Earlier this season, Off-Broadway had a chance to see a play about the life of playwright Lillian Hellman (Cakewalk). Broadway audiences will get to catch a classic Hellman drama, The Little Foxes, when it opens April 27 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
The production isn't fully cast yet, but definites are Stockard Channing, Jennifer Dundas, Frances Conroy, Kenneth Welsh, Brian Murray, Ethel Aylar and Richard E. Council. Under the direction of Jack O'Brien (who staged Hapgood at the Mitzi Newhouse), Foxes will have lighting by Kenneth Posner, costumes by Jane Greenwood and a set by John Lee Beatty.
Channing appeared in Hapgood and Six Degrees Of Separation, both at Lincoln Center. Dundas appeared in Arcadia and will appear in Peter Hedges' Good As New at NY's Manhattan Class Company just before going into Foxes. Brian Murray has recently appeared Off Broadway in Travels With My Aunt, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Molly Sweeney and The Entertainer. Frances Conroy's most recent Broadway appearance was in The Rehearsal.
Hellman's drama, about greed and corruption in a Southern family, premiered in 1939 and starred Tallulah Bankhead, Dan Duryea and Charles Dingle. William Wyler's 1941 film version starred Bette Davis. Other works by Hellman include The Children's Hour (1934), Toys In The Attic (1960) and Montserrat (1949).
The Little Foxes begins previews April 3 and runs to June 15.