Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The City of Conversation has extended its off-Broadway run through July 6. Starring five-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell, the political drama by Anthony Giardina was originally scheduled to close on June 22. The play celebrated its opening night on May 5.
Directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes, The City of Conversation tells the story of political hostess Hester Ferris (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.
In addition to Maxwell, the cast includes John Aylward, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O’Rourke, Michael Simpson and Phillip James Brannon.