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Monday, 23 April 2012 14:50

MTC's THE COLUMNIST Extends Due to Popular Demand

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES

THE COLUMNIST

EXTENDS BEFORE OPENING DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
TICKETS NOW ON SALE THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 24
PRODUCTION FEATURED THIS WEEKEND IN
NEW YORK TIMES’ OP-ED AND ARTS & LEISURE SECTIONS
JOHN LITHGOW TO BE LIVE GUEST
ON TOMORROW’S CBS “THIS MORNING”

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Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere production of THE COLUMNIST by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan currently in previews at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), has extended due to popular demand. The production will open on Wednesday, April 25 and tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 24.

In addition, this weekend, THE COLUMNIST was featured twice in the New York Times. On Saturday, columnist Joe Nocera wrote a piece for the Op-Ed section and on Sunday, writer Eric Alterman wrote an essay on the play for the Arts & Leisure section.

To read Nocera’s column, please visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/opinion/nocera-the-voice-of-authority.html

To read Alterman’s essay, please visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/theater/the-columnist-dissects-joseph-alsop.html

In addition, Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow will be live on tomorrow’s edition of CBS “This Morning” in the 8 AM hour.

The limited engagement of THE COLUMNIST stars Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow, Drama Desk Award nominee Margaret Colin, four time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines, Tony Award nominee Stephen Kunken, Marc Bonan (Broadway debut), Grace Gummer (“Smash,” Arcadia), and Brian J. Smith (MTC’s Come Back, Little Sheba; “Stargate Universe”).

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.

David Auburn, whose Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Proof dazzled audiences and critics alike, returns to MTC with this fascinating new work to be directed by his Proof collaborator Daniel Sullivan.

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

THE COLUMNIST was developed with the support of Tennessee Repertory Theatre through its Ingram New Works Fellowship and Residency.

Lead support for THE COLUMNIST is provided by MTC’s Producing Fund Partner, Andrew Martin-Weber.  Additional support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. THE COLUMNIST is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.  Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Manhattan Theatre Club.

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

Tickets for THE COLUMNIST are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $67 – $121.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Please note, THE COLUMNIST is dark on Mondays.

·       THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 29: Tuesday and Sunday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note there are only six performances on sale to the general public for this week.

·       MONDAY, APRIL 30 – SUNDAY, JUNE 24: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

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