LCT3 Musical Clay Sets Off-Broadway Dates at the Duke

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LCT3 — Lincoln Center Theater's new initiative devoted to "producing the work of emerging playwrights, directors and designers" — has announced fall dates for the premiere of Clay, the inaugural production of the program.
Matt Sax in Clay
Matt Sax in Clay Photo by Craig Schwartz

Clay, a hip-hop musical written and performed by Matt Sax, will play the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street for a five-week engagement Oct. 6-Nov. 8. Clay officially opens Oct. 15. As previously reported, Eric Rosen will direct the work that "tells the coming-of-age story of Clifford, a suburban boy who escapes his fractured family and finds a mentor in Sir John, a master of the spoken word. Clifford becomes hip-hop star Clay, but he discovers that he can't escape his past," LCT notes state.

Designing the production are Meghan Raham (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Jason Lyons (lighting) and Josh Horvath (sound and orchestrations).

Paige Evans heads LCT3, Lincoln Center's answer to the frustrations emerging artists face within the standard system of readings and workshops. LCT3 intends to present fully produced, modest-sized productions of its selected works, with the hopes of creating a permanent 99-seat venue within or near the Lincoln Center complex. Until the intended venue comes to fruition, LCT3 will stage its productions at various off-site venues.

An additional yet-to-be-named production will be presented in 2009.

All tickets for LCT3 productions are priced $20. Tickets for Clay begin sale Sept. 8 and are available by visiting Dukeon42, or by phoning (646) 223-3010.

For further information visit LincolnCenterTheater.

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