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‘Slowgirl’ opens LCT3 space

Kauffman directs Greg Pierce premiere

Lincoln Center Theater will inaugurate its newly constructed stage with the play “Slowgirl,” a world preem by Greg Pierce.

Anne Kauffman helms the show in the soon-to-be-completed Claire Tow Theater, which will be the third stage in an LCT complex that already includes a Broadway house, the Vivian Beaumont and an Off Broadway space, the Mitzi E. Newhouse.

Latest addition to the LCT campus has been under construction for the past few years. The 131-seat stage will house the programming of LCT3, the initiative launched in 2008 as a showcase for up-and-coming legit creatives. Prior LCT3 outings have all played in venues outside Lincoln Center.

“Slowgirl” centers on a young woman who visits her loner uncle in Costa Rica in the wake of an accident. Playwright Pierce attracted notice in Edinburgh last year with his adaptation of “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” and is at work with John Kander (“Cabaret,” “Chicago”) on a new tuner, “The Landing,” which will get a developmental production this spring at Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theater.

Kauffman (“Maple and Vine”) previously helmed the well-received bow of David Adjmi’s “Stunning” at LCT3.

The Tow Theater, named after the wife of LCT board member Leonard Tow, is part of a $41 million rooftop complex that also will include rehearsal and office spaces.

A prior LCT3 play, “4,000 Miles,” has been upgraded to the larger Mitzi Newhouse for a return run that begins in March. “Slowgirl,” meanwhile, begins previews June 4 ahead of a June 18 opening.

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