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Join us during LCT's 40th Anniversary Season! 


A new play by Ayad Akhtar 
Directed by Bartlett Sher

Previews begin September 5

Academy Award-winner Robert Downey Jr. will make his Broadway debut in this world premiere play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Bartlett Sher.  Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Jacob McNeal (Robert Downey Jr.) is a great writer, one of our greatest, a perpetual candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. But McNeal also has an estranged son, a new novel, old axes to grind and an unhealthy fascination with Artificial Intelligence. Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s new play is a startling and wickedly smart examination of the inescapable humanity – and increasing inhumanity – of the stories we tell.

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music & lyrics by Adam Guettel

Previews begin March 27, 2025

Floyd Collins had its world premiere at the American Music Theater Festival in Philadelphia in 1994. It was followed by the off-Broadway debut at Playwrights Horizons in 1996 where it won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Due to its enduring cast recording, the musical has achieved a devoted following over the years.  This Lincoln Center Theater production will mark the long-awaited Broadway debut of this modern-day classic.

Floyd Collins is based on the true story of a cave explorer in Kentucky, 1925. While chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning Sand Cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself becomes the attraction when he gets trapped 200 feet underground. Alone but for sporadic contact with the outside world, including his brother Homer, Floyd fights for his sanity – and, ultimately, his life – as the rescue effort above explodes into the first genuine media circus. Reporters and gawkers from across the country descend on the property, fueling the hysteria and manipulating the nation into holding its collective breath. Floyd Collins, featuring a haunting exploration of the American dream by Tina Landau and a glorious folk and bluegrass-inspired score by Adam Guettel, tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.



Previews begin October 30

Lileana Blain-Cruz will direct The Blood Quilt by Katori Hall.  Gathering at their childhood island home off the coast of Georgia, four disconnected sisters meet to create a family quilt to honor their recently deceased mother.  When their reunion turns into a reading of their mother’s will, everyone must grapple with a troubling inheritance.  Stitched with history, ritual, laughter and tears, will their “blood quilt” bind the family together or tear them apart forever?  The Blood Quilt had its premiere at Arena Stage in Washington, DC.

Henrik Ibsen's
Directed by JACK O'BRIEN

Previews begin February 13, 2025

After several years abroad, Helena Alving’s son has returned home. He carries with him a terrifying secret. Ibsen’s Ghosts is a devastating moral thriller in which ideas of love, duty and family are mercilessly put to the test. This spectacular new version, written by one of Ireland’s leading playwrights, Mark O’Rowe, and directed by Jack O’Brien, grabs you by the throat from the outset and refuses to let go – all the way to its electrifying climax.


a new play by phillip howze
Directed by dustin wills

Previews begin July 13

When some trifling citizens storm a renowned cultural center where they’re not meant to be, all hell breaks loose. Wigs go flying. Wounds get opened. An archive explodes. Will the audience make it out alive? Abolition takes on fresh meaning in Six Characters, Phillip Howze’s new play on power, belonging, and the institutions we build. Directed by Dustin Wills.

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An additional LCT3 production will be announced as part of the 2024-2025 season at a later date.



Monday, December 9

On Monday, December 9, Bartlett Sher will direct a one-night-only reunion concert of LCT’s Tony Award-winning 2008 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, starring original cast members Kelli O’Hara, Paulo Szot, Matthew Morrison, Danny Burstein, Loretta Ables Sayre, Sean Cullen, Victor Hawks, Li Jun Li, Skip Sudduth, and Noah Weisberg, and additional cast members to be announced.  The concert will take place on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater, followed by a cocktail party with the South Pacific company at the Metropolitan Opera House.  The evening will support Lincoln Center Theater’s productions and education programs. Further details about the evening, including ticket prices, will be announced shortly. 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the musical.

LCT 40th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, May 19

On Monday, May 19 LCT’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, a one-night-only event, commemorating 40 years of Lincoln Center Theater excellence and a salute to Producing Artistic Director André Bishop, will take place on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater, followed by a dinner at the David H. Koch Theater. The evening will support Lincoln Center Theater’s productions and education programs. Further details about the evening, including table and ticket prices, will be announced shortly. 

Complete casting and design teams for all productions will be announced at a later date. 

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40th Anniversary Season support is generously provided by Denise Littlefield Sobel and American Airlines.

Lincoln Center Theater gratefully acknowledges Lynne and Richard Pasculano’s visionary leadership support for McNEAL.  McNEAL is made possible in part by the generosity of Dasha Epstein in honor and admiration of Ayad Akhtar’s work. This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and evolved with support from the LCT Daryl Roth Play and Musical Theater Development Program. McNEAL was commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater through the support of Laura Speyer and Josef Goodman.

Floyd Collins is made possible with support from Celso Gonzalez-Falla, the Henry Nias Foundation whose gift is courtesy of the Edelman Family in honor of André Bishop’s leadership, and Ida Cole.

The Blood Quilt is made possible with support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

Ghosts is made possible with support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.

LCT gratefully acknowledges major support for LCT3 from the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, and LCT3 Council Members. Endowment support for LCT3 is generously provided by Daryl Roth.