THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starring Jan Maxwell, Ends its Twice Extended Run Today

After two extensions, the Lincoln Center Theater's critically-acclaimed production of The City of Conversation ends its Off-Broadway run today. The City of Conversation was written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Doug Hughes. It originally opened on May 5.

The City of Conversation features John Aylward, Phillip James Brannon, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Simpson. On July 8, Andy Lucien took over the role of "Donale Logan" for Phillip James Brannon.

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.

The City of Conversation has sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, and original music and sound byMark Bennett.

Tickets, priced at $87, are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, at or by visiting A limited number of tickets priced at $32 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT's program for 21 to 35 year olds. For information and to enroll, visit

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