Manhattan Theatre Club has announced that three-time Tony nominee Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon will alternate the roles of Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard in its 2017 spring revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.
The revival will be directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, with the actresses tapped to play the roles in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance.
Hellman’s classic play about greed and ambition is set to begin March 29, 2017, prior to an April 19 opening at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Southern belle Regina Giddens and her scheme to outwit her husband, who stands in the way of her profit-making dreams. “Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era,” state production notes, “the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today.”
Additional casting, creative team and performance schedule for The Little Foxes will be announced at a later date. The schedule for Linney and Nixon alternating in the two roles will be announced in spring 2017.