Hillary and Clinton, Starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, Begins on Broadway

Broadway News   Hillary and Clinton, Starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, Begins on Broadway
 
The new Lucas Hnath play, directed by Joe Mantello, begins previews in the John Golden Theatre.
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Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow

Performances begin March 16 at the John Golden Theatre for the Broadway premiere of Hillary and Clinton, a new play by Tony-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Starring in the title roles are two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf as Hillary, alongside two-time Tony Award and six-time Emmy winner John Lithgow as Bill.

In Hillary and Clinton, the politics of marriage, gender roles, and the limitations of experience are examined. Billed as a “profound and timely look at an American dynasty in crisis,” the play offers a behind-the-scenes look at a former First Lady named Hillary's 2008 presidential campaign.

Rounding out the Broadway cast are Zak Orth as campaign manager Mark and Peter Francis James as Barack. The production will officially open April 18.

A Scott Rudin production, Hillary and Clinton features scenic design by Chloe Lamford, costume design by Rita Ryack, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, and sound design by Leon Rothenberg. Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting; David L. Arsenault is associate scenic designer.

Hillary and Clinton premiered at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater in 2016 before heading to Philadelphia, Richmond, and Dallas.

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