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Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon to Costar in The Little Foxes on Broadway

The Manhattan Theatre Club revival will open in the spring of 2017.

Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney will costar in MTC's Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes.
Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney will costar in Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes.
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Three-time Tony nominee Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit) will star in Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming Broadway production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. The limited engagement will begin March 29, 2017 in advance of an April 19 opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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. The play was originally produced on Broadway in 1939, starring Tallulah Bankhead as Regina Giddens and Patricia Collinge as Birdie Hubbard.

In a first for MTC, Linney and Nixon will alternate in the roles of Regina Giddens and Birdie Hubbard. The actresses will play the roles in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance. The schedule of which actress will play which role at each performance will be announced in spring 2017.

Sullivan reprises his collaboration with both actresses, having previously directed Linney in MTC’s Sight Unseen and Time Stands Still (both Tony-nominated performances), and having worked with Nixon on her Tony Award-winning performance in MTC's Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole.

Additional casting and creative-team information will be announced at a later date.

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