Columnists are kings in midcentury America and Joseph Alsop (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.
John Lithgow, Margaret Colin, Boyd Gaines, Stephen Kunken, Marc Bonan, Grace Gummer, Brian J. Smith
Author: David Auburn
Director: Daniel Sullivan
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club
Press Agent: Boneau / Bryan-Brown
Nominated for 1 2012 Tony Award
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - John Lithgow
A Newsmaker in Every Sense of the Word
Joseph Alsop, the imperious political commentator, is the subject of The Columnist, a new play by David Auburn.