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PLAYBILL.COM The Acting Company to Present Nambi E. Kelley’s Native Son and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure in 2019 BY RYAN MCPHEE NOV 13, 2018 The two plays will be performed in repertory at the Duke on 42nd Street in the summer.

The Acting Company will present a 21st-century drama and a Shakespearean classic—both touching upon personal and societal morality and justice—in repertory as part of its 2019 season.

Nambi E. Kelley’s stage adaptation of Native Son, based on the 1940 novel by Richard... read more

Theater review: Malcolm X on a Shakespearean pedestal

Theater review: Malcolm X on a Shakespearean pedestal

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.

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Acting Company Alums Bring a Touch of Broadway to Olean High Stage

Acting Company Alums Bring a Touch of Broadway to Olean High Stage

Highlights from News in Olean Times Herald by Tom Dinki  Nov. 3, 2016

OLEAN — Tom Alan Robbins stood on the Olean High School auditorium stage Wednesday in front of several dozen students as they sang “Wells Fargo Wagon,” part of “The Music Man,” a production they’ll put on next week.

Robbins led the way, dancing along with students, telling them where to look and offering tips he learned from his years on Broadway in productions like “The Lion King.” Make some kind of hand gesture before starting... read more

We Remember Our Friends and Colleagues James Houghton and Zelda Fichandler

We Remember Our Friends and Colleagues James Houghton and Zelda Fichandler

The Acting Company mourns the loss of former company member, friend and esteemed colleague James Houghton and former Artistic Director and friend Zelda Fichandler.

James Houghton Company Member 1986-87 Performed in The Acting Company productions of The Gilded Age (appearing in photo with Craig Bryant and members of The Company, directed by Mark Lamos) and Orchards

Zelda Fichandler, Artistic Director 1990-1993

PLAYBILL: The Untold Stories Behind the Famous Photos of Anita and Steve Shevett

PLAYBILL: The Untold Stories Behind the Famous Photos of Anita and Steve Shevett

By Michael Gioia, Hannah Vine      

Steve and Anita Shevett, the house photographers for the Tony Awards since 1980, reveal the stories behind the iconic shots that captured unforgettable Broadway moments.

Although Anita Shevett had dreams of performing, it was photography that proved to be her calling. “I started at the High School of Performing Arts, where they told me I had a natural eye for photography,” says Anita, who went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley, and took pictures for their drama department.

As she was... read more