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Lincoln Center Theater Adds New Play by Douglas Carter Beane to Slate

Lincoln Center Theater has lined up two productions to open in June, including the world premiere of “Shows for Days,” the latest play by Douglas Carter Beane, whose play “The Nance” was produced on Broadway by LCT a couple of seasons ago.

Jerry Zaks, who directed LCT’s original productions of “House of Blue Leaves” and “Six Degrees of Separation,” will helm the new one by Beane at LCT’s Off Broadway space, the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The semi-autobiographical play follows teenaged Car, the scribe’s alter ego, as he becomes enmeshed in the world of his local community theater in Reading, Penn.

Also on tap at LCT is “Preludes,” a new outing from the creatives of buzzmagnet immersive musical “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.” Dave Malloy writes and Rachel Chavkin directs the show, about young Rachmaninov’s struggles to overcome writer’s block. The show is part of LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s initiative focused on new work by young and emerging writers.

“Shows for Days” begins previews June 4 ahead of a June 29 opening, while “Preludes” is lined up to start previews May 23 prior to a June 15 bow.

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