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Hillary and Clinton

Hillary and Clinton begins previews tonight, March 16, 2019, ahead of an official opening night on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the John Golden Theatre.

The new play by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, stars award-winning actors Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow. Completing the cast are Zak Orth and Peter Francis James.

Behind closed doors in the state of New Hampshire during the early days of 2008, a former First Lady named Hillary (Metcalf) is in a desperate bid to save her troubled campaign for President of the United States. Her husband, Bill (Lithgow), sees things one way; her campaign manager, Mark, sees things another. If any of this sounds familiar, don't be fooled; in a universe of infinite possibilities, anything that can happen, will.

Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

Hillary and ClintonLaurie Metcalf (Hillary): Laurie Metcalf received the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for Three Tall Women and a 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for A Doll's House, Part 2. She has also received Tony nominations for Misery, The Other Place, and November. Metcalf received three Emmy Awards for her work on the television series "Roseanne," and Emmy nominations for "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Monk," "Desperate Housewives," "The Big Bang Theory," "Getting On," and "Horace and Pete." She will be seen in the upcoming television series, "The Conners." Films include Lady Bird (National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture), Desperately Seeking Susan, Leaving Las Vegas, Uncle Buck, JFK, Internal Affairs, and the Toy Story series. She is an original member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

Hillary and ClintonJohn Lithgow (Bill): John Lithgow is a two-time Tony Award and six-time Emmy Award-winning actor who has been a major presence in theater, television, and film for over 40 years. Broadway credits include John Lithgow: Stories By Heart, A Delicate Balance, The Columnist (Tony Award nomination), All My Sons, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), The Retreat From Moscow, Sweet Smell of Success (Tony), M. Butterfly (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), The Front Page, Requiem for a Heavyweight (Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award), Beyond Therapy, Division Street, Bedroom Farce, Spokesong, Once in a Lifetime, Anna Christie, Comedians, Boy Meets Girl, Secret Service, A Memory of Two Mondays / 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, Trelawny of the "Wells," My Fat Friend, and The Changing Room (Tony and Drama Desk Awards). For his work on television, Lithgow has 11 Emmy Award nominations, winning six, most notably for the Netflix series "The Crown," Showtime's "Dexter" and NBC's "3rd Rock from the Sun." He has shot over 40 major films and was nominated for Academy Awards for both The World According to Garpand Terms of Endearment. He has played principal roles in the U.K. at the National Theatre and the RSC; danced with the New York City Ballet; performed at Carnegie Hall and with a dozen American orchestras; created nine picture books and three albums for kids; written a memoir; and recently co-created a crossword puzzle for the New York Times. Such variety has won him a place in the Theater Hall of Fame, a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Hillary and ClintonZak Orth (Mark Penn): Theater credits include The Pain and the Itch (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Suburbia (Lincoln Center Theater); and George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance and Major Barbara (Roundabout Theatre Company). His film credits include Wet Hot American Summer, In & Out, and Romeo + Juliet. Orth's most recent television credits include Hulu's "Casual," and both seasons of the Netflix prequel "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," and the subsequent "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later." Other television series include USA's "Falling Water" and NBC's "Revolution," as well as episodes of "Veep," "The Good Wife," "30 Rock," "Fringe," and "Nurse Jackie."

Hillary and ClintonPeter Francis James (Barack): Broadway credits include Present Laughter, The Merchant of Venice, On Golden Pond, Drowning Crow, and Judgment at Nuremberg. Off-Broadway, he received Obie, Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel Awards for his portrayal of Colin Powell in Stuff Happens. Additional off-Broadway credits include, The Winter's Tale, Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque, and Cymbeline. On television, James had recurring roles on "Law & Order: SVU" and has appeared in episodes of "Gossip Girl," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order," "Guiding Light," and "Third Watch." Film credits include Double Platinum, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Hamlet, American Experience, and The Pack.

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