NEW YORK (AP) - John Lithgow is coming back to Broadway in a
familiar role - a newspaper columnist.
The Tony Award-winning star of the TV show "3rd Rock From the
Sun" will star as Joseph Alsop in the Manhattan Theatre Club world
premiere of David Auburn's "The Columnist" this spring.
Lithgow, who recently won an Emmy on "Dexter," got a Tony for
playing another columnist based on Walter Winchell in the 2002
musical "The Sweet Smell of Success." He also earned a Tony in
1973 for his Broadway debut in "The Changing Room."
"The Columnist" will begin previews April 3 and open April 25
at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 47th Street. It will be
directed by Daniel Sullivan, who also helmed Auburn's play
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