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The Little Foxes - 2017 - Broadway

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 (Broadway)

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

Featured Reviews For The Little Foxes


Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Pull Off Sly Role Reversal in 'The Little Foxes' - NBC New York
Both prove to be equally effective in either role - a sign of each actress' talent and the production's overall perfection. Regina's is the meatier part with the most stage time, storing through all three acts. Birdie's one truly memorable appearance occurs at the start of the third act, with a touching speech about how rarely she's experienced happiness. As they change, so do the supporting characters around them. Richard Thomas delivers a particularly physical performance as Horace, who sees the world with the clarity of a dying man. His moves to punish Regina's ambition read more vengeful with Linney, and more controlling with Nixon.

Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon were both up for the lead role in Broadway’s ‘The Little Foxes.’ They both got it. Now you can see why. - Washington Post
For both of these actresses, that would be the suppleness of Regina's mind. Her survivor's gift for staying one diabolical step ahead of the men - who would cheat her in a lucrative deal over a cotton mill - makes her more than a cardboard evildoer. That impression is encouraged in the performances of the men, who also include Oscar and Birdie's sniveling son, Leo (Michael Benz, wearing entitlement like a fitted shirt). McKean's Ben is a subtle demon, Goldstein's Oscar a more transparently brutish one. Thomas, as the mortally ill family truthteller, contributes a grand turn as the requisite voice of rectitude.


 



 

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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 Caryn Robbins - 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 Caryn Robbins - 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.