Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The news was sensational indeed as The Columnist celebrated opening night April 25 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Starring two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow and directed by Daniel Sullivan, the political drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn tells the story of Joseph Alsop, a man who was beloved, feared and courted in equal measure by the Washington political world in the 1960s. Post-show, Lithgow and co-stars Stephen Kunken, Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin, Grace Gummer and Brian J. Smith continued to be the talk of the town as they headed to the Copacabana to party in style. Click through this headline-worthy gallery to get the scoop on opening night, then see Lithgow live at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.