Though Donald J. Trump has been a hovering presence in many New York theatre productions lately -- from Julius Caesar in Central Park to a full-scale Michael Moore polemic The Terms of My Surrender on Broadway in 2017 that campaigned for his downfall -- Hillary Clinton has now beaten him to the punch in having a play not just named after her and her former President husband, but being... Read more
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)
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.
Latest Hillary and Clinton News & Features
Following the early closures of King Lear and Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, producer Scott Rudin has now posted an early closure notice for the Broadway premiere of Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton. The production began previews at the Golden Theatre on March 16, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 18, and was originally scheduled to run through July 21, 2019. It will now play its final performance on June 23, 2019 and will have played a total of 37 previews and 77 regular performances.
Former First Lady and 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has been a loyal supporter of the Broadway community for quite some time, frequently being papped attending a Broadway show or posing with cast members backstage. We wonder if she ever imagined she’d become not only the inspiration for a Broadway play, but to also have it named after her.
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...
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.