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The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Extends Before Opening

The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow, Extends Before Opening

David Auburn’s The Columnist has extended its run at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the play, which was scheduled to run through June 17, will now end its limited engagement on June 24. Starring two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow, The Columnist officially opens April 25.



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Stop the Presses! Take a Headline-Worthy First Look at The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow

Stop the Presses! Take a Headline-Worthy First Look at The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow
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The world premiere of David Auburn’s The Columnist is set for front-page glory, as Manhattan Theatre Club’s star-studded production heads toward its April 25 opening night on the Great White Way. Set in the dizzying political climate of 1960s America, when columnists were kings and Joseph Alsop wore the crown, the play stars two-time Tony Award winner John ...

Hot Off the Presses! Previews Begin for The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow

Hot Off the Presses! Previews Begin for The Columnist, Starring John Lithgow

The world premiere of David Auburn’s The Columnist begins previews April 4 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the play stars two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow in the title role and will officially open April 25.

Set at a time when columnists are kings and Joseph Alsop (Lithgow) wears the crown ...

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Extra! Extra! Watch John Lithgow, Margaret Colin, Boyd Gaines & Co. Spread the News of The Columnist

Extra! Extra! Watch John Lithgow, Margaret Colin, Boyd Gaines & Co. Spread the News of The Columnist

Two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow, four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin, Tony nominee Stephen Kunken and Grace Gummer are making headlines in  The Columnist. David Auburn's new play tells the story of Joseph Alsop, a man that was once the most powerful and feared journalist in the country. The stars joined the playwright as well as ...

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The Columnist’s John Lithgow, Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin & More Meet the Press

The Columnist’s John Lithgow, Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin & More Meet the Press
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The dizzying and dazzling 1960s political world, where journalists were kings, is brought to life as the world premiere of The Columnist readies to make headlines on the Great White Way. Two-time Tony winner John Lithgow, who stars as the beloved and feared Joseph Alsop, was joined by four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines, Margaret Colin, Tony nominee Stephen Kunken ...

Go Behind the Scenes of The Columnist with John Lithgow

Go Behind the Scenes of The Columnist with John Lithgow

“Power, influence…changing the course of history, it’s all in a day’s work,” says John Lithgow, sucking on a cigarette as Joseph Aeslop. In new behind the scenes video footage from a recent photo shoot, the two-time Tony Award winner dishes on his juicy title role in Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere production of David Auburn’s ...

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The Eyes Have It! First Look at John Lithgow in Costume for The Columnist

The Eyes Have It! First Look at John Lithgow in Costume for The Columnist

John Lithgow is headed back to Broadway to play the title role in Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere production of David Auburn’s The Columnist. We've got a sneak peek at the two-time Tony Award winner in costume as the play's title character Joseph Aslop, a beloved, feared and courted political columnist in mid-century Washington. Shot by ...

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See John Lithgow, Morgan Freeman, Ellen Barkin & More Make an Impact in 8

See John Lithgow, Morgan Freeman, Ellen Barkin & More Make an Impact in 8
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The stars certainly aligned for the one-night-only reading of Dustin Lance Black’s 8, which took place on September 19 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. The lineup of talent on and off the stage was almost impossibly starry and included Morgan Freeman, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Cheyenne Jackson, director Joe Mantello and many more. Based on actual trial transcripts ...

Champagne, Teary Audiences and Awestruck Stars! On the Scene at the World Premiere Reading of 8

Champagne, Teary Audiences and Awestruck Stars! On the Scene at the World Premiere Reading of 8

There weren’t any singing Mormons at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on September 19. Instead, the stage was lined with two rows of black directors chairs, standing ready for the slew of Hollywood and Broadway A-list stars who came together for the world premiere benefit reading of 8, by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black.

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John Lithgow, Bradley Whitford and Matt Bomer Join Morgan Freeman and More in Starry Reading of 8

John Lithgow, Bradley Whitford and Matt Bomer Join Morgan Freeman and More in Starry Reading of 8

John Lithgow, Bradley Whitford and Matt Bomer have joined the starry roster of the one-night-only reading of Dustin Lance Black's Prop 8-themed play, 8, according to The Village Voice. Whitford will play defense attorney Charles Cooper, while Bomer will play Jeff Zarillo, real-life husband of Paul Katami (played by the previously announced Cheyenne Jackson). Zarillo and Katami were central ...

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