Hillary and Clinton

Hillary and Clinton

Tickets are on sale now to see Hillary and Clinton at the Golden Theatre on Broadway.

In October 2018 producer Scott Rudin announced that Broadway favorites Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow would be returning to the Great White Way to star in a brand new play by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath. The casting of either of these accomplished actors of the stage and screen is always warmly received, but this time around, the anticipation was perhaps even greater than usual because of the fact that they would be portraying perhaps one of if not the most famous real-life married couple in America today! Of course, we’re referring to Hillary and Bill Clinton.

The 42nd President of the United States of America and the former First Lady and 2016 presidential candidate have experienced no shortage of high drama in their lives, which have frequently been splashed across tabloid newspapers and featured in news headlines not just in the States, but around the entire globe. From infamous adultery scandals to personal email controversies, there has always been plenty of meat available for a story or two to be told on Broadway… Enter gifted playwright Lucas Hnath.

Mr. Hnath first made waves off-Broadway with his critically acclaimed 2015 hit The Christians at Playwrights Horizons, before firmly establishing himself as an intellectual force to be reckoned with on the Broadway scene with his Tony-nominated, audacious sequel of sorts, A Doll’s House, Part 2. In the latter play, Laurie Metcalf took on the iconic Ibsen role of Nora Helmer and delivered a knockout performance, as theatre enthusiasts eagerly discovered what exactly happened to Nora years after her exit and that famous slamming of the door at the conclusion of A Doll’s House. Her performance also earned Metcalf her first Tony Award, following three previous nominations.

Now, Metcalf returns to collaborate once again with Hnath to star as Hillary Clinton, who we meet in 2008 during her first bid for the presidency. What could possibly go wrong?...

Metcalf and Lithgow are supported by Zak Orth as Hillary’s campaign manager, Mark Penn, and by Peter Francis James as Barack Obama himself, but seeing this pairing of two-time Tony Award winners on stage is nothing short of theatrical gold.

(Photos by Julieta Cervantes)

Running time: 
1hr 25mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Hillary and Clinton:

Behind closed doors in the state of New Hampshire during the early days of 2008, a former First Lady named Hillary is in a desperate bid to save her troubled campaign for President of the United States. Her husband, Bill, sees things one way; her campaign manager, Mark, 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, Lucas 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.

John Lithgow
John Lithgow
as Bill

until 21 Jul 2019

Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
as Hillary

until 21 Jul 2019

By:
Lucas Hnath
Producer:
Scott Rudin
Director:
Joe Mantello
Lighting:
Hugh Vanstone
Design:
Chloe Lamford
Costume:
Ann Roth
Cast list:
Laurie Metcalf (as Hillary), John Lithgow (as Bill), Zak Orth (as Mark Penn), and Peter Francis James (as Barack)
Hillary and Clinton Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 16, 2019
Opening date: 
April 18, 2019
Closes: 
July 21, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Hillary and Clinton News & Features

John Lithgow & Laurie Metcalf in Hillary and Clinton
Official Broadway production photos released for Hillary and Clinton, starring Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow
April 18, 2019

Ahead of tonight's official opening at the Golden Theatre on Broadway, official production photos have been released for Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath's new play Hillary and Clinton...

John Lithgow & Laurie Metcalf
Hillary and Clinton, starring Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow, begins performances on Broadway
March 16, 2019

Academy Award nominees and two-time Tony Award winners Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow are back on Broadway! Previews begin for Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath's new play Hillary and Clinton at the Golden Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on April 18, and a limited engagement through to July 21, 2019.

Zak Orth & Peter Francis James
Zak Orth & Peter Francis James to join Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow in Hillary and Clinton on Broadway
October 31, 2018

Casting is now complete for the previously announced Broadway production of Lucas Hnath's new play Hillary and Clinton, which is set to begin previews at the Golden Theatre on March 6, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 18. Joining two-time Tony Award winner & three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf (as Hillary) and two-time Tony Award winner & six-time Emmy Award winner John Lithgow (as Bill) will be Broadway alumni Zak Orth (as Mark Penn) and Peter Francis James (as Barack).

Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow & Glenda Jackson
Hillary and Clinton, starring Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow, to play Broadway's Golden Theatre; King Lear, starring Glenda Jackson, moves to the Cort Theatre
October 26, 2018

Producer Scott Rudin has confirmed that the previously announced production of Lucas Hnath's new play Hillary and Clinton has now found its Broadway home and will play the Golden Theatre from March 6, 2019, with an official opening scheduled for April 18. In addition, the previously announced new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear has now moved to Broadway's Cort Theatre, where it will run from February 28 to July 7, 2019, with an official opening set for April 4.

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