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John Lithgow to Headline The Magistrate at London's National Theatre; More Plays Announced for Upcoming Season

John Lithgow to Headline The Magistrate at London's National Theatre; More Plays Announced for Upcoming Season

Tony winner John Lithgow in will star in The Magistrate, directed by Timothy Sheader, at London's National Theatre. The National's upcoming season will also include Alan Bennet’s previously announced new play People, The Effect by Lucy Prebble and more. Performances will take place at the Lyttlelton Theatre, the Cottesloe Theatre and the Olivier Theatre in London.

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Celebrating Broadway Abs, Onstage Kink and Male Lingerie: Tony Awards We'd Love to See

Celebrating Broadway Abs, Onstage Kink and Male Lingerie: Tony Awards We'd Love to See

On June 10, a select group of theater professionals will get to take home Broadway's biggest honor: a Tony Award. Although we're eager to congratulate the Best Actors and Best Featured Actresses, Broadway.com's editors feel it's high time to bestow awards in some less-obvious categories! Below is our list of 25 fictional Tonys we ...

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The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Receives Third and Final Extension

The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Receives Third and Final Extension

David Auburn’s The Columnist has extended its run at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre for the third time. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the play will now end its limited engagement on July 8. Starring two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow, The Columnist opened on April 25 and was originally scheduled to conclude its run July 1 ...

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Squigs Pens a Newsworthy Portrait of John Lithgow in The Columnist

Squigs Pens a Newsworthy Portrait of John Lithgow in The Columnist

David Auburn’s political drama The Columnist stars 2012 Tony nominee John Lithgow as Joseph Alsop, a king among columnists, beloved, feared and courted in equal measure in the early 1960s. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson took a seat at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre to capture Lithgow as Alsop along with (from top) Margaret Colin as Susan ...

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The Columnist’s John Lithgow Dishes on Missing Woodstock and Plays Charades on Late Night

The Columnist’s John Lithgow Dishes on Missing Woodstock and Plays Charades on Late Night

John Lithgow may call himself the “the least cool member” of his generation, but having just nabbed his sixth Tony nomination for The Columnist, it appears he's doing just fine. On May 21, Lithgow dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to chat about his early days as an actor, including his decision to skip Woodstock and instead study ...

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Darren Criss Gives Licking Privileges, Jeremy Jordan Goes Both Ways & More Lessons of the Week

Darren Criss Gives Licking Privileges, Jeremy Jordan Goes Both Ways & More Lessons of the Week

It's hard to believe another insanely busy week on Broadway is over, but it's even harder to believe we managed to narrow this week's lessons down to 10! The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards were a fun-filled, face-licking lesson goldmine, with everyone from Darren Criss to Jeremy Jordan to Laura Osnes spilling their guts on stage and ...

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The Columnist Star John Lithgow on 3rd Rock, Dexter and His Tony-Honored Fave Stage Roles

The Columnist Star John Lithgow on 3rd Rock, Dexter and His Tony-Honored Fave Stage Roles

John Lithgow’s Broadway career spans almost 40 years, bookended by a Tony Award for his 1973 debut performance as a British rugby player in The Changing Room and a 2012 Tony nomination for his dynamic star turn as closeted 1960s political journalist Joseph Alsop in The Columnist. In between, Lithgow has won a second Tony (for Sweet Smell of ...

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The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Extends Run For Second Time

The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Extends Run For Second Time

David Auburn’s The Columnist has extended its run at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre for the second time. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the play, which was scheduled to run through June 24, will now end its limited engagement on July 1. Starring two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow, The Columnist opened on April 25.

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The Columnist Star John Lithgow is Thrilled with His 'Miracle' Nomination

The Columnist Star John Lithgow is Thrilled with His 'Miracle' Nomination

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

John Lithgow
Nominated for Best Actor in a Play, The Columnist

“I’m just ...

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Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey star Jim Parsons announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center on May 1. Once topped the noms with 11, while Peter and the Starcatcher is the play that garnered the most nods with ...

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