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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GOSSIP GIRL's Margaret Colin in Arena Stage's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION

Scroll down for a sneak peek at stage and screen actress Margaret Colin, best known as Eleanor Waldorf on The CW's GOSSIP GIRL and for her roles in Broadway's THE COLUMNIST and ARCADIA, who stars as Georgetown hostess Hester Ferris in the juicy political drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, running January 29-March 6, 2016 at Arena Stage!

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration.

The cast also features Michael Simpson reprising his roles as Colin Ferris and Ethan Ferris, which he originated in the New York premiere, Caroline Hewitt (Center Stage's Twelfth Night) as Anna Fitzgerald, Ann McDonough (Broadway's Dinner at Eight) as Jean Swift and Tom Wiggin (CBS' As the World Turns, Broadway's Abe Lincoln in Illinois) as Chandler Harris. Also in the cast are Freddie Bennett as Donald Logan, Todd Scofield as George Mallonee, Jjana Valentiner as Carolyn Mallonee and nine-year-old Tyler Smallwood as Young Ethan Ferris, with Caedan White as understudy for Young Ethan.

The Arena Stage production reunites the original Off-Broadway creative team -- Set Designer John Lee Beatty, Costume Designer Catherine Zuber, Lighting Designer Tyler Micoleau and Original Music and Sound Designer Mark Bennett -- who reimagine the production for an intimate in-the-round staging set in the living room of a Georgetown townhouse.

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Photo Credit: Tony Powell

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GOSSIP GIRL's Margaret Colin in Arena Stage's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
Margaret Colin in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at Arena Stage

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