THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Opens Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater

Lincoln Center Theater presents The City of Conversation by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes. The show opens tonight, May 5 at 6:45 p.m. in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 150 West 65th Street.

The cast features John Aylward, Phillip James Brannon, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Simpson.

Henry James once described Washington D.C. as "the city of conversation." The City of Conversation, tells the story of political hostess Hester Ferris (played by Jan Maxwell), a behind the scenes mover and shaker in the nation's capital, and of the political gains and personal losses that her choices inflict on her family over a period of 30 years, from the waning days of the Carter administration to the beginning of the Obama presidency.

Performance schedule: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3pm. There is no Saturday matinee performance April 12.

Tickets, priced from $77 to $87 are available at the Lincoln Center Theatre box office, on-line at or by visiting

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