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X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X
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X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

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Metropolitan Opera House
03 Nov 2023 - 02 Dec 2023
3 hr 20 min
Suitable for 12+
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Why Watch X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X?

  • Immerse yourself in the powerful narrative of one of the most influential civil rights leaders, Malcolm X, brought to life through the medium of opera.
  • Behold this groundbreaking production, directed by Slave Play's Tony-nominated director, Robert O’Hara.
  • Experience the celebrated work of Anthony Davis, with the opera's newly revised, jazz-inflected score conducted by Kazem Abdullah.
  • Witness baritone Will Liverman as Malcolm X and Leah Hawkins as Louise, the mother. Don't miss the chance to book your tickets to the Malcolm X opera on Broadway.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Malcolm X opera is a momentous opera that narrates the life of Malcolm X. This piece by Anthony Davis has been hailed as groundbreaking and influential since its premiere in 1986. Directed by Robert O’Hara, the talented cast, including Will Liverman as Malcolm X, and soprano Leah Hawkins as his mother, Louise, breathe life into this exceptional operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s journey. The opera is enriched by a layered, jazz-inflected score, conducted by Kazem Abdullah. If you’re a fan of powerful narratives, don't miss Malcolm X opera.

The Story

Witness an operatic rendition of the life of the civil rights leader, Malcolm X, as an everyman whose story transcends both time and space. Tune in to witness the compelling story of the man who championed the rights of African Americans. The show provides a glimpse into his relationships with his family and his interactions with Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, advocating race pride and Black nationalism. Get your tickets to the Malcolm X opera on Broadway today!

Show Timings

  • Show timings for X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Will Liverman as Malcolm X, Leah Hawkins as Louise, Raehann Bryce-Davis as Ella, Michael Sumuel as Reginald, and Victor Ryan Robertson as Elijah Muhammad
  • Direction: Robert O’Hara
  • Composer: Anthony Davis
  • Libretto: Thulani Davis

Note: Producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • The show is suitable for viewers above 12 years of age.
  • The opera is sung in English and Met Titles are in English.
  • Please keep in mind that Broadway theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check-in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your X: The Life and Times of Malcolm tickets voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House is a vibrant hub for arts and culture, known for its grand operas and ballet performances. With its 3800-seat auditorium, it provides a grand spectacle for every performance. The Met is renowned for its high artistic standards and innovative productions.

Seating Capacity: 3800

Metropolitan Opera House Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Subway: Take the No. 1 train to 66th Street Lincoln Center station

Bus: Buses M5, M7, M10, M11, M20, M66, M104 and BxM2 stop at the Metropolitan Opera House

Available Facilities: Bar, Restaurant, Water Fountain, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Restrooms, Wheelchair Spaces, Visual and Hearing Assistance, Breathing Devices

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most Broadway theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X Tickets

How much do the tickets for Malcolm X opera cost?

The cost of the tickets to Malcolm X opera start from $98 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Malcolm X opera?

Malcolm X opera opens on November 3, 2023 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

What age is Malcolm X opera appropriate for?

Malcolm X opera does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 12 and above.

How long does Malcolm X opera run for?

The running time of Malcolm X opera is 3 hours and 20 minutes.

What is Malcolm X opera about?

Malcolm X opera is an opera that imagines Malcolm X as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. It is a retelling of the civil rights leader's life.

Who are the main stars of Malcolm X opera?

The main stars of Malcolm X opera are Will Liverman starring as Malcolm X, Leah Hawkins playing the role of Louise, Raehann Bryce-Davis as Ella, Michael Sumuel as Reginald, and Victor Ryan Robertson as Elijah Muhammad.

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