The Vivian Beaumont Theater is home to Lincoln Center Theater (LCT), one of New York’s preeminent not-for-profit theatres. LCT has produced a host of Tony Award® winning plays and musicals, both new and revivals, on the Beaumont stage. Notable past productions include Jerry Zaks’ productions of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes and John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation & The House of Blue Leaves; Susan Stroman and John Weidman’s Contact; Jack O’Brien’s productions of Shakespeare’s Henry IV (a conflation of Henry IV parts 1 and 2) and the Tom Stoppard trilogy The Coast of Utopia; Bartlett Sher’s productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and The King and I and JT Rogers’ Oslo; and Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of our Teeth, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.
LCT operates two other theatres in the Eero Saarinen – designed building – which houses the Beaumont – the 299-seat Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater which sits beneath the Beaumont and the rooftop 112 seat Claire Tow Theater. The Vivian Beaumont Theater originally opened in 1965 as home to the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center. Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival became the Beaumont’s resident company from 1973 – 1977. After a period of sporadic activity Bernard Gersten and Gregory Mosher established LCT in 1985. André Bishop succeeded Mosher as Artistic Director in 1992 and upon Mr. Gersten’s retirement in 2012 became LCT’s Producing Artistic Director.
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