WNYC's Brian Lehrer interviews X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation playwright Marcus Gardley and Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, about the enduring legacy of Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X.
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
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
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
Theater review: Malcolm X on a Shakespearean pedestal
Kerry Lengel , The Republic | azcentral.com 2:56 p.m. MT Feb. 3, 2017
Marcus Gardley comes not to bury Malcolm X but to praise him.
Gardley is an Oakland, Calif., playwright known for his poetical language in works including “… And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi” and “Black Odyssey.” His latest is “X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation,” commissioned by the Acting Company, based in New York, for a world-premiere national tour that launched this week in Arizona.... read more