John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf take on two of the most prominent figures of the last few decades. Hillary and Clinton opens on Broadway this April.
Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath takes place in an alternate universe where Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2008 against a very charismatic opponent. The play “examines the politics of marriage, gender roles, and the limitations of experience in this profound and timely look at an American dynasty in crisis.”
Hillary and Clinton will mark it’s official Broadway debut at the John Golden Theater on April 18th. Directed by Joe Mantello, the play stars John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf and will run through mid-summer. Lithgow and Metcalf have a lot in common as far as their careers are concerned. Both starred in wildly successful sitcoms where they were noted for their comedy chops – Lithgow starred in 3rd Rock From the Sun and Metcalf co-starred in Roseanne (now The Conners). Both actors have also won Emmy Awards and Tony Awards for their work.
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 can happen.
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Watch actors John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf discuss the play below: