The Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes plays its final performance July 2 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Manhattan Theatre Club production won two Tony Awards last month: to Cynthia Nixon for her performance as Birdie, and to Jane Greenwood for her costume design.
Though Nixon won the Tony for a featured role, she was in fact alternating in the roles of Birdie and Regina with Laura Linney throughout the run. Linney was nominated for for her leading performance. Director Daniel Sullivan also earned a nod, as did Richard Thomas for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. The production was additionally nominated for Best Revival of a Play.
Hellman’s play of greed and ambition began performances March 29 and officially opened April 19.
Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Southern belle Regina Giddens and her scheme to outwit her husband—the man standing in the way of her profit-making dreams.
Completing the cast of The Little Foxes are Darren Goldstein (The Madrid), Michael McKean (All The Way), David Alford (Nashville), Michael Benz (The Importance of Being Earnest), Francesca Carpanini (Dead Poets Society), Caroline Stefanie Clay (Doubt), and Charles Turner (The Trip to Bountiful).
Didn’t get to see the show twice? Watch Linney and Nixon performing the same scene from The Little Foxes in the videos below: