Hillary and Clinton

Hillary and Clinton

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)

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Running time: 
1hr 25mins (no intermission)
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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.

Lucas Hnath
Scott Rudin
Joe Mantello
Hugh Vanstone
Chloe Lamford
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
June 23, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Hillary and Clinton News & Features

Laurie Metcalf in Hillary and Clinton
Hillary and Clinton, starring Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow, posts early Broadway closure notice
June 17, 2019

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.

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May 23, 2019

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May 3, 2019

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.

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