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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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Watch John Lithgow and the Stars of The Columnist Wield the Power of the Press on Opening Night!

 Watch John Lithgow and the Stars of The Columnist Wield the Power of the Press on Opening Night!

It was a newsworthy opening night on April 25 as the stars of The Columnist proved they had the write stuff at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in front of a starry crowd. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow, Tony winner Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin, Grace Gummer and Brian J. Smith dazzled as they brought to ...

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Tony Eligibility Rulings Made for Newsies, Evita, Death of a Salesman and More

Tony Eligibility Rulings Made for Newsies, Evita, Death of a Salesman and More

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the fourth and final time this season on April 27 to determine eligibility for 18 Broadway productions.

The shows discussed included Death of a Salesman, Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Newsies, The Best Man, End of the Rainbow, Evita, Magic/Bird, Peter and the Starcatcher, One Man, Two Guvnors, Clybourne Park, A Streetcar Named ...

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John Lithgow and the Stars of The Columnist Make Headlines on Opening Night

John Lithgow and the Stars of The Columnist Make Headlines on Opening Night
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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 ...

Watch The Columnist Star John Lithgow Discuss His ‘Role of a Lifetime’ on CBS This Morning

Watch The Columnist Star John Lithgow Discuss His ‘Role of a Lifetime’ on CBS This Morning

 The Columnist headliner John Lithgow took a break from toiling away at the typewriter to visit CBS This Morning on April 24 and chat about his newest role, real-life journalist Joseph Alsop. Lithgow spoke to hosts Charlie Rose, Erica Hill and Gayle King about the famed political columnist’s “flamboyant” accent, which proved too theatrical for the actor’s own ...

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Was The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Newsworthy for Our Word of Mouth Panelists?

Was The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Newsworthy for Our Word of Mouth Panelists?

The world premiere of David Auburn’s The Columnist is making headlines at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Starring two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow in the title role of Joseph Alsop, the play paints a portrait of the powerful political columnist who is beloved and berated, often in equal measure. Broadway.com Word of Mouth panelists Scott, Matthew and ...

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Breaking News! The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Opens On Broadway

Breaking News! The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Opens On Broadway

The world premiere of David Auburn’s The Columnist celebrates its 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 play ends its limited engagement on June 24.


A slew of guests are expected to attend the opening performance including Meryl Streep, Glenn ...

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