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Douglas Carter Beane to Present New Comedy With LCT in 2015

A brand-new musical will also join the Lincoln Center season.

Douglas Carter Beane's new comedy Shows for Days joins LCT3's season lineup.
Douglas Carter Beane's new comedy Shows for Days joins Lincoln Center Theater's season lineup.
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Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new productions set to come to LCT next year.

Shows For Days, a new comedy by five-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Nance, Cinderella) and directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, will begin performances at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on June 4, 2015, in advance of a June 29 opening. Described as Beane's "fond remembrance of his immersion into a life in the theater," the play is set in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1973. Fourteen-year-old Car, the play’s narrator and the author’s alter ego, is introduced to the world of theater through his local community theater, led by the indomitable Irene whose life is dedicated to putting on productions she directs, designs, and stars in.

Dave Malloy will also present his new musical Preludes, directed by Rachel Chavkin. The first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, Preludes will run from May 23-July 19, 2015, with an official June 15 opening. From the creators of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Preludes is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov. After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the young Rachmaninov suffers from writer’s block and begins daily sessions with a therapeutic hypnotist in an effort to overcome depression and return to composing. The production will feature sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Paloma Young, lights by Bradley King, and sound by Matt Hubbs.

Additional casting and creative team members for both productions will be announced at a later date.

For tickets to Shows for Day, click here.

For tickets to Preludes, click here.