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News PHOTO CALL: Top Secret Opens at New York Theatre Workshop
Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, the new docudrama about the landmark decision by the Washington Post to publish details about U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, opened March 9 at Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop.

"It's 1971 and the nation is at war," according to production notes. "The intractable conflict escalates in Vietnam while here at home the battle for public opinion rages. A federal court blocks The New York Times from publishing the top-secret history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham has a single day to decide whether to print these documents, which quickly became known as the Pentagon Papers. When the Nixon administration closes in and charges treason, the fight for a free press explodes."

The Off-Broadway cast includes Diane Adair (as 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), Kathryn Meisle (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).

Here is a look at the opening-night arrivals and after-party held at Phebes:

Top Secret Opens at New York Theatre Workshop

NYTW is located at 79 East Fourth Street. For tickets, call (212) 460-5475. For more information visit

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