Lillian Hellman News

Date of Birth: June 20, 1905
Date of Death: June 30, 1984 (79)
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Alternate Roles in Lillian Hellman's Fascinating THE LITTLE FOXESBWW Review: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Alternate Roles in Lillian Hellman's Fascinating THE LITTLE FOXES
by Michael Dale - Apr 20, 2017

With her throaty elegance, sharp comic bite and aggressively sexual allure, Tallulah Bankhead quickly earned a loyal following when she appeared in her first five Broadway plays in the years between 1918 and 1922. Unfortunately, her performances were often the only positive attraction and each of the quintet closed very quickly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Leading Ladies of THE LITTLE FOXES Celebrate Opening Night!Photo Coverage: The Leading Ladies of THE LITTLE FOXES Celebrate Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2017

After the curtain closed Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre last night, Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who are alternating the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at every performance, celebrated bringing modern audiences to the new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.  (more...)

BWW TV: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Celebrate the Drama of Dual Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES on Opening NightBWW TV: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Celebrate the Drama of Dual Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2017

After the curtain closed Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre last night, Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who are alternating the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at every performance, celebrated bringing modern audiences to the new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. We're taking you to the opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Strut THE LITTLE FOXES Red CarpetPhoto Coverage: Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Strut THE LITTLE FOXES Red Carpet
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened just last night, Wednesday, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement began performances on Wednesday, March 29. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Take Opening Night Bows in THE LITTLE FOXES!Photo Coverage: Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Take Opening Night Bows in THE LITTLE FOXES!
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened just last night, Wednesday, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement began performances on Wednesday, March 29. Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at every performance. (more...)

Maxim Gorky's THE LAST ONES to Make UK Debut at Jermyn Street TheatreMaxim Gorky's THE LAST ONES to Make UK Debut at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Jermyn Street Theatre in collaboration with Upstart presents the UK premiere of MAXIM GORKY'S THE LAST ONES, translated by CATHY PORTER and directed by ANTHONY BIGGS. (more...)

Whistleblower! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Adapt German AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE for BroadwayWhistleblower! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Adapt German AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Director Thomas Ostermeier's critically lauded Schaubuhne production of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen will be presented on Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announced. The acclaimed version by Florian Borchmeyer & Thomas Ostermeier will have a new English adaptation by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE LITTLE FOXESRed Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE LITTLE FOXES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  (more...)

Review Roundup: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Swap Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Swap Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

A Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on BroadwayA Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tomorrow on BroadwayTHE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

A friendly reminder that Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Both Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon in THE LITTLE FOXES!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Both Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon in THE LITTLE FOXES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, will open tomorrow, April 19 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Previews began Wednesday, March 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars swapping roles and the company in action below! (more...)

INDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 SeasonINDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced the final two of nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season: Indecent, a new play with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), conceived by Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; and the Guthrie's first production of the iconic American musical West Side Story, directed by Joseph Haj. (more...)

GROUNDED, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BAD JEWS and More Set for Season 21 at Mad Cow TheatreGROUNDED, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BAD JEWS and More Set for Season 21 at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Voyages of discovery - of places and people, of others and of self - will captivate, entertain and transform audiences in Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21, which downtown Orlando's resident professional theatre company will open Sept. 22, 2017 in Mad Cow's home at 54 W. Church St., Orlando. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Swapping Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Swapping Roles in THE LITTLE FOXES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, will open Wednesday, April 19 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Previews began Wednesday, March 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars swapping roles and the company in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks Challenge of Alternating Roles in Broadway's THE LITTLE FOXESVIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks Challenge of Alternating Roles in Broadway's THE LITTLE FOXES
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Cynthia Nixon stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY to talk about the 'challenges and delights' of alternating the roles of Regina and Birdie with co-star Laura Linney in Lillian Hellman's THE LITTLE FOXES on Broadway. (more...)

History Matters/Back to the Future Announces 2017 Judith Barlow Prize WinnerHistory Matters/Back to the Future Announces 2017 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future has announced the winner of their prestigious annual Judith Barlow Prize - Kara Jobe - an Ohio-based student, currently at Otterbein University who wrote a one-act play inspired by Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour.  (more...)

PRIME Productions to Stage Regional Premiere of LITTLE WARSPRIME Productions to Stage Regional Premiere of LITTLE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

PRIME Productions, a new professional theater company in the Twin Cities, seeks to explore, illuminate and support women over 50 and their stories through the creative voice of performance. Their first production launches with the regional premiere of Little Wars at Mixed Blood Theatre, May 5 - 21, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards CelebrationPhoto Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

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