The theater, which will house productions by LCT3, is named for the wife of Lincoln Center Theater board member Leonard Tow. It is part of a 23,000 square-foot, two-story addition on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, which has been designed by Hugh Hardy of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture. The space also includes rehearsal areas, dressing rooms, office space, and an outdoor terrace.
The theater will be inaugurated by LCT3's production of Pierce's two-character drama, Slowgirl (June 4-July 15), starring Ivanek and Sarah Steele, and directed by Anne Kauffman.
The LCT3 season at the Claire Tow will also include three performances of Young Jean Lee's Obie Award-winning performance piece, We're Gonna Die (September 13-15), directed by Paul Lazar, and the New York premiere of Ayad Akhtar's drama, Disgraced (October 8-November 18), directed by Kimberly Senior.