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Larry Bryggman, Roberta Maxwell, Larry Pine, Peter Strauss et al. Set for NYTW's Top Secret

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Larry Bryggman
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Larry Bryggman
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
New York Theatre Workshop has announced casting for Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, written by Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons, and co-produced with L.A. Theatre Works and Affinity Collaborative Theater. John Rubinstein will direct the production, which runs February 24-March 28, with an opening set for March 9.

The piece is based on interviews and documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, and is an inside look at The Washington Post's decision to publish the classified study documenting U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

The cast will include Diane Adair (Meg Greenfield), Larry Bryggman (John Mitchell/Chal Roberts/Lamont Vanderhall), John Getz (Ben Bagdikian/Robert Mardian), Jack Gilpin (Brian Kelly), James Gleason (Murry Marder/Judge Martin Peel), Roberta Maxwell (Katharine Graham), Matt McGrath (George Wilson/Eugene Patterson), Larry Pine (Richard Nixon/Dennis Doolin), Russell Soder (Soldier/Darryl Cox/Clerk & Bailiff/Ron Ziegler), Peter Strauss (Ben Bradlee), and Peter Van Norden (Fritz Beebe/Henry Kissinger). The set and lighting design will be by David Lander, with costume design by Holly Poe Durbin.

For more information, visit www.nytw.org.

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