THE LITTLE FOXES
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
Manhattan Theatre Club, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Previews Begin: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Opening Night: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Two extraordinary actresses return to Manhattan Theatre Club in a vibrant new production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. In a thrilling coup, MTC will present three-time Tony Award® nominee Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who will alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie in Lillian Hellman’s legendary play about greed and ambition. Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) will direct.
Photo Credit: Cynthia Nixon photo by Maarten de Boer; Laura Linney photo by Nino Muñoz
"Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will not just be trading barbs in a new production of “The Little Foxes,” by Lillian Hellman, set for the Manhattan Theater Club next spring — they’ll also be swapping roles."