From The Acting Company

In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome's great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York's acclaimed The Acting Company pairs Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR with X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ VS THE NATION, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley. Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment and retribution.

Moving through time from ancient Rome to a present day war-torn nation, JULIUS CAESAR is directed by Devin Brain, Associate Artistic Director for The Acting Company.

Be part of the action! Limited on-stage seating is available for this show (full price tickets $38; Member tickets $28). Please call 646.223.3010 to purchase.

"The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theater in the United States."The New York Times  "Excellent introductory Shakespeare"The New York Times on The Acting Company’s As You Like It (New Vic 2013)




Performance Facts

Performance Facts

90 minutes with no intermission
Tickets start at $16.
Individual prices display during seat selection.

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Heads Up: Parental Considerations

Heads Up:
Parental Considerations

Original Shakespearean text performed in verse and dramatizing the final days and assassination of Julius Caesar. Stylized violence, simulated explosions and prop guns. Created for mature audiences.



Play Before the Play!

And after! Experience the art forms onstage in Julius Caesar for yourself: enjoy in-person Family Engagement programs at select performances (free for ticket-holders—see Calendar icons!) and connect with the New Vic on social media to digitally discover awesome activities.

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Getting to Know The Acting Company

Since 1972, The Acting Company has performed 143 productions in 48 states and 10 countries, staging work from Shakespeare to Stoppard for 25,000 theatergoers annually. Their ensemble of classically trained young actors brings live performance to communities with limited access to theater, and their team of teaching artists engages students in those communities in literacy-focused arts education.

Accolades and Highlights:

  • The Acting Company received a Tony Honors for Excellence in Theater award in 2003.
  • The works of William Shakespeare have been translated into over 100 languages and are continually performed all around the world.



All The Way From...

New York, New York
...New York, New York


The Acting Company has to travel only four blocks from their New York City headquarters to The New Victory.

Your Trip to Our Theaters


Just steps from the Times Square-42nd Street subway stops, The New Victory is a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater restored to its original glory. The majority of our shows are presented here, in the oldest operating theater in New York City. Down in the lobby you'll find stroller parking, free lockers to store your stuff, healthy snacks and New Vic merch to take home. Take a 360° virtual tour!


Located inside the New 42nd Street Studios building, The Duke on 42nd Street is home to New Victory programming that requires a more intimate space.


Located just down the block from The New Victory Theater, the New 42nd Street Studios host New Vic shows geared towards our youngest audience members. The space allows for a variety of seating configurations, including options for floor seating, making it easy to move around and step out of the theater area if you and yours need to do so. Stroller parking and changing tables are available.


Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood partners. Visit Partners & Discounts page.

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