John Lithgow has been nominated for a 2012 Best Actor Tony Award for his work as powerful, connected political columnist Joseph Alsop, whose hawkishness about Vietnam led to his downfall.
The limited engagement of The Columnist also features 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").
Here's how MTC bills the play: "Columnists are kings in midcentury America and Joseph Alsop 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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