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Huff, Kelly, et al. Join Cast of WHEN I COME TO DIE at LCT3

LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences, has announced that Michael Balderrama, Chris Chalk, Neal Huff, David PatRick Kelly and Amanda Mason Warren will be featured in its world premiere production of WHEN I COME TO DIE, a new play by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Thomas Kail, the second of of LCT3's three productions during the 2010-2011 season.  WHEN I COME TO DIE will begin previews Monday, January 31, open Thursday, February 10 and run through Saturday, February 26 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, (229 W. 42 Street).  

WHEN I COME TO DIE tells the tale of Damon Robinson, a death-row inmate (played by Chris Chalk), who struggles to find faith and hope and understand why his life has been spared after he survives a lethal injection.
 
WHEN I COME TO DIE will have sets by Robin Vest, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Betsy Adams and sound by Jill BC DuBoff.
         
Nathan Louis Jackson returns to LCT where he made his New York playwriting debut this past fall with his play Broke-ology, also directed by Thomas Kail.  A writer for the television series Southland and the upcoming Shameless, he has participated in The Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive, William Inge 24 Hour Play Festival and Ebony Theater's "The Word" (monthly poetry slam).  In addition to the LCT production of Broke-ology, Thomas Kail directed the play's world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  He received a Tony nomination for his direction of the musical In The Heights and directed the City Center Encores! production of The Wiz.  He most recently directed the Broadway production of Lombardi, a new play by Eric Simonson.
 
Citing the need to develop strong relationships with new artists and to build new audiences, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) created LCT3 to offer these artists fully staged productions.  LCT is currently building a new theater, rehearsal space and office complex on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  The 131-seat theater, to be named the Claire Tow Theater, is scheduled to open in early 2012 and will be the home of LCT3.  Paige Evans is Artistic Director/LCT3.
 
Later this season LCT3 will produce the world premiere of 4000 Miles, a new play by Amy Herzog, directed by Daniel Aukin, beginning performances Monday, June 6, opening Monday, June 20 and running through Saturday, July 2 at the Duke on 42nd Street.
 
Lincoln Center Theater is currently presenting John Guare's A Free Man of Color, directed by George C. Wolfe, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater through January 9 and Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities, directed by Joe Mantello, opening Thursday, January 13 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.  This spring, LCT will present, with the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob  Boyett, the National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of War Horse, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford with Handspring Puppet Company, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, beginning performances Tuesday, March 15 in the Vivian Beaumont Theater and the new musical A Minister's Wife, adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Candida, by Austin Pendleton, with music by Joshua Schmidt, lyrics by Jan Tranen and conceived and directed by Michael Halberstam, beginning previews Thursday, April 7 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
 
All tickets to WHEN I COME TO DIE are $20 and are available at The Duke on 42nd StreetSM Box Office, by visiting Dukeon42.org or by calling 646.223.3010.  For additional information on LCT3 please visit www.lct3.org.
 
 
MICHAEL BALDARRAMA Broadway:  In The Heights, Hot Feet, Movin' Out, Saturday Night Fever, Ubran Cowboy.  Regional:  West Side Story, The King and I, Ballet Hispanico.  Film/TV: Across The Universe, All My Children

Chris Chalk Broadway:  Fences.  Off-Broadway:  Ruined, Unconditional, The Overwhelming,  Defiance.  Film and TV:  Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife, Rescue Me, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead.  Member:  LAByrinth Theater Company.
Neal Huff  Broadway:  Take Me Out, The Lion in Winter, The Tempest. Off-Broadway:  The Tempest, Troilus and Cressida (Public), Occupant, Rude Entertainment, Blue Window.  Film:  Hollywood Ending, The Shallow End, The Wedding Banquet. 

David PatRick Kelly LCT:  The Glorious Ones, Twelfth Night, The Orphan of Chao.  Broadway:  Festen, Uncle Vanya The Government Inspector, Working.  Off-Broadway:  Ghosts, Pearls for Pigs, Anadarko, Film Is Evil/Radio Is Good.  Film:  Flags of Our Fathers, The Longest Yard,  TV:  Twin Peaks.

Amanda Mason Warren Regional theatre includes The Golden Age (Kennedy Center), Alls Well That Ends Well (Yale Repertory Theatre), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Nina in The Seagull.  TV:  Gossip Girl, Rubicon, Law & Order, The Good Wife, The Office, Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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