Lincoln Center Theater Extends Run of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Now Through 7/6

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director, André Bishop) has announced that it will extend the run of its critically-acclaimed production of The City of Conversation, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, through Sunday, July 6 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

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.

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 was recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Play, in 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, beginning previews Saturday, May 31 in the Claire Tow Theater.

THE CITY OF CONVERSATION is performed Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday andSaturday 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.

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

Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger

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