MET: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

3hr 42min - 2 Intermissions


Lark Theater Sat, Nov 18, 2023 9:55 AM
Lark Theater Wed, Nov 22, 2023 6:30 PM


X: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X (Anthony Davis) – Libretto by Thulani Davis – Story by Christopher Davis New Production/Met Premiere

“Content Advisory: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X contains strong language.”

Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking opera, which premiered in 1986, arrives at the Met at long last. Robert O’Hara, who was nominated for a Tony Award in 2020 for his direction of Slave Play, oversees a new staging that imagines Malcolm as an everyman whose story transcends time and space. A cast of breakout artists take part in the operatic retelling of Malcom X’s life.

Kazem Abdullah; Leah Hawkins (Louise/Betty), Raehann Bryce-Davis (Ella), Victor Ryan Robertson (Elijah/Street),
Will Liverman (Malcolm), Michael Sumuel (Reginald)

Robert O’Hara (Production); Clint Ramos (Set Designer), Dede Ayite (Costume Designer), Alex Jainchill (Lighting Designer), Yee Eun Nam (Projection Designer), Rickey Tripp (Choreographer)