The Little Foxes Broadway

$70 - $150

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 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.

Schedule

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

(New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Little Foxes


The Little Foxes - TimeOut NY
Daniel Sullivan directs Hellman's Alabama tale with a crisp vigor that smooths over its melodramatic bumps. The prime mover is Regina, who plots with brothers Ben and Oscar (malevolently perfect Michael McKean and Darren Goldstein) to close a deal on a cotton mill in order to make them all filthy rich. The cast is uniformly strong, and outstanding work comes from the leading ladies. Linney is fire and ice: regal yet ready to spit venom. And Nixon, in the configuration I saw, is delicately touching as the meek, damaged Birdie. The Little Foxes may not command as high a prospect in the pantheon of American drama as more poetic work by Tennessee Williams or Eugene O'Neill, but it's cunningly built and packs a punch; it's the August: Osage County of the interwar years.

‘The Little Foxes’ review: Good reason to see it twice - Newsday
The next time anyone challenges the need to have nonprofit Broadway houses alongside the commercial theaters, I'm going to shout out, "The Little Foxes." It's possible to imagine a profit-motivated producer deciding to stage Lillian Hellman's 1939 drama about a greedy Southern family these days if a megastar - recall Elizabeth Taylor in 1981 - wanted to claw her way through the carnivorous role of Regina Giddens, the Cruella of small-town 1900 society. But the nonprofit Manhattan Theatre Club has not merely dared to cast Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon - sublimely intelligent actors, but hardly summer tourist-bait - to play grasping, glamorous Regina and her mousy, quietly alcoholic sister-in-law Birdie Hubbard in the company's Broadway venue. To complicate matters deliciously, the two are alternating roles equally through the run.


 

The Little Foxes Broadway Cast



 

Category:
by Stephi Wild - July 2, 2017
The Little Foxes closes today, July 2, after its limited engagement on Broadway. Take a look at the show's journey before we say happy trails!
by Walter McBride - June 30, 2017
As The Little Foxes prepares to conclude its Broadway run, its leading ladies Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon have yet another reason to celebrate. The duo just unveiled their new Sardi's portraits and you can check them out below!
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2017
Cynthia Nixon has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for LILLIAN HELLMAN'S THE LITTLE FOXES.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 7, 2017
Richard Thomas made his Broadway debut at the age of seven, starring opposite James Earl Jones in Sunrise at Campobello. Now almost sixty years later, the stage and screen star is giving the performance of a lifetime as Horace Giddens in The Little Foxes. Below, watch as he chats with Richard Ridge about his first Tony nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2017
As the director of MTC's six-time Tony nominated revival of The Little Foxes, Daniel Sullivan has had the pleasure of bringing the classic to life twice over- with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon in rotating roles. What was their strategy in the rehearsal room? Figuring it out as they went!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2017
Featuring a cast of 'vivid' characters, this new production of THE LTTLE FOXES not only has Tony Award nominees Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon alternating the roles of Regina and Birdie, but Richard Thomas, who earned a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Horace Giddens.
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2017
On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading and Featured Role in a Play nominees for The Little Foxes - Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney - as captured by Walter McBride!
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017
On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!, LITTLE FOXES' stars Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon played a game called 'Roll Call!' in which they had to blurt out which role they would have wanted to play from famous movies and television shows
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017
BWW has learned that on Monday, May 15, 2017, the Tony nominated stars of Broadway's THE LITTLE FOXES, Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will visit WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo. Be sure to set your DVR's.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2017
In this production of THE LITTLE FOXES, actresses Laura Linney Cynthia Nixon alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie in Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition. Both are nominated for a Tony Award, Cynthia for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and Laura for Best Actress in a Play. Below, watch as they describe what it's like working with acclaimed director Daniel Sullivan and what it feels like to be nominated for a Tony together! 
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2017
BWW has learned that on Monday, May 15, 2017, the Tony nominated stars of Broadway's THE LITTLE FOXES, Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will visit WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo. Be sure to set your DVR's.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2017
This season, Manhattan Theatre Club stunned and excited theatregoers when it was announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, two of the most formidable females of stage and screen, would be returning to the boards in an unconventional new revival of Lillian Hellman's family drama, The Little Foxes.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017
Actress Laura Linney stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the Broadway play THE LITTLE FOXES, for which she was just nominated for her fourth Tony Award, and reveals it was her idea to alternate roles with her co-star Cynthia Nixon
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017
Cynthia Nixon stopped by ABC's THE VIEW to talk about alternating the roles of Regina and Birdie with co-star Laura Linney in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a two-week extension for Manhattan Theatre Club's universally acclaimed new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 23, 2017
Below, watch as the leading ladies perform a scene from Act 1. In the first clip, Nixon takes on Regina and Linney plays Birdie. In the second, Linney takes the reigns as Regina and Nixon transforms into Birdie.
by Michael Dale - April 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.
by Walter McBride - April 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. 
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 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!
by Walter McBride - April 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!