PHOTO CALL: A First Look Inside Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater

News   PHOTO CALL: A First Look Inside Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater
Lincoln Center Theater this week joined New York's three-theatre club—members of this exclusive group include the Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club and, most recently, Signature Theatre Company—with the unveiling of its latest space, the rooftop aerie christened the Claire Tow Theater.

A "Seat Yourself" celebration was held May 16 for the donors and recipients of the naming of the 112 seats in the space.

Here is a look at the event and a tour of the new theatre, dressing rooms, offices and rehearsal studios.


Read's profile of the new venue.


The Tow joins LCT's long-standing duo of spaces, the Broadway-large Vivian Beaumont and the more intimate Mitzi E. Newhouse. The two-story Tow actually sits, penthouse-like, atop the Beaumont, and is accessible via an elevator in the Beaumont lobby.

The Tow will be home to LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's already up-and-running (it commenced in 2008) programming initiative dedicated to new works by new, and often younger, playwrights and directors. The new space's debut production will be Slowgirl by Greg Pierce and directed by Anne Kauffman. It will begin performances on June 4. Past LCT3 productions have included The Coward, Stunning, When I Come to Die and 4,000 Miles, a hit that later transferred to the Newhouse, where it is currently playing.

The theatre, which was designed by Hugh Hardy of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, is named after the wife of longtime LCT board member Leonard Tow.

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