDonald Salon Reading Series. The staging, directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), will take place March 18 at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons.

The company will also... read more

David Hyde Pierce Stars in One-Night Reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

David Hyde Pierce Stars in One-Night Reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

PLAYBILL.COM: Tony Winners David Hyde Pierce, John Glover, Harriet Harris, Julie White to Lead A Christmas Carol Benefit Reading

BY OLIVIA CLEMENT NOV 01, 2017   Proceeds from the December reading will go to The Acting Company.

David Hyde Pierce will star as the iconic curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge in The Acting Company’s one-night-only benefit reading of Crispin Whittell’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Directed by Joe Dowling, the former artistic director of the Guthrie Theater, the December 11 reading will be presented... read more

Our Season in the News

Our Season in the News PLAYBILL.COM: The Acting Company Announces 2017–2018 Season

BY OLIVIA CLEMENT AUG 14, 2017

The touring classical theatre company will present a full season in New York City.

Touring classical theatre company The Acting Company has announced its 2017–2018 season, which will include a full season in New York City. The lineup includes a return of Marcus Gardley’s play X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation, which played an acclaimed Off-Broadway run earlier this year.

Kicking off the season will be a staging of Shakespeare’s ... read more

New York Times: 2016/17 Repertory is “A Stroke of Curatorial Inspiration”

New York Times: 2016/17 Repertory is “A Stroke of Curatorial Inspiration” THE NEW YORK TIMES Review: Shakespeare Meets Black Power in ‘Caesar/X’

By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

MARCH 21, 2017

It’s not very often that a family show concludes on a stage littered with corpses. But then, there is no way to sugarcoat the brutality of “Julius Caesar,” and this new, abridged production, from the Acting Company, is kid-friendly mostly by virtue of context: It is being presented at the New Victory Theater, where audience members often need booster seats rather than a well-stocked bar.

But the real... read more

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