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Breaking News: Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Will Return to Broadway in THE LITTLE FOXES; Daniel Sullivan Set to Direct

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Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will star in Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

In a first for Manhattan Theatre Club, Linney and Nixon will alternate in the roles of Regina Hubbard Giddens, and Birdie Hubbard, both members of a strong-willed aristocratic Southern family. 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, a frequent MTC collaborator, has directed Linney to Tony nominations in both MTC's Broadway premiere of Sight Unseen and MTC's New York premiere of Time Stands Still. Sullivan directed Nixon to a Tony Award in MTC's Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole.

This limited engagement of The Little Foxes will begin previews on Wednesday, March 29 and openWednesday, April 19 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Two extraordinary actresses return to Manhattan Theatre Club in a vibrant new production of Lillian Hellman'sThe 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.

Additional casting, creative team, additional listings information, and performance schedule for The Little Foxeswill be announced at a later date. The schedule for Linney and Nixon alternating in the two roles will be announced in Spring 2017.

Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country's most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including six Pulitzer Prizes and 19 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include The Father (Tony Nomination for Best Play),Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, Airline Highway by Lisa D'Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein;Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Stanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet;Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People andRabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; The Piano Lesson by August Wilson;Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain't Misbehavin', the Fats Waller musical to name just a few. For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.


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