VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon Talks Challenge of Alternating Roles in Broadway's THE LITTLE FOXES
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. "These two parts are polar opposites of what a woman can be," said the Tony Award winner. Watch the appearance below!
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, appearing opposite each other at each performance. Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition is set in Alabama in 1900, and 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.
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.
The creative team for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes includes: Scott Pask (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Thomas Schall (fight director), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach), and Caparelliotis Casting (casting).