Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have appointed Broadway producer Tim Levy as co-director of their London Theatre Company, as the organisation prepares to open a second theatre in 2022.
Hytner and Starr said appointing him meant they could “open up and extend the range and scale of what the company does”.
The London Theatre Company opened the Bridge Theatre in 2017, and will open a new venue in King’s Cross in 2022. Levy will join at the end of the month.
Levy is founding director of National Theatre America, and his producing credits include Angels in America and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, as well as Network, People, Places and Things and Lucy Prebble’s The Effect. He is also executive producer of the Broadway transfer of Company.
Levy will be expected to use utilise his New York connections as part of his work wth the company.
“We have long admired Tim’s taste and skills and it’s a coup for us that he has decided that London Theatre Company is the right vehicle for the big future that lies ahead,” Hytner and Starr said in a statement.
Levy described Hytner and Starr as “inspiring theatre makers” and said his new appointment continues an association with the pair, dating back to their tenure at London’s National Theatre.
He added: “The Bridge is one of the most thrilling, flexible stages in the world (soon to be joined by King’s Cross) and I’m excited to work with the widest array of artists to further unleash the potential of these spaces and to produce our work in London, New York and beyond.”