Also included in the slate are the LCT3 productions of Her Requiem by Kid Victory co-creator Greg Pierce; and War by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who is a Signature Theatre resident playwright and whose works An Octoroon and Gloria recently played to critical acclaim Off-Broadway.
Ramirez's The Royale received its world premiere at Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group in 2013 and has since enjoyed productions in San Diego and the U.K. Inspired by the real-life story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, it is a tale of talent and triumph, but also racism and injustice. Set in 1905, it follows a fighter's climb to the top in spite of both his demons and opponents.
Helmed by Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 director Rachel Chavkin, performances of The Royale will begin Feb. 11, 2016, with a March 7 opening night at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
In the smaller Claire Tow Theater, Lincoln Center will present two LCT3-commissioned productions in 2016. The first will be Her Requiem, set to be directed by Kate Whoriskey. The play follows a senior student who takes a year off from high school to compose a full-scale requiem. The project soon begins to take over the lives of her entire family. Performances will run Feb. 6-March 20.
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, Jacobs-Jenkins' War sees the past and present collide in drastic ways. As tensions escalate between two siblings in the wake of their mother's stroke, strangers from their grandfather's past will make a shocking claim that increases the fractures of the present. Performances will begin July 3.
For more information on Lincoln Center productions, visit LCT.