The Little Foxes BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
April 19, 2017
Closing:
July 2, 2017

Theater: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre / 261 West 47th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

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.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Little Foxes

    Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Swapping Parts in ‘The Little Foxes’

    Alexis Soloski

    Regina Giddens is a flower of Southern womanhood. That flower is a Venus flytrap. In “The Little Foxes,” Manhattan Theater Club’s nimble, exhilarating revival of Lillian Hellman’s 1939 drama, Regina coerces, deceives, manipulates and maybe even murders. How graceful she is, how charming. And how carnivorous.

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  • AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF The Little Foxes

    Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney shine in unapologetic melodrama

    Matt Windman

    Given a choice, what kind of turn-of-the-century Southern belle would you rather play: the delicate wife of noble birth who is cruelly mistreated by her husband and turns to drink for comfort, or the steely and self-centered sister-in-law who will resort to anything to get what she wants, even refusing to lift a finger as her husband suffers a painful death?

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  • TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF The Little Foxes

    TimeOut Review of The Little Foxes

    David Cote

    In Manhattan Theatre Club’s latest offering, a lawless family schemes and backstabs in the ruthless pursuit of wealth and power. Surprisingly, the setting is not the White House: It’s Lillian Hellman’s 1939 potboiler, in which Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon alternate performances as sisters-in-law Regina Giddens (lusty and rapacious) and Birdie Hubbard (cowed and kindly).

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  • NEWSDAY REVIEW OF The Little Foxes

    Good reason to see it twice

    Linda Winer

    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.”

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  • DEADLINE REVIEW OF The Little Foxes

    ‘The Little Foxes’ With Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon & Richard Thomas

    Jeremy Gerard

    The nasty, tasty snakepit that is Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes has been irresistible to actors and audiences since Tallulah Bankhead chewed the Southern scenery in the play’s 1939 Broadway premiere and Bette Davis did the same in the 1941 film. Many a star has pumped the bodice of queen bitch Regina Giddins – including no less a nova than Elizabeth Taylor, entirely credible in 1981. Regina will do whatever it takes to inherit the Alabama plantation that she and her greedy red-neck brothers have married into.

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