From The Mountaintop to The Columnist, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Plays

By Playbill Staff
24 Mar 2012

Show: The Columnist
Theatre: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Preview: April 4, 2012
Opening: April 25, 2012
Closing: June 17, 2012
Creators: Play by David Auburn. Direction by Daniel Sullivan.
Original Principal Cast: John Lithgow as Joseph Alsop, Margaret Colin as Susan Alsop, Boyd Gaines as Stewart Alsop, Stephen Kunken as David Halberstam, Grace Gummer as Abigail and Brian J. Smith as Andrei.
Synopsis: According to Manhattan Theatre Club, "Columnists are kings in midcentury America and Joseph Alsop (Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow) wears the crown. Joe is beloved, feared and courted in equal measure by the Washington political world at whose center he sits. But as the '60s dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political drama Joe is embroiled in becomes deeply personal as well."

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