Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
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Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes

Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes NYC Reviews and Tickets

(585 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing

About the Show

Manhattan Theatre Club revives Lillian Hellman’s classic drama about greed and ambition, starring three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon alternating in the roles of Regina and Birdie.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (585)

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59 Reviews | 4 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you appreciate really solid, old-school storytelling and finely tuned (superb!) acting.

Don't see it if you prefer plays to be edgy and new. This one's tight and still resonates, but it's decidedly old-fashioned.

119 Reviews | 29 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Just what the Broadway theatre is meant to be. Perfect. Of course, well written in the late 1930s and still relevant. Acting is outstanding

Don't see it if Today is the last day. Too bad you missed this one

102 Reviews | 52 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see what good theater truly is. I put this right up there with Napoli, Brooklyn. I'm only sorry it's closing or I'd see it again

Don't see it if Sorry, you must see it!

141 Reviews | 28 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Profound, Great staging, Masterful

See it if enjoy really good dramas

Don't see it if would rather see a musical or just be entertained.

175 Reviews | 30 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like great drama, great performances and want to see a stellar cast doing a classic play.

Don't see it if Heavy drama or period pieces isn't your thing.

65 Reviews | 8 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Riveting

See it if You like caniving and shrewd behavior and if you want to see Nixon and Linney at their best

Don't see it if You can't deal with southern accents and rich socialites

98 Reviews | 20 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you love truly great theater, acting, staging, and writing.

Don't see it if you're looking for fluff. Read more

535 Reviews | 155 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant

See it if You want to see the finest production of a serious important classic drama now playing in New York ! You will be blown away as I was ! Go !

Don't see it if You can't deal with a full length 3 act drama. You want to miss the finest theatre-going experience in NY now !

Critic Reviews (59)

The New York Times
April 19th, 2017

"A nimble, exhilarating revival...In Regina, Hellman created one of the stage’s great antiheroines and a glide bomb of a role. Now, in Daniel Sullivan’s production, two actresses get to detonate it...You should see it twice. When top-drawer actors bestride the stage in a tremendous role and some truly killer gowns, it’s time to clear the calendar...Mr. Sullivan’s confident production doesn’t deny melodrama, but it prefers psychological and social detail over Southern gothic fripperies."
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Time Out New York
April 19th, 2017

"Daniel Sullivan directs Hellman’s Alabama tale with a crisp vigor that smooths over its melodramatic bumps...The cast is uniformly strong, and outstanding work comes from the leading ladies…'The Little Foxes' may not command as high a prospect in the pantheon of American drama as more poetic work by Tennessee Williams or Eugene O’Neill, but it’s cunningly built and packs a punch...This is such a richly satisfying revival, I’m going back for seconds."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 19th, 2017

“The play isn’t subtle; it’s just delicious…My cast suggested that the switch would not materially alter the effect of the production, which is solid but not transcendent...It’s largely in the calibration of the men’s roles that the production falters…Under Sullivan’s somewhat grandstanding direction their pacing and affect suggest something too close to comedy…What remains powerfully effective is Hellman’s dissection of the way a systemic lack of power can turn into manipulative fury."
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April 19th, 2017

"The Manhattan Theatre Club production, staged with a rock solid hand by Daniel Sullivan at the Friedman Theatre, is flawless. Which is to say tastefully mean-spirited without any need to overemphasize what is eminently self-evident. Visually, it’s sumptuous...The casting couldn’t be better...The revelation of the production, however, is Thomas...In all, a rich, satisfying deep-dive into miserableness and ill-will. Couldn’t be more fun."
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New York Daily News
April 19th, 2017

"A crisp and taut revival...Under Daniel Sullivan’s sure-handed direction, the show satisfies no matter who’s playing Regina—more or less...Supporting actors more than ably step up...But in the end it's about Nixon and Linney. Each stands tall and shrinks as the characters obviously require, but I preferred Linney as Regina and Nixon as Birdie...When an actress plays the meek in-law as superbly as Nixon does, Birdie really takes flight and looms large."
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April 19th, 2017

"Director Sullivan has done brilliant work with this revival. His casting is flawless, his team of designers couldn’t be better chosen, and the technical detail that has gone into the production is amazing. But he took a chance in letting two A-list stage actors alternate in the roles of Regina and Birdie—and the coup pays off because it encourages us to look deeper into both characters."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 19th, 2017

"Daniel Sullivan's impeccable production for Manhattan Theatre Club never overstates that modern-day relevance; he simply lets the play's rock-solid construction and lucid themes speak for themselves via a first-rate cast and exemplary design team...This is a superbly cast production with incisive character work from McKean, Goldstein and Benz...This is a production as classy as it is smart, shining a spotlight on a playwright who is too seldom revived on Broadway."
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The Washington Post
April 19th, 2017

"Which version of this production to see?...There is one I’d favor over the other, and that would be the evenings on which Nixon plays Regina..Regina’s incessant scheming and her itch for enrichment are developed with a more rewardingly sinister edge in Nixon’s Regina...Whoever plays whom, Sullivan’s production reaffirms that 'The Little Foxes' is crackerjack theater, worthy of exalted rank in the American canon."
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