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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

150 West 65th Street
New York, NY, 10023

 




Lincoln Center Theater, 150 W. 65th St.


BOX OFFICE HOURS:Mon-Sat: 10am to 8pm, Sun: Noon to 7:30pm

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: There is a parking garage on the premises (enter on West 65th Street) in addition to numerous lots in the area.

BY SUBWAY: Lincoln Center Theater is accessible by either taking the trains to the 66th St. Station at Lincoln Center or by taking the trains to 59th St. Columbus Circle Station and transfering to an uptown train. The 66th St. Station is also accessible by taking the trains from the Upper West Side or the Bronx to 72nd Street and transferring to a downtown train continuing on to Lincoln Center at 66th St.

The Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater opened to the public on November 10, 1967. Located in the lower level of the Vivian Beaumont Theater building, this space was originally called the Forum during the residency of the now-defunct Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center.

In 1973, the theater was renamed for Mrs. Newhouse, a prominent New York philanthropist, when Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival took over the management of the Vivian Beaumont Theater building. The Festival left Lincoln Center in 1978, and in the seven years that followed, the Newhouse was mostly rented to outside producers or was not used at all. A new resident company was formed in 1979, but it only presented two short runs at the Newhouse in 1981.

In 1985, the theater's current management -- Lincoln Center Theater -- was established. Former New York Mayor John V. Lindsay assembled a new board of directors and signed Gregory Mosher as Director and Bernard Gersten as Executive Producer. In 1991, Linda LeRoy Janklow and André Bishop succeeded Messrs Lindsay and Mosher as Chairman and Artistic Director. Lincoln Center Theater has not only outlasted all the prior managements combined, but it has become America's largest not-for-profit theater, producing a year-round program of plays and musicals at the Beaumont, the Newhouse and at various other theaters around New York City.




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