Built and operated by The New 42nd Street and named in recognition of a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Duke on 42nd Street is an intimate, flexible, 200-seat black-box theater. Since opening in 2000, the theater has been available to international and domestic nonprofit organizations to present their work. Companies that have presented at The Duke on 42nd Street include: Theatre for a New Audience; Playwrights Horizons; Lincoln Center Great Performers; The NYC Tap Festival; and the Harkness Dance Project. In October 2008, Lincoln Center Theater launched “LCT3” at The Duke on 42nd Street. New 42nd Street presentations at The Duke on 42nd Street have included: Karole Amitage’s Armitage Gone! Dance; Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Rose Rage; Naked Angels and Dan Klores’ Armed and Naked in America; and Classical Theater of Harlem’s production of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity. Notable New Victory presentations at The Duke on 42nd Street include Joan McLeod’s The Shape of a Girl, Steppenwolf Theater Company’s The Bluest Eye and the smash hit Once and For All We’re Gonna Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up and Listen presented by The New Victory Theater in cooperation with The Under the Radar Festival. In January 2011, The New Victory presented Nearly Lear, co-created by Susanna Hamnett and Edith Tankus with initial development in association with Kneehigh Theatre. The Duke on 42nd Street was built as part of the state-of-the-art New 42nd Street Studios and is located on the building's second floor at 229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.