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New York: Major Non-Profit Theater Companies

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New York Theater: Major Non-Profit Theaters in New York

Lincoln Center Theater

Lincoln Center Theater is part of the massive Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex, virtually hidden behind the plaza and past the Met. LCT consists of two stages, the 299-seat Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and the much larger Vivian Beaumont Theater, which has the distinction of being the only legitimate Broadway theater outside of the Times Square area.

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Manhattan Theatre Club

An exclusively Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theater company for its first 30-odd years, Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) was emboldened to take up permanent residence on the Great White Way in 2003 following the hugely successful Broadway transfers of its productions of Charles Busch’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and David Auburn’s Proof. Now each MTC season includes four Off-Broadway productions …more…

Public Theater

Established by Joe Papp as the Shakespeare Workshop in the mid-’50s, the re-christened Public Theater moved into the former Astor Library in the East Village in 1967 and introduced the world to Hair and, a few years later, A Chorus Line. Those shows continue to be regarded as the musical theater’s most authentic responses to the ’60s and ’70s, respectively, and …more…

Roundabout Theatre Company

Roundabout Theatre Company was once a Little Non-Profit that has steadily grown to be a Great Big Non-Profit, to the point that some question the legitimacy of that status. Ever since its hit play, Sam Mendes-directed revival of Cabaret, which opened in 1998, Roundabout’s presence on the NYC theater scene has exploded. Iit now has two Broadway houses (club-turned-theater Studio 54 …more…

Second Stage Theatre

Following in the footsteps of its non-profit brethren Roundabout and MTC, Second Stage Theatre is now poised to take over the littlest theater on Broadway, the 597-seat Helen Hayes. Due to financial issues, the change of ownership is now expected to happen in 2012, with the first season in 2013. ...more...