Lincoln Center Theater to Stream Productions in PRIVATE REELS: FROM THE LCT ARCHIVES

Kristine Nielsen, Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce in the LCT production of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Credit to T. Charles Erickson.
Zack Reiser
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March 10, 2021 7:00 PM

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will inaugurate Private Reels: From the LCT Archives, streamed recordings of outstanding LCT productions in their entirety, as part of its LCT Spotlight Series. Private Reels: From the LCT Archives will kick off on Thursday, March 18 with Christopher Durang’s award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
Private Reels: From the LCT Archives will allow audiences the opportunity to experience past, award-winning LCT productions in full. Recorded during a performance with the resulting excerpts used for promotional purposes, it was never intended that the productions would be shown in their entirety. The newly edited footage of the full performances will give viewers the opportunity to revisit or discover these LCT shows.
Featuring a cast which included Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen, Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was directed by Nicholas Martin and opened to critical acclaim at LCT’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on November 12, 2012.  The production moved later that season to Broadway, opening at the Golden Theatre on March 14, 2013, and went on to win both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Play.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will stream for free beginning Thursday, March 18 on Broadway On Demand. To register, visit

Future Private Reels: From the LCT Archives streams (with dates to be announced) include the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater productions of The Royale, by Marco Ramirez, directed by Rachel Chavkin; The Wolves, by Sarah DeLappe, directed by Lila Neugebauer; and the Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of Marys Seacole, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by LCT Resident Director Lileana Blain-Cruz.
Private Reels: From the LCT Archives is made possible in partnership with Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE.

Additional upcoming LCT Spotlight Series events include “Looking Back at Contact,” on Thursday, March 25 at 7pm with director-choreographer Susan Stroman, writer John Weidman and original cast members Tomé Cousin, Boyd Gaines, Seán Martin Hingston, Deborah Yates and Karen Ziemba talking about the creation of LCT’s 2000 Tony Award-winning Best Musical.

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Zack Reiser

Zack Reiser has a passion for theatre, cooking, and music. With professional experience in various roles in the Broadway community, he could tell you how theatre works from the front of the house to the back of the stage. He’s been with the Theatrely team since 2019.