“HILLARY AND CLINTON” WILL PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 23
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“HILLARY AND CLINTON”
WILL PLAY ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE
ON SUNDAY, JUNE 23
New York, NY (June 17, 2019) – Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the Broadway production of Hillary and Clinton, a new play by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 23. Hillary and Clinton began previews on March 16, 2019, and opened to critical acclaim on April 18, 2019, at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). At the time of its closing, it will have played 37 preview performances and 77 regular performances.
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, Hillary and Clinton stars 2019 Tony Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf and two-time Tony winner John Lithgow, featuring Zak Orth and Peter Francis James.
Behind closed doors in the state of New Hampshire during the early days of 2008, a former First Lady named Hillary (Metcalf) is in a desperate bid to save her troubled campaign for President of the United States against Barack (James). Her husband, Bill (Lithgow), sees things one way; her campaign manager, Mark (Orth), sees things another. If any of this sounds familiar, don’t be fooled; in a universe of infinite possibilities, anything that can happen, will. In Hillary and Clinton, Hnath examines the politics of marriage, gender roles, and the limitations of experience and inevitability in this profoundly timely look at an American dynasty in crisis.
The creative team includes scenic design by Chloe Lamford, costume design by Rita Ryack, and lighting design by Hugh Vanstone.
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New York Times Critic’s Pick. “Laurie Metcalf is Hillary Clinton — and everywoman — in Lucas Hnath’s ‘Hillary and Clinton,’ with a very fine John Lithgow as a man named Bill. It is our very good fortune that Hillary is portrayed by Laurie Metcalf. Ms. Metcalf brings an uncanny mix of sorrow, rage and wry fatalism to Hillary and her performance thrums with the painful acknowledgment of a vast potential that will never be fully realized. This is Hillary’s life as it was, is and apparently ever will be.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow are the winning ticket we hardly knew. If ‘Hillary and Clinton’ was a musical composition, Donald Trump would be its ghost note, unplayed but heard all the same. What unfolds in ‘Hillary and Clinton’ over 90 minutes has an undeniable ring of truth, and almost certainly didn’t happen quite this way, at least not in our particular universe. ‘Hillary and Clinton’ hits lift-off.”
Greg Evans, Deadline
“Joe Mantello’s gleaming productions reveal the plays he directs as the masterpieces they are. This is why we go to the theater.”
Adam Green, Vogue