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ANNUAL GALA NOVEMBER 9, 2015!

ANNUAL GALA NOVEMBER 9, 2015!

November 9th was the date and Capitale was the place to be as The Acting Company saluted Acting Company Co-Founder and Producer MARGOT HARLEY who is stepping down after 43 years of leadership and honored PAUL and TOM FONTANA with Joan Warburg Humanitarian Awards.

Margot Harley was saluted by Acting Company Alumni Actors and noted Broadway director Jack O’Brien for her extraordinary leadership of The Acting Company for the past 43 years. Click HERE to watch VIDEO.

Tom Fontana,... read more

The critics from

The critics from

The New York Times, Newsday, The New Yorker, WYNC, New York Magazine, New York Daily News, Newsday, Huffington Post, Theatremania, Lighting and Sound America, Theatre’s Leiter Side, The Financial Times, Talkin’ Broadway, and ONSTAGE All agree: DESIRE IS A HIT!

The Acting Company commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley and Tony-winner John Guare along with Elizabeth Egloff, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman and David Grimm to celebrate one of America’s greatest wordsmiths. Desire is certain to be a classic for the 2... read more

SPECIAL READING October 5: WILLIAMS LETTERS

SPECIAL READING October 5: WILLIAMS LETTERS

REMEMBER US TO TOM: Letters to and from Tennessee Williams  

Join us for a very special event – Monday, October 5 at 7pm at 59E59 Theaters – when newly-discovered, intimate letters from Tennessee Williams and some of his legendary family and friends are presented for the first time in a staged reading by several company members from The Acting Company’s acclaimed production of Desire (playing at 59E59 Theaters) with Tony Award winner and pre-eminent Williams interpreter Elizabeth Ashley.

A dramatist and poet, Williams was also a reporter, chronicling the stories behind the headlines... read more

DESIRE An evening of one act plays based on Tennessee Williams’ short stories

DESIRE An evening of one act plays based on Tennessee Williams’ short stories

The Acting Company has commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley and Tony-winner John Guare along with Elizabeth Egloff, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman and David Grimm to celebrate one of America’s greatest wordsmiths. Desire is certain to be a classic for the 21st Century, keeping Tennessee Williams’ words alive and introducing him to new audiences. Depicting love and innocence, isolation and loss, these unforgettable tales serve as a reminder that great stories have the power to change one’s life. Directed by Michael Wilson.

Desire will have its world... read more

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