John Lithgow and Grace Gummer
in The Columnist
(© Joan Marcus)
John Lithgow and Grace Gummer
in The Columnist
(© Joan Marcus)
Manhattan Theatre Club has extended its world premiere of David Auburn's The Columnist. Daniel Sullivan directs the production, which is currently in previews at MTC's Broadway house, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with an opening date set for April 25. The production will now run through June 24.

The play centers on the syndicated newspaper columnist Joseph Alsop, and his place in the Washington political world.

Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow stars as Joseph Alsop, with the cast also featuring Margaret Colin, Boyd Gaines, Stephen Kunken, Marc Bonan, Grace Gummer, and Brian J. Smith.

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), John Gromada (original music, sound design), Rocco DiSanti (projection design), and Charles LaPointe (hair & wig design).

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