Lincoln Center Theater has announced a second, and final, extension of the run of its critically-acclaimed production of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, through Saturday, July 26 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West. 65th Street).

THE CITY OF CONVERSATION features John Aylward, Phillip James Brannon, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Simpson. Phillip James Brannon will continue with the production through July 6. Begining July 8, Andy Lucien will take over the role of 'Donald Logan.'

Henry James once described Washington D.C. as "the city of conversation." THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, tells the story of political hostess Hester Ferris (played by Jan Maxwell), a behind the scenes mover and shaker in the nation's capital, and of the political gains and personal losses that her choices inflict on her family over a period of 30 years, from the waning days of the Carter administration to the beginning of the Obama presidency.

THE CITY OF CONVERSATION has sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, and original music and sound by Mark Bennett.

This spring, Lincoln Center Theater is also producing Act One, a new play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, which ends its limited engagement run Sunday, June 15 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. LCT3 is producing the New York premiere of Ayad Akhtar's new play The Who & The What, directed by Kimberly Senior, opening Monday, June 16, at the Claire Tow Theater.

THE CITY OF CONVERSATION is performed Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. PLEASE NOTE: There will be a special matinee on Thursday, June 26 at 2pm in place of the regularly scheduled Wednesday matinee that week. Beginning Tuesday, July 8, THE CITY OF CONVERSATION will be performed Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturdays at 2pm.

Tickets, priced at $87, are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, at or by visiting A limited number of tickets priced at $32 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT's program for 21 to 35 year olds. For information and to enroll, visit

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