Short film. Based on award winning story by LGBT fiction pioneer Richard Hall.

New Plays Revisit the Bad Old Days



The Columnist
Written by David Auburn
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Samuel J. Friedman Theater, New York April 25 – June 24, 2012

End of the Rainbow
Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Terry Johnson
Belasco Theatre, New York


DAVID AUBURN’S new play, The Columnist, is a stroll down memory lane for many of us of a certain age. There once was a time when one columnist named Joseph Alsop (1910-1989) was able to manipulate politics and politicians through his syndicated column, which appeared in many hundreds of newspapers. Consummately portrayed by John Lithgow in this production, Alsop was deeply anti-communist—for example, he supported the Vietnam War—while being a staunch New Deal liberal on domestic issues. He was such a Washington insider that JFK stopped by his house after an inaugural ball.

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