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The Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, which opened on November 10, 1967 was known as the Forum, and was part of the multi-plex theater that came up in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It was known as the Forum during the residency of Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, now defunct, and is in the lower level of the Vivian Beaumont Theater building. The Forum, along with the Vivian Beaumont Theater was designed by Eero Saarinen of Eero Saarinen & Associates.

The Forum opened with the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center production – Walking to Waldheim/Happiness – directed by George L. Sherman. This production ran for a mere 42 performances.

When, in 1973, the management of the Vivian Beaumont Theater building was taken over by Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, the theater known as the Forum up till then was renamed the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, to honor Mrs. Newhouse, a well known New York philanthropist. The New York Shakespeare Festival left the Lincoln Center five years later, in 1978, and for the next seven years, the theater was mostly rented to productions from outside, or was lying idle.

In 1985, with the establishment of the current management, the Lincoln Center Theater, not only did it become the largest not-for-profit theater in the United States, it also started producing programs for plays and musicals all year round for the theater, and its multi-plex twin, the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

From 1985 onwards till 1992, the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater presented productions, such as Mr. Gogol and Mr. Preen; Oh, Hell; Ubu; Measure for Measure; Waiting for Godot; I'll Go On; Boys' Life; Sarafina!; Danger: Memory!; Bodies, Rest and Motion; The Transposed Heads; the "Woza Afrika!" Festival; Terrors of Pleasure; The Flying Karamozov Brothers; and Prairie du Chien & The Shawl, among others.

The Renovation

In 1996, both, the 299 seat Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and the 1,100 seat Vivian Beaumont Theater, were renovated to upgrade the infrastructure of the building, to improve the acoustics, to improve the climatic control, and increase disability access – as demanded by the times. The complete renovation exercise cost $8 million.

The theater is not fully wheelchair accessible, though the rear orchestra and lobby are accessible by elevator from the street level. The theater is unable to provide assistance to the disabled within the theater. There is one unisex wheelchair accessible restroom.

Presently Showing

The Bill Rauch directed, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy, The Clean House is now showing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. This 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist is about an intriguing new maid that turns a well-ordered household upside down.

You can, of course, obtain your Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater tickets at the box office, and as with all popular shows, you are not assured of getting them after standing in line for hours.

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